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Web Application Projects

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  1. fregas baratis
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    All,

    I dont know if Telerik is interested in supporting this, but we have had some success at converting a Sitefinity Website into a Web Application Project for those of us that prefer that style of development.  This yields some benefits:

    - Easier migration for developers used to visual studio 2003
    - No need for an app_code directory - put .cs or .vb files anywhere and still let them compile
    - embeded resources
    - faster compile time
    - exclude folders or files from compilation without having to rename them to ".exclude"
    - No refresh files - assemblies are referenced thru the project (like vs2003)

    Telerik, if you would like the source code to this conversion, we can supply it.

    thanks,
    Craig

  2. Rebecca
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    Hello fregas baratis,

    We do appreciate your involvement and thank you very much in advance for supplying the source code. Please open a new support thread and send it as an attachment.

    Your Telerik account has been updated.

    Regards,
    Rebecca
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  3. Richard
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    Is there any more news on this?

    I would much rather use Sitefinity in a web application project than a web site,

    Can we get hold of this code or will it appear in a future release?

    Thanks

    Rich
  4. Vlad
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    Hi Richard,

    We havn't received the mentioned below code for converting Sitefinity Web Site into a Web Application Project yet.
    We will be glad to share it as soon as we have it.

    Kind regards,
    Vlad
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  5. pbwebmaster
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    Does Telerik plan to "officially" provide and support a Web Application Project version of Sitefinity?
  6. Sonya
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    Hello Fregas,

    We do plan to provide such a version but there isn't a specific release we plan it for. At the earliest, version 3.2 might include it but there are functionalities with much higher priority and we will focus on them first.

    Thank you for showing involvement in the process of improving Sitefinity.

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    Sonya
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  7. Richard
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    Just to add some weight to this, my company is very interested in sitefinity but would not be able to use it unless it would successfully work with Web Application Projects. Our coding standards (and all our projects) are all using Web Application Projects which is a more suitable model for us to deliver enterprise level applications.

    Thanks

    Rich
  8. pbwebmaster
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    I'm in the same boat--I don't know any serious .NET developers that are using website projects (I'm sure there are some, I just don't know any).  I'm using Sitefinity for some of my smaller clients, but not the larger ones yet--they simply won't even consider it until it's available as a web application project.  I've considered taking the time to make the conversion myself, but don't want to deal with the headache every time an update is released.
  9. fregas baratis
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    All,

    My company has converted sitefinity to use a web application project, and we periodically update our "template" every time they come out with and upgrade.

    For a long time I have wanted to share this with the community, but i'm constrained by management.  We've been wanting to put together some kind of partnership with Telerik where we share our code, experiences, modules, bug fixes and insight, and they share the source code to their modules and sitefinity itself.  However, the only thing that Telerik has for this is a parntership that you have to buy, which is prohibitively expensive to us and gives little real benefit.

    So for now, my hands are tied due politics.  If telerik would be more open to partnerships (and open to sharing source code in general) then I could share the conversion and other things.  I like sitefinity and telerik in general, but right now they give no incentive for our company to share anything with them as we're nothing more right now than a customer.  And I kind of understand where my manager is coming from--our intellectual property has value to us, same as Telerik's is to them.  Why should we pay for their code but yet give them our code for free?

    Just food for thought.


  10. Zack
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    Craig,

    If I may ask ... did it take a Herculean effort to convert Sitefinity to a Web Application Project?  I'm considering doing the same and wondered if there were complexities related to Sitefinity that made the process any more involved than it typically is when converting web site projects.

    Thanks,

    Zack
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