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Posted By:      Posted Date: September 27, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net


I am new to this new version of Webmatrix. I developed a couple of web sites on the previous version about 4 years ago.

I have downloaded and installed all of the recommended products using Microsoft Web Platform Installer including IIS Express, Web Matrix and Visual Studio 2010 Express.

1) I followed the Start From Scratch and set up the Hello World web site.

When I click on Run, if I am not online Internet Explorer opens but does not display the Hello World site.

If I am online and click on Run the Hello World site does display.

2) The new Webmatrix does not not have different tabs like the previous one did: Design & HTML & Code. To see the Design I launched Visual Studio 2010 Express but it still only shows me the code. In Tools/Options I have selected both Design view and Split View but both still only show me the code.

Can anyone please tell me what I am doing wrong.


Alan de Wet

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