How Test Locally? Blank Page Issue

Sep 16, 2009 at 10:44 PM

Sorry if this has been covered before but haven't found a definitive answer yet.

When developing FB apps in vs2008, what's the best way to test locally before staging to servers to test via facebook?  When I run the sample app, get blank page and doing a view source shows the fb redirect tag.  I can go to the provided url directly and it works but it is hitting whatever the production url is that I entered in the application settings.

I also created a local HOSTS entry for and tried entering that in the application profile settings, but it didn't seem to work either.  Seems like the fb redirect is not happening.

So what's the secret all you FB app developers for testing locally?



Sep 17, 2009 at 2:50 PM

Followup: I got all this going.  Just took some more research, tweaks to the fb app settings, tweaks to localhost and IIS, and all is working now.

Steve's starter kit and install info seemed to help: