Last post Jun 17, 2009 06:59 PM by AkAlan
Jun 16, 2009 03:01 PM|squarkman|LINK
I've tried everything. Visual Studio, WebMatrix, and other things but there's always a technical issue of a port, or some behind the scenes software that isn't working right. Why can't someone just create an application that you install, it opens up, you
browse and find an aspx file and open it. Boom! Then you see it as if it's on the internet. It seems impossible. Just a viewer. Not 3,000 worth of software that does a million other things that I can't afford.
Is there such a creature and one that will actually work.
Jun 16, 2009 03:23 PM|Curt_C|LINK
they did...its called IIS.
Seriously though, its not a flaw in the system, its a matter of what you are trying to do. It's like asking why you can't smell the food on TV. ASPX pages NEED A SERVER...it's the S in ASPX...without a server/service to process the page you can't truely
see it. Often there is a vast amount of "behind the scenes" process that affects the rendered page.
Jun 16, 2009 03:37 PM|squarkman|LINK
You're missing my point. Every software package I try to use HAS a server built in supposedly.
I have a some aspx files on a server. They work flawlessly on this server hosted by some company. Anyway, I need a software that will assimilate whatever the server is doing. God know what that is. If I try any other software on my computer, and try to
view to design, it just comes up with a bunch of errors. It would take a team of rocket scientists to make a local server do what my online one is doing apparently.
I have a stupid site I have to try to maintain which is done in ASPX. Consequently I am working blind in code mode since there is not wysiwyg editor that will do what the online server can do.
I recall one error that just occurred using Web Matrix attempt. Assume that the file I am trying to work on and view is A.ASPX. There is a config file that it can find when I start the server. But it's right there at the same level of A.ASPX.
And I'm sure if I ever got beyond that, there are hundreds of other issues waiting in the que.
Jun 16, 2009 09:58 PM|tamilcodes|LINK
Sorry pal, for all those tremendous features in the asp.net you NEED some smart machine to run it.
Either use VWD EXPRESS or IIS WITH .NET 3.5
Jun 16, 2009 10:10 PM|squarkman|LINK
Thanks but you lost me after the words "to run it." [:O]
Is VWD Express or IIS with .net 3.5 a computer system, or software, or what exactly.
Are you saying that it can't be done on a standard laptop? How do ASP coders do their jobs. Do they buy actual servers to work on?
Jun 16, 2009 10:14 PM|squarkman|LINK
Apparently the difficult part of ASPX is not using it but getting it to work on a computer without hiring a company of consultants to set it up for you.
How much would you estimate the value of that service to be...ballpark?
Jun 17, 2009 06:17 AM|tamilcodes|LINK
you can run or code the asp.net in standard laptop or even in a cheap $300 system. just by installing VWD EXPRESS OR IIS WITH 3.5, ( OFCOURSE over a windows)...You can develop the site using this basic setup.
To host the asp.net you can buy any hosting provider as cheap as 1.99$ per month...
Tell me what you have, I will tell you How to run asp.net in it.
I use the free VWD XPRESS on windows XP to code ASP.NET, it comes with free sqlexpress.
Jun 17, 2009 08:21 AM|squarkman|LINK
Thanks. Actually I installed VWD Xpress and initially it errored out, then someone suggested opening the folder as a site, not just file by file, and it did some converion and worked...kind of. It looked 80 percent like the site online. A good start. Here's
the dialog text I got...
The Web site 'C:\...\MySite\' is configured to run on the .NET Frameworko version
2.0. Do you want to upgrade the Web site to use the .NET Framework version 3.5?
(You can change the target version later by usin the Project Properties dialog box.)
Could you please explain in detail what this is saying and if converting will cause issues if I edit the files on my computer and put back on the hosts servers to be accessed on the net.
Jun 17, 2009 09:43 AM|tamilcodes|LINK
There are whole lots of bunch you should know( am still in learning).. time will teach you perfectly.
Click NO, so that the files (or the site) you are trying to open will stay intact for .net 2.0 framework..And you can run it through vwd.
Jun 17, 2009 10:05 AM|squarkman|LINK
I already clicked yes. Are these files no longer compatible with the server files?
Jun 17, 2009 11:56 AM|tamilcodes|LINK
That is fine, But you should know how to modify the codes when necessary, if it asks.
Jun 17, 2009 06:59 PM|AkAlan|LINK
I can certainly understand your frustration, if you ever find something better than VS 2008 I would like to see it. If you want to know which version of asp.net your application on IIS is running you need to go to the IIS and look at the properties of the
application. Under the tab ASP.NET there is a version number and to run an application that was developed using asp.net 3.5 the server version needs to be 2.0.50727. I thought I was screwed when I first saw the version number thinking it was equivilant to
the version on my development machine but it's not. You would think they would keep things simple. Not sure if this helps but I think it is what you are asking about. Good Luck.