Grunt and Uglify Your WebForms with Task Runner Explorer

added by Robert Greyling
10/6/2014 9:06:44 PM


For years, I’ve been registering scripts and serving them with the ScriptManager in ASP.NET web forms. In recent years, bundling and minification have been added to my toolbox, and I can use them together with ScriptManager to deliver a complete JavaScript experience. In today’s web, delivering JavaScript and CSS with a HttpHandler that ends in AXD isn’t a standard practice. In fact, developers would much rather concatenate and minify their scripts at deployment time. With the introduction of the Task Runner Explorer in Visual Studio, Microsoft has provided a tool that enables this workflow.