web site vs web application

Topics: Web Client Software Factory, UIP Application Block discussion
Feb 8, 2009 at 5:07 AM
While  using WCSF to create a  demo solution, it will create a web site project. But in really word, we will use web application project instead of web site project. Whether there is a way to convert the web site project to web application project?
Feb 8, 2009 at 5:38 AM
WCSF has the option for building web sites or web applications.  In the Nnew Project dialog under Guidance Package Projects -> Web Client Developement... there are two types of Web Client Solution for both VB and C#.  The Web Site and the WAP (or Web Application Project).
Choose the WAP project and you should be set.

Michael Puleio -- patterns & practices 
Feb 9, 2009 at 4:17 PM
Hi Michael, was wondering if you could highlight any tricks to switching an existing web site over to a web app project type?  I tried doing so with a small POC app, however, the DI didn't appear to be working afterwards.  I derived from WebClientApplication and used the same web.config, however, I'm wondering if there are some other conventions that I would need to follow.  Just trying to understand any differences the wizard/guidance package is doing underneath.

Nov 12, 2012 at 8:06 AM

I know this is an old post, but I'm in the starting of an conversion myself. I want to convert from web site to web application. Anyone done anything like that?

Nov 12, 2012 at 6:09 PM


I don't have experience with this kind of scenarios, but I believe you can find the following MSDN article useful:


Agustin Adami