Difference Between Web Application Projects and Web Deployment Projects

....what's the difference? Web App Projects sounds like everythng I want, but what does it do that Web Deployment doesn't?
12/30/2005 4:57:51 PM
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First of all, here are two highly recommended blog posts that you may want to read about Web Application Projects and Web Deployment Projects. 



In a nutshell, a web deployment project is associated with a web site project and is a step that you may want to take before your deploy your application.  You can do post processing on your web - for example you can merge the precompiled assemblies, apply config transformations, etc. as part of this step.

A web appication project is more or less like a VS 2003 web project and the development model in Visual Studio is very similar to 2003 as well. 

If you liked the VS 2003 model, then this is something for you to look at.  Note however that this is an early preview of the add-in and has limitations currently. If you like the VS 2005 web site and dynamic compliation model, then a web site + web deployment project is the way to go.

Hope this helps.

-- Bash

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
12/30/2005 10:36:10 PM
Awesome. Thanks, Bash.
1/9/2006 8:07:26 PM

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