VS 2003, develop Web Services "offline"  
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SpaceShot





PostPosted: Visual C# IDE, VS 2003, develop Web Services "offline" Top

With Visual Studio 2003 (any language, but we happen to use C#), it seems you can't develop Web applications in the IDE without connecting up to a web server.

In other words, I can't just copy the files to an offline folder (meaning, some folder that isn't part of a web server virtual directory), double click on the .csproj file, and be off and running. No... I must tell it where my web server is. What if I don't have access to one at the moment. Sure, I'll need one to test and debug, but I need one to start writing the code

This doesn't just go for web services, but seemingly any web based project.



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TaylorMichaelL





PostPosted: Visual C# IDE, VS 2003, develop Web Services "offline" Top

Correct. Web-based projects in VS 2003 require a web server. If you're running W2K or better than you can just target the local IIS running on your machine (assuming you installed it). VS2005 does not have this problem as it ships with a development web server that starts up when you first try to debug your project and closes when VS does. It resolves all the issues with web-based development.

Michael Taylor - 12/21/06


 
 
SpaceShot





PostPosted: Visual C# IDE, VS 2003, develop Web Services "offline" Top

Thanks... I also have access to VS 2005 and I've experienced everything you have said. Was just hoping I was missing something and there'd be another answer.