Feeling Perplexed? Learn How to Change Ports in Visual Studio
Step 1: Where to Begin?
Being a developer requires a certain degree of familiarity with different ports to ensure secure and reliable web applications. But, where do we even start? Fear not, for we have the solution! Let’s begin by opening the project properties window.
Step 2: The Web Tab
Once you’ve opened the project properties window, it’s time to navigate to the ‘Web’ tab. You can find all the web application related settings right here.
Step 3: Port, Please?
This is where the magic happens! Search for the ‘Servers’ section under the ‘Web’ tab. By default, it will be set to ‘IIS Express’. Select ‘Specific port’ and enter the desired port number in the textbox. Make sure the port number is not already in use by any other applications.
Step 4: Saving the Changes
Hit the ‘Save’ button and voila! Your newly entered port number will be saved, and all future build or debug will use it.
Step 5: Testing, Testing
To ensure that the port has successfully changed, run the application and try accessing it from the browser. The web application URL will usually be in the format http://localhost:port where ‘port’ is the number you entered in Step 3.
Changing the port in Visual Studio is a breeze, but keep in mind that specific applications may require specific ports. It’s best to consider your application’s requirements before jumping right in!