VS.NET 2005 Web Application Projects vs. Web Site Projects

In the first release of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft introduced a new web application model called the Web Site Project for C#, which had many differences with the old model. Riots ensued, and in VS 2005 SP1 they were forced to introduce the Web Application Project for C# that worked much the way the old ones did.  Go here for more details.

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.

So just an FYI to .NET developers: In any future C# Web Services you build (in VS 2005), you should be using the new Web Application Projects model.  (Thanks to Anton Sipos for reminding me.)


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