Monday, January 12, 2009

How To Enable jQuery Intellisense in VS 2008

Good news for .net developer. That is from what i have found on the web.

On November 21, the vice president of Microsoft's .NET Developer division, Scott Guthrie, announced that his group had produced "great jQuery IntelliSense support" in for both Visual Studio 2008 and the free Visual Web Developer 2008 Express package in collaboration with the jQuery development team. This delivers on his promise, made in September, that such support would be forthcoming. Guthrie's blog post has instructions on how to grab and install the proper hotfix to add this capability.

Several programmers have written about this problem in detail. Brad Vincent noted the IntelliSense jQuery bug in a blog entry more than half a year before all the recent hoopla, and James Hart came up with a clever solution to javascript:void(0)the jQuery IntelliSense problem in Visual Studio. Hart's fix is to create a dummy JavaScript file that contains stubs to all of jQuery's calls and link to it within Visual Studio; the editor picks up the dummy APIs and auto-completes based on them, but the end-user's Web browser actually uses the jQuery library. Scott Hanselman has also put together a nice tutorial on working with jQuery inside VS 2008.

or read this for simple solution without installing hotfix