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Browser Link with Express App

Jan 5, 2014 at 11:17 PM
Is it possible to use Visual Studios Browser Link with an express app?

There is no web config file for non Azure projects, and with the Azure projects no connections are established when trying to create a link.

Thanks
Jan 6, 2014 at 8:38 PM
Hi Kaman,

I wouldn't expect it to work.

I found this article which talks about the browser link feature:
http://www.asp.net/visual-studio/overview/2013/using-browser-link

This part is interesting:
When Browser Link is enabled, Visual Studio acts as a SignalR server that multiple clients (browsers) can connect to. Browser Link also registers an HTTP module with ASP.NET. This module injects special <script> references into every page request from the server.
Since node.exe is used to serve the web site, not IIS or IIS express, then we would need to have a node.exe way of injecting those script references.

We do have a feature work item for iisnode integration (https://nodejstools.codeplex.com/workitem/170), that might help get Browser Link to work.

I'll create a feature work item for Browser Link.
Jan 6, 2014 at 8:39 PM
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