Feature Requests

Feature, docs and use-case samples requests for ServiceStack. If you can, focus on the end-user benefit / use-case, rather than the technical details so we can focus on the end-goal and free us to work on how best to achieve it. Features can also include supporting content, e.g. a starter project on how to use ServiceStack with another product (e.g. SS + SharePoint).

  1. Parcelable in Android Studio auto-generated dtos

    Can you make parcelable the auto-generated dtos by Android plugin for Android Studio?

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  2. Allow DateHandler to be specified at field level

    It is currently possible to serialize dates as ISO8601DateOnly and ISO8601.

    https://gist.github.com/georgehemmings/42d9841913d1da01e91b

    The date handler applies to all DateTime fields in the object.

    Where a DateTime field is representing only a date, it would be nice to emit this in ISO8601DateOnly but leaving any other DateTimes to emit in full ISO8601 format.

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  3. Support Changing ViewPages directory

    Support Allowing Custom ViewPages directory
    Right now the convention of using a folder in root works great for the general case (We've been on service stack razor for at least a year). With that said we hit the point that we need to move the views into a subfolder to easier support a part of the subcontrol strategy.

    Would love to have the convention be default and a easy way to change the base folder for vies on the apphost configure method.

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  4. smal change in IndexOperationsControl.RenderRow

    You could do a little modification to the IndexOperationsControl.RenderRow method, so that no row for an operation is rendered if no formats are available in the calling scenario.
    Currently, if I protect an operation with
    [Restrict(VisibilityTo = RequestAttributes.InternalNetworkAccess | RequestAttributes.AnyFormat)]
    and i connect from an external network I see the operation with all formats disabled. It would be better not to see the operation at all.

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  5. Add Metrics.NET Adapter

    Add support for Metrics.NET: https://github.com/etishor/Metrics.NET

    They already have adapters for Nancy & Owin: https://github.com/etishor/Metrics.NET/tree/master/Src/Adapters

    I've also posted a question wheter the maintainer of Metrics.NET has any plan in doing it for ServiceStack in his repo: https://github.com/etishor/Metrics.NET/issues/101

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  6. Allow the NativeTypes clients to support the standard .Net format for TimeSpan

    When setting the TimeSpanHandler to use TimeSpanHandler.StandardFormat the NativeType clients are not able to deserialize TimeSpans because they are expecting the format to be XSD duration.

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  7. Allow Stored Procedure for Primary Key

    We would like to use a stored procedure to generate our primary keys in an OrmLite object. The default field almost can be used for this purpose. But I have to use the special version of Insert which only sets certain fields. However, there is no version of that method which also returns the new id generated for the row. Perhaps you could add an AutoIncrement attribute that allows you to specify a stored procedure. Or at least adda version of Insert that only sets certain fields, but still returns the new id.

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  8. CRUD operations for inherited objects

    Being able to CRUD operations for inherited objects. It's would be cool!

    Adding OrmLite support (full CRUD) for object like this:

    [Alias("base_table")]
    public class BaseObject
    {

    [AutoIncrement]
    
    [Alias("_id")]
    public int Id { get; set; }

    [Alias("_name")]
    [StringLength(250)]
    public string Name { get; set; }

    }

    [Alias("apply_table")]
    public class ApplyObject : BaseObject
    {

    [Alias("_some_property1")]
    
    [StringLength(250)]
    public string SomeProperty1 { get; set; }

    }

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  9. Add PostFileWithRequest method in Java Client

    Can you add the PostFileWithRequest method in java client?
    It would be very useful to upload files from Android devices

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  10. 9 votes
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  11. Ability to define JsConfig.IgnoreAttributesNamed at scope level

    I would like to be able to Ignore certain properties only when returning response from Web API i.e. during Serialization/ Deserialization. While using the same object for saving in Cache, I would like to have all the properties to stored in Cache. Having IgnoreAttributesNamed at scope level will allow me to do the same.

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  12. Enhance AutoQuery to Handle "OR"s in the Template Property of the QueryField Attribute

    In my AutoQuery service, one of my request DTOs uses a custom "NameSearch" property with a QueryField attribute with a Template which has ORs in it - "FirstName LIKE {Value} OR LastName LIKE {Value} OR ..." . I also have a boolean property "IsActive" which matches a field in the database table.

    When I use these two properties together in a query to the service - "?NameSearch=abc&IsActive=true" - the results contain some people who are inactive. I should have figured this out without a SQL trace, but when I did one, I noticed that this was caused by not having…

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  13. Ormlite Extend Transactions with ReadLock abilities

    Current transaction isolation levels do not prevent others from reading and modifying the same data.
    They all wait nice in line to be able to update the same rows, but there is no way of preventing them from overwriting the previous data, and no error message that the data you selected has become stale in between.

    An easy way to solve it to allow a way to lock the selected rows to assure that the current transaction is finished before the next one can read the value and do its own changes.

    This is easely done by just adding a…

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  14. Inject ReplyClientFactory from RedisMqServer to MessageHandler<T>

    There's a ReplyClientFactory property on RedisMqServer, which is not used at all. I believe that it should be used to override the MessageHandler<T>.ReplyClientFactory property.

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  15. Add a new method to IContainerAdapter interface to support Resolving with name parameters

    I am using ServiceStack with Autofac IoC.
    There is code provided for wiring up the AutofacIocAdapter as the default resolver for ServiceStack (instead of Funq).
    There are two method currently exposed on the IContanerAdapter interface which is used to expose wiring.
    It would be useful to expose another method to resolve registered components with named parameters .
    It would be very easy as the underlying IContainer interface already exposes this methed.

    So, something like

    public class AutofacIocAdapter : IContainerAdapter

    {
    
    private readonly IContainer _container;

    public AutofacIocAdapter(IContainer container)
    {
    _container = container;
    }

    public T Resolve&lt;T&gt;()
    {
    return _container.Resolve&lt;T&gt;();
    }

    public…

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  16. Add convenience links on the API metadata page for parameterless GET requests.

    I would be nice to just click on a link for the GET requests and actually execute the request and see the output. Right now I have to look at the metadata page for the request, copy the url path, and then paste it into browser address tab.

    This probably would not be feasible for POST requests however, unless you want to get fancy with a button or something instead of a link.

    I'm also basically assuming that this would only work for requests with no parameters. Otherwise you'd have to make assumptions of some sort.

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  17. Support Calls to .ToString() in SqlExpression Where Clause

    This feature is useful when you need to do STRING related operations on NON STRING types like INT.

    One use case is when you need to do pattern matching (used in searches) on an INT column. That would be great to be able to just write:

    q.Where(x => x.IntColumn.ToString().Contains("123"));

    which should generate the following in SQL Server:

    WHERE cast(IntColumn as VARCHAR) LIKE '%123%'

    Since this feature is not implemented we have to use something like this:

    q.Where("cast(IntColumn as VARCHAR) LIKE '%123%'");

    Which is not that good because it is not strongly typed. And also for that SqlExpression to work, OrmLiteUtils.IllegalSqlFragmentTokens…

    7 votes
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  18. Per-Service Date Format

    Last time I asked it was an all or nothing thing...

    Basically the CMS we have started off with WCF as the default Date format for JSON.

    They then licensed SS and started building new components using SS, and globally (to maintain consistency) kept that crappy unreadable date format.

    So my problem is that I can't globally set ISO as the date format or the entire CMS backend just blows up.

    I would like to be able to attach an attribute to a service method to have it format the dates to ISO on a one-off basis as needed.

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  19. Akin to Swagger, please provide built in support for RAML

    RAML (see raml.org) is pretty sweet as a design tool... like Swagger 2.0, you can design your full API and corresponding documentation in the designer tools.

    It would be nice to have ServiceStack support reading RAML generated specs and automagically create the corresponding ServiceStack API with stubbed in methods.

    One of the nice things about RAML is the ability to generate a mock JSON responses and/or status codes from a specified endpoint as directed by the RAML designer tools. This allows it easy for other peer developers (and regression tools) to consume your service although it might still be under…

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  20. ExcludePropertyReferences for Data Contracts

    Currently ExcludePropertyReferences is expecting DeclaringTypeName.DataContractName. Its more helpful if the type is fully qualified.

    for example ; from below Json if we want to exclude :{"Officeaddress.houseaddress.city"}; .

    Json:
    //----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    {"id":"eb26f100-3758-4a19-806b-cd5af44f88a4","data":{"lname":"Talluri","firstname":"RamaNaresh","city":"Atlanta"},"collections":{"houseaddress":[{"id":"126e057d-e91b-42ec-b40d-bdba9c831d64","data":{"city":"CAToronto"}}],"officeaddress":[{"id":"5ff48bd4-bfe2-4721-adf1-3f5cd3b5c736","data":{"city":"USAlpharetta"},"collections":{"houseaddress":[{"id":"aad21efc-2768-4518-a505-71dc8b82ad40","data":{"city":"CA_Downtown"}}]}}]}}
    //----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Model :
    //----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [DataContract]

    public class AddressModel : BaseModel
    
    {
    [DataMember(Name = &quot;id&quot;)]
    public System.Guid Id
    {
    get;
    set;
    }

    [DataMember(Name = &quot;data&quot;)]
    public virtual BaseAddress Data
    {
    get;
    set;
    }

    [DataMember(Name = &quot;collections&quot;)]
    public virtual AddressCollection Collections
    {
    get;
    set;
    }
    }

    [DataContract]
    public class BaseAddress
    {

    [DataMember(Name = &quot;lname&quot;)]
    public string LastName
    {
    get;
    set;
    }
    [DataMember(Name = &quot;firstname&quot;)]
    public string FirstName
    {
    get;
    set; …

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