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Change Local IIS Home Path from Explorer Context Menu

, 1 Sep 2008
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Change local IIS home path from explorer context menu

Introduction

First let me say that this is not an article about the System.DirectoryService namespace or how to fiddle with the registry. It is basically a very simple utility application that I put together to make my life just a little bit easier.

Background

On a typical day, I will change my local IIS home directory several times so that I can run different web applications. So I put this application together so that I can simply right click on a folder, select an option from explorer's context menu and have that folder set as the home directory in my local IIS.

Using the Code

To use this application, download the source code from the link above and compile it. I have created it using Visual Studio 2008 so if you are using Visual Studio 2005, just create a new empty solution and add the IISHomeClient.csproj project. You will also need to either manually add a key to the registry or use the included config.reg file. You will need to open the config.reg file and type in the path to the IISHomeClient.exe (see example below). Once you have added the path to the .exe, save the config.reg file and then simply double click the config.reg file and press Yes to confirm.

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Set as IIS Home]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Set as IIS Home\command] 
@="C:\\[YOUR PATH]\\IISHomeClient.exe %1"

Points of Interest

I use this on Windows XP (sp3). This doesn't work for shortcuts, so you will need to right-click on an actual folder.

History

  • 1st September, 2008: Initial post

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

About the Author

Sean Rock
Web Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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