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Angular2 + Visual Studio 2015 : Tour of heroes

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This series sample will convert the Tour of heroes sample application from angular.io.

As usual, the source is available on Github here.

This part will finalize the implementation of the Tour of heroes sample.

Changing typescript compiler

I wanted to get rid of the grunt-ts dependency, in order to be able to compile using latest typescript version. This was relatively easy by using grunt-shell, and running tsc with the sources folder :

shell:{
    tsc: 'tsc -p src/ts'
}

Adding service

This part was mainly a copy and paste job from the tutorial with small adaptations : splitting templates and styles into their own files.

Adding routing

Like adding the services, the routing part was again copy and paste

Allowing deep linking

Now that routing is available to the sample application, and HTML5 mode is used (by default), the urls look like http://localhost:59128/detail/16. If the users tries to refresh his browser, a nice 404 will be displayed, as the server as no clue of what file to serve in this case.

Hopefully, url rewriting (and StackOverflow) can allow this scenario. Simply edit your web.config file, to add rewriting for all urls not requesting an existing file, and without dots in it :

<configuration>
  <system.webServer>
    <rewrite>
      <rules>
        <!--http://stackoverflow.com/questions/30945402/url-rewrite-in-asp-net-5 -->
        <rule name="Index Rule" stopProcessing="true">
          <match url=".*" />
          <conditions logicalGrouping="MatchAll">
            <!-- Do not rewrite for files, allow for 404 during dev -->
            <add input="{REQUEST_URI}" matchType="Pattern" pattern="\." negate="true" />
            <!-- Do not rewrite for file existing on disk -->
            <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsFile" negate="true" />
          </conditions>
          <action type="Rewrite" url="/index.html" />
        </rule>
      </rules>
    </rewrite>
  </system.webServer>
</configuration>