Last post Aug 16, 2007 02:17 AM by Benson Yu - MSFT
Aug 14, 2007 08:44 PM|ProgMaster|LINK
Hi, please help when I try to open my project in Visual Studio 2003 I get the exception,
"Cannot access the Web server because Microsoft Internet Explorer is offline. Run Internet Explorer, uncheck the File menu's 'Work Offline' Item, and retry"
. I thought you didn't have to be connected to the internet to open up your project in Visual Studio? What's going on, why am I getting this error message? I cannot open any of my projects, everytime I try, I would get that same exception. I did
a search on the exception but nothing on the topic was found. Thank you in advance for your help.
Aug 16, 2007 02:17 AM|Benson Yu - MSFT|LINK
Have you tried to uncheck the 'Work Offline' menu item of IE? I can reproduce this issue if I make the IE to work offline.
When we open a Web application, Visual Studio 2003 will try to connect to the web server. In addition, debug the Web application also need the IE work online. We needn’t connect to the internet but we need connect to localhost. Hence, set IE work online
is make sense.