Visual Studio Orcas ASP.NET designer improvements

I'm happy to hear that the next VS ASP.NET designer will be huge!
It will fix some stuff and bring nice value additions to the poor actual VS2005 one :

  • Split View Support (the ability to have both HTML Source and WYSIWYG design open simultaneously)
  • Extremely rich CSS support (CSS property window, CSS inheritance viewer, CSS preview, and CSS manager)
  • Dramatically improved view switching performance (moving from source->html design mode is now nearly instantaneous)
  • Designer support for nested master pages : this is a must-have, and certainly the main reason why nobody use nested MasterPage (and yes, I know, solution exist but...)

Please read more on Scott Guthrie's blog entry :
Visual Studio "Orcas" Web Designer Integrated into Main

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