I was up and running using Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, and had no problems generating a build or published web application. I was upgraded to
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 and now can still do a build successfully, and run a local copy of my application. However, now when I attempt to
publish, the published version does not work and fails I noticed in the published code apsx pages, the <% page directive has been corrupted.
Alll aspx. pages have corrupted page declaration. Inherit parameter has gibberish in it, and the codebehind has disappeared.
Any idea on how to fix this issue? I got a copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 and ran a publish and it was fine. However, do not have a permanent
licensed copy of 2013 but I now have for 2017 but it won't publish.