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Snapshot Panel

With Snapshot, you can see how your page renders in the browser of your choice, right inside Microsoft Expression Web. Just like with other panels, you can move it and dock it wherever you like. The Snapshot panel display is updated every time you save the page it displays.

NoteNote

You must use Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) to preview ASP (not ASP.NET) pages. See Preview pages in a browser to use a custom URL for preview.

You can preview ASP.NET, or PHP web pages by using Microsoft Expression Development Server. The Expression Development Server is installed when you install Expression Web. If you need to repair or reinstall Expression Development Server, see Installing Expression Development Server.

For more information about previewing ASP.NET or PHP web pages, see Previewing an ASP.NET page or Previewing a PHP page.

For information about using a custom URL for preview, see Preview pages in a browser.

The Snapshot panel

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You can use the Browser drop-down list to select from a list of available browsers.

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Snapshot includes interactive preview modes for Windows Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

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You can use Browser window size drop-down list to select from a list of preset screen sizes or create a custom screen size.

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The minimum Browser window size is 640 x 80.

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You can use Snapshot view to display any HTML, PHP, ASP, or ASPX page that you have open and selected for editing.

The Snapshot panel displays a browser rendering of an HTML, PHP, ASP, or ASPX page. The Snapshot panel display is updated every time you save the page it displays.

To activate Snapshot

  • On the Panels menu, click Snapshot. The Snapshot panel appears.

  • On the View menu, click Page, and then click Snapshot.

To turn active document preview on and off

When Always Preview Active Document is on, the Snapshot view updates every time you select the tab of an open page or open a new page.

  • Click the Always Preview Active Document button Ee341483.c1052b0d-d843-4b0e-8650-d0834188b521(en-us,Expression.40).png to turn active document preview on.

  • Click the Always Preview Active Document button Ee341483.1d5da8e9-73b5-409d-a7f2-17f535f0b4fe(en-us,Expression.40).png to turn active document preview off.

See also

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