I'm relatively new to VWD and am using the Express version. My web site is simple with a few connections to SQL Server data and to XML documents just to populate controls to display data. After adding a new web page, linking its controls to an XML document and running it successfully, I discovered that I can no longer display the page in the Design view, I just get a blank screen. To further confuse things I opened my root master page, which appears just fine. I then opened the master page derived from this root master and it shows me content placeholders but not the controls inside the content placeholders. If I have one of the master pages open in VWD and then I open the base page, I now see the data from the root master page but nothing from the base page or the derived master page.
I think I'm doing something basically wrong but I don't see it. Before I start deconstructing my web site I'm hoping someone can help me. I have looked at a lot of posts on this site but I don't see one that answers my problem. I did see the one about style and links and their ordering in the aspx file, but this isn't my problem as I currently have neither of these in use.
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