1. BreezeJS Feature Suggestions

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  1. Add the same tutorials for aurelia that you provide for angular and knockout

    Provide the same tutorials for aurelia that you provide for angular and knockout is on my wishlist.

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  2. Support for Polymer/Web Components

    It would be nice to see a <breeze-js> component to use in Polymer.

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  3. NamingConvention for EntityType names

    The current NamingConvention can translate between client and server property names but there is no facility in Breeze to translate between client and server EntityType names.

    For example, if the class on the server is known as PersonDto, my client-side EntityType name must also be PersonDto. I probably want Person on the client.

    5 votes
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  4. Restore foreign keys in dependent entities in rejectChanges()

    When an entity is marked as deleted, and it has dependent child entities, it is removed (set to null) from child entities (even if the foreign key is not nullable). If the delete is cancelled with rejectChanges, the entity is restored to 'unchanged' state, but child entities in cache are not restored. Even requerying the server doesn't fix this (I haven't yet tried specifying overwriteChanges in query options).

    8 votes
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  5. EntityQuery.withParameters to inject variables into resource name

    Much like it injects querystring parameters to the request using the object passed to it - it would be nice if it could first look for replacement tokens in the resourceName property of the query.

    for example:

    var qry = breeze.EntityQuery
    .from("Studies/{StudyID}/Sites/{SiteID}/People")
    .withParameters({StudyID: 123, SiteID: 555});

    instead, currently, I am doing this:

    var resourceName = String.format("Studies/{0}/Sites/{1}/{2}", pStudyID, pSiteID, referralName.APIName);
    var query = breeze.EntityQuery.from(resourceName);
    ....

    1 vote
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  6. Typescript definition for breeze-mongodb

    Thank you very much for TypeScript support for Breeze.js, could I please suggest TypeScript definition for breeze-mongodb for developing with BreezeJS on the MEAN stack (specifically Node.JS)?

    Again, thanks for all the hard work, this feature will definitely help with adoption for Breeze in enterprises that are developing on the MEAN stack with large scale applications.

    6 votes
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  7. Data Visualualizer

    There is no tool unlike SQL Server or EF to help you see what data you are getting back from Breeze. There is no entity inspector. So when you are in javascript and you write repositories it can be a bit of a black hold. Even if the BreezeController.cs has rich annotation and XML comments to show what request are being made.

    3 votes
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  8. Support Paging natively

    I'm using .take() and .skip() for paging with a table.

    When I "insert" an entity into the database, I reload my table (new query). Now I would like to jump to this new object inside the table and highlight it.

    I need an elegant solution to find on what page the new object is and then use skip/take to jump to the correct page.

    My Suggestion:

    Maybe Breeze could natively support paging by allowing to specify a page-size in the query and which page to deliver (instead of using take and skip and calculating it on the client).

    If this…

    10 votes
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  9. Support for collections of navigational properties

    When generating the bundle to be sent to the server on saving of entities I suggest we use this method, I've been using it in the past and haven't seen any issues (yet)

    function unwrapInstance(structObj, transformFn) {

      if (!structObj.unwrapped) {
    
    structObj.unwrapped = true;
    var rawObject = {};
    var stype = structObj.entityType || structObj.complexType;
    var serializerFn = getSerializerFn(stype);
    var unmapped = {};
    stype.dataProperties.forEach(function (dp) {
    if (dp.isComplexProperty) {
    rawObject[dp.nameOnServer] = __map(structObj.getProperty(dp.name), function (co) {
    if (!co.unwrapped) {
    return unwrapInstance(co, transformFn);
    }
    });
    } else {
    var val = structObj.getProperty(dp.name);
    val = transformFn ? transformFn(dp, val) : val;
    if (val === undefined)
    23 votes
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  10. Remove ALL recursive object graphs

    Recursive object graphs are extremely bad form, and create havoc for libraries that observe object changes, such as AngularJS. Just try to bind more than a trivial number of entity objects to a control like ng-grid, and you'll instantly hate the performance.

    7 votes
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  11. ASP.Net Web API OData information outdated?

    I'm looking at this page and it says that the OData EDM builder doesn't support navigation properties, but I believe it does now. Also, the samples for Web API provide an OData batch controller that save changesets in the order that they coming in the request. Doesn't this make Web API fully compatible with Breeze? Do we still need to use the Breeze custom model builder?

    8 votes
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  12. Allow for recursive expand and select.

    Allow to query recursively on an object type. See https://issues.oasis-open.org/browse/ODATA-38. To take the example from the OData implementation you could query a manager and return the recursive tree of all employees under that manager to a specified number of levels.

    14 votes
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  13. Enable type coercion of EDM default values on key fields (not just non key fields)

    Breeze will coerce int32 default values to be js integers if they are not navigation id fields. But if they are a key field breeze does not coerce them, and they enter the model as strings.
    Can key (navigation) fields get the coercion same as regular non key fields?

    3 votes
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  14. MergeStrategy that ignores missing properties

    It would be nice to have a MergeStrategy that merges changes without removing properties that are missing in the "newer" entity.

    3 votes
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  16. Optimize transfer by minifying attribute names

    Using human readable names for objects is very helpful for readability, but it bloats the size of the data being transferred for each query. Create a minifier like uglify that translates attribute names into very small strings. Have the mapping tables be available on both client and server sides for translation so that when the objects are being used on either the client side or server side, the developer sees the full names. Allow for using non-minified transfers when debugging the transfer process.

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  17. Can anyone give me Tutorial 1 - Queries - w/Angular full code please

    Can anyone give me http://learn.breezejs.com Tutorial 1 - Queries - w/Angular full code
    As im a beginner. i need the full functional code that i can run locally the same sample application
    please help me

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  18. Get rid of this user voice tab

    I can't read the code on my phone because this tab is in the way

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  19. Looking for "stream" input

    I haven't had real hands-on to JS-Breeze, but I have a question:

    I have "pulled" an URL to a resource from some service. I want to deliver that to Breeze as an Entity-property whithout having to "collect" all of its content in the client (the browser). Is there a way for doing that, without me having to "pull", before doing "push"?
    Thank you!
    (In reality, this is what WPS is promising)
    /Aron

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  20. Add missing TypeScript .d.ts files for Breeze Labs

    It would be fantastic to also publish separate TypeScript Declaration (.d.ts) files that aligned with the functionality offered by the Breeze Labs extensions. At the moment, there is only one breeze.d.ts file which doesn't include declarations for Breeze Labs extensions. This is a bit of a gap for us TypeScript users. Thanks!

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