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# Wednesday, 26 July 2006

Okay, so I'm a little late to this bandwagon, but on an email list I'm on, Michael Campbell alluded to Robert McLaws' shell extension idea to run the ASP.NET web development server for any folder.  Then, in a comment on that blog, Chris Frazier provides the code for a console application that overcomes some of the limitations that Robert's idea had and adds the nice feature of opening your default browser to the new root.

This is all fine and dandy, but where's the dang EXE?!  So I took Chris' code, incorporated Daniel Fisher's suggestion for getting the path to the web dev server.  In fact, I took it a step further and created a simple installer so taking advantage of this neat idea is as simple as running an installer.  So without further ado:

OpenCassini.msi (355kb) <-- This will do it all for you, including making it easy to remove via Add/Remove Programs

OpenCassini.zip (11kb) <-- You'll have to manually place the files and modify the .reg file to get it going.

I hope others find this useful and maybe a bit easier than setting all this up on your own.  Also, I'll be happy to share the project with anyone who cares, but there's not much to it beyond what's outlined in Robert's post.

UPDATE: I just found the post that Robert alluded to (too bad it wasn't linked from the original).  Unfortunately, his link is giving me a 404, so maybe my time wasn't totally wasted after all. :)

Wednesday, 26 July 2006 16:48:28 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
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