The key difference between developing MCMS applications with Visual Studio .NET 2003 and Visual Studio 2005 is that ASP.NET applications (and therefore MCMS applications) are now built using the Visual Web Developer component of Visual Studio 2005. Visual Web Developer introduces a new "project system", which no longer uses the project (*.csproj) files and simply accesses web applications via HTTP or the file system.
In Visual Studio .NET 2003, MCMS applications were created by choosing the MCMS Web Application project type. This project type was effectively a regular ASP.NET web application project with some modifications required by MCMS, such as additional references, the web authoring console, and modifications to the
web.config. In Visual Studio 2005, developing web applications has been separated from developing other project types. The feature to develop a web application has been moved into the Visual Web Developer component.
To reflect this design change...