Displays project templates that contain the initial files and folders for the Web site. You can select from the following groups of templates:
Installed templates Web site templates that are installed by default with Visual Web Developer. For more details, see "Default Template Types" later in this topic.
Online Templates Templates that are available online.
.NET Framework Version Target
Specifies the version of the .NET Framework that the Web site will run under.
Specifies the order in which templates will be displayed.
Enables you to search a list of templates for a specific string.
Specifies the Web site type that you want to create or open. The location type you select determines the format of the location in the location box. Location types include the following:
File System A Web application in a folder on the local or a remote computer (using a UNC). The files are not associated with an Internet Information Services (IIS) application unless you create an IIS virtual directory to point to them. For details, see How to: Create File System Web Site Projects.
FTP A Web site that you can connect to using FTP. You must have credentials to attach to the FTP server and permissions to read and write to the FTP location.
Specifies the location where you want to create or open the application. Choose an existing location from the list, or use the Browse button. The format of the location depends on what type of Web sites that you are creating, as shown in the following table.
The location box has no label.
Format of location
To provide logon credentials, click Browse and then click the FTP Site tab.
Displays the Choose Location Dialog Box dialog box, where you can select a Web site type and find the folder or server where you want to create the site. You can also specify FTP logon credentials.
Visual Web Developer includes several templates for new Web sites, as listed in the following table.
ASP.NET Web Site
Creates a new Web site that includes the following:
Folders to contain membership pages, client script files, and cascading style sheet files.
A data folder, which is granted permissions that enable ASP.NET to read and write to it at run time.
A master page file.
Web pages named Default.aspx and About.aspx.
A global application class (Global.asax) file.
A Web.config file.
If you are creating a local IIS Web site or a remote IIS site, Visual Studio creates the IIS Web application.
ASP.NET Empty Web Site
Creates a new Web site that includes a Web.config file but no other files.
ASP.NET Dynamic Data Entities Web Site
Creates a Dynamic Data Web site for use with the ADO.NET Entity Framework. This Web site can target any relational database. For more information about Dynamic Data, see ASP.NET Dynamic Data Content Map.
ASP.NET Dynamic Data Linq to SQL Web Site
Creates a Dynamic Data Web site for use with LINQ to SQL. This Web site can target any relational database. For more information about Dynamic Data, see ASP.NET Dynamic Data Content Map.
Creates a Web site for WCF services that includes the following:
A default WCF service named Service/svc, which refers to a code file that contains a sample service method.
A code folder where you can keep the source code for WCF services and for components that are called by WCF services.
A data folder to contain a database or other data. The data folder is granted permissions that enable ASP.NET to read and write to it at run time.
ASP.NET Reports Web Site
Creates a new Web site that enables you to produce and display reports by using SQL Server Reporting Services. For information about SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server Reporting Services, see the SQL Server 2008 Books Online Web site.
This template is not available in Visual Web Developer Express.