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  1. 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.

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    • Remove/Reconfigure source control settings

      Once you select a TFS server, for example, BOOM, thats it! Locked in. Cannot undo or change TFS settings for that particular site, even if you blow away the site files, appData, IISExpress settings, etc and try to re-establish the project fresh.

      WebMatrix seems to hide the config for this (for everything for that matter, very annoying). UNINSTALL is the only remedy, such that it will finally delete wherever the dang settings are hiding.

      53 votes
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      • TFS configuration cannot see changes of a modified project

        If you establish a site (pulled local copy from Azure in my case) and then configure the site to use TFS, it works as expected. If you then delete the local copy, and re-download the same site again, TFS is completely broken. Cannot check files in. "No files to check-in" is all you get. This is permanent and show stopping. Uninstall of WebMatrix and deleting every possible trace of the site in AppData, My Docs, etc, will NOT fix this problem.

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        • TFS bugs galore

          With a project connected to TFS

          -Add a new file
          -Add to source control (dont check in)
          -Delete the file
          -Check-in

          Error, cannot add the file. No kidding, its not there, and we don't want it added anymore. Congrats, you are now in a stuck loop, as WebMatrix insists that this deleted file is to be added every time you check in.

          WebMatrix does NOT respect the actual activity that is going on in the project. TFS integration simply is not ready for prime time. Many issues like this exist.

          Here is another:
          If you get yourself into a situation…

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          • Find and replace code blocks

            Allow the find and replace option to include multiple lines and / or code blocks to be changed rather than a single line as present.

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            • document management system

              any document management system is available on webmatrix

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              • I've tried to checkin about 1100 files to tfs and it fails, looks like a problem with tfs extension webmatrix 3

                I've tried to checkin about 1100 files to tfs and it fails, looks like a problem with tfs extension webmatrix 3

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                • reload dialog always shows on remote projects

                  There is a bug when saving files on a remote project thru FTP. after the file is saved the program detects the file was changed and shows up the dialog asking if you want to reload. it does this even if the checkbox to not show again is clicked

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                  • FTP Bug in WM3: Error while trying to upload files larger than 1mb. WM3 gives PWD error after bug kicks in

                    Upload stops at around 1+mb of upload and I get a connection error.

                    After this happens on the first few attempt to access the remote folder I get a "Connection Error - Failure to get file list from server. Unable to parse server response to PWD command."

                    The bug is more elevated if "www" is not added to the FTP server field

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                    • access to internal psd

                      i think it ll be nice if windows OS or webmatrix let us acces to the internal items of a psd file like Expression Web do but not only when insert html tag element of name img but also when use css properties that use url to an image .

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                      • can you just cut the part related to webmatrix in 10 minute video instead of doing a 27 min video on Azure and a whole lot of other desig

                        I was trying to watch the video on Webmatrix but guess what? I di not have 27 minutes to watch the whole thing so I pause it. Now I have to start watching it all over again because the unpause button is not working so I am still missing the part to to with webmatrix, which is the last 7 minutes and I do not want to watch the whole thing again... right to the point and more focus would help for your videos, thank you!

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                        • node.js websocket support, option to run node.js by itself

                          socket.io websockets is the one of the main reasons to use node and falling back on xhr polling when testing is a pain. I always find myself going back to cmd to test websocket apps.

                          Maybe you could have an option to fire up node.js without IIS express running by just passing it filename/arguments (path to server.js) then start process and get display output in logs.

                          This would make both our lives easier. Also, this would allow us to update node.js too since it's always being updated.

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