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  • When I preview my Contact Us.aspx web page on a browser, the aspx web page doesn't display.  Whereas my htm web pages display.  Please give me instructions on how to preview my Contact Us.aspx web page. 
    Donnerstag, 13. November 2008 03:28

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  • Do you receive any error messages? If so, please tell us what it said. Also, please post the code for the aspx page in question using the 'Has Code' option so that we can see if there is something there that may be causing the problem.
     
    Is the site located on your local machine? If so, did you install the 'Expression Development Server' when you installed EW? If the development server is not installed and/or the .Net Framework version 2.0 or later is not installed on your machine, aspx pages will not display.

    If the site is located on a server on the internet, the hosting server must be configured to run aspx pages using .Net Framework 2.0 or later.

    -Preston
    Columbia, CA. USA http://www.gildedmoon.com
    Donnerstag, 13. November 2008 04:40
  • Preston B said:

    Do you receive any error messages? If so, please tell us what it said. Also, please post the code for the aspx page in question using the 'Has Code' option so that we can see if there is something there that may be causing the problem.
     
    Is the site located on your local machine? If so, did you install the 'Expression Development Server' when you installed EW? If the development server is not installed and/or the .Net Framework version 2.0 or later is not installed on your machine, aspx pages will not display.

    If the site is located on a server on the internet, the hosting server must be configured to run aspx pages using .Net Framework 2.0 or later.

    -Preston


    Columbia, CA. USA http://www.gildedmoon.com

    Actually, unless my install was unique in some way, I don't think that EW2 will install unless the dotNET framework 3.5 is installed. In my case, I had to first install 3.0, then 3.5.

    But, you're spot on in your other suggestions. In particular, the part about the dev server. That was not automatically installed in my case, and I actually had to, you know, take the time to read the Help file to find out how to install it after the fact. (Very clear instructions, BTW.)

    cheers,
    scott

    Donnerstag, 13. November 2008 06:55
  •  Thank you Scott for immediately responding to my problem.  I already replied to Preston and here is my response to him: 

    Thank you Preston for immediately responding to my problem.   No, I do not have Expression Web Development Server installed on my computer.  I tried to find the download and I was unable to find it.  Instead I downloaded and installed Net Frame 2.0 and later downloaded Net Frame 3.5.  When I previewed my Contact Us.aspx on my browser, I had the same problem here is the error message:
    Cannot find
    http://localhost:5636/My%20Web%20site/Contact%20Us.aspx    Further to the right top reads: DNS Error-Server Cannot be found

    Please give me the link to Expression Web Development Server download; thanks.

    Netti
    Samstag, 15. November 2008 07:50
  • Download an install VWD Express 2005 -- it comes free with the development server. And especially if you do any database work, you will want it in addition to Expression Web. It's free:

    http://www.microsoft.com/express/2005/download/default.aspx

    CHO, HomePage Doctor http://www.homepagedoctor.com/ExpressionTutorials/Tutorials.htm
    Samstag, 15. November 2008 12:29
  • Is the page named ContactUs.aspx or Contact Us.aspx?

    You are trying to hit Contact Us.aspx (with the space - %20 is a space). If there is a space, I would personally get rid of it, as it only creates problems.


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    Think outside the box
    Samstag, 15. November 2008 15:21
  • Clark's advice is good, as VWD makes working with data a good deal easier than in EW2, and EW2 and VWD play very nicely together as a complete development solution.

    However, you don't need to do that immediately unless you wish to. EW2 has its own development server, independent of the one that comes with VWD. I installed VWD and EW at separate times, and if I run an app from the VWD IDE at the same time as one from EW, both dev servers run.

    The instructions for installing EW's dev server are very clear. Start EW Help, and in the search box at the top enter "development server." The first article in the list that is returned is "Install Expression Development Server." Just follow the instructions and you are home free.

    cheers,
    scott

    P.S. BTW, Clark, any particular reason why you suggested VWD 2005 instead of 2008? Just curious...

    http://www.microsoft.com/express/vwd/

    Samstag, 15. November 2008 15:22
  • Scott: Thanks for giving the OP directions to install the Dev Server. :-)

    I thought I'd add a note regarding VWD. The current version is 2008-SP1. It is a very nice app and has better performance than VWD 2005.

    Also, the OP might consider downloading and installing SQL Server Express 2008 with Tools if he looking to developing a data driven site. There is a nice wizard that will install the prerequisites and the components...

    You can run it from http://www.microsoft.com/express/sql/download. Just click the Download Now button and follow the instructions.

    -Preston
    Columbia, CA. USA http://www.gildedmoon.com
    Samstag, 15. November 2008 15:41
  • Preston, good suggestion about the 2008 platform. But, it's hard to keep ahead of Microsoft these days when things are coming out fast and furious. The link you provided will work fine, but now Microsoft suggests downloading their "Microsoft Web Platform," which includes all the components we've discussed in a single install. It's available here http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/downloads.aspx.

    Yeah, I didn't know it existed, either, until I came across it while researching another reply this morning. ;-)

    cheers,
    scott
    Samstag, 15. November 2008 15:53
  • Scott: Wow! That looks like the way to go, but I did notice the following...

    System requirements

    • Supported Operating Systems are: Windows Vista RTM, Windows Vista SP1, Windows Server 2008
    • You must have administrator privileges on your computer to run Web Platform Installer Beta
    • .NET 2.0 Framework
    • Supported Architectures: x86 and 64-bit

    Windows XP is missing from the supported OS list. That could be an issue for those with XP.

    I didn't know about this new installer, either. There is soooo much information and new stuff that it's impossible to keep up with even a smidgen of it. :-)

    -P


    Columbia, CA. USA http://www.gildedmoon.com
    Samstag, 15. November 2008 16:07
  • Preston B said:

    Scott: Wow! That looks like the way to go, but I did notice the following...

    System requirements

    • Supported Operating Systems are: Windows Vista RTM, Windows Vista SP1, Windows Server 2008
    • You must have administrator privileges on your computer to run Web Platform Installer Beta
    • .NET 2.0 Framework
    • Supported Architectures: x86 and 64-bit

    Windows XP is missing from the supported OS list. That could be an issue for those with XP.

    I didn't know about this new installer, either. There is soooo much information and new stuff that it's impossible to keep up with even a smidgen of it. :-)

    -P


    Columbia, CA. USA http://www.gildedmoon.com

    Hmm, that's interesting, considering that, AFAIK, the individual components of the package are all available via separate download for XP. I wonder if it has something to do with the installer itself requiring some component of Vista.

    Oh, well, always more than one way to remove the cat's integument. Integrated download, separate downloads, as long as the job gets done... ;-)

    cheers,
    scott

    Samstag, 15. November 2008 16:22
  • The site described is an html site, with one aspx page for a contact form.  At this stage, the OP doesn't require anything more than EW, although other tools are certainly a good thing to have for more complicated ASP.NET sites.

    Nettie, verify that you don't have an option to use the development server in the Preview tab of your Site -> Site Settings.  If you don't, it's not installed.

    Look up "Development Sever" in EW2's help and follow the instructions to install it.

    Once the development server is installed, you'll find the option in the Preview tab of your Site Settings to use it for aspx and php pages (or all pages if you like, which makes sense if you are previewing html pages with links to aspx pages).
    Samstag, 15. November 2008 17:51
  • Scott, you may be correct in that the installer needs a component of Vista (or Win Server 2008) to work. The installer is a beta version, so hopefully the rtm will include XP in the list of supported OS's. It would be a drag if someone using XP tried to use the installer and it munches their system. Eeeek!

    True, there is always more than one way to "remove the cat's integument" (furballs and all) but herding them can be hazardous! :-)

    -P
    Columbia, CA. USA http://www.gildedmoon.com
    • Bearbeitet Preston B Samstag, 15. November 2008 17:54 typo
    Samstag, 15. November 2008 17:53
  • Paladun:  I only suggested VWD2005 instead of 2008 since I figured more hosts would be there for 2005 -- maybe not a good reason, who knows --
    CHO, HomePage Doctor http://www.homepagedoctor.com/ExpressionTutorials/Tutorials.htm
    Samstag, 15. November 2008 19:58
  • ClarkNK said:

    Paladun:  I only suggested VWD2005 instead of 2008 since I figured more hosts would be there for 2005 -- maybe not a good reason, who knows --


    CHO, HomePage Doctor http://www.homepagedoctor.com/ExpressionTutorials/Tutorials.htm


    Hmm, I think I follow you. You mean, since VWD 2005 is ASP.NET 2.0-based, while VWD 2008 has a lot of 3.5 stuff, she'd be more likely to find hosting providers supporting her app? If that's not what you mean, then I gotta confess to cluelessness on this one.  ;-)

    cheers,
    scott

    Samstag, 15. November 2008 21:56
  • Yes that is what I meant, but you said it much better :=)
    CHO, HomePage Doctor http://www.homepagedoctor.com/ExpressionTutorials/Tutorials.htm
    Sonntag, 16. November 2008 13:41
  • Netti,

    Were you able to solve your issue? Is there anything else we can do to help?

    Scott and Clark,

    In VWD 2008 you can choose the .Net framework version you want to use depending upon the version used by one's production server. My current server only supports version 2, so I set my projects to v2 in VWD. Very handy, and prevents confusion...since I am easily confused. :-)

    Cheers.

    -P
    Columbia, CA. USA http://www.gildedmoon.com
    Sonntag, 16. November 2008 15:12
  • Preston B said:

    Netti,

    Were you able to solve your issue? Is there anything else we can do to help?

    Scott and Clark,

    In VWD 2008 you can choose the .Net framework version you want to use depending upon the version used by one's production server. My current server only supports version 2, so I set my projects to v2 in VWD. Very handy, and prevents confusion...since I am easily confused. :-)

    Cheers.

    -P


    Columbia, CA. USA http://www.gildedmoon.com

    Right. I actually got VS 2008 Standard a few months before EW2, and at the time had no need of framework 3.5, so I never installed it. Consequently, my VWD projects were always targeted for framework 2.0. It wasn't until I installed EW2, along with FW 3.5, that there was any need to specify a target.

    I have found that quite a few hosting providers have not yet moved up to the 3.5 framework. On one of mine, you can have it installed for your site by simply opening a support ticket, but it's not automatically included as yet with standard accounts. FW 3.5 has some nice additional capabilities, but it's not the jump from 2.0 that 2.0 was from 1.1. You can still get a lot done with 2.0.

    cheers,
    scott

    Montag, 17. November 2008 18:13
  • Dear Gregory:

    The correct name for my web page is: Contact Us.  I tried changing the title ContactUs in aspx web page.  When I previewed in my browser, I was unable to preview with the same code as I mentioned above.  Also, I have Contact Us in htm web page and I was able to preview my web page on a browser.  My question to you is how do I get ride of the %20?

    Netti
    Sonntag, 23. November 2008 03:09
  • Netti,

    You need to rename your aspx file to "contactus.aspx" or "contact_us.aspx" (without the quotes). Doing so will eliminate the %20 in the file name. You will then have to check the links in other pages that call your .aspx page to be sure they refer to the corrected file name.

    "When I previewed in my browser, I was unable to preview with the same code as I mentioned above."

    What was the error message you received? We can't help with this without knowing something about the error.

    -Preston
    Columbia, CA. USA http://www.gildedmoon.com
    Sonntag, 23. November 2008 05:08
  • Netti R said:

    Dear Gregory:

    The correct name for my web page is: Contact Us.  I tried changing the title ContactUs in aspx web page.  When I previewed in my browser, I was unable to preview with the same code as I mentioned above.  Also, I have Contact Us in htm web page and I was able to preview my web page on a browser.  My question to you is how do I get ride of the %20?

    Netti

    Netti, that is what Gregory was trying to tell you. Some Web servers and some active server technologies don't play nicely with spaces in filenames. That "%20" is the hexadecimal ASCII representation of the space character. If you look at an ASCII table, you will see that decimal 32 is the space character. Hexadecimal 20 is the same value, and when a space character is encountered in a URL, that is the value that is substituted.

    The Internet addressing system was devised back in a time when many of the servers through which packets traveled still used 7-bit ASCII. While it may be the case that 7-bit ASCII is as ancient as the Baudot code nowadays, we still live with the system as it was devised. The problem will exist as long as you have a space in the filename. In many, perhaps most, cases it won't matter at all. Most servers just sub the necessary hex code and go on. In some cases, however, inconsistencies between the way spaces are handled by different systems along the way, especially if one of the systems includes active server technology, will cause a failure.

    Changing the title of the page doesn't do anything. The title is basically just a string of characters which is placed into the title bar of the browser, and used by search engines. You need to change the actual filename, and all references to it, to address the problem.

    cheers,
    scott


    Sonntag, 23. November 2008 05:08
  • Dear Clark NK., Scott P., Preston B. Kathy W2:

    I apologize for not responding immediately due to long hours at work.  I tired all of your solutions.  Come to find out, Kathy W2 is correct!  I went to the website Clark NK and Preston B gave me.  I did downloaded the VWD 2005 and tried to download the link Scott P gave me, http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/downloads.aspx, however, I was unable to install this on my computer, like what Preston B stated I must have Windows Vista RTM, SP1.  My computer is Window XP Media Center Edition 2005.  Unfortunately, I had the delete Microsoft Web Platform from my computer.

    Unfortunately, I still have problems, not being able to preview my Contact Us on my browser; when I open my website from My Documents these are the problems that occur: When I click on the design view, the error message appears and reads "Can not swith to Design view because of errors on this page.  Please correct all errors labeled 'Can not switch' in the Error List and try again and I clicked on OK.  So far I have 36 Errors and 6 Warnings.  I will tell you one of the Error List and one of the Warning List:

       Desciption                                                                 File                      Line     Column     Project
    File 'hclfamilyreunion.default.htm' was not found    Contact Us.aspx     80        7             Miscellaneous Files
     
    When I view line 80on my Code view Contact Us page, this is what is stated:
    href="HclFamilyreunion/Default.ht.'><SPAN

       Desciption                                                      File                         Line          Column     Project
    Validation [ASP.NET]:Attribute 'class'           Contact Us.aspx          107             38         Miscellaneous Files
    is not attribute of element 'Required
    Field Validator

    When I viewed line 107 in Code view of my Contact Us.aspx web page, this is what line 107 reads: "Last Name is Required" class="style 9">

    Please give me instructions on how to fix these problems; thanks.

    Netti
    Donnerstag, 27. November 2008 04:24
  •  Dear Clark NK., Scott P., Preston B. Kathy W2:

    I apologize for not responding immediately due to long hours at work.  I tired all of your solutions. 
    Come to find out, Kathy W2 is correct!  I went to the website Clark NK and Preston B gave me.  I did downloaded the VWD 2005 and tried to download the link Scott P gave me, http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/downloads.aspx, however, I was unable to install this on my computer, like what Preston B stated I must have Windows Vista RTM, SP1.  My computer is Window XP Media Center Edition 2005.  Unfortunately, I had the delete Microsoft Web Platform from my computer.

    Unfortunately, I still have problems, not being able to preview my Contact Us on my browser; when I open my website from My Documents these are the problems that occur: When I click on the design view, the error message appears and reads "Can not swith to Design view because of errors on this page.  Please correct all errors labeled 'Can not switch' in the Error List and try again and I clicked on OK.  So far I have 36 Errors and 6 Warnings.  I will tell you one of the Error List and one of the Warning List:

       Desciption                                                                 File                      Line     Column     Project
    File 'hclfamilyreunion.default.htm' was not found    Contact Us.aspx     80        7             Miscellaneous Files
     
    When I view line 80on my Code view Contact Us page, this is what is stated:
    href="HclFamilyreunion/Default.ht.'><SPAN

       Desciption                                                      File                         Line          Column     Project
    Validation [ASP.NET]:Attribute 'class'           Contact Us.aspx          107             38         Miscellaneous Files
    is not attribute of element 'Required
    Field Validator

    When I viewed line 107 in Code view of my Contact Us.aspx web page, this is what line 107 reads: "Last Name is Required" originalAttribute="href" originalPath="HclFamilyreunion/Default.ht.'><SPAN

       Desciption                                                      File                         Line          Column     Project
    Validation [ASP.NET]:Attribute 'class'           Contact Us.aspx          107             38         Miscellaneous Files
    is not attribute of element 'Required
    Field Validator

    When I viewed line 107 in Code view of my Contact Us.aspx web page, this is what line 107 reads: "Last Name is Required" class="style 9">

    Please give me instructions on how to fix these problems; thanks.

    Netti
    Donnerstag, 27. November 2008 04:25
  •  Dear Clark NK., Scott P., Preston B. Kathy W2:

    I apologize for not responding immediately due to long hours at work.  I tired all of your solutions. 
    Come to find out, Kathy W2 is correct!  I went to the website Clark NK and Preston B gave me.  I did downloaded the VWD 2005 and tried to download the link Scott P gave me, http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/downloads.aspx, however, I was unable to install this on my computer, like what Preston B stated I must have Windows Vista RTM, SP1.  My computer is Window XP Media Center Edition 2005.  Unfortunately, I had the delete Microsoft Web Platform from my computer.

    Unfortunately, I still have problems, not being able to preview my Contact Us on my browser; when I open my website from My Documents these are the problems that occur: When I click on the design view, the error message appears and reads "Can not swith to Design view because of errors on this page.  Please correct all errors labeled 'Can not switch' in the Error List and try again and I clicked on OK.  So far I have 36 Errors and 6 Warnings.  I will tell you one of the Error List and one of the Warning List:

       Desciption                                                                 File                      Line     Column     Project
    File 'hclfamilyreunion.default.htm' was not found    Contact Us.aspx     80        7             Miscellaneous Files
     
    When I view line 80on my Code view Contact Us page, this is what is stated:
    href="HclFamilyreunion/Default.ht.'><SPAN

       Desciption                                                      File                         Line          Column     Project
    Validation [ASP.NET]:Attribute 'class'           Contact Us.aspx          107             38         Miscellaneous Files
    is not attribute of element 'Required
    Field Validator

    When I viewed line 107 in Code view of my Contact Us.aspx web page, this is what line 107 reads: "Last Name is Required" originalAttribute="href" originalPath="HclFamilyreunion/Default.ht.'><SPAN

       Desciption                                                      File                         Line          Column     Project
    Validation [ASP.NET]:Attribute 'class'           Contact Us.aspx          107             38         Miscellaneous Files
    is not attribute of element 'Required
    Field Validator

    When I viewed line 107 in Code view of my Contact Us.aspx web page, this is what line 107 reads: "Last Name is Required" class="style 9">

    Please give me instructions on how to fix these problems; thanks.

    Netti
    Donnerstag, 27. November 2008 04:27
  •  Dear Clark NK., Scott P., Preston B. Kathy W2:

    I apologize for not responding immediately due to long hours at work.  I tired all of your solutions. 
    Come to find out, Kathy W2 is correct!  I went to the website Clark NK and Preston B gave me.  I did downloaded the VWD 2005 and tried to download the link Scott P gave me, http://www.microsoft.com/web/channel/products/downloads.aspx, however, I was unable to install this on my computer, like what Preston B stated I must have Windows Vista RTM, SP1.  My computer is Window XP Media Center Edition 2005.  Unfortunately, I had the delete Microsoft Web Platform from my computer.

    Unfortunately, I still have problems, not being able to preview my Contact Us on my browser; when I open my website from My Documents these are the problems that occur: When I click on the design view, the error message appears and reads "Can not swith to Design view because of errors on this page.  Please correct all errors labeled 'Can not switch' in the Error List and try again and I clicked on OK.  So far I have 36 Errors and 6 Warnings.  I will tell you one of the Error List and one of the Warning List:

       Desciption                                                                 File                      Line     Column     Project
    File 'hclfamilyreunion.default.htm' was not found    Contact Us.aspx     80        7             Miscellaneous Files
     
    When I view line 80on my Code view Contact Us page, this is what is stated:
    href="HclFamilyreunion/Default.ht.'><SPAN

       Desciption                                                      File                         Line          Column     Project
    Validation [ASP.NET]:Attribute 'class'           Contact Us.aspx          107             38         Miscellaneous Files
    is not attribute of element 'Required
    Field Validator

    When I viewed line 107 in Code view of my Contact Us.aspx web page, this is what line 107 reads: "Last Name is Required" originalAttribute="href" originalPath="HclFamilyreunion/Default.ht.'><SPAN

       Desciption                                                      File                         Line          Column     Project
    Validation [ASP.NET]:Attribute 'class'           Contact Us.aspx          107             38         Miscellaneous Files
    is not attribute of element 'Required
    Field Validator

    When I viewed line 107 in Code view of my Contact Us.aspx web page, this is what line 107 reads: "Last Name is Required" class="style 9">

    Please give me instructions on how to fix these problems; thanks.

    Netti
    Donnerstag, 27. November 2008 04:28
  • Dear Preston B.

    The actual name of my web page is: Contact Us  The reason why I use the quotes is to emphasize my web page.

    Netti
    Donnerstag, 27. November 2008 04:32
  • Thank you Scott for solving the problme between Gregory and me.  Now, how do I solve the problem with the spaces?  Or I should say, please give me instructions on how to solve the problem with the %20?  As for my htm web pages, I have no problem with them.  It is my aspx web page, I have that probelm with.

    Netti
    Donnerstag, 27. November 2008 04:37
  • Hi Netti,

    To change the file name of your axpx page in EW...

    1. Close the file if it is open.
    2. Select the file in your folder list and right click on it.
    3. Type the new file name, e.g. contactus.aspx or contact_us.aspx
    4. Press the 'Enter' key. You should get a dialog box that says, "Renaming file..."
    If you have 'manage this site using metadata' checked in the Site Settings, General tab, all the instances of the old file name should be replaced with the new name. Look at the pages to be sure any links that point to that page are changed to show the new name. You can look in code view to see this. If the name hasn't been changed, you can change it to the new file name directly in code view. Save the page(s) when done. BTW, you can also use the 'Find and Replace' tool to find the old Contact%20Us.aspx and replace that with the new file name.

    With regard to the errors in your aspx page, it would be helpful if you posted the code to the page using the Post Options and check 'Has Code'. That way, we can look at your code and see if we can spot the cause of the errors.

    I hope this helps,

    -Preston
    Columbia, CA. USA http://www.gildedmoon.com
    Donnerstag, 27. November 2008 04:59
  • FWIW, ASP.NET 3.5 if just the WPF stuff for dotnet. You can create ASP.NET 2.0 site using Visual Web Developer Express. I would recommend 2008 over 2005 any day.
    MS MVP Expression http://by-expression.com
    Donnerstag, 27. November 2008 06:36
  • Dear Ms. Cheryle Wise:

    Unfortunately I had to delete Visual Web Developer Express 2005.  I was unable to get into my web page from my documents.  However, I could get into my web page by clicking on Expression Web.  Which made matter worse, there were more problems to fix; please look below the problem I have sent to Preston and Scott.

    Desciption                                                                 File                      Line     Column     Project
    File 'hclfamilyreunion.default.htm' was not found    Contact Us.aspx     80        7             Miscellaneous Files
     
    When I view line 80on my Code view Contact Us page, this is what is stated:
    href="HclFamilyreunion/Default.ht.'><SPAN


     Desciption                                                      File                         Line          Column     Project
    Validation [ASP.NET]:Attribute 'class'           Contact Us.aspx          107             38         Miscellaneous Files

    is not attribute of element 'Required
    Field Validator


    When I viewed line 107 in Code view of my Contact Us.aspx web page, this is what line 107 reads: "Last Name is Required" originalAttribute="href" originalPath="HclFamilyreunion/Default.ht.'><SPAN

       Desciption                                                      File                         Line          Column     Project
    Validation [ASP.NET]:Attribute 'class'           Contact Us.aspx          107             38         Miscellaneous Files


    When I viewed line 107 in Code view of my Contact Us.aspx web page, this is what line 107 reads: "Last Name is Required" class="style 9">

    Please give me instructions on how to fix these problems; thanks.

    Freitag, 12. Dezember 2008 22:34
  • Netti,

    Trying to read the pink is making my hurt, hopefully someone else will help you.
    MS MVP Expression http://by-expression.com
    Samstag, 13. Dezember 2008 00:22
  • Dear Cheryl:

    I wasn't aware the pink font is bad on your eyes.  I apologize for that; in the future, I will use a different color.

    Netti
    Sonntag, 14. Dezember 2008 10:09
  • Dear Preston:

    I apologize for responding late.  I emailed Expression Web Support to get help with my Contact Us aspx web page not being able to display when I preview it on my browser.  Microsoft Expression Web were going to charge me $99.00 for email support which is totally wrong.  I paid for this software and I should receive unlimited email support.  I could see Expression Web charging a person $99.00 for telephone support; but not email support.  Several months ago, I emailed Expression Web for email support, the technician called my home and did the work on my computer.  Frankly, I don't need a technician doing the work for me, I prefer the technician to email me instructions.  I am capable of reading and understanding instructions-that's where I can learn how to solve my problem.  If there is anything I don't understand, I email the technician to ask questions.

    Now, back to you...  I followed your instructions and came across some problems.

    1. The icon in Contact_Us.aspx is in a Note Pad form which reads exactly like this:
    2. Contact_Us
    3. VWD Express.aspx 8.0
    4. 11KB

    I already deleted VWD 2005 from my computer the reason for this, it made the problem worse.  So how do I change the icon back to the original icon?

    My second problem, where do I find the tab the read has "Post Options"?  I don't see in the Site, File, View ... Tabs.

    Finally my last question, I clicked on the Site tab and General tab, the check mark is on "Managing the website  using hidden metadata files  Allow Expression Web to add hidden files to your site to maintain cross-page dependencies by some Expression Web features in blue underscore, one can click on About this option  In my Contact_Us.aspx code view web page, I used the "Find and Replace tool"  save it and changed it back to design view, the page is different which made me upset.  What do I do next?  I am terrified...

    Netti

    Sonntag, 14. Dezember 2008 10:45
  • How about using Black instead of non-standard colors - look around the forums and you will see nobody else colors their text.
    --
    Chris Hanscom - Microsoft MVP
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    Sonntag, 14. Dezember 2008 15:07
  • Netti,

    Icon Problem: It appears that the file association has gotten buggered up. Right click on the icon and select 'Open With..." In the context menu that appears there should be a list of programs. If Expression Web is NOT on the list, select "Choose Program". In the resulting dialog box locate Expression Web and select it. Near the bottom of the dialog put a check mark in "Always use this program to open this kind of file". Click OK. The icon should change and you should be able to open the aspx page in EW.

    As far as your Contact_Us page goes, I am going to suggest that you start anew. Save the file(s) you already have--don't delete them, yet.

    Now, hop over to CTRFX ( http://www.ctrfx.com/form/Default.aspx ) and create the mail form using their free generator. The instructions are very clear and it is easy to do. The nice thing about this generator is that it will automatically create a 'confirmation page' when the user clicks the submit button. Also, if there is an error, a page will be created that lets the sender know there is a problem.

    Once you have gotten your new form working after test, test, test, and test, again. Fix any links, test again and then you can safely delete or move the old files.

    Here's the form I created for my site: http://www.gildedmoon.com/mailformpage.aspx

    To post code:  
     
    When you click 'Reply' in our forum and the text editor comes up, click the icon for 'Code Block' in the editor's tool bar. Now, paste your code and then click OK.  
     
    Now, look to your right and you'll see a box called 'Post Options' put a check mark in the 'Has Code' check box.  
     
    When you're post is completed, click 'Submit', and you're good to go. 

    I hope this answers some of your questions, Netti! Do try creating a new form. I think you'll be much happier.

    Cheers,

    -Preston

    PS: You may not have removed all the old files associated with VWD. Go to the Asp.Net VWD Forum and ask how to completely remove VWD. Be sure to give any error messages and your OS. Someone over there will be able to assist you. Here's the link:

    http://forums.asp.net/1125.aspx 

    -P
    Columbia, CA. USA http://www.gildedmoon.com
    Sonntag, 14. Dezember 2008 16:30
  • Okay, Veign, I will take your advice...

    Netti
    Dienstag, 16. Dezember 2008 05:36
  • Dear Preston:

    I am terrible sorry for taking a long time to reply...  I clicked on the link you gave me and saved this link in my Internet Favorites.  I followed the instructions to the best of my ability; changing the language code from C# to "VB",  copied and the information from step #4 and step #5 to my aspx web page.  When I previewed the aspx web page on my browser, I am still unable to view my aspx web page.    Is there a way where I could attach my web page to you or you could give me a email address so I could attach my problem to you so you could better understand what I am referring to you about?

    Netti
    Donnerstag, 8. Januar 2009 02:28
  • Hi Netti,

    When you previewed the page in your browser, what did you see? Was there a message about "An Unhandled Exception..." or something else?

    You can place the code in a 'Code Block' here on the forum. Use the instructions I gave in my post to you in this thread on Sunday, December 14, 2008 08:30:20. My Outlook e-mail client will block any e-mail with scripts, so posting the code here is best. Also, posting the code here will have it available for others to take a look-see.

    Better yet, can you post the page (live) to the Web and provide a link, as well? That way we can see the page itself and then take a look at the code.

    -Preston
    Columbia, CA. USA http://www.gildedmoon.com
    Donnerstag, 8. Januar 2009 02:51