Converting a Web Application Project to a Web Site Project

I converted a VS 2003 web application to VS 2005 using the Web Application Project model.  Is it possible to convert this to a Web Site Project once it is upgraded to VS 2005?
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We don't have any automated tools to convert from VS2005 WAP to Websites.  If you really prefer to use the website model, I would recommend converting directly from VS2003 to Websites.  To do that you can open the VS2003 app using the "Open Website" command.

Omar Khan
Visual Web Developer Team
7/19/2006 6:18:17 AM

I thought you were going to say that.  I have spent quite a bit of time getting rid of most of the warnings and compiler errors that popped up after I converted the web application to VS 2005.  I don't really want to go through that process again.  I chose the Web Application Project model because the articles I read said it was much easier.  Is there any disadvantage to using the Web Application Project model as apposed to the Web Site Project model?

When I create a new website how do I chose which model I want to use?


7/19/2006 3:06:41 PM

There is a whitepaper describing pros/cons of both models:

If you are converting a VS2003 app, generally I recommend the Web Application model as it makes the conversion friction free.

If you are starting a new app, you can choose "New Website" for the website model, and "New Project" for the web application model.

Hope this helps.


Omar Khan
Visual Web Developer Team
7/25/2006 8:10:43 AM

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