Convert Project

Syncfusion project conversion is a Visual Studio add-in that converts an existing ASP.NET application into the Syncfusion ASP.NET (Essential JS 1) application by adding the required assemblies and resource files.

IMPORTANT

The Syncfusion ASP.NET Web Application Project Conversion utility is available from v13.1.0.30.

The following steps help you use the Syncfusion Project conversion in the existing ASP.NET application:

  1. Open an existing Microsoft ASP.NET Project or create a new Microsoft ASP.NET Project.

  2. Open the conversion dialog by either one of the options below:

    Option 1
    Click Syncfusion Menu and choose Essential Studio for ASP.NET Web Forms (EJ1) > Convert to Syncfusion ASP.NET Application… in Visual Studio.

    Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Web Forms Project Conversion via Syncfusion menu

    NOTE

    In Visual Studio 2019, Syncfusion menu is available under Extensions in Visual Studio menu.

    Option 2
    Right-click the Project from Solution Explorer, select Syncfusion Essential JS 1, and choose the Convert to Syncfusion ASP.NET (Essential JS 1) Application… Refer to the following screenshot for more information.

    Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Web Forms Project Conversion add-in

  3. Project Conversion wizard opens to configure the project.

    Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Web Forms Project Conversion wizard

    The following configurations are used in the Project Conversion wizard:

    Assemblies From: Choose the assembly location, from where the assembly is added to the project.

    Choose the assembly location from where assemblies to be referred to the ASP.NET Web Forms project

    Choose the Theme: The master page of project will be updated based on selected theme. The Theme Preview section shows the controls preview before convert into a Syncfusion project.

    Choose the theme to apply on the master page of the ASP.NET Web Forms project

    Choose CDN Support: The master page of the project will be updated based on required Syncfusion CDN links.

    Choose CDN Support to refer the Syncfusion assets from CDN for ASP.NET Web Forms project

    Copy Global Resources: If choose Copy Global Resources option, the Syncfusion localization culture files will be shipped to project from Installed Location.

    Choose Copy Global Resources to ship the localization culture files for ASP.NET Web Forms project

    NOTE

    Copy Global Resources option will disable when choose the CDN option.

    Components: Choose the required controls.

    Choose the required controls

  4. The Project Backup dialog will appear when Click the Convert button. In the dialog, if click Yes, it will backup the current project before converting into Syncfusion project. If click No, it will convert the project to Syncfusion project without backup.

    Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Web Forms Project Conversion backup dialog

  5. The required Syncfusion Assembly references, Scripts, and CSS and required Web.config entries have been added to the project.

    Reference assemblies use of Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Web Forms Project

    Scripts and CSS for Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Web Forms Project

    Web.config assembly reference of Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Web Forms Project