Saajid Ismail Saajid Ismail - 3 years ago 116
ASP.NET (C#) Question

What is the purpose of the vwd.webinfo file in an ASP.Net Website Project?

I have an ASP.Net 2.0 web project, which is setup is a Web Site (a file system web site I believe, though not sure). One file that keeps changing very often, ot it's own, is the vwd.webinfo file. It is located in the root folder of the project, and this is what it looks like:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><VisualWebDeveloper>

<!--
Visual Studio global web project settings.
-->


<StartupServices>
<Service ID="{B4F97281-0DBD-4835-9ED8-7DFB966E87FF}"/>
</StartupServices>
</VisualWebDeveloper>


If I goto the revision history of this file under SVN, and compare each revision to the previous one, the only difference has been the addition of a blank line to the later revision, added just before the
<Service>
tag. So over the last 10 revisions, There have been 10 new blank lines added to the file. Very weird.


  1. Anybody know what is going on here?

  2. What does this file do, and why does it keep changing so often?

  3. Can I delete it?

  4. If not, can I exclude it form source control?

  5. Does it need to be included for deployment to a live server?


Answer Source

Seems to be related to specific (Beta) versions of VS 2005.

Check http://ljusberg.se/blogs/smorakning/archive/2006/07/05/vwd.webinfo.aspx

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