Current version: 15.0
New in version 15 – codename: WP Master Developer Pro
Each snippet is a mini-solution, allowing you to rapidly add functionality to the plugins and themes you’re designing, or improve existing WordPress sites.
Added: Set of new videos for templates and code snippets
Updated: Documentation and Tutorials; revamped Help
Added: New debugging tutorial
Improved: Clearing of the output pane
Improved: Loading time
New in version 14 – codename: Roku TV Channel Master Developer
Create the App to Power Your Own TV Channel on Roku in Minutes and with no Programming
Roku is the leading provider of on-demand TV, with 26 million viewers in US and millions more around the world.
Added: 11 step-by-step training videos covering every aspect of creating your TV channel, start-to-finish
New in version 13 – codename: WP Master Developer
Support for the rapid development of WordPress plugins and themes
Added: Easy Project Reuse
Reusing an existing project as a head start for new projects (e.g. plugins, themes, add-ons…) is a breeze: the program will duplicate the entire directory structures, and zoom through the files to make all the text and code replacements needed for the new project.
Updated: the optimization for Windows 10
New in version 12.0
Support for jQuery user interfaces
It allows you to add snazzy, theme-able and highly functional user interfaces to your web projects in seconds. Including:
- Making elements draggable
- Making elements droppable
- Making elements resizable
- Making elements selectable
- Making elements sortable
Integration with third-party WYSISYG editors
If you have deep pockets, we recommend Adobe Dreamweaver as the best option.
New in version 11.2
Support for Java
Support for C#
- Double-click on reported C# errors (if any) to locate them in your source code
Intellisense, code-complete, templates
Cumulative Execution and Compatibility Fixes
Much faster program loading
New parser for better and super-fast scanning of functions and objects
About 30% of the program re-coded from scratch to avoid all V9 and v10 security issues
Re-coded all portions of the program that were previously incompatible with Windows 8.1
New in version 10.0
Comprehensive PHP support
PHP Syntax Checker
PHP functions, objects and operators
Intellisense / auto-complete
New in version 9.0
Manage your websites with ease
Organizing your websites is now easier than ever – with multiple site profiles:
Work with unlimited number of websites.
Transfer or update individual files straight from the Editor.
A single click is all it takes to Put your page to the right location on the Internet (or to Get it from the Internet to your computer)…
… and the program automatically creates new folders if needed.
- Easily find, edit and organize the files you need – by using the new Site Pane.
4 ways to view your pages
It is important to be able to see what your pages will look like on the Internet – before you upload them. Here are the 4 easy ways to view your pages:
View your page using Internal Viewer.
Thanks to built-in error-checking, this is an option you are likely to use a lot during the design stage.
View your page in the browser.
With a single click you open your default web browser to view your page.
View your page in the browser via the local web server.
Are you using AJAX, PHP, or some other server-side technology to compose your pages?
One click is all it takes to view your creation served by your web server (using http://localhost/…).
View your page on the Internet.
For example, you have just modified your page, selected the Put command – and presto, your page is live on the Internet…
… and you can view it immediately!
View your pages in multiple ways – in multiple browsers
Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera… it is important to see how your pages are rendered in different browsers.
Adding new browsers is a breeze, allowing you to: a) simply open the page in the browser your specify b) view your page via your local web server, and c) view your creation on the Internet.
Insert ready-to-use solutions into your pages
Do you need a slide show for your pages?
How about beautiful rounded corners?
The brand new Insert Solution option lets you find the code you need, customize it to meet your needs, and add it to your web pages – instantly.
Easily create, edit, and maintain Cascading Style Sheets – CSS for your pages
Also new is the tutorial explaining how to use CSS in your pages.
Have a head start – with new page templates
Do you need a redirection page?
Or, could you find use for a “news flash” page with the text-typer effect?
Use the new document templates to create the page you need – quickly and effortlessly.
New in version 8.0
Stop wasting time – set your breakpoints only once. If you went for the Microsoft script debugger download you’ll know that you have to connect to the running process, then set your breakpoint – and repeat the process each time you make a change in code.
Track your objects / complex variables. Are you working with text and numbers or complex objects? Track their state with the same ease.
Easily organize your breakpoints. And with the unique Show me! option you can see the exact place in code of all your breakpoints and the exact locations of stack frames as they are formed.
Here is the very brief overview of the most important debugging options:
Start Debugging with a single click. Opens the web page, connects the debugger and starts the debugging session.
Stop Debugging. Terminates the debugging session – and automatically closes down the browser window.
Breakpoint. Sets the breakpoint on and off.
Continue. Continues the execution from the break in the code.
Step Into. Steps into the function / block of code.
Step Over. Executes the current line of code and moves to the next one.
Step Out. Steps out of the current function / context.
Run to Cursor. Executes the code up to the cursor location.
Inspect Variable. Shows the value of the selected variable.
Add to Watch. Adds the selected variable to the watch window.
Watch. Displays variables and their values and updates them automatically at each break of the execution.
View Local Variables. Toggles the local variables window on and off.
View Stack Frames. See the call stack – all the variables in all the stack frames as a given point of execution.
Directs the execution to stop at the first line of script.
Set your environment exactly the way you want it. The new smart resize lets you organize your tools with ease, including the revamped Resource Manager:
Add multimedia capabilities to web pages in seconds. Preview multimedia – video, images, audio files, etc before inserting them automatically.
Access your source files instantly. Folder history and the active document folder are only one click away.
New in version 7.0
Easily integrate third party tools: compile JScript.Net applications and libraries, run Python and PHP interpreters, and much more…
View, create, format, edit, syntax-check and validate XML files
Format your code the way you want with the source code formatter / code beautifier
Cleanup, fix and format HTML, XHTML and XML
Output clean, well-formed XHTML code automatically after editing your pages in Visual Web Designer
Automate common operations within the editor with the macro recording / playing tool
Spell-check your documents automatically while you work (over 40 languages are supported)
Customize the Editor to your taste: shortcut keys, background skins, splash window, tabbed document navigation, file association, and more…
Easily integrate third party tools
Web and software development of today involves multiple technologies. You will love the completely revamped integration of third party tools. Here is just a glimpse of what you can do now:
Tap into the power of .Net: compile JScript.Net applications (.exe) and libraries (.dll)
Automatically navigate to errors in your code after compiling for speedy correction
Run PHP and Python interpreters
Add context-sensitive help for PHP, Python and other scripting and programming languages
For more information on available additional components, click here.
Debug your code faster
Display your web page (using Show Internal Viewer), and
In your code, highlight the variable and select Build / Inspect Variable from the menu
Work with XML files
It is fast and efficient. Only small amount of data passes through, making it a highly suitable platform for Internet application development, and
It is transparent to the user. The data is being interpreted to change only the portion of the web page that needs to be changed, not the entire page.
Source code formatter / code beautifier
As you use the code from various sources you will inevitably end up with different coding styles and standards. This makes the source code hard to read and maintain, and at odds with what you’d like to see and your organization’s standards.
To address this issue, this version introduces a powerful source code formatter / beautifier, which will allow you to apply the style you want.
Save time by applying the coding style to many documents at once.
Cleanup, fix and format HTML, XHTML and XML
Has your web site evolved over time? Have you ever observed how HTML code looks like when you save your Word document as a web page? Convert your old HTML code to XHTML, which is in many respects better, faster to render and better organized.
Different coding standards, combination of manual and visual editing, differences in upper/lower case, using/not using quote marks for properties, etc make your code exceptionally hard to maintain.
The HTML code formatter / beautifier
The XHTML code formatter / beautifier
The XML code formatter / beautifier, and
The HTML to XHTML converter.
Automatic code formatting after editing your pages in Visual Web Designer
The difference is, Visual Web Designer now automatically invokes the HTML / XHTML formatter to optimize your code. Instead of the “dirty” code you end up with beautiful, well-formed documents.
Automate common operations within the editor with the macro recording / playing tool. It records your keystrokes, commands and mouse actions, saves them and allows you to replay them.
Spell-check your documents automatically while you work
Hovering your mouse over the misspelled word will display the spelling options.
English (US) – default
English (Australia), and
However, you can download and install additional language dictionaries in no time, for German, Dutch, Swedish, French, Italian, Danish, Norwegian, Spanish, and more than 40 other languages.
Customize the Editor to your taste
Apart from the shortcuts, the Customize tool allows you to adapt different aspects of the program to your taste:
Background colors and skins
Editor fonts, colors and other settings
Tabbed document navigation and more…