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  • Ayo Adesina 430 posts 1023 karma points
    Oct 12, 2015 @ 12:32
    Ayo Adesina

    Creating new Visual Studio Solution from Live umbraco project

    Hey Guys,

    I have got a situation where there is a live Umbraco 7 site running, but the company have lost the source code.

    I have done this before so I know its possible, but what is the best way to get all these files from live in to a locally working version.

    I know I will have to decompile any custom code/additional dependent projects.

    but has any one give me an over view of how they think this can be done? (umbraco 7)

  • Hywel Rees 56 posts 224 karma points
    Oct 12, 2015 @ 14:53
    Hywel Rees

    Hi Ayo,

    Personally, I'd take this sort of approach...

    1. Pull down a local copy of the site
    2. Create a brand new VS solution, and install UmbracoCms via NuGet
    3. Copy all views, partial views, macros, css, scripts, App_Plugins etc. from the local copy of the site into your new solution
    4. Diff/merge all of your config files, including web.config

    Any controllers, models, or custom code would - as you suggested - need to be examined with something like JetBrains dotPeek to work out exactly what you need to rewrite.

    Good luck!

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