Publishing source on CodePlex--is there an easy way?

Nov 11, 2012 at 4:05 AM

I am trying to publish a simple HELLO WORLD project on CodePlex using Visual Studio 2010 Professional, running as Administrator in Windows Vista. I am getting the below error. I do not have IIS installed on this machine, a Virtual Box. Is this a problem? Probably...

So, what is the easiest way to publish source? Is there an FTP link I can use instead of Publish in Visual Studio? 

What is the easiest way in general, aside from Team Foundation Server? What about an alternative to TFS? 

Error 1 Failed to connect to '' with the following error: Unable to create the Web site ''. The Web server does not appear to have FrontPage Server Extensions installed. 1 1 HelloWorld

Nov 12, 2012 at 5:01 PM

To upload your source to CodePlex it depends on which source control system you selected when you created your project.  If you are using TFS then you wouldn't use the "Publish" feature of Visual Studio, you would use the "Add to Source Control" feature which will upload your source code to TFS.

Nov 13, 2012 at 2:57 PM
Edited Nov 13, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Hi jwanagel,

thanks!  your suggestion worked fine, and using Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate I was able to "upload" the source code, after adding the information requested into the "Team" tab ("Connect to Team Foundation Server") in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, and providing the URL that codeplex suggests, and the userID codeplex suggests, and my login password, as found by clicking on a URL in the project page somewhere in codeplex.  I don't know if I can reproduce everything I just did, so if there's a FAQ and HOWTO associated with source control feel free to send me the link, but it did work fine just now

Here is the "published" hello world project:

Thread closed.


Nov 14, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Hi JR,

Will this help you?

Nov 14, 2012 at 8:33 PM
Thanks. I figured it out...but now there's a big wait (up to 1 hour) before it's ready ("Source control for your project is still initializing and will be available soon.")

Still, I like Team Foundation Server, it's a nice version control feature to have and beats copying and pasting directories, my old way!


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Mar 13, 2014 at 2:47 AM
Hello JR,
I see you have TFS working. I have been attempting to get VS2012 working with my cloud account for quite some time. The web pages I find lead me in circles and I do not recognize how to get to some of the commands they show. Do you have any advice about getting started with TFS?
If not, please ignore this and I'll not pester you again.