Rating:        Based on 4 ratings
Reviewed:  4 reviews
Downloads: 12525
Released: Aug 13, 2009
Updated: Aug 14, 2009 by jsublett
Dev status: Beta Help Icon

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Release Notes

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.

Reviews for this release

great tools for developing on Sharepoint
by nguyensinhnguyen on Apr 13, 2011 at 9:17 AM
Sorry for the poor rating, excellent tool but pretty pointless. Nobody should waste their time, there are better standard approaches using wspbuilder spvisualdev etc The output is from a different era and is incredibly inflexible, seriously, unless you want to learn the manic way to build sharepoint solutions, drop this project in the bin and move on.
by asumner on Dec 16, 2009 at 2:40 PM
Any plan to support soon?
by robpic on Sep 10, 2009 at 2:30 PM
Wow, great job! This simplifies SharePoint development a great deal. Especially when developing Site Definitions these Tools are very helpful.
by robertvogel on Aug 26, 2009 at 9:47 AM