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I'm refreshing a vb.net website in VS2013, and experimenting with converting it to a web application.  I've done all the steps of the conversion except adding namespaces to the code files.  There are maybe 150 to 200 code classes in roughly as many module and codebehind files.  

What are some ways to put all this code into a single namespace?

And will I have to change all the class.method calls to include that namespace? That is:

    dim exeG as new GetVars
    rtn = exeG.GetFirstVar(n)

would have to be

    dim exeG as new MyNameSpace.GetVars
    rtn = exe.GetFirstVar(n)

or if public shared,

    rtn = MyNameSpace.GetVars.GetFirstVar(n)

Because that might be more work than the conversion to web application would be worth, given time and budget constraints.
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Imran Javed Zia earned 2000 total points
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Hi,

I don't remember any automatic way to perform this action. but you can Put the namespace under "Default Namespace" in project properties, and it doesn't need to be in the code files.

but for maintainability and readability I will recommend you to do it in each file.

Thanks
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Thanks for the input.  I think that's on the right track.  However, it still generates a many errors of these types:

'MPMenu' is not declared. It may be inaccessible due to its protection level.      
'MsgBox' is not a member of 'WebApplication1.App_Pages_blah_blah

These errors all seem to appear in the CodeBehind files, not in the class modules.  Also, these errors seem to be limited to some, but not all, ascx user controls + aspx files that have master files.

Any suggestions about those?  If not, I may accept your answer and ask another question.
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by:Imran Javed Zia
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You may have to cross check deginer.cs files.
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Thanks for the suggestion.  Can you elaborate on that?  I've never worked with the designer files before.  

There appear to be only a few code behind files affected, so if can resolve those, I'll be able to test the rest of the functionality for website vs web application.
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