virtual directories in visual studio and IIS7
Posted on 2011-03-01
I've been using ASP classic for years and have also dabbled with ASP.net, on and off. However I'm really not brilliant at it and need a bit of help.
I have a server, running IIS7 and it has a website on there which has a load of virtual directories - the site seems to run fine and the virtual directories seem to do their job. It's a development server - so stuff I do on there hasn't gone live. My local computer has Visual Studio 2010 Professional. I make edits to the development site using Visual Studio and I open the site using the File System method, (as opposed to Local IIS / FTP / Remote Site etc.)
The problem I'm having is that I can't see any of the virtual directories when I'm using Visual Studio from within the Solution Explorer. Is it possible to? I hope I'm missing something obvious, but it's a bit of a pain because it means that when I look at the site in "Design" view in VS I don't get any of the images appearing, and I get a ton of errors because VS can't see the real site structure, even though when I look at the site with a browser it all works.
First of all, does anyone have a clue what I'm talking about (if not I shall explain further) and more importantly, can someone point me towards what's going wrong with my set-up / or with the way I'm connecting / something!