copy visual basic project

Posted on 2012-09-03
Last Modified: 2012-09-23
I am trying to copy a project from one computer to another, but the form isn't showing up. If I hit start debugging it will show the form, but I can't find the form to work on it.
Question by:TomBalla
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    by:käµfm³d 👽
    How did you copy the project? Which folder/files did you copy?
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    by:Randy Downs
    Maybe this will help

    Copy the Project.
    To do this, follow these steps:

        On the Visual Studio .NET menu of WebApplication1, click Project, and then click Copy Project.
        In the Destination project folder text box, type http://servername/WebApplication1, where servername is the name of your server. WebApplication1 is the virtual directory and is also the name of the folder that you created in step 2 of the "Create Project Folders on the Target Computer" section of this article.
        In Web access method, click the File Share option. In the Path text box, type F:\WebApplication1.

    Open the project on the target computer
    To open the project on the target computer after you successfully copy the project from the source computer, follow these steps:

        In Visual Studio .NET, on the File menu, point to Open, and then click Project From Web.
        Type the address of your virtual server and the project file name (for example, type http://localhost/WebApplication1), and then click Open.
        Move to the C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\WebApplication1 folder, select the .csproj file, and then click Open.
        On the Build menu, click Build Solution.

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    I did a zip file of the entire project folder and put it in the visual studio 2010 folder on the new computer.
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    >but the form isn't showing up.

    In design mode? Or in solution explorer? Can you show a screenshot?
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    Try to create a new project and use "Add existing item" feature to add all the forms, modules, classes and any other resources that you copied.

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