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  1. 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.

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    • Support .NET 4.5 (async/await)

      .NET 4.5 is available and NuGet packages targeting web application making use of async/await are starting to pop up. In terms of performance, this finally allows .NET applications to beat NodeJs and that is something any serious .NET web developer should love.

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      • WebMatrix Not Responding When Installing Templates

        Hello

        I’m not sure where I should be posting this but here looks ok.

        On all templates and app gallery items WebMatrix hangs and comes up as Not Responding as soon as I click on OK to create a new site. I have tried re-starting, re-installing etc but it still happens. Everything was ok a few days ago; nothing has changed on my machine since.

        Any suggestions?

        The full logs are attached, let me know if you need anything else.

        Thanks
        Martin

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        • Integrate F12 Developer Tools into WebMatrix

          I believe it would be great if F12 developer tools is integrated into webmatrix.

          This would make development easier and faster. We just have to click on the dev tab inside webmatrix instead of switching windows, minimizing, maximizing .... It gets on my nerves. It'll also prevent the frustration of having to close the F12 dev tool everytime I navigate to a site I am not developing and switching the tool back on when I navigate back to a site I am developing. Its just annoying

          PS. Microsoft should include an option to change the font type and size for…

          14 votes
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          • Allow additional links on Site tab

            It would be useful to be able to place additional links on the Site tab (near site URL and path)---to PhpMyAdmin, Control Panel for this site, etc.

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            • 8 votes
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              • webmatrix update loop

                webmatrix asks me if i want to update, the packages to update are in the picture attached... i accept to update, the i close and restart webmatrix...the update is still showed up

                WebMatrix: 7.1.1692.0
                IIS Express: 7.1.1190.0
                .NET Framework: 4.0.30319.296 (RTMGDR.030319-2900)
                Web Deploy: 7.1.1631.0
                SQL Server Compact: 4.0.8854.1
                Web Platform Installer: 7.1.1692.0
                ASP.NET Web Pages: 2.0.20715.0
                ASP.NET Web Pages: 1.0.20105.407

                8 votes
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                • Fix broken link for the moodle installation package, that will be very helpfull ;)

                  Automatically check for the updated installation package links. Currently web matrix fails to load Moodle installation package.

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                  • Support for other IDEs, not only Visual Studio

                    Ability to configure the "Launch Visual Studio" button to launch other IDEs providing Full Path + Parameters.

                    5 votes
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                    • Subversion Support

                      Please add support for subversion.

                      4 votes
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                      • WebMatrix 2 is out of beta with 20-30 minutes hangs?

                        I 'Updated' from WebMatrix to WebMatrix 2 today.

                        I immediately started a new site project by selecting an existing folder. I received a 20 minute hang. The folder was a shared network folder/location; However, this method was routine with the previous WebMatrix version, and had not previously exhibited this issue, neither earlier today, prior to updating, or anytime within the past several months.

                        Since the project started on the 'site' tab, my next action was to select the Files tab. I received another 20 minute hang.

                        After successfully adding and modifing several files (and viewing the changes on the site,…

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                        • Clean up the websites that are not avilable or removed from disk

                          like vwd or phpstorm I can click the project and it's removed already if not avilable.

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                          • WebMatrix WebSecurity.InitializeDatabaseConnection only works if the default provider in a instance of SimpleMembershipProvider.

                            WebMatrix WebSecurity.InitializeDatabaseConnection only works if the default provider is an instance of SimpleMembershipProvider.

                            The overload method that takes ProviderName, does not use this value when resolving the instance, instead it's hardwired to use Member.Provider.

                            3 votes
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                            • 3 votes
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                              • open site windows take too long time, can you fix it.

                                I have complete my dinner watching this screen shown on my computer but it's not even hide.

                                can you fix it. you are start showing me from RC but I don't know what It's do for me.

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                                • WordPress in its French version.

                                  Hello, it would be necessary very also to propose WordPress in its French version.
                                  http://fr.wordpress.org/
                                  http://www.wordpress-fr.net/

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Que los paquetes de plantillas Web ya vengan preinstalados en el programa ejecutable.

                                    Que el instalador que se descarga de microsoft Web matrix 2 venga completo con todas las plantillas web, es muy canson tener que esperar a que carguen las plantillas directamente desde internet y mucho mas cuando no se tiene internet.

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                                    • Webmatrix 2 is crashing Google Chrome

                                      WEbMatrix 2 is crashing google chrome whenever I enable the Silverlight plugin. I have the latest stable version of Chrome on Windows 8.

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                                      • "WebMatrix 3" Bug: Column Cannot Be Modified [Column name = ID]

                                        Several folks have complained of problems entering new rows into a database, using the GUI in WebMatrix 3.

                                        The typical case is when the user is entering a new row into a table that has an integer primary key with identity enabled. The user can enter the non-primary-key columns OK, but when it comes to the actual INSERT being executed, the GUI throws an error (cannot modify the ID column).

                                        This is made worse by the fact that WebMatrix is touted as the solution for non-techies who want to get into data-driven website development. They typically start out with one…

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                                        • changelog

                                          if possible, could you provide a changelog after an update?! or just a simple webpage where to read the changes/new features/improvements...thanks

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