Packer for .NET has been updated to provide an easy way to return the minified content directly for a web request. Until now the process of "minifying" content was done either on the command-line or with with MSBuild.
The task of creating the compacted content can easily be forgotten during a deployment. And when the source control system locks the output files which are updated with the build script there can be trouble in both writing out the files as well as keeping the files current in source control. So instead of referencing the generate file it would be useful to reference the source files dynamically. Read on for an example.
SiteUtility.cs defines a property that is a collection of the all of the scripts that a web page would reference. The
ScriptManager control. Then
ScriptsHandler.ashx uses the same list of scripts to dynamically generate the compacted content. Anytime the list of scripts is updated the change will take affect for both the
Another feature of the
SiteUtility class is the debug mode switching. If you are working in debug mode the scripts will be referenced directly. When the web site is deployed the debug mode can be disabled which will use the
ScriptHandler.ashx to output the scripts as a single compacted reference.