Publishing Site from Visual Studio 2008

Topics: Controls
Apr 23, 2010 at 2:33 AM

When I publish the web site project as a pre-compiled site and move it to the produciton area I encounter a few problems.  One of them is that the widget selector is empty because the selector is looking for widget.ascx in this code from WidgetZone.cs 

foreach (DirectoryInfo dir in di.GetDirectories())
{
	if (File.Exists(Path.Combine(dir.FullName, "widget.ascx")))
		writer.Write("<option value=\"" + dir.Name + "\">" + dir.Name + "</option>");
}

In the published version of the site the ascx files are missing, so I just copied up the uncompiled version of the widgets sub directory. Should I not be publishing the site from Visual Studio? Would it be better to just copy the project folders directly to the production machine?

Thanks,

Mark

Coordinator
Apr 23, 2010 at 5:47 AM

Yes, just copying the files 'as-is' is what most people do and how BE is developed and tested.

Some people have been able to precompile, but others have ran into problems.