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[How Do I:] Use the Fixednames Option with the Compiler Utility for Maximum Flexibility

By Chris Pels|23 minutes|
In this video Chris Pels will show how to use the fixednames option with the aspnet_compiler.exe utility to produce a consistent file names in compilation output. First, see how the compilation output of the aspnet_compiler.exe utility generates output files for an ASP.NET web site that represent the different components including pages, themes, and the folders in the site. See how the components are named and what they contain in relation to the original web site. Then, see how to use the fixednames option to standardize the output file names based upon the source files upon which they are based. Next, learn about considerations for using each of the compilation options when deploying updates to compiled web site, focusing on which components are most likely to be updated.

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This article was originally created on July 24, 2008

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Chris Pels

Chris Pels – Chris has been instrumental in the architecture, development, and implementation of a wide variety of business systems and databases as a technology consultant since 1986. He has extensive experience in business analysis, technical specifications, database design, several programming languages including C# and VB.NET, and statistical analysis. He holds a Ph.D. from The University of Michigan and has been a speaker at Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft DevDays, VSLive, numerous events in New England