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Faster and more efficient ways to copy website content from VS.NET interface (besides the "Copy Website" tool?)

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Using VS.NET I am wondering what methods developers use to deploy ASP.NET
website content to a remote server, either using FTP or network file copy.

Ideally there would be a one-button or one-key-chord way to upload a single
file or a single site.

In Dreamweaver, you can hit "Control-Shift-U" to upload a single file to the
remote site you have configured. This is extremely handy when you're doing
quickie fixes and development, more handy than the VS.NET "Copy Website"
tool. I wish VS.NET had a similar feature, or I wish I understood how to set
it up to do something like this.

An alternative would be if I could somehow set up a macro bound to a key
sequence that would synchronize a site.

I recognize this runs a bit against the grain of VS.NET's emphasis on
quality code and development practices, but more people are going to be
replacing Dreamweaver and its ilk with VS.NET, and it would be nice if we
could use the tool in sloppy ways if necessary.

Any suggestions?

-KF
Aug 22 '07 #1
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Well if you have your FTP client open, you should be able to just drag the
file into it's remote files window and you're done, no?
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"ke*****@newsgroup.nospam" wrote:
Using VS.NET I am wondering what methods developers use to deploy ASP.NET
website content to a remote server, either using FTP or network file copy.

Ideally there would be a one-button or one-key-chord way to upload a single
file or a single site.

In Dreamweaver, you can hit "Control-Shift-U" to upload a single file to the
remote site you have configured. This is extremely handy when you're doing
quickie fixes and development, more handy than the VS.NET "Copy Website"
tool. I wish VS.NET had a similar feature, or I wish I understood how to set
it up to do something like this.

An alternative would be if I could somehow set up a macro bound to a key
sequence that would synchronize a site.

I recognize this runs a bit against the grain of VS.NET's emphasis on
quality code and development practices, but more people are going to be
replacing Dreamweaver and its ilk with VS.NET, and it would be nice if we
could use the tool in sloppy ways if necessary.

Any suggestions?

-KF
Aug 22 '07 #2

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Yes, but I want faster than GUI-stuff. A binding to a single key, button, or
menu item, as Dreamweaver has. This is a significant weakness of VS.NET
IMHO, and the only thing that's better about DW at this point. Should be
solvable. :)
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Well if you have your FTP client open, you should be able to just drag the
file into it's remote files window and you're done, no?
-- Peter
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site: http://www.eggheadcafe.com
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"ke*****@newsgroup.nospam" wrote:
>Using VS.NET I am wondering what methods developers use to deploy ASP.NET
website content to a remote server, either using FTP or network file
copy.

Ideally there would be a one-button or one-key-chord way to upload a
single
file or a single site.

In Dreamweaver, you can hit "Control-Shift-U" to upload a single file to
the
remote site you have configured. This is extremely handy when you're
doing
quickie fixes and development, more handy than the VS.NET "Copy Website"
tool. I wish VS.NET had a similar feature, or I wish I understood how to
set
it up to do something like this.

An alternative would be if I could somehow set up a macro bound to a key
sequence that would synchronize a site.

I recognize this runs a bit against the grain of VS.NET's emphasis on
quality code and development practices, but more people are going to be
replacing Dreamweaver and its ilk with VS.NET, and it would be nice if we
could use the tool in sloppy ways if necessary.

Any suggestions?

-KF

Aug 22 '07 #3

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Hi Kenfine,

Thanks for your feedback, I agree that for the file uploading/FTP client
functinality, the one VS IDE provide currently is still quite generic and
not that powerful and flexible as other prefessional FTP client or Web
Designer tools(like DW). So far the Visual Studio IDE still mainly focus
on the programming specific tasks, and for ASP.NET web application, VS 2005
and its add-on components will focus on the development and compilation
features. For example, there has shipped a "Web Deployment project" for
better and flexible precompilation of a given ASP.NET 2.0 Web application.
And it will make the deployment preparation for an ASP.NET 2.0 appliation
more convenient:

#Visual Studio 2005 Web Deployment Projects
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/asp.net/aa336619.aspx

BTW, have you had a chance to have a look at the Expression Web(or
Expresion Design Studio), it seems those suite will become the main design
tools in the future and Expression web is more like a web page designer
such as DW.

In addition, though the web publish feature is still quite limited, I
suggest you post it to our feedback center so as to show your ideas and
thoughts to your dev team. Your feedback and comments are really valuable
resource:

#Visual Studio and .NET Framework Feedback
https://connect.microsoft.com/feedba...&wa=wsignin1.0

Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead

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Hi Kenfine,

Have you any other questions? If so, please feel free to post here.

Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

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Hi Kenfine,

Thanks for your feedback, I agree that for the file uploading/FTP client
functinality, the one VS IDE provide currently is still quite generic and
not that powerful and flexible as other prefessional FTP client or Web
Designer tools(like DW). So far the Visual Studio IDE still mainly focus
on the programming specific tasks, and for ASP.NET web application, VS
2005
>and its add-on components will focus on the development and compilation
features. For example, there has shipped a "Web Deployment project" for
better and flexible precompilation of a given ASP.NET 2.0 Web application.
And it will make the deployment preparation for an ASP.NET 2.0 appliation
more convenient:

#Visual Studio 2005 Web Deployment Projects
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/asp.net/aa336619.aspx

BTW, have you had a chance to have a look at the Expression Web(or
Expresion Design Studio), it seems those suite will become the main design
tools in the future and Expression web is more like a web page designer
such as DW.

In addition, though the web publish feature is still quite limited, I
suggest you post it to our feedback center so as to show your ideas and
thoughts to your dev team. Your feedback and comments are really valuable
resource:

#Visual Studio and .NET Framework Feedback
https://connect.microsoft.com/feedba...10&wa=wsignin1.
0
>
Sincerely,

Steven Cheng

Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead

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>ications.

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professional working with you may need further investigation to reach the
most efficient resolution. The offering is not appropriate for situations
that require urgent, real-time or phone-based interactions or complex
project analysis and dump analysis issues. Issues of this nature are best
handled working with a dedicated Microsoft Support Engineer by contacting
Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) at
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