A hotfix that provides the IntelliSense flavor for Visual Studio 2008 JavaScript files is available


This article describes a hotfix that provides the IntelliSense flavor for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 JavaScript files. This flavor is an addition to the existing JavaScript file flavors, which are the Release flavor and the Debug flavor.

More Information

When you open IntelliSense-friendly JavaScript files, some semantic code changes are required. For example, dynamically declared functions must be "de-normalized" into statically declared functions. After you add the new flavor, you can modify semantic code for IntelliSense. The IntelliSense flavor works as an IntelliSense helper file. However, this flavor does not make any statements about the core code. Additionally, this flavor is not intended for running or debugging.

Visual Studio 2008 and ASP.NET 3.5 provide optimizations that let you reference runtime-optimized JavaScript files by using one of the following methods:
  • Script Manager
  • XML Comments
  • HTML Script Tag

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


You must have Visual Studio 2008 SP1 installed before you apply the hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Htmled.dll9.0.30729.1742,442,04828-Oct- 200822:00x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.web.dll9.0.30729.1741,024,00028-Oct- 200822:00x86


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 958502 - Last Review: Nov 19, 2008 - Revision: 1