Microsoft Visual Studio BITES

Let it be known that Microsoft’s Visual Studio sucks the sweat off a dead camel’s back!! It has no idea how to handle CSS! It strips all td style declarations and so I have to continually redo everything whenever my developer opens my stuff in Visual Studio. It also takes the ever-elegant shorthands like “padding: 5px 10px 5px 5px” and separates them into their horrifyingly unwieldy individual components “padding-top: 5px; padding right: 10px; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 5px.” Add to this its inability to split-view design and code and you’re talking about a piece of software that rivals NotePad for flexibility. Oh wait, NotePad wouldn’t dick around with my CSS, so it’s actually WORSE. Damn you, Bill Gates!! AAARRGGH!

2 thoughts on “Microsoft Visual Studio BITES”

  1. Wow. I had forgotten about Visual Studio and the headaches it can cause. Sorry to hear that you code isn’t up to Microsoft’s standards. 😉

  2. Hey – Are you using Visual Studio 2005? It made great strides in not mangling your HTML and CSS. Also, I agree that the lack of a split view in VS 2005 ain’t fun. At all. You should try out the Microsoft Expression Web suite, currently in Beta, which has treated me pretty well thus far, and does offer a split view. Also, feel free to email me if you’d like to follow up any more on this.

    User Experience Program Manager

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