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    Missing: Standard ASP file option (VS.NET)

    I use VS.NET mostly as an interface for Standard ASP (3.0) applications at this point. (I had hopes of easing into ASP.NET, but as you may remember from the poll in the HTML forum, very few clients are asking for .NET yet...)

    While working in a standard web project, I notice that the dialog used to add a new file to the current project (using the Project | Add New Item... menu command) somehow leaves a standard ASP page out of the list of possible items to create. Interestingly, it IS included in the File | New | File... dialog (under the Script category).

    This is VERY frustrating! The dialog in question even includes standard HTML pages, XML, and everything else under the sun, but no standard ASP! Grrrr... <img src=/S/aflame.gif border=0 alt=aflame width=15 height=15> In order to add an ASP file to my project, I have to create a "standalone" ASP file (using File | New | File...), then save it in my project's folder (usually a lengthy navigation through several subfolders), then use the Project | Add Existing Item... dialog to add it to my project. This is quite a pain!

    Does anyone else share the same frustration? Can anyone suggest why this is the case (other than Microsoft's lack of attention to detail...)?

    OK - I'm done </ soapbox>

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    Re: Missing: Standard ASP file option (VS.NET)

    I hear ya, Mark. The impression I got was the VS.NET was really designed to push people into the .NET way of life for applications - as evidenced by the fact that you can't open a VS 6.0 solution (.sln) file in VS.NET. In fact, I'm surprised that you're even working standard ASP projects in VS.NET. We stayed with VS 6.0 so there's no surprises in converted projects. (There were a few unwelcome surprises when we moved from VInterDev 1.0 to 6.0.)

    For now I've got both VS 6.0 and VS.NET installed on the same machine, and they co-exist well. You even get to choose which de###### to use if there's an error in a web page. We'll start to move projects over to ASP.NET slowly on a trial basis later this year. And I'll keep your complaint in mind. I'm sure it won't be the last one I hear.

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    Re: Missing: Standard ASP file option (VS.NET)

    Hi Charlie,

    I only recently jumped into web development. I used the Script Editor that came with Office XP (MSE7). I never worked with VS6 - VS.NET is the first I've purchased.

    I'm starting to really like the de###### with VS.NET, but the helpfiles are AWEFUL!!! (I believe there was another discussion on that in one of the forums...)

    I may start shifting to .NET within the next 6 months or so...My web host does support it (and at the same rate as other non-.NET hosts!), so I'll plan to start integrating it as time permits... and then I won't have to worry about a missing option for a Standard ASP page... <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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