[MonoDevelop] re Missing Designer Files

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 14:06:08 EDT 2008

On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 9:19 AM, Patrick Barry <drpatrickbarry at gmail.com> wrote:
> Visual Studio has two formats for web sites The normal web site. This
>  format does not work well with MD as as you say it does not have
>  designer files as the controls are dynamically created at runtime and
>  stored in C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Temporary
>  ASP.NET Files/WebSiteName
>  However a VS service pack introduced a "web application" project type
>  that uses designer files instead of files in
>  C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET
>  Files/WebSiteName.  This format works great with MD as the website
>  also has a project file unlike the web site format.
>  It not a bad job to convert a VS web site to a web application. Just
>  add a new web application project to your solution and then add all of
>  the file in your website to the new project. They will still  be
>  missing the .designer files so you need to right click on the each
>  file or directory and select convert to web application. This will
>  create your designer files.

That's pretty neat :)

>  MD will then happy open the solution and compile.
>  >At work, we developped an asp.net web application using Visual Studio 2005.
>  >When I open it in MonoDevelop there's a problem with the webcontrols not
>  >being recognised in the code behind files.
>  >When I create a new .aspx file in MonoDevelop, a designer.cs file is added
>  >with the declarations for the webcontrols.
>  >But in VS2005 I have no such files.
>  >So now, MonoDevelop doesn't recognise my webcontrols.
>  >Do I have to add them manually, or is there a way to automatically generate
>  >them?

I'd like to add a way to generate them (an "add designer class"
command) but that'd need a language-agnostic API to make classes
partial or discover whether they're partial, which we don't have yet.
That makes it somewhat harder to implement.

>  Pat.
>  PS How do I reply to a specific message??

In gmail, "reply to all".

Michael Hutchinson

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