VS2005 Project System – the story


Scott Guthrie just posted all the juicy details about the ASP.NET 2.0 and VS2005 project system and tools support.  This post addresses a lot of the issues that people have been facing with the Beta 2 version of the product and shows all the changes/fixes we've implemented between Beta 2 and RTM that directly address customer feedback that we've seen.  Let us know what you think!


 


Comments (2)
  1. I’ve made a long post to Scott’s blog that details the fact that I still have a lot of complaints. It hasn’t shown up yet – apparently Scott’s unqueueing comments once he’s got an answer to them – but the key problems as I see it are:

    – It’s ok for new projects but people need backward compatibility.

    – A migration wizard is absolutely no use if you have generated code because it can never figure out the input format to the code generator.

    – Renaming files to ".exclude" to exclude them is evil because the name might be important. (None of the workarounds posted so far are anywhere near sufficient)

    – Forcing me to separate the code and UI files that are related to each other (inside and outside of App_Code respectively) specifically breaks modularity; don’t act like you know more than I do as far as what a good folder structure for my project is.

    – (to summarize) – The right thing to do would be to give us back the old project system as an option. Some of us liked it!

  2. Your site is very informational for me. Nice work.

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