You need Web server software to test your Web applications. We recommend you use Solo, which is supplied with Net Express. It needs no configuration - it is configured automatically as shown below, and if you use it you can regard this appendix as background information. If you use any other Web server software, you must configure it yourself as shown below.
You need two Web shares set up on your Web server, pointing into the project directory where your application is. One points to the project directory itself, and one to a subdirectory known as the project build directory. When Solo starts, it automatically sets up these two Web shares, pointing into the directory for the project most recently loaded in Net Express. If you use any other Web server, you must set them up yourself.
The project build directory is created automatically when you create a project. As you've already seen, when tools such as Form Designer create files they store them automatically in the appropriate directory.
The two Web shares are:
The project's source directory. It has Read access permission. This is where you keep the application's HTML pages. For example, for the Goform project created in the chapter Creating a Web Application, it is \Program Files\MERANT\Net Express\Base\Demo\Goform
The project's build directory. It has Read and Execute access permissions. This is where you keep the application's server-side executable files. For our Goform project, it is c:\Program Files\MERANT\Net Express\Base\Demo\Goform\DEBUG
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