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Use IIS Express option doesn’t appear on the context menu of a Web based Project


I wanted to use IIS express as the development server instead of Visual studio’s built in Development Server. For that I had to install Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and IIS 7.5 Express.

However in Visual Studio, I couldn’t fine the option “Use IIS Express” when I right click on the web project.

 

Solution

As an alternate to selecting Use IIS Express, right click on the project select Properties. In the property page select the Web Tab. Here, select Use Local IIS Web Server.

Make sure that Use IIS Express is checked.

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This will ensure that the web application is starting in IIS Express.

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3 responses to “Use IIS Express option doesn’t appear on the context menu of a Web based Project

  1. garfbradaz March 23, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Im new to Web Dev and learning ASP.NET MVC. What benefits does it give you when using IIS Express over the built in server?

    • Saravanan Arumugam March 23, 2012 at 9:05 am

      It is well explained in the following page.
      http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2010/06/28/introducing-iis-express.aspx

      • garfbradaz March 23, 2012 at 12:59 pm

        thank you i will give it a goosey 🙂

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