Debugging AJAX Applications with IE

Note: Most of the information for this blog entry was copied from this blog (German only).

Debugging AJAX Applications (or RIA) has become much more simple with the Firefox extensions Web Developer Toolbar and the fantastic tool Firebug.

IE has lagged behind but there are now two tools which help a lot: IE Developer Toolbar which mimics the HTML/CSS editing capabilities of Firebug and some of the tools of WDT (like clearing the cache, showing outlines and disabling images). For debugging JavaScript, you can get the MS Script Debugger but you have to dig through the config to enable and disable it.

Now all I need is a way to get at the IE Dev Toolbar when the browser window has no menu …

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