What is applicationhost.config in VS 2017

I'm one of 3 developers on this new team and we're using VS 2017.

1. When I started working here last week, I got the code from TFS and created a workspace and put the code in c:\projects\whatever

2. I wanted to check in code today and saw applicationweb.config was part of the files to be checked in. I excluded it and didn't check it in.

3. I compared applicationweb.config to the previous version in TFS and the physical path to the project is different than my c:\projects. The previous developer had C:\Dev

4. My question is: should we all checkout the code to the same physical folder on our machines? Looks like the previous developer had made other config changes to this file as well.

First time I've seen this file is used.
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Chinmay PatelChief Technical NinjaCommented:
Hi Camillia,

applicationhost.config is not exactly a Visual Studio file but it controls the configuration for IISExpress - It is a built-in Web server when you do not want to use full fledged IIS7.

And no it is not required for all the developers to check out at the same folder structure. Just maintain whatever is there below your solution folder and you are good to go.

I think you 3 as a team should decide what configuration you will use w.r.t. IISExpress and then stick to it, so one person changes it and everyone else will use it - and ideally once it is set, do not change it OR everyone use their own configuration files and never checks in / check out applicationhost.config.


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CamilliaAuthor Commented:
Thanks, let me read and understand this.
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