How to: Create New Web Application Projects 

The Web application project type does not replace the Web site project type that was introduced in Visual Studio 2005. Instead, it is an alternative project type that you might use depending on your project requirements and your preferred development workflow.


Visual Web Developer Express Edition does not support Web application projects.

The new Web application project model provides the same Web project semantics as Visual Studio .NET 2003 Web projects. This includes a structure based on project files and a build model based on a single assembly. However, the new project type makes available all the new features of Visual Studio 2005 and of ASP.NET 2.0. For more information, see Web Application Projects Overview.

To create a new Web application project

  1. On the File menu in Visual Studio, click New, and then click Projects.

  2. Under Project types, double-click (or expand) either Visual Basic or Visual C#, and then click Web to display the available Web templates.

  3. In the Templates box, select ASP.NET Web Application.

  4. In the Name box, type the name of the new application.

  5. In the Location box, type the name of the folder in which you want to store the pages of your Web application, and then click OK. Alternatively, you can select the Browse button and navigate to the File System location.Visual Studio creates the Web application project in the specified location.

See Also


Web Page, Project Designer
New Project Dialog Box

Other Resources

Web Application Projects Overview

Community Additions