I'm on the exercises in chapter 4 and am having issues with cleaning up the webroot.

18.Open File Explorer and navigate to your web root. In the Website folder, open the App_Config\Include folder. Delete the SitecoreDev folder.

19.Now, go to the bin directory in the Website folder and delete the SitecoreDev.Web.* files.

20.Finally, in the Website\Views\Shared folder, delete DefaultMVCLayout.cshtml.

If I delete the SitecoreDev.Web.* files, my Sitecore instance no longer runs.


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thanks for reading and working through the book!

I believe the problem is that the Global.asax file in your webroot is still inheriting from SitecoreDev.Web.Application. Open this file and make it inherit from Sitecore.Web.Application.

<%@Application Language='C#' Inherits="Sitecore.Web.Application" %>

Let me know if this does not work and I'll dig a little deeper!

  • Actually - after further investigation - this did work. Thanks!
    – Michele
    Jul 14, 2017 at 19:59

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