Developing for SharePoint 2010 with jQuery Intellisense and more!
Do you ever have days when you sit back, take a breath and ponder just how rudimentary SharePoint Designer can feel when compared with a real IDE?
I have been using Visual Studio 2008 /2010 to edit files stored in my SharePoint Content database by simply mapping my Site Collection’s WebDAV to a drive! Follow these steps and you can too!
1) Map a network Drive
Enter your SharePoint site’s address and make sure you login with the SharePoint creds
In Visual Studio open a website
If you need to access a hidden folder simply type it and click open
Tada! SharePoint files from a content database in Visual Studio!
To add additional folders simply click the solution and “add” an “existing web site”
Here you can see 3 sites added. Instead of including the root directory I just mapped the 3 I would be using.
Now what about jQuery Intellisense?
You can even open Page Layouts, Edit and save.
Unfortunatly you can’t open Master Pages. But CSS and aspx pages are ok!