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visual studio 2012 register ascx in web config

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I use visual studio 2012 to build web application project (not website) and  register ascx in web config.
e.g.

<add tagPrefix="Controls" tagName="footer" src="~/controls/Footer.ascx"/>
       
However, the webpage aspx does not recognizes the control. No idea why.
It works fine in visual studio 2010.
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by:Naitik Gamit
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For VS2012, you need to remove the asp tagprefixes, so the section ends up being

in web.config:

<pages validateRequest="false">
  <controls>
    <add tagPrefix="sc" namespace="Sitecore.Web.UI.WebControls" assembly="Sitecore.Kernel" />
    <add tagPrefix="sc" namespace="Sitecore.Web.UI.WebControls" assembly="Sitecore.Analytics" />
  </controls>
</pages>
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I do not know what you mean. so if i have below ascx registration. what do i need to change?

<add tagPrefix="Controls" tagName="footer" src="~/controls/Footer.ascx"/>
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by:Naitik Gamit
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Try Like:

<configuration>

  <system.web>

    <pages>
      <controls>
        <add tagPrefix="sc" src="~/locationofcontrol" tagName="sitecore"/>
      </controls>
    </pages>

  </system.web>

</configuration>

Also Read This:
http://haacked.com/archive/2006/11/14/register_custom_controls_in_web.config.aspx/
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