When you create a Web application in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 IDE, you may experience one or more of the following issues.
Changes are not synchronized in the Design view or in the Source view. This issue may occur in one of the following scenarios.
You add a MultiView control to a page.
You add a GridView control inside the MultiView control.
You configure a Microsoft SQL Server data source.
You add a HyperLinkField object to the GridView control.
You change to the HyperLinkField object in the Properties section.
In this scenario, the changes are not synchronized in the Design view and in the Source view.
You add a MultiView control or a Panel control to a page.
You add a DropDownList control inside the MultiView control or inside the Panel control.
You select the Items property of the DropDownList control, and then you click the ellipsis button.
In the ListItem Collection Editor dialog box, you add several items, and then you click OK.
In this scenario, the added items are not reflected in the Source view.
You add a Menu control to a page.
You select the Items property of the Menu control, and then you click the ellipsis button.
In the Menu Item Editor dialog box, you add a new item.
You change the Text property of the new item.
In this scenario, the change is not reflected in the Source view. Additionally, if you switch to the Menu Item Editor dialog box and then switch to the Design view, the change that was reflected previously may disappear.
You add a Menu control to a Web form.
You add some items to the Menu control, and then you click Save.
You open the Source view, and then you make some changes to the Menu control.
In this scenario, the changes are not reflected in the Design view. If you close and then reopen the .aspx file, the changes may disappear.
You insert a GridView control into a Wizard control on a page.
You set the PagerSettings.Visible property of the GridView control to False in the Properties section.
You switch to the Source view.
In this scenario, the property setting is not reflected in the .aspx file.
Note This problem also occurs when you insert an ASPxGridView control into an ASPxRoundPanel control.
After you edit a TemplateControl control in the Design view, many “ ” strings appear in the Source view.
This issue may occur in the following scenario:
You have a TemplateControl control that defines a header template and a footer template.
In the Design view, you click Show Smart Tag, and then you click Edit Templates.
In the Template Editing Mode dialog box, you type some characters in the header template or in the footer template.
In this scenario, many blank lines appear in the header template, and many “ ” strings appear in the footer template in the Source view. For example, the Source view resembles the following.
The HTML markup in Microsoft ASP.NET Web Designer breaks if you use a Literal control in the <head> tag.
This issue may occur in the following scenario:
You have a Literal control in the <head> tag of an ASP.NET Web page.
You switch to the Design view, and then you make some changes in the Literal control.
You open the Makeup view.
In this scenario, the literal content is flattened into a single line, and some content seems to be overwritten.
Note This issue does not occur when you remove the Literal control.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
To download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
You must have Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 installed to apply this hotfix.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
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.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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