Last post Nov 07, 2008 12:34 PM by Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)
Mar 20, 2008 07:22 AM|bustell|LINK
I work in a programming department that is responsible for all of our Web applications. We currently use VS 2005 for most of our Web application projects. We are in the process of creating a new Web site that we would like to create as a Web application
project. The problem is that our Marketing department would like to be able to control / write the content that does on each page.
Is is possible for my department, as programmers, to create the site in VS 2005 (or VS 2008) and then allow our Marketing department to use Dreamweaver to edit the content pages. My department would create the master page(s) and the empty content pages
with VS. Can we limit the Dreamweaver use by our marketing department to just editing of content pages (they don't want VS and not sure I want them to have it either)?
I am familiar with Dreamweaver, I don't know much about how Dreamweaver works with .Net applications. Can you actually compile and deploy .Net applications in Dreamweaver?
VS Dreamweaver Permissions
Mar 21, 2008 10:07 AM|Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)|LINK
AFAIK DW does not provide much in ASP.NET space. Defintely no compilation or code intellisense and it does not activate smart tasks or any control designers provided by .NET. You do can edit page layout though, VS does not put anything special in the markup.
Nov 07, 2008 11:27 AM|WombatEd|LINK
I'm in the same position. I want to use VS to create an application based upon Master Pages and Dynamic Data, but my client wants their (non-IT) staff to be able to edit simple HTML in some of the static content pages (non-Dynamic Data) using DreamWeaver's
WSYWIG window. What I'm worried about is:
Obviously, I need to do some serious experimentation, but I would appreciate any input that anyone has to offer.
Nov 07, 2008 11:58 AM|Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)|LINK
#1: No, AFAIK DW does not support ASP.NET any longer and hence won't work.
#2: I don't think DW will damage anything, but its Design view won't be very usable anyway.
They definitely can edit plain HTML in DW.
Nov 07, 2008 12:00 PM|bustell|LINK
We never were able to get both VS and Dreamweaver to play nice together. Problem is that Dreamweaver only handled the most basic .Net stuff. Most importantly it did not handle MasterPages at all. You might want to look into Microsoft's Expression Web
2. I believe it has a pretty nice GUI editor and has better support for VS.
Nov 07, 2008 12:32 PM|Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)|LINK
VS 2008 has exactly same designer as xWeb. In fact, my team (VWD) work on the shared designer code base [:)]
Nov 07, 2008 12:34 PM|Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)|LINK
And actually VS 2008 SP1 designer is more advanced at this point: it supports multiple selection. MS is not yet in xWeb.