I need a link to an article that will answer the following bone-headed question in a very dumbed-down-HOWTO kind of way: I need a dumbed down "How to move your Visual Studio 2005 web projects from your test server to your production server" article. This has got to be an article specific to VS 2005 and it's got to be written for a complete moron.
Back in the world of Visual Studio 2002, I would create a web page, edit the code-behind page, and compile it. Then, I would copy the aspx page to the right directory on the production server and copy the DLL to the BIN directory. That was very simple.
The other day, I "upgraded" the test server to VS 2005. Not only did that delete the web site DLLs on my test server, it doesn't create new ones when I compile the project. I've done enough research to understand that VS 2005 doesn't create the DLLs and it *somehow* uses the files in the App_Code directory but for the life of me, I can't figure out how to publish the modified pages to the production server.
The pages work great on my test server but when I copy them to the production server, I get errors like:
"Could not load type Could not load type 'Namespace.PageName'."
The following web page does not answer my question:
The reason it doesn't help is that the Global.asax.cs file doesn't get updated when I update the .aspx/.cs pages and then build the solution.
Thanks for your help. I'm sure I'm just missing one small but key step...