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Deploying a Silverlight or ASP.NET application


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Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training

with Walt Ritscher

Video: Deploying a Silverlight or ASP.NET application

After you create a Silverlight or ASP.NET web application, you typically deploy it to a web server where others can access your application. At a bare minimum, a web deployment copies files from one server to another. In some situations, you might need to deploy it to multiple servers in a web farm. I've seen many ways to deploy applications to web servers--some of them downright clunky. Fortunately, for us, Microsoft created web deploy extensions for their enterprise web server, IIS, and Visual Studio can use these extensions to deploy your application.
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  1. 2m 3s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 1s
  2. 7m 19s
    1. Understanding the Visual Studio versions
      3m 51s
    2. Setting up your developer computer
      3m 28s
  3. 58m 2s
    1. Creating a Visual Studio project
      4m 58s
    2. Working with Solution Explorer
      6m 32s
    3. Working with big projects
      3m 53s
    4. Taking a tour of the Integrated Developer Environment (IDE)
      8m 36s
    5. Introducing drag-and-drop UI design
      7m 38s
    6. Working with the Properties window
      6m 44s
    7. Looking at Server Explorer
      7m 4s
    8. Exploring the new Help engine
      6m 41s
    9. Setting options for the IDE
      5m 56s
  4. 39m 25s
    1. Creating a simple WPF application
      1m 32s
    2. Building the UI with the editors
      9m 14s
    3. Working with the application code
      3m 37s
    4. Communicating with the web site
      7m 15s
    5. Connecting your data
      8m 4s
    6. Binding to an RSS feed
      5m 4s
    7. Packaging and deploying the application
      4m 39s
  5. 39m 46s
    1. What languages are supported in Visual Studio 2010?
      1m 17s
    2. Exploring basic settings for the Code Editor
      5m 35s
    3. Writing a C# program
      6m 48s
    4. Writing a VB program
      6m 29s
    5. Working with C++
      6m 38s
    6. Working with F Sharp
      6m 9s
    7. Font and color options
      6m 50s
  6. 1h 5m
    1. Formatting your code
      6m 43s
    2. Navigating your code
      7m 44s
    3. Using the Task List
      2m 26s
    4. Commenting your code
      2m 45s
    5. Documenting your code
      8m 26s
    6. Using IntelliSense effectively
      7m 0s
    7. Working with code snippets
      6m 25s
    8. Refactoring your code
      5m 15s
    9. Understanding code generation
      2m 10s
    10. Generating code with T4
      6m 29s
    11. Using the Class View, Class Designer, and Class Diagram tools
      5m 51s
    12. Refactoring VB with CodeRush Xpress
      4m 33s
  7. 1h 11m
    1. Working with project and item templates
      8m 38s
    2. Creating a console application
      7m 5s
    3. Creating a class library
      6m 26s
    4. Creating a web site with ASP.NET
      7m 37s
    5. Creating a rich internet application with Silverlight
      6m 57s
    6. Creating a classic Windows application with Windows Forms
      10m 31s
    7. Creating a dramatic Windows application with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
      4m 41s
    8. Creating a WCF service
      9m 1s
    9. Using an existing WCF service
      6m 38s
    10. Navigation UI designs with the Document Outline view
      3m 41s
  8. 33m 18s
    1. Creating a data project with SQL Project
      6m 24s
    2. Clarifying the confusion on .NET Data
      3m 31s
    3. Using ADO.NET in your application
      6m 50s
    4. Creating typed datasets
      7m 55s
    5. Using the data binding tools
      8m 38s
  9. 30m 13s
    1. Debugging code
      9m 32s
    2. Working with the Watch and other debug windows
      7m 46s
    3. Other debugging techniques
      6m 50s
    4. IntelliTrace historical debugging in Visual Studio Ultimate
      6m 5s
  10. 17m 56s
    1. Understanding Visual Studio editions and test tools
      2m 22s
    2. Verifying your code with unit tests
      8m 58s
    3. Running performance and load tests
      6m 36s
  11. 34m 5s
    1. Building your application
      4m 19s
    2. Customizing the build process with MSBuild
      6m 36s
    3. Setting assembly information
      2m 12s
    4. Deploying a basic Windows application
      2m 19s
    5. Creating an installer with Visual Studio
      7m 39s
    6. Creating a ClickOnce application
      5m 13s
    7. Setting up IIS for deploy
      2m 9s
    8. Deploying a Silverlight or ASP.NET application
      3m 38s
  12. 14m 0s
    1. Understanding source control
      2m 9s
    2. Setting up Team Foundation Server source control
      3m 5s
    3. Using Team Foundation Server source control
      8m 46s
  13. 17m 31s
    1. Understanding the .NET Office integration
      4m 16s
    2. Making a Word 2010 application
      7m 54s
    3. Making an Excel 2010 add-in
      5m 21s
  14. 31m 34s
    1. Understanding the extensibility model in Visual Studio
      2m 17s
    2. Adding external tools to the Tools menu
      4m 42s
    3. Creating macros
      7m 16s
    4. Using the Extension Manager
      5m 1s
    5. Creating an MEF add-in
      7m 9s
    6. Deploying and installing an add-in with VSIX
      5m 9s
  15. 25m 34s
    1. Working with configuration files
      5m 37s
    2. Using the Settings Editor
      7m 30s
    3. Using the Resources Editor
      6m 59s
    4. Localizing your resources
      5m 28s
  16. 1m 17s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 17s

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Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training
8h 9m Intermediate Nov 16, 2010

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In Visual Studio 2010 Essential Training, author Walt Ritscher demonstrates how to use Visual Studio 2010 Professional to develop full-featured applications targeting a variety of platforms. Starting with an overview of the integrated developer environment, the course covers working with code editors, navigating and formatting code, and deploying applications. Also included are tutorials on running performance and load tests, and debugging code. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Creating a Visual Studio project
  • Building the user interface
  • Binding to an RSS feed
  • Coding with IntelliSense
  • Creating rich Internet applications with Silverlight
  • Building Windows applications with Windows Forms
  • Integrating with SQL Server
  • Working with Microsoft Office applications
  • Understanding extensibility in Visual Studio
  • Working with data, ADO.NET and datasets
  • Using source control
Subject:
Developer
Software:
ASP.NET Silverlight Visual Studio
Author:
Walt Ritscher

Deploying a Silverlight or ASP.NET application

After you create a Silverlight or ASP.NET web application, you typically deploy it to a web server where others can access your application. At a bare minimum, a web deployment copies files from one server to another. In some situations, you might need to deploy it to multiple servers in a web farm. I've seen many ways to deploy applications to web servers--some of them downright clunky. Fortunately, for us, Microsoft created web deploy extensions for their enterprise web server, IIS, and Visual Studio can use these extensions to deploy your application.

For today's demo, I'm going to be using the solution UsingBingMapControl, which contains a Silverlight application and an ASP.NET application. The Silverlight pages are going to be rendered inside the ASP.NET application. Let me show you what the application will look like. I'm going to press F5 to run the application. This showcases the Bing Map control, which I can also programmatically access. For instance, I can click on this New York button to center the map on New York, or I can click here to zoom in on an area of the Grand Canyon.

So this is our ASP.NET application. Now I'm ready to deploy. I need to push it out to our web servers. For our demonstration today, we're going to be using a local server in IIS, but in reality we probably would be publishing this to a production server somewhere on a host. I can go to Build > Publish. In this dialog, I have several ways to connect to the web server. I can use the local file system on my machine, because IIS is running locally. If it was running elsewhere, I could use FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, or FrontPage Server Extensions to deploy.

I can also use Web Deploy, which is Microsoft's latest mechanism for deployment. I'll show you that dialog in just one minute. I'm going to delete all the existing files, and I'm going to save out to my desktop, which is where IIS is looking for the web files. Before I publish, I need to configure IIS for the correct authentication. I'm going to go run IIS, and here's the site we set up in the previous movie: the LyndaWeb. Now, I'm going to click on Basic Settings and then Connect As.

If we connect as application user, and we run off our desktop, I'm going to get denied access to the web config file. So I'm going to switch over to a different user. I'm going to use my user account on this machine to connect. I'm going to test my settings. And if I get green authorizations, I know that I'm correctly configured. Naturally on your machine, you're going to have to use account that makes sense for your computer. I'll close all these dialogs and close IIS, and then I'm going to click Publish.

Now I'm going to go look in my Desktop, in the LyndaWeb folder, and there are all the files necessary for my web application. Next, I'm going to test this in a web browser. I'll try Mozilla Firefox. I'll use localhost: and then my port number, which is 90, and we have successfully published our web application. Let me show you one more detail. I'm going to go back to Visual Studio and then choose Build > Publish. I can also deploy with this Web Deploy model.

As I showed you earlier, I'm doing a local deploy. But you can also publish using this web deploy model, which is a much more powerful system. This a great option if you're deploying to production servers. With web deploy, I can perform other tasks, like changing web.config files for different environments, configure IIS settings, and even install security certificates.

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