IntelliSense support for CSS3, HTML5 and SVG in Visual Studio 2010.

Visual Studio 2010 has a good feature called IntelliSense which relives the pain of developers of remembering namespaces, classes and the methods in those classes.

When developing HTML 5 sites CSS3 , HTML 5, SVG(Scalable Vector Graphics) are used to create  cool HTML5 Websites.

Visual Studio Gallery provides tools to be plugged in Visual Studio 2010 and start development in HTML5.

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CSS 3 IntelliSense for Visual Studio 2010.


HTML 5 IntelliSense for Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2008


SVG IntelliSense plugin for Visual Studio 2010 and 2008. 


Go ahead and add these tools to Visual Studio 2010 and make your life happy by easy coding Smile

Web Development in HTML5 using Visual Studio 2010.

HTML5 is the new buzz all around. And because I use day-in , day-out Visual Studio 2010 for developing Silverlight and WPF applications, I gave a try whether HTML 5 websites be created in Visual Studio 2010.

And the answer is Yes 🙂

This blog is dedicated to understand how Visual Studio 2010 helps to create HTML5 Websites.

Creating Project Templates in Visual Studio 2010.

Steps to follow :

Create an empty ASP.NET Website .


Create a folder structure .Place the files in folder.



Select File – > Export Template -> Project Template



Fill the details

  • Template Name
  • What the template does
  • Set the icon image ( .ico file)(optional)

There you go!!! You have template ready to add HTML5 websites to the solution with a readymade structure

HTML 5 WebSite

Creating Item Templates for HTML 5 in Visual Studio 2010.

Every time when we add HTML pages to the folder, we get a default structure for the HTML page. Now if we wish to have customized HTML 5 page with a structure, it would be great if we have option to ADD NEW ITEM and we have the HTML 5 page structure ready in place.

Steps to follow:

Create desired structure for your HTML 5 page in the website. Following is the structure for the web page.

<!DOCTYPE html5>
<html xmlns="">
    <header> HEADER </header>
            <li><a href="Home.html">Home</a></li>
            <li><a href="ContactUs.html">Contact Us</a></li>
            <li><a href="About.html">About Us</a></li>
    <footer> FOOTER </footer>

Select File – > Export Template – > Item Template . Refer above image for same step.

Select the file where the structure is created.


You come across the window which allows the references to be added. But for HTML 5 sites there are no references required at least for simple site. So click Next without checking the checkboxes.


Fill the details as shown in next window.

  • Template Name
  • What the template does
  • Set the icon image ( .ico file) (optional)



There you go!!! You have template ready to add HTML5 pages to the project with your structure code.