Last post Mar 04, 2016 06:44 PM by StrangerMike
Mar 03, 2016 08:44 PM|StrangerMike|LINK
I created my first web application in VS 2012. It is one that existed in VS 2008 and I converted it to VS 2012
(via Create new Project??).
When I start VS 2012, I have the options of Opening a Project or Creating a Project. In VS 2008 I had the options of Open/Create a Project or Open/Create a Web Site, to which I would choose Create new Web Site.
In Vs 2012 I did not see the two options of: Project or Web site only Project. So I assumed (probably first mistake) VS2012 was calling all programs Projects.
So I created a new Project and build all of my pages, I tested them locally and everything seems to work.
Now I am ready to copy the programs out to our production server.
I don't see a Copy Web Site button above the solution Explorer. So now I am thinking I have created the wrong type of web site/Project?
IF I click the 'File' menu I see the options to Create a New Web Site? But that option was not there at the start of the main VS 2012 form.
So either I should have created a new web site from the beginning (which I did not see an option for), or is the Copy Web Site button located somewhere else?
I found this on copying a web site:
On the Website menu, click Copy
The Copy Web window is displayed with files from the currently open Web site in the Source
Web site lis
But I don' have a Website menu button?
What is going on? Thanks!
Mar 04, 2016 06:43 AM|Candice Zhou|LINK
The Website Copy tool was removed from the Solution Explorer tool window, but it still exists under the Website nav menu in Visual Studio 2012.
Mar 04, 2016 02:59 PM|StrangerMike|LINK
That is where some of my confusion is: Here are my menu items:
File - Edit - View - Project - Build - Debug - Team - SQL - Tools - Test - Analyze - Window - Help
I don't see anything relating to WebSite?
Mar 04, 2016 06:44 PM|StrangerMike|LINK
I think what I suspected was correct:
When creating a website, you need to go into File and create new website. I used the main page, where it said to open or create a project.
In 2008, you were given the option of opening or creating a website on the main page, not sure why it was removed.