Thursday, 12 March 2015

Visual Studio 2013 - Missing Design View - Fixed

It was surprising for me not to find the Design | Split | Source options when I was editing HTML file in my Visual Studio 2013 editor.
Design | Split | Source Pane
This is because the HTML Editor in Visual Studio doesn't support this feature. Only Web Forms Editor supports the Design View.

Now the solution to our concern is to use Web Forms Editor to edit HTML files.

How to do this?

Follow the below steps:

  1. In Solution Explorer window, Right Click the HTML file -> Select Open With...
    Select Open With... for the HTML file from Solution Explorer
  2. In the Open With window, select HTML (Web Forms) Editor, click Set as Default and click OK.
From now all your HTML files will open by default with Web Forms Editor and it will have the Design View option

Happy coding