Debugging ascx pages

HI,

I am working with the dnn gallery which consists of a number of ascx pages and vb code behind pages.  I want to debug the gallery as a standalone application without first uploading to dotnetnuke as doing this removes the code behind files.  How would I do this?  Would I set up a button in an aspx page and call the gallery methods in the button click event?  Not quite sure how to do this.  

Hope someone can help.

Thanks
mitesh114Asked:
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REA_ANDREWCommented:
Yes I would make a test aspx page on your local machine and implement your custom control on that, in order to test.

Andrew
mitesh114Author Commented:
so do I just add an aspx page to the solution?
REA_ANDREWCommented:
yes

Add the aspx page.

you need the line right at the top of the page to register your custom tag and implement it. like so:

<%@ Register TagPrefix="ARDesigns" TagName="ICaptcha" Src="CAPTCHA.ascx" %>

then use your tag, here is an example of a web control I made:

<ARDesigns:ICaptcha ID="Secure1" runat="server" />
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whityumCommented:
or you could load it in the backend and put a placeholder on the page

Control ct = LoadControl("Modules/ModuleAdmin/ModuleAdmin.ascx");
placeholderID.Controls.Add(ct);

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REA_ANDREWCommented:
whityum,  nice

I will now use that myself in some projects, very useful indeed

Andrew :-)
mitesh114Author Commented:
What do you mean load it in the backend?
REA_ANDREWCommented:
whityum  means, you add a place holder to your page and simply create a control using the LoadControl method which you supply your address to your web control.  This is rendered as a control and added to your place holder. I assume avoiding the need to register the custom tag.  Very handy indeed.

Again good code whityum
whityumCommented:
the "code behind" page is what I meant, or on a server side script tag.
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