Web Site Projects Versus Web Application Projects
Visual Studio 2005 provides two project models :
■ Web Application project
■ Web Site project
How to create Web Site Project ?
To create New Web Site project :
Open Visual Studio
Click on File -> New -> Web Site
New Web Site Dialog box opens. Specify the location
Click on “OK” button . Web Site project is created and Solution Explorer is displayed
Right Click on Web Site Project and Click on Properties. Property Page is displayed
Differences between Web Site Projects and Web Application Projects
Few differences between the two project models are listed below :
■ Web Application projects have a project file where as Web Site projects do not.
■ Web Application projects compile into one DLL; to run and debug pages, the entire project must be compiled every time. Web Site projects compile dynamically at the page level; each page can be compiled and debugged independently.
■ Web Application projects are deployed “all at once,” as a single DLL, along with necessary static content files. Web Site projects are deployed as a set of files, each of which can be updated independently.
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