I am given a VB.NET web application project that I need to compile. I found that the \Bin folder does not have the dll of the project. (The project solution file name is testproject.sln and \bin directory does not have textproject.dll). The strange things about it is it is currently running on IIS on Live server and being used since few years by users. I am not sure how the project could run without the dlls.
Now I need to make few changes to that application. There isn't any development version of that project. So I copied the project folder from the location of HomeDirectory in the IIS and put in on my development machine.
I had to install Visual Studio 2003 to open it. I then tried to compile it and it doesn't. It throws maximum number of errors. the errors are very strange and nothing makes sense. I have attached few errors.
- Can a web application run on IIS without the dlls?
- Do the attached errors tell you anything? Why would these errors come up on a currently running web application?
- Can you provide suggestions how I can successfully compile this project?
Thanks in advance.