We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Cannot debug ASP.net using VWD 2008 Express Edition

ChetOS82
ChetOS82 asked
on
1,687 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-27
When I run the website in the debugger, I get the following error:

"Unable to attach to application 'WebDev.WebServer.EXE' (PID: 3712) using 'MACHINE'.  Unmanaged debugging is not available."

I was running Visual Web Developer 'Orcas' Express Edition.  I installed Visual Studio 2008 Beta without uninstalling anything first (stupid, I know).  Everything still worked perfect after that.  I saw that there was a new 2008 Beta 1 express edition, so I installed that.  It would not debug.  I then uninstalled it, uninstalled the Orcas edition, and reinstalled 2008 Beta 1.

I have not (nor do I really want to) uninstalled VS 2008.

I probably just changed a setting in VS 2008 (which had more options) and that setting came across to the express edition, and it doesn't support it.  I have had something like this happen before and I just needed to load VS and change it, then reload the Express Edition.

I don't want to use VS to build websites because the windows and layouts I used in AppDev are not conducive to WebDev.
Comment
Watch Question
Commented:
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 1 Comment.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE