You might have noticed that there is no intellisense in .skin files. No despair, there is a simple solution.
- Go to Tools > Options > Text Editor > File Extension
- Add “skin” to file type and select “User Control with Encoding”. This will give you intellisense next time you open or create a .skin file. You will also get a warning from the compiler about that added file extension. Basically compiler doesn’t know what build provider to use for the “.skin”file.
- Add this entry below to the we.config file to explicitly set the provider.
<system.web> <compilation debug=”true”> <buildProviders> <add extension=”.skin” type=”System.Web.Compilation.PageBuildProvider”/> </buildProviders> <system.web>
Hope this helps