CSS Specific, CSS, Text Editor, Options Dialog Box

In this dialog box, you can change the general default settings for the CSS Editor when completing statements and reporting errors.

To access this dialog box

  1. In Microsoft Visual Web Developer, click Tools, and then click Options.

    The Options dialog box opens.

  2. In the left panel, expand the Text Editor node, expand the CSS node, and click CSS Specific.

    If you have configured your environment settings for Web development, this element is not available unless you select the Show all settings check box. For more information about environment settings, see How to: Change Select Settings.

NoteNote

Additional cascading style sheet (CSS) options can be found under the HTML Designer node, which is visible if the Show all settings check box is selected.

For more information about style sheets, see Working with CSS Overview.

Statement Completion

Show statement completion pop-ups

When this check box is selected, the CSS editor will display context-sensitive, pop-up lists of available properties and property values to help you add CSS attributes to styles. To view the elements pop-up list, type a selector for a style and the opening brace ({), and then press the SPACEBAR. Select any element name from the pop-up list to insert it in your style. To display properties, type a colon (:) and the pop-up list of sample values appears.

Show property description ToolTips

When this check box is selected, the CSS editor will display property descriptions and other reminders in pop-up menus as you enter property/value pairs in style definitions.

Errors

Detect errors

When this check box is selected, the check boxes that follow are enabled. You can select either option, or both, or none.

Detect unknown properties

When this check box is selected, unknown properties are underlined with red wavy lines. The underlined properties must be corrected before the style can be applied.

Detect invalid values

When this check box is selected, invalid values are underlined with red wavy lines. The underlined values must be corrected before the style can be applied.

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