Last post Jun 30, 2008 10:12 AM by Silvertype
Jun 26, 2008 12:56 AM|Silvertype|LINK
After I have installed the web deployment projects plugin, I realised that quite a few stuffs are missing from the project, namely, the webinfo file and global.asax file. The app_code folder which is usually included is missing from the web project too.
Any idea why is that so?
Jun 30, 2008 02:32 AM|Thomas Sun – MSFT|LINK
What version of Visual Studio are you using? What is your web project type, website or web application?
Could you please provide us with more information to see if we can repro this issue?
Please try to install the latest service pack for it or repair it. If you installed any Add-in for it, you can try to eliminate the possibility that third party Add-ins are causing problems.
Besides, the .webinfo file is used in the File System Web site project (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/e5x4xz73.aspx), and App_Code folder is designed for web application project.
Please verify these information.
If this doesn’t help you, please feel free to let me know.
I hope this helps.
Jun 30, 2008 06:11 AM|Silvertype|LINK
I am using Visual Studio 2005 and the project type that I am using is web application. My Visual Studio is utilising the .NET Framework version 2.0.50727 SP1
To verify with the information that you have provided, I have created a web site(File System) and a web application from scratch. What I realised is that the app_code folder is not present in both the projects. With the web site, I can manually add the App_Code
folder by right clicking the solution header and select 'Add ASP.NET Folder'. However, this cannot be done for the web application project.
The .webinfo file is not present in both projects either.
Any idea what went wrong?
Jun 30, 2008 06:28 AM|Thomas Sun – MSFT|LINK
As I mentioned above, the App_Code folder exists for Web site projects in Visual Studio 2005. This folder is not typically included in Web Application Projects. For more information, see
The vwd.webinfo file is a configure file for Web site which stores some settings ( depend on your web site application's settings).
Some of the information that earlier versions of Visual Studio stored in the Web project file is now stored in the Web.config file, the Vwd.webinfo file, or the solution file for the Web project. Refer to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/e5x4xz73.aspx
(Section:File System Web Site Projects )
I hope this helps.
Jun 30, 2008 10:12 AM|Silvertype|LINK
I see. Thanks for the clarifications.