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App_Code directory

In asp.net, in the App_Code directory, is there a way to separate the classes from the datasets?

Can I put in sub directories?

And if I do, how does the application know which directory to find it in?
thanks.
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Starr Duskk
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samtran0331Commented:
Yes, you should be able to create a "Datasets" subdirectory under the App_Code folder.

>>And if I do, how does the application know which directory to find it in?

In general, code files in App_Data is either going to be pre-compiled by you or compiled at runtime by .Net.
I'm not quite sure if this holds true for all *.xsd files (regardless of their location), but I was able to create a Datasets folder under the App_Code folder, put a dataset.xsd file into it, and on a page in the root call it and bind it to a grid.
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Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAuthor Commented:
What about a class sub directory? or sub directories based on class functionality?

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samtran0331Commented:
Just tested by creating this folder structure:
App_Data
--Datasets
----Northwind.xsd
--MathClasses
----cMath.vb
--StringClasses
----cString.vb

And from a page in the root, I could call the Northwind dataset, and functions in both classes.

I can't find any "proof positive, here it is in black and white" documentation, but it's my understanding that the folder structure under App_Data isn't going to really matter until you start testing it against different compilation methods.
The only time the App_Data folder structure matters is when you have both C# classes and VB classes, then the class files have to be in different subfolders and you have to add to the web.config so that the runtime knows to compile one folder into VB and the other into C#
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Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAuthor Commented:
great! thanks!
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samtran0331Commented:
I'm going to need to test this further.
My posts above are using a "Web Application Project" and everything is accessible and works.

I created a "Web Site" project and it isn't holding true (I'm thinking I need to pre-compile for it to work)...are you using "Web Application" or "Web Site"?
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Starr DuskkASP.NET VB.NET DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I created it with New Website and I open it with Open Website, but how would I know otherwise?

It works fine for me.
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