Not using Visual Studio? No Problem
And now Visual Studio Community Edition is a free version of Visual Studio Pro. It is free for all but bigger Enterprise customers (over 250 PC and over 1M in revenue).
But - many people do not like Visual Studio because it's a monstrously big environment that takes gigabytes to install and takes a fairly powerful machine to execute effectively.
None of what I show requires Visual Studio. You can use any editor you feel comfortable with to create your applications.
One advantage of using Visual Studio is that Web Connection ships a number of default Page Templates that create a predefined HTML layout for you that you can quickly adapt. These are especially useful if you use Script or Template pages with a master Layout page:
If you are not using Visual Studio you can still use these templates, but it'll be a little bit more work.
The base packages for each of the templates are provided in the following folder:
You can copy the
default.xxx (and possibly
default.js) files out of any of the template folders and copy them to your project with the new page name.
copy "C:\wconnect\Fox\VisualStudio\PageTemplates\Web Connection Template Page\default.wc" "C:\webconnectionprojects\MyProject\MyPage.wcs"
Most of the templates include a template expansion value
$safeitemname$ inside of them which corresponds to the base file name when the template is created. In Visual Studio this value is replaced with the filename without the extension.
If you're not using Visual Studio you'll want to replace this with the title of your page using the search and replace functions.
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