Last post Jan 02, 2009 12:41 PM by CliffTrapeze
Dec 31, 2008 06:26 PM|CliffTrapeze|LINK
Not sure if this is the correct forum to ask this question, but here goes...
I created a project in Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition (VWD) and have been working on it for a few months. I have now purchased and installed Visual Studio 2008 and would like to start working on my project in VS. Somehow, the project in VWD
did not create a project file, I simply open my project in VWD by pointing to the folder the project is located in. It seems that to open a project in VS, you need a project or solution file. I've searched the forums and help, but to no avail.
So, can someone direct me to instructions on how to take a project created with Visual Web Developer '08 into Visual Studio?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Dec 31, 2008 06:38 PM|HeartattacK|LINK
You can go File>>Open>>Web site, select File System and browse to the root (the folder containing the main web.config and the App_Code folder).
Dec 31, 2008 07:17 PM|CliffTrapeze|LINK
Very interesting - I don't have a File > Open > Website option on my copy of VS. Perhaps I didn't select all the correct items during the installation of VS? The two things I choose to not install was C++ and the help system. Is there anything special
I need to install or perhaps another option somewhere in VS?
Dec 31, 2008 07:30 PM|HeartattacK|LINK
It should be there if you have the Visual Web Developer part of Visual Studio installed. To check, start visual studio and go to help>>about. In the listbox, there should be Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 (among other things). If it's not there, you
need to reinstall/reconfigure Visual Studio and remember to keep Visual Web Developer in the installation options.
You could also try shift + alt + O (as in orange and not in zero) and see if the open website dialog opens. If not, you need to reconfigure VS.
Jan 02, 2009 12:41 PM|CliffTrapeze|LINK
Thank you! I simply didn't have Visual Web Developer installed because I thought I already had it installed...