File System Tab, Choose Location/Open Web Site Dialog Box
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File System Tab, Choose Location/Open Web Site Dialog Box 

This dialog box allows you to create a new Web site, or open an existing one, on the local computer, whether Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is installed or not. The Web site is stored on the file system and can be tested using the ASP.NET Development Server. The dialog box is titled differently depending on whether you are creating or opening a Web site:

  • If you are creating a new remote Web site, the dialog box is titled Choose Location.

  • If you are opening an existing Web site, the dialog box is titled Open Web Site.

To access this dialog box when opening a Web site
  1. In Microsoft Visual Web Developer, click File, and then click Open Web Site.

    The Open Web Site dialog box appears.

  2. Click the File System tab.

To access this dialog box when creating a Web site
  1. In Visual Web Developer, click File, and then click New Web Site.

    The New Web Site dialog box appears.

  2. Click Browse, and then click the File System tab.

For more information about file system Web sites, see File System Web Sites.

Tasks

UI Elements

Select the folder you want to open

Using the tree view, navigate to the location where you want to open or create the Web site. You can create a new folder using the Create New Folder button. This button is in the upper-right corner and displays a ToolTip when the mouse pointer is placed over it.

Folder

Alternatively, you can type the path where you want to create or open the Web site. Typing a path into the Folder box is equivalent to typing the location into the New Web Site or Open Web Site dialog box.

When you select a folder in the tree view, the folder's path is entered in the Folder text box.

Open

In the Open Web Site dialog box, clicking Open opens the Web site.

In the Choose Location dialog box, clicking Open sends the folder path you have specified to the New Web Site Dialog Box.

Create New Folder button

This button looks like a file folder and is not labeled unless you pass the mouse pointer over the button. This button creates a new folder at the location highlighted in the directory structure in the Select the folder you want to open window.

Delete button

This button is not labeled unless you pass the mouse pointer over the button. This button deletes the folder at the location highlighted in the directory structure in the Select the folder you want to open window.

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