I'm a .NET noob, so forgive this if it's a stupid question...
I'm doing some work on a small project inhereited from someone. The project contains lots of .aspx and .cs files, as well as a web.config, .sln file etc etc. I want to just try to open this in Visual Web Developer, compile it, upload the compiled files to a demo web server, then see if it has worked (i.e that the website runs on the demo server). I know the source works as the person who sent it has uploaded it so far to the demo server, but I want to run it locally to make sure I can get the whole process of building working before I do any mods.
So I open the .sln file. I hit 'build > build website'. It says it has completed without any errors. But now I want to look at the compiled source of these files to make sure the code there has changed such that the .aspx files now reference the compiled assembly rather than the code-behind. But when I browse to the project in Windows explorer and open one of the .aspx files, it's still referencing the .cs code-behind - as if it hasn't compiled to an assembly. I thought that once you build, all of the .aspx files have a reference to a dll, rather than a cs file?
I can only think the reason is that when you build a project, it builds it somewhere else? Am
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