Last post Aug 16, 2007 04:22 PM by Erik Forman
Aug 13, 2007 10:22 AM|Erik Forman|LINK
I am pretty much getting sick of publishing with Visual Studio 2005. I mean granted the 1st time you publish with it to a ftp folder its just as good as sliced bread, but from then on when ever you wish to fix a bug or just generally add something and you
want to publish it asks you to delete all existing files?!
I mean no one uploads once and then just leaves there webpage, or if so its very seldom. Anyway, my problem is that I have assembly files that compile when my website publishes, but everytime I publish I 1st have to either publish to local IIS or just
a random folder then ftp the website and drop all the newly created files. This doesnt always works and sometimes results in me having to republish everything. Im getting to the point where I cant do this as I will lose user uploaded information and besides
that its just darn right irritating.
Anyone wanna help me out and give me ideas, how do you guys go about doing it all the time?
Aug 16, 2007 02:37 PM|naturehermit|LINK
there are two ways to do this, firstly you can have website publishing with allow this to be updateable option set, and then drop only the changed file and it will work fine.
The other option is to just copy the whole website folder across rather then using the publish option and drop only the changed file in the location.
The best way is to map the network location as a drive and just drag and drop.
Hope that helps
Aug 16, 2007 04:22 PM|Erik Forman|LINK
Yeah it helped perfectly. I was using the update but I found my bin file just started growing alot. However still using that idea, never realised I could just map it. Makes life so easy. Thanks