Previewing an ASP.NET page

Microsoft Expression Development Server enables you to preview both ASP.NET pages and PHP pages locally.


You must use Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) to preview ASP (not ASP.NET) pages. See Preview pages in a browser to use a custom URL for preview.

To use Expression Development Server to preview pages

  1. On the Site menu, click Site Settings.

  2. In the Site Settings dialog box, on the Preview tab, select Use Microsoft Expression Development Server, and then select For only PHP and ASP.NET pages.

To preview an ASP.NET page

With the ASPX page that you want to preview open, do one of the following:

  • Press F12.

  • On the Common toolbar, click PreviewCc295493.9cbe7ba7-b73e-4a07-af52-06bc2b06edaa(en-us,Expression.40).png, or click the arrow next to the button to select a browser.

  • On the File menu, point to Preview in Browser, and then click the browser and window size you want.


    You must save your page before you preview it in a browser.

See also


Previewing a PHP page
Installing Expression Development Server


Preview pages in a browser

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