STSDEV 1.4 contains a number of improvements to the 1.3 version of the tool.
Here are the features of this release:
- The ability to change the feature icon that shows up in features. Also, having no icon is now a valid option.
- The default application pool can be selected. This is helpful for when you build and a GAC update requires the application pool to be recycled.
- Now, IIS 6 or IIS 7 can be targeted. This affects the how the application pool is restarted only during development, since there are different commands for IIS 6 and IIS 7.
- Creating Visual Studio 2008 3.5 projects now works.
- Now, all projects support the ASP.NET design-time experience. This enables you to see ASCX user controls in the designer.
- Workflow support can now be added to any project.
- Release builds actually produce a WSP with a release-built assembly. Prior to this, all assemblies were built in debug mode.
- Code-behind files can now be used and any code file can be used within the RootFiles structure for a more intuitive experience. These code files are excluded from WSP generation.
- When projects are under source control, the manifest.xml and solutionpackage.ddf files are automatically made writable during build. This prevents a nasty error message for people who just want to build the solution.
- Building in release mode no longer deletes the solutionpackage.ddf.
- Dependency on MSBuild removed.
- MSI Installer
- Backwards compatible with STSDEV 1.3.