Creating a Web Role

In this article we are creating a web role using Visual Studio 2010. This will make the reader familiar with Windows Azure.

Open Visual Studio 2010 and use the command New Project. From the appearing dialog box select the Windows Azure Project option from Visual C# group.

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Enter an appropriate name for the project and click Ok to continue. Now you will be prompted with another dialog for selecting the type of project.

Double click on the ASP.NET Web Role option to select a web role project and click Ok button.

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Now you are ready with the Web Role project. Now execute the application and you will be able to see the application inside the browser. From the system tray, you can verify the Windows Azure Emulator as running.

If successfully executed, you can see the web role opened in a browser like below:

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Exceptional Case 1

In case the emulator raised an error like below dialog, you have to restart Visual Studio in the Computer Administrator context.

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Exceptional Case 2

In case you are struck with issue of Compute Emulator Shutdown issue, you can resolve it with the link

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