Last post Apr 01, 2008 01:39 AM by qnykutd2
Mar 21, 2008 06:24 PM|newbie2C#|LINK
I am having a hard time installing the Personal Site starter kit on my desktop. I have installed it on my laptop with no problems. I simply ran the vsi file and it was installed under MyDocument/VisualStudio2005/Websites and then into the correct corresponding
I chose "extract all" on the desktop. I think this is the same choice that I did with the laptop. The process isn't going the same though. It extracted all of the files to the "Templates" folder in the Visual Studio 2005 directory. When it did this, it also
just put all of the individual files into this folder. In other words all of the CS, aspx, graphics, database and other files are all just sitting in the folder together. They are not in the approprite folders such as data and images...etc. I am assuming that
now I will have cut and paste each of them into the proper folders in MyDocument/VisualStudio2005/Websites. I don't understand why this was organized and placed in the correct folders on my laptop but not on the desktop.
On my laptop I didn't have this problem. I can just go to the directory above and open the website up into VS. I didn't have to manually organize the files. They were automatically put into the correct folders.
Is there a setting that I can change to make these starter kits install correctly? I know I can chose a folder to extract to but I don't thin this will solve the problem. I think that if I chose the Websites folder that I have mentioned then it will just
stick all of them in there unorganized. I am hoping there is something that I can do to make the installation of these starter kits go smoother.
-Thanks to anyone that can help
Mar 22, 2008 12:34 PM|whighfield|LINK
The fact that you had to "extract all" on the desktop makes me think that on your laptop it didn't run as an installer but as a normal zip file. When running the vsi there is no option to either extract or change the location of the install. On your laptop
is the pers.vsi file icon a zip folder or what looks like a VS icon?
Mar 22, 2008 01:20 PM|newbie2C#|LINK
I checked out your site. Some cool things can definately be done with the PWSK. I want to download and look at some of the eventually. I don't want to get too distracted form project right now though.
I looked at the disk that I have the vsi file on. It is a vsi file. It also has the little VS looking icon as well. I might just try to run it again and see what happens.
Do you know of any other way to write to the database besides setting up a "friend's" account? I wanted to put the db into SqlServer and work with it there and then reattach it to the website project.
Mar 22, 2008 01:44 PM|newbie2C#|LINK
I went back and looked at the vsi file. I started the install again. When doing this there is a link that can be used to look at the files that are going to be installed. There are two versions of the app. One is C# and one is VB. There is another file but
I can't remember what it is right now. I didn't really understand what it was for anyway.
The C# and the VB files were both zipped. I also redid the installation to see if there was something that I did wrong to cause this problem. When I did this I didn't see any thing like an option that I might have accidently chosen. I am still stumped by
this. Do you have any ideas?
What did you think of BC? I am hoping to go to Victoria and Golden next year.
Mar 22, 2008 10:42 PM|whighfield|LINK
No sorry I don't have any ideas as to what might have caused your situation.
I love visiting BC since I have relatives on the Island and I usually visit each year. Unfortunately the Island is getting more and more crowded with people. I started to visit in the early 80’s when most of the Island was still a place for retirees’ to
call home its now like a suburb along the pacific rim highway in some places. But I still love it.
Apr 01, 2008 01:39 AM|qnykutd2|LINK
I have the same problem by double click the file pers.vsi file. I searched on google and it linked me to this page: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms972963.aspx. I start from
"Working with the Starter Kit Default Files" and it worked for me. Hope this help.
PS. I am new to this forum and this is my first post. I sure will come back because I'm new to ASP.NET too :-)