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Visual Studio 2008 (VS2008) Classic ASP Debugging and Intellisense support SP1 Beta

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Having installed Visual Studio 2008 Professional under XP pro I was extremely disappointed to learn that it no longer supports classic ASP intellisense, colour coding and debugging. We have a very important legacy site that is entirely HTML and ASP so this is an issue for us.

The world felt the same and so MS apparently fixed this oversight in SP1 Beta.

However,, having just installed SP1 Beta, I still cannot get this to work. Do I need to configure something to associate classic ASP files with VS 2008 ???

TIA,

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by:vliwill
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we are having exactly the same issue. Its an absolute joke. The only way around at the moment is to have VS2005 installed on every machine as well, which is nice and expensive.

Does anyone know if there are any tools that can be added in that will do this if its not possible natively in vs2008?

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Not sure whether this was something I had set up to try and get colour coding in the original version, or if the SP1 Beta setup did it! On hunting around I found that, for whatever reason, under TOOLS->OPTIONS->TEXT EDITOR->FILE EXTENSION, the ASP file extension had been mapped to "Microsoft Visual Basic".

Removing this association cured the problem!

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by:martyn_bannister
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As per my last comment
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