Aspx designer not updating
My aspx page was not updating due to the problem posted here: Quick Launch on a page layout in 2013 when i removed that code, it worked like it should again.
Furthermore when I view the preview, it is the same as the ootb one.
To check the results of your test runs, you'll need to add a connection in Server Explorer to the version of the database in your bin/Debug folder.
Just turn on Show All Files at the top of Solution Explorer, drill down through the bin and Debug folders, and double-click on the database file to add it to Server Explorer.
Here's what happens: You add a database to some non-ASP. You run some code that makes some updates and everything seems to work with all of your updates accepted.
You then do a second run…and it's like your previous run never happened!