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Copying the InstantKB Files

After extracting the ZIP file to your desktop you'll see one of two folders based on the license type you purchased.

InstantKB Developer License

InstantKB Developer License customers will see a InstantKB2016DEV folder containing the following files…

InstantKB End User License

InstantKB End User License customers will see a InstantKB2016EUL folder containing the following files…

Copying the files for local development within Visual Studio

Once the InstantKB2016EUL or InstantKB2016DEV folder is on your desktop for local development within Visual Studio we would suggest you copy the contents of this folder to a suitable location on your hard-drive. For example for local ASP.NET development you would copy the entire contents of the InstantKB2016EUL or InstantKB2016DEV folder to your C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\ folder.

It's not particularly important where you place these files locally. We have no dependency on IIS so you can copy the files locally to which ever location suits you.

Copying the files directly to your shared hosting account or production server

If you don't intend to work with the InstantKB Visual Studio solution locally on your computer you can skip this step and simply upload your files to a shared or dedicated hosting environment.

Additional Information

After extracting InstantKB you'll see 3 new folders and a single Visual Studio solution file...

InsantASP.Common (Source Code)

This folder is only available with our developer license. This contains all the source code for our InstantASP.Common framework. There are 3 sub folders InstantASP.Common (contains the core InstantASP.Common business code), InstantASP.common.Data (contains the core data access code) & InstantASP.Common.UI (contains the core UI server controls).

InstantASP.InstantKB(Source Code)

This folder contains the source code for InstantKB. There are 3 sub folders InstantASP.InstantKB (contains InstantKB business logic), InstantASP.InstantKB.Data (contains the InstantKB data provider) & InstantASP.InstantKB.UI (contains the code-behind for the various InstantKB skin controls)

InstantKB2016 (Web Site Files)

This folder contains all the web site files & folders. This is the only folder you will need to copy into production or upload to your shared hosting provider. The source code folders are only required for local development when working with InstantKB within Visual Studio. Upon compilation within Visual Studio the source code is compiled into the various assemblies within the InstantKB2016\Bin directory.

Visual Studio Solution (InstantKBDeveloper.sln /InstantKBEndUser.sln)

This file will depend on the license you purchased. To work with the Visual Studio solution file copy all the folders listed above & this solution file into your website root directory typically c:\inetpub\wwwroot\ . You should now be able to double click the solution file to open all the required projects within Visual Studio.The Visual Studio solution file targets Visual Studio 2013 or above.