Friday 14 December 2012

ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 (Release Candidate)


Scott Hanselman announced ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 (Release Candidate) today and it’s great for the first time it’s easy to deploy a DD Web Application Project (WAP) site precompiled and un-editable it’s just a check box now.

So install the new tools (get them from here Download Page and Release notes)

Note: If you already have publish settings then VS2012 will import them but they need to be in the root of your site.

New Publish Wizard

Figure 1 - New Publish Wizard

Navigate to the Settings Tab and check the “Precompile during publishing” checkbox and then click “Configure”

Disabled Editable markup.

Figure 2 - Disabled Editable markup.

un-check the “Allow precompiled site to be updatable” checkbox and your pages will no look like this Figure 3 if someone tries to edit them Smile

Precompiled aspx page no uneditable

Figure 3 - Precompiled aspx page no un-editable

And finally in VS2012 you can set the build configuration in each Publish profile, this works without having to change the build configuration in you project.

Warning: This sadly does not work for Dynamic Data yet it testes OK you already deployed to a site as it uses the place holders, I’m looking into it hopefully there will be a simple fix.

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