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How can change a Web Site Project back to a Web Application Project?

Posted on 2008-06-11
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I had a VS 2003 web application project solution that was converted to VS 2005 web Application.

After the conversion the application works without any issues locally (the machine on which the conversion was carried out).

All Changes were subsequently checked into visual SourceSafe.

When other developers got the upgraded project from source control.
The web application was working correctly.

Recently one of the Developers got the latest version of the whole solution.

After this the Web Application is now being recognised as Web Site Project and all source Safe links are broken.

Rebinding the SourceSafe does not seem to be resolving the problem completly, although this partly fixes the binding issues.
The project includes all the historic files from sourcesafe  that are no longer part of the solution and leaves the solution appearing as web site project.

Is it possible to change the  project back to being a web application?
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Question by:MichealMcLoughlin
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by:Tristan Shortland
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In Visual Studio 2005, if you right-click at project level you should see a 'Convert to Web Application' button, just below 'Publish'.
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by:Éric Moreau
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is this developer has SP1 or the add-in to support web applications (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/asp.net/aa336618.aspx) ?
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by:MichealMcLoughlin
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Apologies emoreau.... the SP1 has been installed...

TShortland - Afraid that the "Convert to Web Application" won't change anything for me, thanks all the same.
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by:MichealMcLoughlin
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I have found the problem.

Sourcesafe contained a webinfo project
       projectname.csproj.webinfo

This is a visual studio 2003 file.
It was removed from my machine when we upgraded to 2005 but not from source control

But when other users get the code from source control this file is retrieved and the project begins to show many problems.

I have removed this file from source control and other developer machine and it has resolved the issue..

Thank you very VERY much for you time and effort guys.
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****Sorry Typo

I have found the problem.

Sourcesafe contained a webinfo FILE
       projectname.csproj.webinfo

This is a visual studio 2003 file.
It was removed from my machine when we upgraded to 2005 but not from source control

But when other users get the code from source control this file is retrieved and the project begins to show many problems.

I have removed this file from source control and other developer machine and it has resolved the issue..

Thank you very VERY much for you time and effort guys.
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