Intergrate visual into Dreamweaver MX2004

Posted on 2005-04-28
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
Does anyone know how to intergrate Visual 2003 into Dreamweaver MX 2004.
I want to use Dreamweaver for the layout and styles etc and Visual studio for the server side code.

Question by:BeginningWebDesign
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    Hi BeginningWebDesign,

    The only way to do this would be to design the site in Dreamweaver and then copy the HTML etc over to Visiual studio

    i have seen some posts about this before on Macromedias Form

    Jay EIre
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    Good luck with this. It's tough to do. For some reason, VS.Net won't open Dreamweaver files in design mode, only in code mode. If you like to use the design mode, it's almost impossible.

    I've had a little bit of luck by designing it in Dreamweaver then taking only the code between the body tags. Of course, that means you can only use simple HTML stuff. Then create a project in VS.Net and let it create all the background stuff. Then, choose the html view and paste the stuff from Dreamweaver in place of the code between the body tags.

    You might also try using Webmatrix. I've actually had better luck working between Dreamweaver and Webmatrix. You can get it here:

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the replies, the way I have to do it is:
    1) Create the page design in Dreamweaver and add the labels and placeholders images etc.
    2) Open Visual Studio and select Project  -> Add exisiting item -> Browse to the file in Dreamweaver and select it.
    3) Visual Studio then adds the code behind page  and I then add the code.

    Visual Studio seems to be a good tool for writing the code, but Dreamweaver beats it when it comes to the ease of designing the page layout.


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    Forgot to mention, I've split the points for the links

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