Description of Expression Web 4 Service Pack 1

ID KB2519900
Type mskb
Reporter Microsoft
Modified 2011-03-21T18:42:49


<html><body><p>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.</p><h2>Summary</h2><div class="kb-summary-section section">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.</div><h2>More Information</h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section">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.<br/><br/><span class="text-base">Issues that are resolved in this service pack:</span><ul class="sbody-free_list"><li>Fixed several issues to improve product stability.</li><li>PHP include statements now update when included filename is changed in Web.</li><li>PHP pages now correctly start the development server when they are previewed.</li><li>Improved Insert Silverlight video.</li><li>Improved performance of Team Foundation Source Control with large sites.</li><li>Improved UI behavior of the <span class="text-base">Publishing</span> pane.</li><li>User-selected character encoding for a page is now correctly recognized, resolving problems with extended characters.</li><li>Linking to a bookmark at a remote URL now works correctly.</li><li>The Bookmark dialog box now displays the correct hyperlink.</li><li>CSS IntelliSense no longer reports errors for valid values.</li><li>Replacing text in table cells now functions correctly.</li></ul><br/><span class="text-base">Improvements that are provided by this service pack:</span><br/><br/><span class="text-base">HTML 5</span><br/><br/>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 <span class="text-base">Design</span> view. There is no preview for <canvas> or <svg> elements, and no specific IntelliSense for SVG entities.<br/><br/><span class="text-base">CSS3</span><span class="text-base"><br/></span><br/>Expression Web provides support for the draft CSS 3 specification. To enable CSS 3 error checking, you must choose <span class="text-base">CSS 3 draft </span>from the <span class="text-base">Schema</span><span class="text-base">version</span> drop-down under the <span class="text-base">Authoring</span> tab in the <span class="text-base">Page Editor Options</span> dialog. <br/><br/>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 <span class="text-base">CSS</span><span class="text-base">Properties</span> pane, as well. <br/><br/>SP1 also provides support for selected CSS 3 properties in the <span class="text-base">New Style</span> and <span class="text-base">Modify Style</span> dialog boxes, including "border-radius" and "box-shadow."<br/><br/><span class="text-base">Note:</span> There is no support in the <span class="text-base">Design</span> view for previewing CSS 3 properties.<br/><br/><span class="text-base">SuperPreview Access to Pages Protected by Authentication Forms</span><span class="text-base"><br/></span><br/>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. <br/><br/><span class="text-base">PHP IntelliSense</span><br/><br/>IntelliSense now includes an expanded number of function groups that improve PHP coverage and utility.<br/><br/><span class="text-base">Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 Beta</span><span class="text-base"><br/></span><br/>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.<br/><br/><span class="text-base">Additional updates and features:</span>><ul class="sbody-free_list"><li>The PHP function list has hundreds of new methods, including PHP5 functions.</li><li>The new <span class="text-base">Open as PHP</span> option allows Expression Web to recognize PHP files even if they don't have a PHP extension. Right-click on a file in the folder list, and choose <span class="text-base">Open as PHP</span>.</li><li>Expression Web and SuperPreview automatically check for Chrome, Safari, and Opera and add them to the list of browsers you can use to preview.</li><li>JavaScript (.js) files now display IntelliSense for methods associated with the document object (for example, document.getElementById()).</li><li>When you click <span class="text-base">New</span> in the <span class="text-base">File</span> menu, the list of available file types now includes JavaScript.</li><li>New IntelliSense is included for extended characters—so, as soon as you type an ampersand (“&”), you’ll get a list of the HTML character entities that is filtered as you continue to type.</li><li>The <span class="text-base">Copy Full Path</span> command is now available when you right-click on a file in the folder list. This command copies the file path to the clipboard.</li><li>The <span class="text-base">Open Folder in Windows Explorer</span> command is now available when you right-click on a file in the folder list. This command opens a Windows Explorer window.</li><li>Expression Web 4 now works substantially faster with sites stored in Team Foundation Server.</li></ul><br/><span class="text-base">Installation Details</span><br/><br/><span class="text-base">How to obtain and install Expression Web 4 SP1</span><span class="text-base"><br/></span><br/>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:<br/><br/><a href="" id="kb-link-1" target="_self"></a><br/><br/><span class="text-base">How to Determine Whether Expression Web 4 SP1 is Installed</span><span class="text-base"><br/></span><br/>In Expression Web 4, click <span class="text-base">About Microsoft Expression Web</span>. If Expression Web 4 SP1 is not installed, the following version number appears:<br/><br/>(English language) Microsoft Expression Web 4 Version 4.0.1165.0<br/>(Non-English languages) Microsoft Expression Web 4 Version 4.0.1170.0<br/><br/>If Expression Web 4 SP1 is installed, the following version number appears:<br/><br/>Microsoft Expression Web 4 Version 4.0.1241.0<br/></div></body></html>