Configuring - Web Settings
Categories: Ports, Domains, Virtual Dirs
Tags: Architects, Developers, XML, 1. Beginner, 2. Intermediate, 3. Advanced, Pre v6.3, v6.3, v6.4 and Later
This article is a part of articles on Configuring Visual WebGui application.
These settings do not affect your Visual WebGui applications directly, but need to be set in order to run it within Visual Studio. Startup form (Start Action)
What MainForm (application) will be started when your application is run within Visual Studio.
Choosing server (VS development or IIS)
- Example: Specific Page = Form2.wgx
What server will be used to run (host) your application when it's run within Visual Studio.
If you choose Use Visual Studio Development Server, this means that you will use an internal development server within Visual Studio to run your application. That means that you don't need to be running IIS on your local machine to test your application. This is most commonly used with Auto-assign Port.
If you choose Use Local IIS Web server, this means that you will use an IIS server allready running on your workstation to run your application. There are some requirements for IIS components that need to be installed, like IIS 6 Metabase and IIS 6 Configuration Compatibility, and if they are not installed, you will be warned. Selecting this option will change your IIS configuration on your local IIS server, so you will need administator privileges. On Vista this means that you will have to run Visual Studio with admin privileges. Finally, a virtual directory will need to be created on your IIS server, and that virtual directory will have it's physical path or root path set to the root of your application folder, so no deployment will be done, just a creation of virtual directory.
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