sahith reddy

sahith reddy

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How to convert a website into web application with history ?

Jul 12 2019 4:50 PM
Hello There,
 
We are looking for options to convert a web site to a web application in visual studio 2017 and after searching in google, we came with two ideas,
 
1. Create a new web application project and move files (required files) from Website (source) to Web application (Target) with the help of "TFS Source Control Explorer Extension" (https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=HolanJan.TFSSourceControlExplorerExtension-18397) to retain history. Finally, delete the website project.
 
2. Create a web application project, check-out the files of web application and paste on top of website files, make changes (get required content from website files) and check-in web application files in the website project to retain old history and delete the web application project. 
 
Which one do you suggest or do we have any other method for this process?
 
Concerns:
Method 1: 
  A). Easy to implement, but can we trust this plugin in terms of saving old history?
 
Method 2:
  A). Need a lot of efforts, but is it legitimate?
like we are coping web application files on top of the website, does this process converts entire web site nativity to web application?  
Thank you in advance. 

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