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  1. 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.

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    • One-click Prefix support for CSS

      It would be great if I could add prefix easily without typing them all. For example, after writing the CSS in standard form, I will click a button, and all the necessary prefixes will be added to the CSS.

      39 votes
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      • twig templating

        It would be nice to have .html.twig file type support and syntax highlight.

        9 votes
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        • v3 and Editor slows when editing large files.

          Editor slows heavily when editing large files.
          Admin state that this is fixed in v2 so why is it still slowing down?

          5 votes
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          • Column Line Marker

            Projects I do for work have an 80 character per line rule, so I currently use Notepad++ to edit documents. If this feature came to WebMatrix, I could start using it for all my web-related coding!

            4 votes
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            • Make Razor intellisense work with anonymous types (as it does in VS)

              I use anonymous types to create the "model" for my view
              @{
              var some = new { name="some resource data", value=999 };
              }

              <p>Name: @some.name <span>@some.value</span></p>

              It works beautifully in Visual Studio, but in WebMatrix it does not help me with suggestions.

              8 votes
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              • I'm trying to add a Windows Phone 8 Emulator to my Webmatrix Browsers so I can test. I only find Windows Phone 7 Emulator and it will not ru

                I'm trying to add a Windows Phone 8 Emulator to my Webmatrix Browsers so I can test. I only find Windows Phone 7 Emulator and it will not run on my Windows 8 OS. I have the Windows Phone 8 SDK and have used the Windows Phone 8 Emulator from VS Express for Windows Phone. Is there a Windows Phone 8 Emulator available for Webmatrix 3 on Windows 8?

                5 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.

                  11 votes
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                  • could someone help whith omeka?

                    Omeka should be an easy to use archival retrieval system....
                    That would be great!

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                    • Fix the publishing feature

                      I am unable to publish to my website even though it passes the publish compatibility test. It fails at the publish preview step with no kind of explanation of what is wring.

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                        0 comments  ·  Publish  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow installation via WebPI to specified applicationHost.config or appHostConfigDir

                        When developing against IIS Express (for Azure or standalone), it's possible to point to a custom applicationHost.config. Several tools and components can take advantage of this already; for example, Web Deploy has the parameter appHostConfigDir. This is especially helpful when dealing with the Azure simulator which creates its own environment.

                        Can WebPICmd be updated to allow users to specify the config (or the appHostConfigDir) which should be modified rather than using the default IIS Express location? This would enable the simulators to work without impacting the base IIS Express applicationHost.config.

                        3 votes
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                        • can't delete files

                          When right click and select delete from context menu, the file don't get deleted.
                          Hitting "delete" button does the job thou.

                          3 votes
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                          • 500.13 internal server error

                            Enable a clean installation of WebMatrix to run a classic asp site without a cryptic 500.13 error: invalid configuration

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IIS Express  ·  Admin →
                            • 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…

                              12 votes
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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…

                                2 votes
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                                • Setup file location when creating a new project

                                  It would be useful if I could setup the file location when creating a new project instead of changing it every time in the settings.
                                  The experience should be similar to creating a project in Visual Studio. This is very useful if my projects are not in the same file location.

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                                  • Sort alphabetically by priority code css

                                    CSScomb

                                    Tool for sorting CSS properties in specific order. Contribute to CSScomb development by creating an account on GitHub.
                                    http://github.com/miripiruni/CSScomb

                                    16 votes
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                                    • Add yml file type

                                      most of the php application configuration and routing handled through yml script, It would be nice to have yml file type support and syntax highlight.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • bug: using IIS Express CustomUserHome

                                        if i change iis express user home as suggested here

                                        http://www.iis.net/learn/extensions/introduction-to-iis-express/iis-80-express-readme

                                        webmatrix still use the default iis express folder under documents and gives an error as iis express folder is not more present here

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  IIS Express  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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.

                                          7 votes
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