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Copying the InstantKB Files

After extracting the ZIP file to your desktop you'll see a number of folders based on the license you purchased. The important folder within any download is the "src" folder. The "src" folder contains the InstantKB web application and is the only folder you would need to upload to your web server. All other folders and files are intended to allow you to customise InstantKB within Visual Studio.

InstantKB Developer License

InstantKB Developer License customers will see the following folders and files...

InstantKB End User License

InstantKB End User License customers will see the following folders and files...

Using Visual Studio

You can open up the .sln file within Visual Studio 2017 or above if you wish to modify InstantKB.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.

The only folder you would need to upload is the "src" folder. The "src" folder contains the InstantKB web application.

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)

src (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 src\bin directory.