# [Mono-aspnet-list] going from VWD2008 express to Mono

Joseph Hill jhill at arcfocus.com
Mon Apr 20 16:04:33 EDT 2009

> Hi!
>
> I have a question,
> Does anyone know how to do this?
> I am going from VWD2008 express to Mono and truthfully, I have no clear
> understanding on how to do this.
> I got aspx files and vb files, MoMA does not pick up on these.
> Plus I have no idea on what to do next. I tried to fix my web.config file
> based on an example with a blogger, but not sure if it is correct or not
> anyone has a "Dummies" version of this process and what downloads I need
> to
> of
> them have no explanation of what they are for nor how to be used.
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If you're trying to deploy an ASP.NET site written in VB, you should
probably precompile the website on .NET so that you don't have to depend
on Mono's VB compiler.

I don't have/use VWD, but in Visual Studio Standard, you can use the
Build -> Publish Website menu option to precompile and publish from
within the IDE.  Just be sure to *uncheck* the "Allow this precompiled
site to be updatable" to ensure that you don't publish the VB code, as
well.

If this doesn't work for you, or VWD won't allow you to do this in the
IDE, you can use the command line option:
aspnet_compiler -f -p c:\path\to\webapp -v /webfolder c:\path\to\output

More details in Gonzalo's blog post:
http://gonzalo.name/blog/archive/archive-2009-Feb.html

--Joseph

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Joseph Hill
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