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. Management Overview Dashboard

    While being able to offload to statsd/graphite/raygun/... is great, a "state of the nation" dashboard would be really handy.

    This could show requests/sec, wait times, "slow" requests, auth failures, live access map, recent exceptions, known issues (e.g. can't connect to redisX/mssqlY)

    226 votes
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  2. AppHostMqListenerBase: AppHost with automatically registered MQ message handlers

    Create [self-hosted] apphost where all request messages are automatically registered to the MQ message service,
    so that all services can be accessed via MQ without the need to register every request type manually with something like "mqServer.RegisterHandler<Hello>(...)" .

    It would be nice if the order of operations of the mq message handling could be further aligned to the http variant.

    8 votes
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  3. Support the Oracle OrmLite provider

    Currently Oracle is not a supported OrmLite provider that's listed on:
    http://servicestack.net/download

    Vote for this feature request if you would like to see the OrmLite Oracle provider officially supported.

    36 votes
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  4. ServiceStack to support localization

    support localization in messages for validations or any other messages sent to the client

    67 votes
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  5. API Explorer/Meta data enhancements

    Building upon swagger feature, (but possibly re-engineering)

    Support to include:
    - complex (nested) DTO's and array
    - markdown documentation (for detailed description)
    - role/access based display (so only authorised endpoints are displayed)
    - rebranding support
    - ability to install nuget package without /docs folder (so as to get annotations, but not html in a model lib)

    81 votes
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  6. Add fast TCP endpoint

    Add the most efficient remote endpoint for consuming ServiceStack services.

    Ideas: use https://github.com/nanomsg/nanomsg (by author and successor to ZeroMQ in C).

    Advantages: Abstracts IPC/TPC/InMemory for picking the most efficient transport. Can easily interoperate with other NanoMsg clients on other platforms. C is nice to embed than C++.
    Disadvantages: Still in Alpha, unclear when it will be stable/safe to use. Still native, requires effort to use 32/64 bit architectures and cross-platform on Mono.

    Alternative: Build endpoint on raw TCP sockets in C# using something like Redis wire protocol for efficient transfer of message payloads. Could imitate operation on redis-server for interoperability…

    105 votes
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  7. Response field filtering

    As per this example: http://www.vinaysahni.com/best-practices-for-a-pragmatic-restful-api#limiting-fields

    It would be useful to be able to restrict the returned fields provided by the response.

    Using a dot notation we could filter any nested properties as well. e.g.

    GET /customers/fields=id,name,address,address.postcode,address.line1

    16 votes
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  8. Add support for expand object graph on request by default out of the box

    It would be great to have the option to expand by request descendant objects indicating route or getting href attribute with route by default.

    10 votes
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  9. Support Upsert with MySQL

    AWS Charges by the IOp, not supporting UPSERT effectively doubles the cost (and reduces the performance) of running mysql/mariadb on that platform with the SELECT/INSERT behavior of OrmLite

    4 votes
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  10. Support more sql math operators

    Extend https://github.com/WBPuge/ServiceStack.OrmLite/blob/master/src/ServiceStack.OrmLite/Expressions/Sql.cs
    to support following sql math operators:
    Sign
    Abs
    Floor
    Ceil/Ceiling
    Round(x, y)

    1 vote
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  11. Help Pluralsight update their video on Servicestack and/or the solution

    Help Pluralsight update their videos on Servicestack and/or show how to update their example solutions to the latest version of Servicestack.
    Another alternative is to offer an updated version of the videos example code localy (somewhere at servicestack.net/github.com).

    I tried to do a update to the latest versions myself and I ran into loads of problems. To the extent that i gave up.

    4 votes
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  12. Allow custom type converter for CSV parser

    The only thing that keeps me from dropping CsvHelper and using SS Csv capabilities for everything is that quite often I need a custom type converter.

    For instance sometimes currency is a mix of numbers and letters or there can be inconsistent data.

    If there was a way to register a method that would receive the raw column values and alter them then this would make it much more versatile in my opinion.

    3 votes
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  13. Update links in Community resources

    I went trough the links in chapter:
    Community Resources September 20, 2015
    on page:
    http://docs.servicestack.net/create-webservice-from-scratch

    to have a look on how old the articles where. There where a number of not found:s as well as one very graphic adult nude gymnastic site...
    The entries still there where a bit on the old side.


    Creating A Simple Service Using ServiceStack by Shashi Jeevan 11/19/2014
    Introducing ServiceStack by @dotnetcurry ???????????????
    Create web services in .NET in a snap with ServiceStack by @techrepublic August 5, 2014
    How to build web services in MS.Net using ServiceStack by @kishoreborra July 29, 2014
    Getting Started with…

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  15. Port AspNetWindowsAuthentication To .Net Core

    At present, the AspNetWindowsAuthentication is not supported in .NET Core. ASP.NET Core does allow for Windows Authentication (through IIS reverse proxy), so it would be great to have support for this in ServiceStack.

    I made an attempt at porting it myself, and it kind of works, though I'm sure I'm missing some subtleties on how it works, as I sometimes get "header already set" errors on some requests. In case this never gets picked up, here's a gist of my attempt:

    https://gist.github.com/darkonejr/7bcdcf7aea9fee7d21329fd58de5d43d

    6 votes
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  16. Expand Generic Type when documenting responses

    We have an application that always return an AppContentResponse<T>. AppContentResponse contains some properties that are present in every response of every method we have, while the T is the actually Type of the response.

    When we look at the metadata documentation, ServiceStack generates the documentation for AppContentResponse<T> without also documenting T. The strange thing is that if I create a class that actually implements AppContentResponse<TypeOfThatResponse>, both types get automatically documented.

    I filed an issue at https://forums.servicestack.net/t/expand-generic-type-when-documenting-responses/5676 if you are looking for more details.

    4 votes
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  17. Silence code analysis for "Add ServiceStack reference..." generated code.

    The generated code does not conform to company rules so I get a bunch of useless warnings when I run code analysis on my solution.

    Just adding a

    // <auto-generated>
    // This code was generated by ServiceStack.
    // </auto-generated>

    block above or below the /* Options: */ block would be enough to exclude the generated file from code analysis.

    1 vote
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  18. Support for ServiceStack Client in NativeScript applications

    I think that ServiceStack TypeScript client does not work in NativeScript + Angular2 applications, as I am getting a bunch of weird errors when trying that (in Fetch module).

    I installed the module as this:
    npm install --save @servicestack/client

    Is there support for the TypeScript client in NativeScript applications? If not, Id like there to be =)

    10 votes
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  19. Support change MaxLimit of query feature for specific dto

    Support change MaxLimit of query feature for specific dto

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  20. Add support for [References(TYPE)] in NativeTypesFeature

    The NativeTypesFeature is used by ServiceStackVS does a great job of looking at all types exposed by Services. However, it fails to include (or exclude via options) any type only referenced via a "ReferencesAttribute" data annotation. This forces me to either create a complete clone of the type just for automatic client DTO generation, or to create an additional dummy service route that exposes this type.

    Can the NativeTypesFeature be enhanced to also include Reference(TYPE) and/or References(TYPE)?

    3 votes
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