CassiniDev and

Rating:        Based on 22 ratings
Reviewed:  18 reviews
Downloads: 27872
Change Set: 60871
Released: Jul 22, 2010
Updated: Sep 12, 2010 by Sky
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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application, 2034K, uploaded Sep 12, 2010 - 27872 downloads

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CassiniDev release
fixed System.Drawing 4.0 issue - it was a mix of mismatched files and a bug in FX. Should not be an issue. Clean out your WebDev dirs and put the approriate binaries and should be good to go.
bug fix for 14100 - tests good but no confirmation from original bugger
All builds are now X86 to avoid platform ambiguity. If you need/want x64 then you will want to download source and build x64.

Reviews for this release

I guess there is a bug with distrbuted transactions not being forwarded. Try like this and you will get a protocol exception: using (TransactionScope tranScope = new TransactionScope(TransactionScopeOption.Required)) { TransactionInformation ti = Transaction.Current.TransactionInformation; L.append(0, String.Format("CreationTime: {0}", ti.CreationTime.ToString())); --Andreas
by AHBFBLN on Aug 12, 2013 at 11:43 PM
thx very very much!!! I LOVE U!
by youngcoder on Apr 18, 2013 at 12:27 PM
Nice nice application, I always use this for embedding hosting into an application. Comments about using GOTO and LABEL in request.cs I don't see any issue with. If you actually review the code, its good code, avoiding code duplication.
by miloTheGreat on Dec 1, 2012 at 9:07 AM
Can only comment the code quality, because that is what i've looked, and that is simply appaling. The code contains lots of commented unused code, no clear separation of concerns, no interfaces. The last bit that triggered this comment was a "goto" and "label" usage in Request.cs:1102.
by dariusdamalakas on Oct 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Fantastic, full builds of all versions in the binary download and compiling from the source (into 64bit target) went so smoothly Well laid out project, VERY professional
by pauliephonic on Jul 17, 2012 at 11:54 PM
I was always asking people on how to host a web service in my own application. This is the answer to my question. Thank you very much.
by ZeetreX on Jun 24, 2012 at 6:39 AM
Great product. Extremely stable and usable!
by jherman on Apr 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM
Perfect, And useful
by OmidID on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Very Very Very Usefull...
by Bortolin on Sep 6, 2011 at 11:08 PM
Used CassiniDev for functional testing with Selenium RC, very nice!
by xkrt on Feb 11, 2011 at 9:36 AM
Using CassiniDev in-process for a webinterface.
by chriszero on Dec 5, 2010 at 1:59 PM
Used it as a drop-in replacement for Visual Studio's WebDev.WebServer.exe, so that I could use test my webpages in IE7 running in a Windows Virtual PC. Worked like a champ.
by Kirk on Nov 1, 2010 at 10:16 PM
Not much to say other than it just worked. Using it in-process to host an MVC2 application and run integration tests against it. I then pushed it to my CI server (Hudson) and it just worked again. Great stuff, and big thanks to Sky for helping me understand an issue that turned out to be with Selenium.
by adambird on Sep 30, 2010 at 9:57 PM
Great for running on a CI server without Visual Studio installed. Works better than Cassini, and very configurable. Nice!
by dgfitch on Sep 20, 2010 at 9:38 PM
I wanted to be able to debug 64-bit ASP.NET applications in Visual Studio and the only option available was to use an HTTP project, with Admin access. I downloaded the CassiniDev source, opened the .NET 4 version, changed the platform to x64, compiled, and then dropped in the WebDev.WebServer40.exe replacement. I can now debug a file based ASP.NET app in VS2010 running 64-bit! Thank You!
by Lon28Wall on Aug 20, 2010 at 10:23 PM
I'm using CassiniDev as a drop in replacement for the VS2010 bundled WebDev server. The WebDev server would serve files with the wrong mime types, causing the browser to prompt for a download instead. CassiniDev "just works", and uses the correct mime types, saving me from having to set up the full IIS server to test against.
by DougBTX on Jul 31, 2010 at 3:51 PM
Excellent application. I found the logging extremely useful in seeing what goes back across the wire.
by Widescreen on Jul 23, 2010 at 2:17 PM
Awsome. Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much!
by maravi on May 28, 2010 at 12:26 AM