Kentico CMS 7.0 Developer's Guide

Built-in web server in Visual Studio

Built-in web server in Visual Studio

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Built-in web server in Visual Studio

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If you want to use the built-in server which is included in Visual Studio, choose I want to use built-in web server in Visual Studio in Step 2 of the Web installer and click Next.


Step 3 - Visual Studio 2010


Choose the target location of the files on your disk and proceed by clicking Next.




Step 4 - Select installation type


Decide between the following options:


Full installation - performs full installation using all optional components

Custom installation - lets you choose which components will be installed


Enabling the Register performance counters for Health Monitoring option registers performance counters for the currently installed instance of Kentico CMS in Windows. The counters can be used for monitoring of system load and performance in an external application.

Checking the Install Windows services for Scheduler and Health Monitoring option installs the Kentico CMS Scheduler and Kentico CMS Health Monitor services.

Please refer to Modules -> Health monitoring for more details on these features.




Step 5 - Copy files


The installer copies the project files to the specified folder:




Step 6 - Installation finished


Once the files have been copied to the folder, you can open the solution in Visual Studio by clicking the link:




The project opens in Visual Studio:




Choose Debug -> Start without debugging from the main menu. The site is displayed in the new browser window, using the built-in VS web server.




When you cannot open the website in Visual Studio


If the link for opening the project in Visual Studio doesn't work, you may need to start Visual Studio manually. Then choose File -> Open -> website... from the main menu and locate the project folder on your disk manually.


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