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  1. Put IoC front and centre

    Bake inversion of control into the framework and reduce the reliance on inheritance. This will allow greater extensibility and enable new scenarios. A good example of this is MVCTurbine (http://turbineproject.com) - rather than developers having to roll infrastructure themselves, they could hit the ground running with their IoC container of choice.

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      17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Add MONO support/compatibility

        Add please more MONO support/compatibility

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        • Support Spark inside VisualStudio

          Spark is great but doesn't have a very good developer story inside VS. Having intellisense work on Spark views would be really great, not only code-wise but also for HTML and JS

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          • Find dead/unused code in the solution

            After some time certain parts of code i n a project end up not being used anymore and just waste screen estate. It would be handy if Visual Studio could detect this and warn you about it.

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            • Compress and minify published ASP.NET pages

              I made a small test and on a standard ASP.NET page, just only with removing whitespaces and line breaks, page size decreased by %35-40. Lower page size means higher performance. There are solutions for it but all are based on server side dynamic solutions. But there is a simplier way. For ex. just clean it when it is published and generate dynamic controls accordingly. It won't any give runtime overhead and will only give performance.

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              • Make WebDeploy transactional

                When deploying a site, the previous version should continue to run. If the deployment fails, the site should continue to run on the previous version. If it succeeds, the switch should happen after publication is complete.

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                • Improve localization support in DataAnnotations

                  Today it's impossible to fully localize the view models / validations without using hacks or clutter the view models with the ErrorResourceName etc.

                  It would be a lot easier to handle localization if you created an extension point where one could register custom string providers.

                  Something like:

                  LocalizationStringProvider.Clear();
                  LocalizationStringProvider.Add(new MySqlProvider());

                  Full description: http://blog.gauffin.org/2013/01/better-support-for-localization-in-asp-net/

                  272 votes
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                  • Remove Visual Studio Dependencies from MSTest

                    I can't stand the idea of having to install Visual Studio on a build server. MSTest should be standalone like NUnit (or any other test frameworks).

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                    • Support Script# and give us an answer to the Google Web Toolkit.

                      I would love to use Script# similar to how Google Web Toolkit works. Your Javascript story is still pretty weak in terms of allowing us to easily make complicated AJAX applications.

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                      • Precompile razor view before publishing

                        Compiling views on the webserver takes a lot of ressource, and during that time the application is slow to respond.
                        I would be great if we could publish compiled versions of our views. I know razorgenerator do this, but it's not native and we only want compile views for deployment, not when developing.

                        Thanks

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                        • Designer support for Razor pages

                          Razor based pages need a design surface in the same way as ASP.Net Forms pages or straight HTML. This should support dropping of controls onto the page, dragging of margins and padding, and all the other features we have normally in design view.

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                          • Show me the parts of my .config files that I can delete

                            As projects grow and transition from greenfield to brownfield projects .config files are getting more and more obsolete and dead stuff in them.

                            Do help me and show me what I delete of this.

                            148 votes
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                            • Report Viewer Helper for MVC

                              Please add a Report Viewer Control for MVC. Web Forms has one. Will not be able to completely move off of Web Forms until one is created.

                              120 votes
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                                8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 105 votes
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                                • 102 votes
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                                  • 85 votes
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                                    • Add IntelliSense for CSS Selectors

                                      Can you add IntelliSense support for CSS selectors in stylesheets?

                                      You can autocomplete all HTML tag names, all pseudo-classes (preferably with parameter hints) and pseudo-elements, and all IDs and classes that appear in other selectors in that or other stylesheets.

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                                      • Speed up the aspnet_compiler.

                                        The aspnet_compiler is slow to precompile web pages. We have a high end build server and the aspnet_compiler.exe runs and hardly uses in CPU or RAM.

                                        Is there anything that can be done to speed up precompilation as it accounts for 50% of our total build time.

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