merging web application project with website project


 I have a web site project hosted on the main domain, say, and a small web application project hosted on a subdomain, say

I now need to scrap that structure and put the wap as a subfolder of the web site project.  Say:

My problem is that I cannot get the wap web forms to compile in the new structure.  They seem to 'know' that they have been part of a wap and won't play ball with the website project compilation.

 What do I have to do??

Thanks any help (tah)


Andrew Wrigley
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Hi Andrew,

It seems this post has the same discussion on

If you want to convert ASP.NET web application to ASP.NET website, please refer to that one.

From your description, I understand that you want to convert ASP.NET web application to ASP.NET website, right?

If so, as far as I know, there is not build-in function to implement this. But we can do it manually.

We can create a blank ASP.NET website project and use "Add Existing Item..." to only add .aspx and .aspx.cs for C# project (exclude .aspx.designer.cs files). After this, we also need to modify "CodeBehind" to "CodeFile" in Page Directive. The following is add reference if it has and build website to fix error.


I look forward to receiving your test results.

Thomas Sun
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4/6/2009 3:06:45 AM

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