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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
Last month we released RTW version of Web Deployment Projects (WDP) 2008. You can read more about this
This past Friday we released the final RTW (release to web) support for VS 2008 Web Deployment projects
The Microsoft.WebDeployment.targets file does not contain a "GetTargetPath" target. As a result, if a Web Deployment Project is referenced in another project (such as a WiX project), a build attempt will fail with the message, "The target 'GetTargetPath' does not exist in the project."
Based on Microsoft.common.targets, it appears that perhaps the Microsoft.WebDeployment.targets file should include something similar to the following:
<Target Name="GetTargetPath" Outputs="$(Property)"/>
What would an appropriate value be for the output property of that target? $(TargetPath)? $(WDOutDir)? Something else?
I am getting an error when I try to build a web deployment project: "the requested operation cannot be performed on a file with a user-mapped section open" file - aspnet_merge
Is this the place to post questions like this?
Is there a more recent version of this download? I'm getting a 404 error when I try to access the msi. The endpoint URL seems to be http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/5/b/05b4424b-5b9b-4961-8ec6-91e9f1741b2d/WebDeploymentSetup.msi, but that is currently producing a "page not found".
Any help would be appreciated.
Apparently I'm a liar. It appears to be working now.
I have installed RTW version of Visual Studio 2008 Web Deployment Projects (WDP) and created a simple ASP.NET Web Application (C#). After it I added a Web Deployment Project and now every time I open the solution I am asked to convert the deployment project.
This problem is similiar with the on posted earlier by sedovroman.
Is there a solution for this?
Could you drop me an email at Vishal.Joshi@Microsoft.com, I will try to send you an instrumented version of the binary...
Hi, I'm getting the same problem as Jason.. Error 1 The requested operation cannot be performed on a file with a user-mapped section open.
When I'm trying to build a deployment project. Is there a solution?
I have the same issue as sedovroman.
I have C++ projects and a local web site in my solution and I would like to add a web deployment project to my solution.
But everytime I load my solution a conversion wizard appears for the ".wdproj".
Is there any workaround for adding it to the same solution?
Could you send me an email at Vishal.Joshi@Microsoft.com, I will give you an instrumented binary which can perhaps solve your problem...
Vishal R. Joshi
Just 2 days ago I noticed that everytime I open certain solutions, which worked fine in the past, in VS2008 it will ask me to convert it using the VS Conversion Wizard (it thinks its a 2005 soluton?).
Strange thing is that I have had the 2005 & 2008 web deployment project installed (both VS2005 & 2008 installed on my machine) and it woked fine for a few months.
If I oppen the the solution file it says Version 10 it the header so it *is* as VS2008 solution.
So I started elimitating projects from this solution and I found out that the Web Deployment Project is the trigger for this Conversion Wizard to pop up each time. Deleting this project and adding it again did not solve the problem.
Should I uninstall the 2008 WDP and install it again.
The only thing that I can come up with as a cause is that it coincided with the installation of Vista SP1. Coincidence?
Could you send me an email at Vishal.Joshi@Microsoft.com, I will give you an instrumented binary which should temporarily solve your problem...
We will eventually make this publically available but for now I am personally delivering the binary to anyone who faces this problem :-)
I just send you an email this morning (4 hours ago).
Would you be so kind to not mess up my development machine :)
Thanks a lot for the assistance! Tom