Visual Studio 2005 Web Application Projects
There is a Web Application project in VS 2005.
Well, sorta. It's beta. But it's like the VS 2003 web application project… http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/reference/infrastructure/wap/default.aspx
"The Visual Studio 2005 Web Application Projects model uses the same project, build and compilation semantics as the Visual Studio 2003 web project model. Specifically:
All files contained within the project are defined within a project file (as well as the assembly references and other project meta-data settings). Files under the web's file-system root that are not defined in the project file are not logically considered part of the web project.
All code files within the project are compiled into a single assembly (that gets built and persisted in the \bin directory on each compile).
The compilation system uses a standard MSBuild based compilation process. This can be extended and customized using standard MSBuild extensibility rules. You can therefore control the build through the property pages, so for example, you can name the output assembly.
Because the Visual Studio 2005 Web Application Projects model option has the same conceptual semantics as the Visual Studio 2003 web project model, it can also make migrating projects forward much easier - and not require code-changes.
This current release is intended as an early preview and is therefore not yet feature-complete, but does provide a core feature-set that will enable advanced developers to start building projects with it today. Please check back for future updates to this preview as further enhancements are made.
To get more information about this product, provide a review this product or provide feedback, please visit the Visual Studio 2005 ASP.NET forums. You can view samples and walkthroughs for this product in Scott Guthrie's blog. "