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In December 2007, we had released Community Technology Preview (CTP) version of VS 2008 Web Deployment Projects... Thanks a ton to all of you in the community for being so active in adopting and trying the CTP versions of WDP... Since the December CTP we have been monitoring the blogs, MS Connect feedback system as well WDP forums to collect your feedback and then have been working over last month or so to incorporate it within the product...
Today is a big day for the WDP team as we are finally able to provide you all with the final "Release To Web" version of Visual Studio 2008 Web Deployment Projects... We are very excited to have you all try this RTW version so without any further delay let us get into the details of how to get started:
Features and Functionality:
You can download this RTW version from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0AA30AE8-C73B-4BDD-BB1B-FE697256C459&displaylang=en
ASP.NET Merge Utility:
There was community feedback about trying to get aspnet_merge.exe independent of Web Deployment Projects for use within Visual Studio Express editions... Good news is that ASP.NET Merge Utility is now available as a part of Microsoft® Windows® Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows Server® 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 which can be downloaded from:
Improvements in WDP RTW version:
We believe that we have addressed various issues related to config replacements, additional Dlls appearing in the output, After build tasks, Temp build Dir and several others...
We hope that Visual Studio 2008 Web Deployment Projects RTW version will make your deployment easy and better... We will love to hear from you so please let us know your feedback... Happy Deploying!!
On behalf of WDP Team
Vishal R. Joshi | Program Manager | Visual Web Developer Team
To echo other comments, it is quite painful to download the 1.2gb SDK just for aspnet_merge. Never the less, I did that after installing WDP. Now, when I try to build a website with WDP taking all the defaults, I get this error: Error 1 "aspnet_merge.exe" exited with code -532459699. I tried to google the error code, but turned up nothing. Any ideas?
Liberado Suporte a Projetos de Web Deployment para o VS 2008
Thanks for the repro steps, but I wasn't able to see your problem. Is the Conversion Wizard appearing for the WDP project or one of the other projects in the solution? All the projects you have were created using VS 2008 RTM correct?
Yes, the Conversion Wizard appearing for the WDP project and all the projects and the solution is made by VS 2008.
May be it would be useful if I send you my test solution for repro?
Or may be there is another way to discuss our problem (not in comments of this post)?
May contact e-mail is sedovroman<at>mail<dot>ru
I just sent you an email... Let us try to get to the bottom of this...
[UPDATE 2/3/08] The final version is now available . I know a lot of folks have used web deployment projects
...is available for download here
The new Web Deployment Project that was released as a power tool for VS 2005 did not work with VS 2008
Πρίν από μερικές μέρες ανακοινώθηκε η RTW έκδοση του Visual Studio 2008 Web Deployment Projects (WDP).
【原文地址】 VS 2008 Web Deployment Project Support Released 【原文发表日期】 Monday, January 28, 2008 10:02 PM 上个星期五
I use Web Application Projects because of problems associated with inheritance and control or page referencing. However, I really like to have my markup pages (ASPX, ASCX, Master) complied to test for errors.
Can I get the Web Deployment Project to compile markup pages if I use Web Application Projects?
You said >>>>>>>Can I get the Web Deployment Project to compile markup pages if I use Web Application Projects?
Yes indeed you can do so... On the 'Compilation' page of WDP just uncheck te box "Allow this precompiled site to be updatable" and then you can choose the options from the 'Output Assemblies' page...
Last month we released RTW version of Web Deployment Projects (WDP) 2008. You can read more about this