I am relatively new to Visual Studio 2005 and am interested in the CSS Friendly Adapters.
I am having a problem in understanding the installation process of this great product.
http://www.asp.net/cssadapters/WalkThru/WalkThrough.aspx#SimpleMenu has detailed instructions on how to install the css adapters. However, the instructions appear
out of date as the first instruction of clicking the "download source" button shows that you get the windows file download screen asking if you want to download or save the file. This is now incorrect, as (at the time of writing) you are taken to
another web page: http://www.codeplex.com/cssfriendly. This page has a number of options of downloading. Not really knowing what to do I chose 2 of the download options.
The first option I chose was a button on the right-hand side of the screen with "Recommended release:
119837 downloads, 6 reviews". This downloads CSSFriendly_1.0.zip on to your PC. Unzipping this file loads up 2 folders and 4 files: CSSFriendly
folder with lots of files; Web folder with more folders and files; CSSFriendly.sln; CSSFriendly.suo; CSSFriendly.vssscc and readme.txt (which does not help me at all).
The Second Option I chose was clicking on the "Releases tab" link within the following paragraph
Go to the
Releases tab. You should see three prominent links to files. The zip file contains the source code, the
CSSFriendly.dll file contains the compiled source code, and the the
CSSFriendlyAdapters.browser file is a configuration file. You only need the
dll and browser files.
I clicked on the "Releases tab" link and this took me to another web page
http://cssfriendly.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=2159. This screen gives 2 lots of different downloads to choose from. The first option is downloading the CSSFriendly 1.0 zip. The second option comes under the heading of "Other
available downloads" where one can download 2 separate files CSSFriendly.dll and CSSFriendlyAdapters.browser.txt. I opted for both the files under "Other available downloads". I chose this option because of th information given in
the "Release tab" bullet point above.
Up to this point, I have downloaded one zip file, the CSSFriendly.dll and CSSFriendlyAdapters.browser.txt, not really sure what to do with them all.
Going back to http://www.codeplex.com/cssfriendly, it gives 2 instructions.
1. Add a reference to CSSFriendly.dll. This is typically done by right-clicking your web project, choosing the Add References command, browsing for the CSSFriendly.dll file, and clicking OK.
2. Add the CSSFriendlyAdapters.browser file to the AppBrowsers folder in the root of your web project. If the AppBrowsers folder doesn't exist, create it.
The first instruction seemed quite straight forward
For the second instruction, I created a folder in my project called App_Browsers and copied the CSSFriendlyAdapters.browser.txt file into the folder.
I am not sure what to do next?
What do I do with the downloaded zip file. Should I be understanding the readme.txt file?
Sorry if I am a bit thick over this...