UPDATE: This feature is included in the Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1
The team I’m currently on is trying very hard to upgrade our current application from using .NET 1.1 and Visual Studio 2003. We’ve been held back due to time because of the hinderance of Visual Studio 2005 Web projects not allowing class files outsite of the App_Code folder. Last night while conversing with Jeffrey Palermo of the Austin .NET Users Group (ADNUG) and CodeBetter.com, he enlightend me to a download/patch Microsoft released to ease this very migration problem. The patch allows a web project to have class files outsite the App_Code folder and makes the transition painless.
From the website – “Web Application Projects provide a companion web project model that can be used as an alternative to the built-in Web Site Project in Visual Studio 2005. This new model is ideal for web site developers who are converting a Visual Studio .Net 2003 web project to Visual Studio 2005. (Released May 8, 2006)“
“Released May 8, 2006″…Gives you signs of the lack of our google skills. :)
Hopefully we’ll be upgrading shortly.
(Don’t get me wrong, all/most of the developers on LosTechies are 2.0/3.0 saavy)
Generics here we come!!!