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Intellisense / class reference not working in MembershipProvider derived class file in App_Code fold

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 24, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net


I am new to ASP.NET and may be biting off more than I can chew, but I figure if I jump in the deep end I may learn more.

Can somebody tell me why the Visual Studio intellisense is not working in a newly created class file inside the App_Code folder?

I presume that System.Web is not being referenced from the App_Code folder correctly for some reason, because as soon as I type "using System.Web", everything is fine and then stops when I want to add ".Security" (no dropdown). I think this has an influence on the fact that the inherited MembershipProvider in my code is not highlighted/referenced and I cannot use the "Implement Abstract Class" option.

If I create a new class file in the root folder of my website, everything works fine. I have even tried to delete and recreate the file in my App_Code and it still did not work. I also tried to copy the file from my App_Code folder to the root and it still did not work. My code is as follows:


using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Security;

namespace PodcastManager
    public class 

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