Launching your ASP.NET web applications on multiple browsers at the same time from Visual Studio

(Note: This blog post was originally published under my old domain(codesmiles.com), here. Web Archive link. Visual Studio 2010 offered option to view a particular .aspx page on multiple browsers when you right-click the file and chose Browse With… but it didn’t provide storing the setting and allowing to launch the web page on multiple browsers at the same time when you execute every time. In this article we will see how this feature is enhanced in Visual Studio 2012; you can set multiple browsers as default and store this setting permanently and when you Debug(F5) you will get a dialog to choose the browser you’d like to debug with or when you Execute without debugging (Ctrl+F5) you will be able to launch the web application in multiple browsers. As you may have noted from my earlier article about Visual Studio 2012 new features, Visual Studio 2012 has a browser drop down that lets you select the browser that will be used to launch your ASP.NET web application when you debug it (F5) as shown below, as I mentioned in my article, this was achievable in earlier Visual Studio versions via other not-so-quick menu/context menu commands.   If you click the

Visual Studio 2012 New Features of the IDE – better late than never :)

(Note: This blog post was originally published under my old domain(codesmiles.com), here. Web Archive link. I am making this post thinking “Better late than never”, as I was supposed to make this post a long time ago, actually in the beta period of Visual Studio 2012, like I did with Visual Studio 2010, unfortunately I was held up with other stuff, personal and work related. This post remained as partially completed in my blog’s drafts for a long time which I took and finished. Note: This post talks about the Visual Studio 2012’s IDE new features. All non-IDE features, new language features, .net framework 4.5 features, new type of app development support like Windows 8 metro app development and specific code editor enhancements will be discussed in future posts. So with that in mind, here are the new features of Visual Studio 2012’s IDE.. Dark Color Theme for code editor and IDE windows Visual Studio 2012 provides out of the box option to have a White on Black color scheme, Dark AKA White on Black color schemes have become choice of many developers as many have realized that they are easy on the eyes. Dark Theme (click to enlarge)