ASP.NET Web Application: Publish/Package Tokenizing Parameters

  Today I just saw a question posted on stackoverflow.com asking Why are some Web.config transforms tokenised into SetParameters.xml and others are not? Let me give some background on this topic for those who are not aware of what the question is. With Visual Studio 2010 when you package your application using the Build Deployment… Read more

Web Packaging: Installing Web Packages using Command Line

Today I want to advance our discussions around Web Deployment in Visual Studio 10…  To catch up on the previous discussions in this series check out: Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS Web Packaging: Creating a Web Package using VS 2010 Web Packaging: Creating web packages using MSBuild How does Web Deployment with VS… Read more

Web Packaging: Creating web packages using MSBuild

This post is next in the series of VS 2010 articles that we have been putting together to dive into the Web Deployment improvements with VS 2010 and IIS.  I would recommend reading the the preceding posts to get an overview of all the scenarios supported: Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS Web Packaging:… Read more

Web Packaging: Creating a Web Package using VS 2010

In the earlier post I highlighted various investments that we are making in Visual Studio 2010 and IIS to make Web Deployment easier.  You can read that post below: Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS Deploying a web project with all its correct dependencies is not a trivial task. Some of the assets which… Read more

Web Deployment with VS 2010 and IIS

Today, deploying a web application is not as easy as it should be. Whether you are deploying your web to a shared hosting environment and paying monthly to maintain it OR whether you have a web server/s managed by your enterprise, there are a lot of manual steps involved in getting your application from point… Read more

Exclude Files and Folders from WDP Output

Web  Deployment Projects (WDP) allows you to pre-compile your web into binaries and further also allows you to merge the assemblies produced in the format that you like. In my earlier posts I had talked about various WDP features and the latest release of WDP for VS 2008.  You can read more about this here… Read more

Tips & Tricks: Upgrading Projects from ASP.NET MVC Preview 1 to Preview 2 (MIX 2008)

  If you previously had ASP.NET MVC Preview 1 (CTP 1) and had already created a few projects on it then you might have to take this additional step to convert your project to ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 (MIX 2008) [After installing MVC Preview 2 (Resources here)]. In ASP.NET MVC Preview 2 we introduced a… Read more

Tips & Tricks: Web Server Settings for Web Application Projects now can be stored per user as well as per project

Web server settings, which are accessible inside Web Application Projects (WAPs) property pages (Web section)  allow you to specify settings associated to to Visual Studio Development Server or IIS.  Many a times in a team development environment it is preferred that these settings are shared across the teams providing consistency; at the same time many… Read more

Visual Web Developer is hiring…

The Visual Web Developer team is looking for a few talented and experienced invididuals to join our team.  We have opportunities in development, testing, and program management.  Our team builds Visual Studio features that enable creating applications for ASP.NET, IIS, Silverlight and Sharepoint. Here are links to our current openings: Program Manager Lead Software Development Engineer Lead Software Development Engineer… Read more

Part 1 of 3: Creating sub-projects in IIS with Web Application Projects

First a quick intro, since this my first post on the team blog.  My name is Omar Khan.  I’m the group program manager for the web development tools team.  I manage the program management team that helps design the web tools inside of Visual Studio. This post is one of a three part series that… Read more