Starting Asp.Net Development Server Manually
It is often required by developers that they have to just browse the web site under development, but unfortunately there is no straight forward way to start the development server, you have to open visual studio and run your application.
However, you can do that by invoking server by manual command. I have made a Batch File utility which will do just that. Following is the code, put that in a text file and save it with a .bat extension (you may have to change paths according to your environment).
call “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\vc\vcvarsall.bat”
webdev.webserver /port:6464 /path:”c:/yourappfolder/yourapp”
In above line, port number can be anything in the range of 0 to 65000.
One thing is missing still, I would love to open the website in the browser as soon as I run this batch file, tried few things but does not work. Let me know if some one knows how to do that.