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  1. Remove old versions of applications from WebPI

    Web Platform Installer has a bunch of old applications (IIS 8 Express, etc) that have been replaced (IIS 8 Express RTW, or the multiple Azure SDKs). It would be great to remove or hide these older versions, and just show the most recent version of each install.

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      Under Review  ·  0 comments  ·  Web PI  ·  Admin →
    • hide all functions

      a command to minimize/maximize all functions

      -option to start editor with all functions minimized instead of maximized

      7 votes
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      • IIS looses codepage.

        When double nesting db value the IIS looses codepage!

        If you write <input type="text" value="@db.value" name="name1"> all is okay!
        But with <input type="text" value="@if(copare == "true"){} else {@db.value}" name="name1"> codepage is lost.
        instead of the Swedish å ä ö you get &#229; &#228; &#246; which gives a error when posting.

        2 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IIS Express  ·  Admin →
        • Add a way (in code view) to open file includes by right-clicking the #include link

          Add a way (in code view) to open file includes by right-clicking the #include link.
          <!--#include virtual="/path/fileName" -->

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          • 1 vote
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            • Add Preferences

              I like the bare-bones nature of WebMatrix, but I also like to set preferences. Unless I am missing something, this feature is not an available. I would also like a "bare-bones" toolbox for drag and drop HTML items.

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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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                • Complete this missing part on WebMatrix.

                  There is something little that bugs me very much, like i tried to decribe it on iisForums ( http://forums.iis.net/p/1197472/2048899.aspx/1?Re+Autocomplete+second+values+problem+Suggestion+problem+acually+ ) WebMatrix suggest us wrong values on css elements that take two or more arguments. It always suggest values for the first argument. Please, make this bugs fix your main priority.

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                    • 5 votes
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                      • Multiscreen support ...

                        ... It's should be great to open files in separated windows.
                        And opening more than one project during same time.

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                        • ASP Seetings in webmatrix 3 , Enable parent path problems

                          more Settings funtions should be in webmatrix 3,
                          like "Enable parent path"..Buffer....and others,

                          now we can change only in Win 8 IIS manager?? but not ingrate in webmatrix??? it is strange... please update and fix...

                          Webmatrix 2 is "Enable parent path" Setto True, but buffer limit is 200KB.... it is bad...should be update in webmatrix 3, but it doesn't ...Still canot be set. :(

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IIS Express  ·  Admin →
                          • Export database (MySQL) for FTP Publish

                            FTP publishing is very common. But it does not support the database, such as MySQL.
                            So I hope,
                            When I use FTP publishing, it can automatically export the database to a file (UTF8, to support Chinese), and reminded me of followup steps (for example, using phpmyadmin import).

                            3 votes
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                            • document management system

                              any document management system is available on webmatrix

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                              • Auto Recognition of CMS Type on Open as a website in WebMatrix

                                It would be good if for example i download WordPress, or Joomla or ... have a site that is made in WordPress already for Webmatrix to automatically converts it to WordPress project when i open it so the folders are locked, wordpress intelli sense and all other stuff. This isn't possible with current projects just when you install new one from gallery.

                                68 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  Publish  ·  Admin →
                                • Remove need for a database when publishing - may be entirely web service dependent

                                  Our portal application depends entirely on external web services. Still struggling to publish to azure without a database.

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                                  • connection string

                                    WebMatrix 3 contains a frustrating bug when I enter a connection string in the Publish settings dialog (and validate it). The connection string is correct, but when I hit save, it forgets the connection string immediatly. The value in that field is not saved.

                                    This makes it impossible for me to sync a SQL (non CE) database to a remote host. However Web Deploy might be complex software, this is a stupid bug.

                                    Any help appreciated.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Database syncronisation

                                      I would be glad if it were possible to synchronize databases. Just so you do not have to touch it to an external device that can be carried out from the WebMatrix

                                      9 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Databases  ·  Admin →
                                      • Keep supported PHP versions updated to latest stable version

                                        By supported I am refering to the versions that are already listed in Web PI and have supported WinChache and SqlDrivers offerings. For example the currently listed 5.4 version is 5.4.9 (released 22-Nov-2012) and on php.net site the current stable version is 5.4.12 (released 21-Feb-2013)

                                        26 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Web PI  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi coolhand,

                                          Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We are testing the update at the moment and will upgrade to the latest PHP version after verifying everything is working as expected.

                                          Thanks,
                                          Thao

                                        • Add WebMatrix Themes

                                          I like VS very much but because of the PHP support I'm using WebMatrix.. wich isawesome btw.. thx.

                                          In VS you have some default application UI Themes that come with it, of those, since it was added, I'm always using a slightly modified Dark Theme.. because if work on code for hours with them light themes my eyes start to hurt, which impacts productivity, so that's my suggestion.

                                          First some default themes (Light, Dark) and in a later release maybe some settings to alter the different assigned colors.

                                          Thx for taking the time.

                                          6 votes
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