We need your help testing the new and improved upgrade experience with Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0
Are you interested in upgrading your web application from ASP.NET 1.x to 2.0? Well then you have come to the right place, because I have a brand new prototype of our latest and greatest upgrade wizard that we want to test to see how it converts your existing Web projects.
So go on ahead and grab Visual Studio 2005 BETA 2 (Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition works too! but nothing newer, none of the CTP's, 50215.45 only)
This prototype includes fixes to:
1. Handle code-behind to code-behind assembly references 2. Allow stand-alone class files to access web forms and user controls 3. Handle extra classes, structs, etc., found in code-behind files
Download the new binaries here (http://www.virtualgoldfarb.com/samples/NewMigration2.zip)
It contains two Beta 2-compatible libraries which you can replace in your Beta 2 installation of Visual Studio 2005/VWD Express. Please follow the steps found in the README file in the zip file to install the updated upgrade wizard. A white paper outlining common upgrade issues can be found here with even more information at the upgrade center on MSDN
Visual Studio 2005 will automatically convert your ASP.NET 1.x web application when it is opened in the IDE. Our goal is to minimize the amount of coding you need to do manually after running the migration wizard and we need your help!
To measure how successful the migration wizard performs, we ask you to send in a simple 3 question survey (see below), along with your conversion report and any reported error and warnings to firstname.lastname@example.org
Survey:1. Did your web application BUILD after the migration wizard was done?2. Did your web application run after the migration wizard was done?3. If not, then how long did it take to fix the build and/or run-time issues? a. less than an hour b. 1-4 hours c. 4-8 hours d. more than 8 hours e. Unable to finish migration yet
Remember, please send your survey to email@example.com and attach your conversion report (found in your web application folder) along with any errors and/or warnings shown in Visual Studio 2005 when you build or run your project.
Thank you for helping us, we are looking forward to your feedback.