Last post Aug 25, 2006 11:43 AM by Super_Julius
May 04, 2006 11:26 AM|Mellbourn|LINK
Web Deployment Projects seem like a great idea.
However, I don't understand how I am supposed to quickly publish the result of a WDP on a remote web server.
The only alternatives I can think of is xcopy deployment and MSI-installation (with a Web Setup Project). Xcopy deployment is more cumbersome than the old "Publish Web Site" and MSI-installation is a
lot more cumbersome. Am I missing some other option?
The old "Publish Web Site" alternative is much more primitive than WDP except for this feature. When using "Publish Web Site" you can naturally choose to publish to another IIS. However entering a URL as the "Output Folder" of a WDP is illegal.
May 08, 2006 06:51 PM|BradleyB|LINK
When it's time to publish a precompile site like those created with Web Deployment Projects you can simply open the precompile folder as a Web Site in VS05 and use the Copy Web feature to move the files to a remote server.
Hope this helps,
Aug 25, 2006 11:43 AM|Super_Julius|LINK
I am currently migrating my projects to VS 2005 and just got into the WDP. I have successfully created my WDP project, which compiles correctly.
I got my web site compiled as expected on my local machine. But it is still unclear to me what I should do to get the files and the bin folder uploaded to my test server.
Should I copy manually the files over (using file share, ftp, whatever..)? Isn't a command in VS that allows me to do so?
Thanks in advance for helping me