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Microsoft has released a service pack for Microsoft Expression Web 4. This article lists the most significant improvements and fixes that the service pack provides. Additionally, this article tells you where you can obtain the service pack.
Microsoft Expression Web 4 Service Pack 1 (SP1) contains significant fixes and improvements in publishing, in the SuperPreview feature, in file management, extensibility, and in other areas of the program.
Issues that are resolved in this service pack:
Improvements that are provided by this service pack:
Expression Web 4 SP1 provides support for all HTML5 tags (for pages authored using the HTML 5 doctype) via IntelliSense within the code editor, and as block or inline entities in the Design view. There is no preview for <canvas> or <svg> elements, and no specific IntelliSense for SVG entities.
Expression Web provides support for the draft CSS 3 specification. To enable CSS 3 error checking, you must choose CSS 3 draft from the Schemaversion drop-down under the Authoring tab in the Page Editor Options dialog.
The IntelliSense and error-checking in the code editor is fairly complete, and supports checking multiple comma-separated property values (e.g. multiple backgrounds). This support extends to the CSSProperties pane, as well.
SP1 also provides support for selected CSS 3 properties in the New Style and Modify Style dialog boxes, including "border-radius" and "box-shadow."
Note: There is no support in the Design view for previewing CSS 3 properties.
SuperPreview Access to Pages Protected by Authentication Forms
SuperPreview now supports cookie-based logon authentication. You can click on the "Page Interaction Mode" icon, browse to the page of interest, enter your login credentials, and view the rendered page. Because of the wide variety of different authentication methods used on the Internet, some sites may not be compatible with this feature.
IntelliSense now includes an expanded number of function groups that improve PHP coverage and utility.
Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 Beta
Internet Explorer 9 beta is now supported as a local browser for both SuperPreview and the Expression Web Snapshot feature. Internet Explorer 8 is now built into SuperPreview. If you have Internet Explorer 9 beta installed, you can view page renderings in Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, and 9 beta.
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How to obtain and install Expression Web 4 SP1
Expression Web 4 SP1 is available from the Microsoft Download Center. To download this service pack from the Microsoft Download Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
How to Determine Whether Expression Web 4 SP1 is Installed
In Expression Web 4, click About Microsoft Expression Web. If Expression Web 4 SP1 is not installed, the following version number appears:
(English language) Microsoft Expression Web 4 Version 4.0.1165.0
(Non-English languages) Microsoft Expression Web 4 Version 4.0.1170.0
If Expression Web 4 SP1 is installed, the following version number appears:
Microsoft Expression Web 4 Version 4.0.1241.0
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