Friday, September 9, 2011

Using Linked Files in a Web Application Project

I was in need of a way to share JavaScript files, CSS, and other static files (i.e. non-compiled) between web application projects.  I continually maintained and updated the files on the main web project, but rarely kept up with the secondary project until it was absolutely necessary. 

This great find lets me use the Linked files feature of Visual Studio with Web Application projects.  By default the linked files are only copied to the /bin directory and not to the actual web application project structure for actually viewing the website.