So you want to develop and test ASP.net web applications on a Windows XP Home machine. What do you do?
- Get WebMatrix [if you don’t have it already]
- Use WebMatrix for a bit until you despair at the crap HTML it turns out.
- Long for the utility of your favourite Text Editor [TextPad]
- Despair at having to boot up WebMatrix first just to set the WebMatrix WebServer running from the desired directory and port at the start of every session.
- Figure out how to improve the situation
Yes I have figured it out [pretty basic really].
- Find the WebServer.exe in the WebMatrix program folder
- Create a shortcut to the exe
- Add parameters for the directory and port number from which you wish to run the server
- Copy the Shortcut to the “Startup” folder
- Publish it on your personal website
- "C:Program FilesMicrosoft ASP.NET Web Matrixv0.5.464WebServer.exe" /port:8080 /path:"C:WebRoot" /vpath="/"