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Open SharePoint web site in Visual Studio

  Asked By: Jody    Date: Nov 14    Category: MOSS    Views: 8173

I'm a web developer newbee in SharePoint and wonder if there is a way
to open a SharePoint web site in Visual Studio (like I can do in
SharePoint Designer) to view the virual files and work with them?

I have a MOSS installation with Sharepoint Designer, Visual Studio
2005, Visual Studio 2008.

What tools do I need to connect Visual Studio to the SharePoint web



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Yahaira Shannon     Answered On: Nov 14

You can't access a SharePoint website in Visual Studio directly, either with VS
2005 or VS 2008. You can use SharePoint Designer or the UI itself to download
copies of pages to edit them in Visual Studio. But the experience is not very
good since VS can't see the page in context.

Visual Studio is primarily used in SharePoint to create web  parts, Features,
Event receivers, workflows and Solutions. Pages are normally created in
SharePoint Designer or the User Interface. Since SharePoint doesn't allow the
use of Inline server side scripting or Code Beside sheets editing the aspx pages
in VS isn't a priority. Normally you will add code and functionality to a
SharePoint site  by writing a web part, a Feature, an Event Reciver, or a

Answer #2    Answered By: Doris Leach     Answered On: Nov 14

I hope Microsoft or someone will create a tool to get this
connection. In the meantime I'm busted in SharePoint Designer.

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