Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Easy way to restart your ASP.NET web site

If you don't want to use IIS to recycle your application pool, or don't have access to it or iisreset command then there is an quick and easy way to force your ASP.NET web site to recycle. This includes the application variables that you may have defined and use in your application. Simply edit your web.config. Any change should work. That is it. NOTE: I have tried changing other source code such as .cs files and it doesn't seem to trigger a restart of the application. I imagine it would have to be a real code change that causes the compiled dll to be regenerated, not just adding a space at the end of a line or something simple like I tried.

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