View Full Version : How to determine correct Deploy Path in Architect with VS 2010?

25 Jun 2012, 1:59 PM
I have a Web API project in VS2010 located:
C:\Users\Josh\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\InventoryManager

When I debug/run my project, Im sent to http://localhost:50670 (http://localhost:50670/) (every project uses a different port number)

So, I figured that I should set my deploy path the same as my Web API project. However, this does not work when I try to preview my ExtJS app while running my Web API.

Any suggestions?

25 Jun 2012, 3:51 PM
Your web application needs to be under webroot to run. You are directing it to a local DIR?


25 Jun 2012, 4:15 PM
Im directing it to a local directory because I want it to run on localhost.

When I run/debug my app from VS 2010, it opens up http://localhost:50670 (http://localhost:50670/). Similarly, I would like my ExtJS app (which uses the Web API), to run in the same instance, so I figured I should deploy the physical files in the same location my Web API is at.

25 Jun 2012, 5:34 PM
You are confusing localhost with local directory.

Localhost is an alias for, that is your local hosting .. this will load what is under you webroot.
Typically you would create a subdir under you webroot for your application/website.

so ... localhost/webapp/index.html
This is where you would setup virtual to point to this path when you enter your domain

This is all separate from a local DIR on your hard drive.

in Windows, your webroot is c:\inetpup\wwwroot\ (this is where localhost will look)