ASP.NET Site Management Tools

Posted Monday, April 25, 2005 8:24 AM by C-Dog's .NET Tip of the Day
Some of you already know about the new tools for managing ASP.NET applications, but I wanted to cover them a little more today.  In IIS, a new ASP.NET tab is available when you look at the properties of a particular web site.  This tab lets you specify which version of the framework the site will use.  The Edit Configuration Button will allow you to change anything that goes in the web.config from an easy to use form.  You can change things like Connection Strings, Application Settings, Session State providers and more.
Another tool that was added was the ASP.NET Web Site Administration tools.  This tool can be accessed via the browser and allows you to configure some of the same settings as above.  The easiest way to get to this page is to click Web Site Administration in the Web Site menu of Visual Studio 2005.  It can also be accessed by going to the asp.netwebadminfiles virtual directory of your web site.

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