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  1. How to upgrade PHP?!

    Please would documentation be provided to upgrade PHP. The default installed version is 5.3.19

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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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        • Auto upload file on save

          Option to auto upload file when its saved locally. I like working on remote projects but sometimes i miss vsdoc support or CMS recognition if i do that. the workaround is to download the site and work locally and publish files. it would help if i can select an option so that files publish when i save them locally

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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/

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            • Fix for RUN bug please.

              The Webmatrix 2 RUN function finds index.vbhtml (in my site) and runs it. BUT the locahost no longer shows "localhost99999/index.vbhtml". This does not help my iternal validation rules or my testing. This behaviour is also different to the behavior in Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2010 Express which I use as my major debuggng tool. I also hope (trust) that this behaviour is not being introduced into the live (as opposed to development) Internet environment!
              Webmatrix 1 did not behave this way, Can this be fixed please

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              • Improve publishing to IIS for internal hosting / Intranets etc... for better take up of Razor

                Improve publishing to IIS for internal hosting / Intranets etc... for better take up of Razor etc..

                Presently it is a very complex process to publish to IIS, or setup IIS for web matrix publishing. It envolves checking all versions of the .net framework on the server if using w2k8 etc... and then various settings etc... this should be more simple such as, allow publishing from webmatrix, then option in webmatrix to select internal IIS intranet site. Just look at the amoutn of issues in the IIS forum about web matrix publishing to IIS on server.

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                • Bug: PHP Syntax highlighting fails with heredoc and xml

                  $xml = <<<EOL
                  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
                  EOL;

                  This breaks syntax highlighting, because the editor thinks ?> is the closing tag of <?php ?>.

                  5 votes
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                  • does not work with windows 7

                    As Webmatrix will not work in Windows 7, what do you suggest? My old XP machines won't last forever. Is there a replacement for Webmatrix, or am I on my own?

                    Wayne English
                    President WebContentRx.biz

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                    • Webmatrix for tablet (Windows 8, Android and iPad)

                      Version of webmatrix for other platforms workinqg in te cloud (i.e. Windows Azure)

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                      • Cannot install NuGet package ExcelPackageF because WebMatrix NuGet version too old

                        When I tried to use the ASP.Net Web Pages Administration portal to view ExcelPackageF details, I get an error saying this package is incompatible with version 1.6.30117.9648 of NuGet.

                        The error refers me to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=213942 which basically lands me on http://nuget.org/

                        Here I see NuGet is at version 2.2.1

                        I am not sure if I can just install NuGet independently of WebMatrix to the latest version or I need for WebMatrix update to get NuGet updated.

                        I suppose the suggestion here is to update the NuGet supplied with WebMatrix or have some built-in documentation or ability to get NuGet version…

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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.

                            3 votes
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                            • 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.

                              80 votes
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                                Under Review  ·  5 comments  ·  Other  ·  Admin →
                              • Can't reset mysql password

                                I can't seem to reset my MySQL password anywhere, & can't find help via google/MSN either.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Databases  ·  Admin →
                                • The location of the Documents folder could not be determined. The application is unable to continue and will now exit

                                  Under Windows Server 2003, I get the following error message when I try to launch WebMatrix 2

                                  "The location of the Documents folder could not be determined. The application is unable to continue and will now exit"

                                  Is this a folder permission issue or is there any settings that could be changed that would allow me to use WebMatrix on Windows Server 2003?

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Ruby on Rails

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

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                                    • Add helper to export data to Excel and Word

                                      Exporting data, from a WebGrid for example, to other Microsoft products such as an Excel table or a Word mail merge is currently really difficult.
                                      It would be brilliant if there was a simple 'export to office' helper please. Perhaps as a parameter for the WebGrid?

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                                      • Improve database MySql

                                        Не удалось создать базу данных.

                                        Unable to connect to any of the specified MySQL hosts.

                                        MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlException (0x80004005): Unable to connect to any of the specified MySQL hosts.
                                        в MySql.Data.MySqlClient.NativeDriver.Open()
                                        в MySql.Data.MySqlClient.Driver.Open()
                                        в MySql.Data.MySqlClient.Driver.Create(MySqlConnectionStringBuilder settings)
                                        в MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlPool.GetPooledConnection()
                                        в MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlPool.TryToGetDriver()
                                        в MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlPool.GetConnection()
                                        в MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlConnection.Open()
                                        в Microsoft.WebMatrix.DatabaseManager.MySqlDatabase.MySqlDatabaseProvider.CreateDatabase(String adminConnectionString, String databaseName, String userName, String password)
                                        в Microsoft.WebMatrix.DatabaseManager.IisDbManagerModuleService.CreateDatabase(DatabaseConnection databaseConnection, String configPathState)
                                        в Microsoft.WebMatrix.DatabaseManager.Client.DBManagerController.CreateDatabase(ProviderInfo providerInfo, DatabaseConnection databaseConnection)
                                        в Microsoft.WebMatrix.DatabaseManager.Client.DBManagerController.<>c__DisplayClassa.<AddDatabase>b__6()
                                        в System.Threading.Tasks.Task.InnerInvoke()
                                        в System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Execute()

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                                          2 comments  ·  Databases  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow multiple publish profiles

                                          I.e. to allow a choice to deploy code to a test site or production site.

                                          13 votes
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