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  1. Ruby on Rails

    In addition to PHP, support for Ruby (and Rails) would be awesome!

    435 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Admin →
    • Please add support for SFTP

      If we are trying to pull PHP devs who work on Linux/Solaris in a corp environment support for ssh is a must. I need to be able to connect webmatrix to my remote systems. FTP is forbidden plain and simple. The fact that it is encouraged through an IDE is down right neglagent on MS part!

      333 votes
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        27 comments  ·  Publish  ·  Admin →
      • Go To Definition on JavaScript file, CSS rules

        add support for "Go To Definition" on JavaScript functions across multiple files (for example: into jQuery functions), CSS rules

        267 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Admin →
        • TypeScript intellisense

          WebMatrix is great and TypeScript intellisense would make it even better. Coloring is here, but without code completion it hardly can claim TypeScript support.

          264 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Admin →
          • I want dark interface for webmatrix :)

            Almost every good software now come with Dark Theme. Like Expression Blend Visual studio , Photoshop, Sublime text, Expression web and many other.

            Can you make dark interface for UI part of webmatrix.

            229 votes
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            • AngularJS

              Intillisense for AngularJS, and support for ng directives

              188 votes
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              • Python\django

                I'm really want :)

                171 votes
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                • Have a ignore files setting in the Publish wizard

                  It would be nice to be able to easily exclude certain files when publishing, like for example web.config. But it could also be other kinds of files and folders (.git , .svn).

                  138 votes
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                  • PostgreSQL support

                    In addition to the MySQL support, it would be great, if WebMatrix would support PostgreSQL databases too.

                    122 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Databases  ·  Admin →
                    • right click "format code" and right click "comment/uncomment code" options

                      this could be easy to implement. another ideas is to allow us to customize right click context menu ourselves.

                      117 votes
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                      • Ability to disable IIS Integration and just provide a localhost URL/port for testing sites

                        So people would use the HTTP Server of their choice like Apache or nginx.

                        116 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  IIS Express  ·  Admin →
                          Under Review  ·  Simon TanSimon Tan responded

                          This is an interesting idea; we’ll think about it for our next release!

                        • Multi Monitor Support

                          It would be great if there was a Multi Monitor Support like in Visual Studio 2010.

                          114 votes
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                          • Add HTML special character intellisense.

                            WebMatrix is missing some very useful intellisence.

                            By typing & it should offer a list of HTML special characters to be added.

                            98 votes
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                            • Allow to select language other than the system's

                              Even if English chosen in Web PI the program use the system's language.

                              78 votes
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                              • Extension to support SQLite

                                Native support or the possibility to expand the program functionality via plugins so third parties would develop a wrapper for those databases.

                                72 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Databases  ·  Admin →
                                  Under Review  ·  Simon TanSimon Tan responded

                                  Actually, we currently do support MySQL databases in WebMatrix. In order for this to function, you need to either install an application that uses MySQL, like Wordpress, or use Web Platform Installer to install the MySQL connector manually.

                                  Once those pieces are in place, you can go to the Databases workspace and connect to a MySQL database just like any other.

                                  We’ll take this as a recommendation to add SQLite support; thanks!

                                • A menu option/status bar button to convert between encodings a la Notepad++

                                  At least, between ISO-8859-1 and UTF-8, but every supported encoding by Windows is preferred

                                  70 votes
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                                    9 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Admin →
                                  • make webmatrix a windows store (metro style) application

                                    Webmatrix lends itself perfectly to being a metro style application and would make windows RT (and surface) a viable web development platform. Obviously we're not going to visual studio, but fingers crossed for Webmatrix taking the lead.

                                    69 votes
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                                      Under Review  ·  5 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                                    • Quick Lorem Ipsum generator

                                      Quick Lorem Ipsum generator.
                                      As a designer you probably know about Lorem Ipsum. For those who don't, Lorem Ipsum is a huge latin text which can be used as dummy text in projects.
                                      So no more browser now all in you IDE

                                      Link reference
                                      https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lipsum/caacooabofoccpkkfgioddpiehfhmlaa

                                      66 votes
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                                      • Refactoring: Update variable name

                                        (ported from Connect)

                                        In Visual Studio 2010 When selecting a variable by the cursor, all presence of this variable is highlighted in the file. And when the we try to change a variable or function name, Visual Studio prompts the user to update the name of all matching variable in the file.

                                        is there any possibility to add these two functions??

                                        --Ayman Abd El Halim

                                        65 votes
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                                          Under Review  ·  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Admin →
                                        • portable feature for webmatrix 2 ?

                                          If you want to share webmatrix with neighbor. you can't be sure you can. because you need to install x before y and z before y. Can you make it portable as notepad++ and other thing. even webmatrix check pre-required software.

                                          63 votes
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