For client-side script-based development, Web Development Helper provides HTTP tracing capabilities, as well as much improved script diagnostics, and tracing facilities, as well as an immediate window.
For ASP.NET developers, when developing against your site on your local development machine, this tool provides the ability to view ViewState, ASP.NET trace messages, contents of your cache etc.
The ASP.NET diagnostics features work when the application is on http://localhost, in other words, it does not allow a remote user to interact with the server application (this is for security reasons).
Here are some key features of "Web Development Helper":
· A warning when either debug or trace have been turned on. Ability to hide trace information from the page, and view it in a separate dialog, so it does not get in the way of your page's layout.
· Ability to view the page's view state (in various forms: raw, parsed, and decoded) to help you optimize your state management logic.
· Ability to view items stored in cache, and remove them for testing purposes.
· Ability to shutdown the application (unloading the associated appdomain), in order to test starting it from a clean state.
· Ability to log all HTTP (and HTTPS) traffic between the browser and your server, and view request and response details, including those performed via XMLHttpRequest.
· Ability to view the live HTML DOM using a DOM Inspector that allows viewing all elements, selected elements, or elements matching ID or CSS class. For each element, you can see the markup, attributes, and style attributes.
· Ability to view rich error information for script errors (full call stack, script URL and line number), as well as a script immediate window to execute some script against the current document.
· .NET framework 2.0
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added more enhanced http trace filtering, support for JSON and ASP.NET AJAX partial rendering response viewing.