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README.md

Browser Reload on save

Build status

Download the extension at the VS Gallery or get the CI build


A Visual Studio extension for ASP.NET projects that leverages Browser Link to to reload all connected browsers when files are saved in Visual Studio.

Connect with Browser Link

For this extension to work, make sure that Visual Studio's Browser Link is up and running. Do that by running an ASP.NET application from Visual Studio in one or more browsers.

Hovering over the Browser Link button on the Standard toolbar lets you know if Browser Link is connected.

Browser Link Tooltip

Reload on save

Every time a file in the project directory is saved, all the connected browsers will be reloaded. The files doesn't have to be modified in Visual Studio for the reload to occur. As long as the file changed on disk, the reload happens.

This makes it work really well with other tools and extnsions that modify files.

There are settings that lets you control what file names will trigger the reload and what global folder names to ignore.

Settings

The settings can be found at Tools -> Options -> Web -> Browser Reload on Save

You can disable this extension very easily from the Browser Link dropdown on the Standard toolbar.

Browser Link Menu

This will disable reload for all project in the solution.

Settings

Contribute

Check out the contribution guidelines if you want to contribute to this project.

For cloning and building this project yourself, make sure to install the Extensibility Tools 2015 extension for Visual Studio which enables some features used by this project.

License

Apache 2.0

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