Web Settings, Projects, Options Dialog Box
Configures your machine for development of Web applications. You can access this dialog box by choosing Options from the Tools menu, selecting the Projects folder, and selecting the Web Settings property page.
Note You do not need to have a Web project open to configure your Web settings in this dialog box.
This property page contains the following properties:
- Connection Settings
- Configures the browser for your machine.
- Preferred access method
- Indicates how your applications will access files on the server at design time. To access this property programmatically, see AuthoringAccess Property.
- File share
Indicates that you want to directly access your project files on the Web server through a file share; does not require FrontPage Server Extensions to be installed on the server.
When Visual Studio .NET is installed, a VS Developers user group is created and given read/write permission to the inetpub\wwwroot folder. Anyone who wants to create web projects using file share on a machine needs to be added to the VS Developers user group. The VS Developers group is created without any members, so, even if you installed Visual Studio you must manually add yourself to this group.
If you do not want to install Visual Studio on the server, you can just install the server components via Visual Studio setup to create the VS Developers group.
- FrontPage Extensions
Indicates that you want to use the HTTP-based FrontPage Server Extensions to transfer your files to the server as you open and save them. FrontPage Server Extensions must be installed on the server when this option is selected.
- Repair links when Web files are moved or renamed
- When the FrontPage preferred access method is selected, specifies whether FrontPage Server Extensions link repair is enabled. Link repair updates links to pages within the project if they change during project development. To access this property programmatically, see RepairLinks Property.
- Location of Web project cache
- Defines the path to the location of your files while you are developing your project offline. Files will be pushed to the server when you begin to work offline, when you go back online, and when you explicitly synchronize all folders. See the Web Project menu option in the Project menu to take your web application on or offline, as well as to synchronize folders. To access this property programmatically, see WebProjectCacheDirectory Property.