Why can't I run Visual Studio on Port 80?
Posted on 2009-05-05
I have a solution that contains an ASP.NET website and several silverlight projects. In order to allow these projects to work well together on deployment, I am trying to run Visual Studio on Port 80. I had set my website to use a static port (80) and updated about half of the service references in the silverlight projects when Visual Studio froze. Now I cannot run my website on Port 80 or import any service references unless I change the website to a dynamic port. I get the error "Port 80 in use". If I change to a different static port I get the same error for that port number. I know these things are difficult to troubleshoot, but any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Note: I am not running IIS on my machine. I have restarted VS and my machine several times.