Again I would like to ask here on meta if the following question may be asked on Programmer. I would open as follow:
Have a look to the following two way of expressing a concept. One is visual and the other one is ASP.NET code. Which is more intuitive and readable? We could define readability like the activity of brain needed to understand something.. I guess the textual code is not always very readable. Especially it can be readable for one control, but not for the whole structure.
And also why it should be black or white? A visual comment (like an image could help a lot). Who stated that the code has to be written inside pure text files?
Software Engineering specify that readability is an important property of code. Of course I know very well what happens by a visual development as provided by Frontpage (for example).
But on the other extreme I see the opposite trade off. IDE are going more and more toward the disuse of the graphical part. Why don't look for an intermediate solution?
Are there solutions which allows for a strong visual editing of a cshtml page?