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  1. 78 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Admin →

      We’ve added full support for VS.NET 2017 in the latest v4.5.10 release: http://docs.servicestack.net/releases/v4.5.10

      All ServiceStackVS Single Page App templates have also been converted to use Webpack and we’ve added a new template for Vue.js! The release notes contains an overview of Webpack and covers the different template built-in features.

      If you’re building ServiceStack from source you’ll notice we’ve switched to VS2017 new MSBuild format in all ServiceStack NuGet packages which is much cleaner and simpler for managing builds for different platforms.

    • Provide option to set Referer header on service client.

      Due to it being a restricted header, the referer cannot be set using the standard header methods. In order to set the referer on a standard http web request, you must use the referer property. I would like to suggest that this header be accessible from the client.

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      • Show plugin startup errors on metadata screen

        Add a visual indicator which links to or has a label that contains any plugin startup errors on the metadata page.

        Given that they are swallowed to prevent the apphost from crashing it is not always obvious unless you check the operations metadata.

        3 votes
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          From v4.5.7 (now on MyGet) the number of Startup Errors will appear in X-Startup-Errors HTTP Response Header (visible when viewing HTTP Responses) and when in DebugMode a warning banner will appear on the /metadata page.

        • ServiceStack.OrmLite.Core Mysql support.

          I'd like to see a mysql integration.

          18 votes
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          • SSE Java Client

            Besides a C# and Javascript SSE Client, it woud be greate to have a Java SSE Client ,too.

            4 votes
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            • Add ServiceStack + Microsoft On-Premise ServiceFabric example

              Could someone please provide an example of using ServiceStack in the Microsoft On-Premise ServiceFabric PaaS. Maybe show an example of a Monolithic and Microservices configuration.

              6 votes
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              • Update the servicestack-client typescript pacakge to include .d.ts files in npm

                Creating new Angular 2.0 projects with the angular CLI is simpler if all the packages required include their typescript definition files in their npm package which allows the types to be registered by calling : npm install @types/servicestack-client instead of having to rely on using typings. Please consider updating your npm pacakge to include the typescript definition files for the typescript client.

                3 votes
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                • Android Java Server Events Client

                  With Service Stack you can create very good backend, it would be nice to use all functions that it provides of Android, without Xamarin because Android is the most popular platform for mobile devices.

                  For a complete happiness is not enough to us now server events so we do request every 5 seconds to check for data.

                  Please make the ability to use server events on Android.

                  Thanks!

                  9 votes
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                  • Typescript and C# Enums: option for string literal types

                    We already proposed https://servicestack.uservoice.com/forums/176786-feature-requests/suggestions/10105086-add-support-for-non-ambient-typescript-module-gene

                    We are using this and it works well, but unfortunately there is one issue: enums!

                    We serialize the enums as strings and not integers.

                    In typescript world this all works fine, the enums are in the generated DTO's and the compiler is happy. But on the wire there is the Enum as a string instead of an integer which typescript can't map back to the typed dto. so all my typescript code doesn't work anymore.

                    We end up doing:

                    myAnimal.AnimalType.ToString() === dtos.AnimalType[dtos.AnimalType.Rabbit]

                    which is working but doesn't feel "right". From a typescript point of view we…

                    30 votes
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                    • 1 vote
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                      • Session data Persistance on login

                        I am building a webshop/ecommerce platform with:
                        * an extension on CredentialsAuthProvider.
                        * And an extension on the AuthUserSession with

                        on login want to persist the CartId. but i found the source code does reset the session on login. But this part is not overrideable.

                        i made a pull request. please check it, adjust it to the way you work.
                        https://github.com/ServiceStack/ServiceStack/pull/1067

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                        • Add TypeScript reference for WebStorm

                          ServiceStack already has a plugin for IntelliJ Idea to generate typed requests, and for Visual Studio to generate TypeScript models. It would be nice to combine both of them in a WebStorm support for TypeScript models generation from a ServiceStack service.

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                          • support dnx.

                            I want to program ported to Linux. but current version servicestack not support dnx ( core clr )

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                              We’re super excited to announce ServiceStack is now running on .NET Core!

                              Nearly all of ServiceStack’s features are now available across 21 of our most popular NuGet packages, inc. OrmLite support for SQL Server, PostgreSQL and Sqlite. We’ve been able to achieve excellent integration and code-reuse where your ServiceStack AppHost can be registered as a .NET Core module and most of your Service Implementation using ServiceStack libraries remains unchanged.

                              We’ve ported a number of existing Live Demos to .NET Core providing example projects so you can easily compare .NET 4.5 ServiceStack code-bases with what it looks like in .NET Core at:
                              https://github.com/NetCoreApps/LiveDemos

                              All .NET Core Live Demos are running on Linux / Docker using AWS ECS Container Service.

                              We’re maintaining .NET Core packages isolated from the Main NuGet packages separated with a `.Core` suffix until we’re satisfied .NET Core has been battle-tested…

                            • AngularJS support angular2

                              /**
                              • @license AngularJS v1.2.20
                              •(c) 2010-2014 Google, Inc. http://angularjs.org
                              •License: MIT */

                              The version of AngularJS is too slow~

                              26 votes
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                              • Add Servicestack + Aurelia template

                                Add a starter template for servicestack and aurelia. After what I've read, Aurelia and ServiceStack seems to have a lot in common. Like conventions over configuration. It's easy to test, customize and extend.

                                30 votes
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                                • Support Kestrel as a hosting provider

                                  The KestrelHTTPServer is built on the cross-platform libuv library.

                                  While some of the elements in Kestrel may conflict with ServiceStack's implementations (different DI, request / response filters), the overall goals are in alignment, and would bring a powerful new hosting option for ServiceStack.

                                  https://github.com/aspnet/KestrelHttpServer

                                  17 votes
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                                  • new feature in c# add service stack reference

                                    I'd like the possibility to specify if types (all or specific ones) should be generated as internal and not as public

                                    such as
                                    InternalTypes: ... list of types

                                    often I get collision among types that are in a shared library , but that do "leak" through a service request / response DTO .

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                                    • support swagger 2.0

                                      in order to tie into the ecosystem of self-describing APIs supporting Swagger 2.0 definitions, I would like to suggest support for this version of swagger. This is particularly necessary for supporting Azure Web Api Apps....the only way to create an Azure API app currently appears to be to use the Swashbuckle Generator (which means using WebApi instead of ServiceStack) or hand-crafting the definition file.

                                      212 votes
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                                      • Self Host Response Compression

                                        Add built-in response compression for Self Hosted applications.

                                        As per https://forums.servicestack.net/t/http-response-compression-with-self-hosted/2098/4, there is only one way to enable compression on a Self Hosted SS application, add a http proxy like nginx (beta on Windows) in-front of SS.

                                        This is not ideal as it increases the complexity of deployments and maintenance.

                                        11 votes
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                                        • Extend CacheResponse feature with a VaryByRoles option

                                          A number of our services have responses that vary by the set of roles a user is associated with. It would be more memory efficient if we could cache by roles rather than by user for these services.

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                                            I’ve added support for VaryByRoles in this commit: https://github.com/ServiceStack/ServiceStack/commit/bbd3eda601b4a373d81bbed593bc2b743dbcf6f6

                                            You need to be explicit in which roles the cache should be varied by, e.g:

                                            [CacheResponse(Duration = 60, VaryByRoles = new[] { “RoleA”, “RoleB” })]

                                            Where there will be separate caches created for Users in “RoleA” vs “RoleB” vs No Role/UnAuthenticated Users.

                                            This is available from v4.0.55 that’s now on MyGet

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