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  1. Support other web apis, such as tastypie for Python/Django

    Django and Tastypie expose data in a similar way to ASP Web API. It would be nice to have Breezejs work with Python frameworks.

    91 votes
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  2. Repository sample that serves view models.

    Use the new json schema to get a controller to return a proper view model instead of what is essentially a domain object.

    The idea here is to essentially create a custom provider that connects to a web api that returns view models and when the are returned back. an overridden save changes parses things out and submits them back to EF as domain objects and does whatever needs to be done

    Love the project keep it up

    7 votes
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  3. Allow for the filtering of Expands

    It would be most helpful if the results of an Expand could be filtered on the server-side. I.e, if you could have a particular Expand only ever include specific records. This would come in particular use when an institution utilizes "soft deletes", or needs to further filter those expanded records to only include those that should be visible by the current user.

    47 votes
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  4. Can configure a parent entity type to enter the modified state when a child changes

    Often (but not always), the parent is the root entity of an aggregate. An Order is the root of an Order aggregate with child line items. When a line item is added/deleted/modified the semantics say that the Order has changed. The concurrency check on the Order governs the entire graph. So we want any line item change to force the Order to be changed. The developer should be able to specify in metadata that the Order changes when anything in its line items collection changes. The specification should be on a navigation path basis. Breeze should respond accordingly

    22 votes
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  5. Add the possibility to pass one call specific argument to the ajax adapter

    I want to do some stuff inside the ajax adapter, that depends on who initiated the call. For example tracing. In order to do that I need to be able to pass an argument to Breeze that is forwarded to the ajax adapter.

    3 votes
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  6. 16 votes
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  7. Example of using metadata for validation with knockout.

    Would be great to have an example of breeze exporting metadata for use with knockout validation.

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  8. Create function to translate error messages

    it would be possible to include a function to breeze similar to the included in knockout-validation to translate error messages:

    //quick function to override rule messages
    ko.validation.localize = function (msgTranslations) {

    var msg, rule;

    //loop the properties in the object and assign the msg to the rule
    for (rule in msgTranslations) {
    if (ko.validation.rules.hasOwnProperty(rule)) {
    ko.validation.rules[rule].message = msgTranslations[rule];
    }
    }
    };

    Related to: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14316454/translate-breeze-validation-messages

    38 votes
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  9. Provide a paired client side/server side validation module that would make it easier to apply the same custom validations on both the server

    This module would also have access to the user credentials associated with the end user performing the operation to be validated. Ideally, this would be configured via attributes as well as thru a programmatic API.

    37 votes
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  10. Support Design Time Typed Entities

    A tool to create Typescript typed entities from WebAPI metadata in the same way that JaySvcUtil works for JayData

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  11. 6 votes
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  12. QueryInterceptors and ChangeInterceptor are needed to implement Security

    One needs to write lots of code to implement query and change interception to EF context. With interceptors we can easily do this with Breeze like WCF Data Services.

    35 votes
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  13. 29 votes
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  14. Not force orderBy with skip

    When you use the skip(n) operation, you are forced to supply and orderBy clause as well or an error occurs. Advisable as it may be to supply one, I suppose you could do without.

    3 votes
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  15. Paged query combining remote and cached data

    A Breeze plugin that pages a query combining remote and cached data in the query results. The paging strategy factors in pending, unsaved changes that could affect sort order (e.g., a name change), exclusion of entities marked for delete, and new entities that qualify for inclusion in the result. Could base it on the DevForce.EntityQueryPager (http://drc.ideablade.com/xwiki/bin/view/Documentation/query-paging)

    50 votes
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  16. Provide Observable ErrorMessage at entity level & at Collection Level so that error messages can be displayed next to entity and then again

    IN LOB application it is very critical to display error message next to the field in error as well as summary of errors.

    When Binding the collection to HTML table, expose the Error Collection so that error message can be displayed in data-bind. This should be observable so that it HTML markup is updated dynamically when errors occurs and is cleared when error are corrected.

    Similar observable error collection as List level to display summary of error as well. since this is summary, when clicking on error item, ability to set focus to the Editable filed in HTML table would…

    13 votes
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  17. function parameters in query clauses

    Add ability to pass functions into *where* clauses, *orderBy* clauses, etc., instead of strings, for better intellisense and TypeScript type support.

    20 votes
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  18. Support DevForce models????

    We have a lot invested in devforce models and the thought of having to maintain multiple models is troubling. I assume it is the saves that are the issue because I'm able to query the df entities without issue.

    74 votes
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  19. 95 votes
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  20. Transparent local vs server queries.

    I don't want to distinguish between local and server data. I'd like the framework to work out the cache state and refresh as necessary based on hints I provide - such as FIFO, LIFO, or callbacks for conflicts.

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