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Visual Studio 2012 Tips Part 6 – Browse Web App With IE (No Add-Ons)

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Programming ASP.NET using visual C sharpThe last two weeks I have been developing an application that creates Sales Orders from a web interface. The application is used to return damaged watches and sunglasses to the repair centre.

It creates a Sales Order entry in SYSPRO and makes use of various custom fields to store data not available in SYSPRO. The application wasn’t very complicated, but did take a few days to complete.

During this development, I came across a nice quick tip (see reference below) when browsing ASP.NET pages in Visual Studio that allows you to specify that you need to browse with a Browser (IE in this case) sans the add-ons. I wanted to share this here.

When you create a Web Application, select to browse a page with a specific Browser.

Visual Studio 2012 Browse With Option

The ‘Browse  With – ‘ dialogue box is displayed.

Visual Studio 2012 ASP.NET Browse With

Click on the ‘Add’ button.

Visual Studio 2012 ASP.NET Browse With Add Program

Browse to Internet Explorer and enter ‘-extoff’ in the Arguments field.

Visual Studio 2012 ASP.NET Add Program Arguments

After you click OK, you will have the option to browse the Web Page with Internet Explorer without any add-ons.

Visual Studio 2012 ASP.NET Program Added

I hope that somewhere someone might find this useful.

Reference: Shawn Cicoria, Image Credit

Dirk Strauss
Dirk is a Software Developer and Microsoft MVP from South Africa. He loves all things Technology and is slightly addicted to Twitter and Jimi Hendrix. Apart from writing code, he also enjoys writing human readable articles. "I love sharing knowledge and connecting with people from around the world. It's the diversity that makes life so beautiful." Dirk feels very strongly that pizza is simply not complete without Tabasco, that you can never have too much garlic, and that cooking the perfect steak is an art he has yet to master.

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