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  1. 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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      under review  ·  6 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • ASP.NET Identity membership DB Tool to mangage users, roles needed

      A simple user interface tool is needed to create and manage Users and Roles with ASP.NET Identity. Please port the ASP.NET Web Site Administration Tool ( http://www.asp.net/web-forms/tutorials/deployment/deploying-web-site-projects/users-and-roles-on-the-production-website-cs ) to work with the new ASP.NET Identity membership DB

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        1 comment  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          2 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Zurb Foundation as a template option when creating new ASP.NET project

          For One ASP.net, give us an option to select from known layout frameworks besides Twitter Bootstrap. One of the most popular is Zurb Foundation.

          Nice thing to do is to give us a choice to pick from the popular frameworks (Twitter Bootstrap, Zurb Foundation, HTML5Boilerplate & more) when creating new ASP.NET project.

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            7 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Better error handling

            When trying to handle errors in ASP.NET, you have to jump through a series of unintuitive and often poorly documented hoops to catch an exception and handle it in a sensible way. The non-senisble and default way to handle exceptions would be to redirect to a static HTML file that responds with an HTTP 200 Status Code, which is so wrong it's crazy that it's even available as an option, nonetheless set as the default.

            It's also extremely confusing that IIS and ASP.NET each tries to handle errors on their own way, with their own corresponding, diverging and confusing configuration…

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              under review  ·  5 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add the ability to transform Web.Config without rebuilding

              Allow Web.Config transforms to be applied to a deployment package without a rebuild under a different configuration.
              QA packages can then be converted to production release packages without fear of introducing any subsequent changes.
              Add ins exist but would prefer to have built in support

              66 votes
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                3 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for the suggestion. If I understand you correctly you want to be able to create a single Web Deploy package and then use that to publish to multiple destinations, including executing the web.config transform?

                We are certainly looking at this scenario. I have created a prototype of what this support might look like. I’d love to get your thoughts on it. I’ve created a 5 minute video. You can take a look at http://sedodream.com/2012/03/14/PackageWebUpdatedAndVideoBelow.aspx.

              • Remove SignalR's dependency on jQuery

                jQuery is great and all, but with a growing acceptance of two way binding from KnockoutJs, AngularJs, etc, sometimes it is just an overhead to add jQuery in order to use SignalR. Moreover, this brings a lot of problems when using ExtJs or other pure javascript UI libraries.

                56 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide easy way to ensure Internet Explorer NEVER goes into compatibility mode for a site irrespective of whether it is an intranet site

                  I would like to prevent Internet Explorer from ever going into compatibility mode irrespective of whether it is an intranet site or any other crazy rules IE might use. It just gives us a whole other set of testing to do and introduces bugs.

                  We have tried the X-UA-Compatible meta tag as described in this article to no avail http://tesmond.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/ie9-intranet-compatibility-mode-in.html.

                  We have also tried the following in web.config:
                  <system.webServer>
                  <httpProtocol>
                  <customHeaders>
                  <add name="X-UA-Compatible" value="IE=edge" />
                  </customHeaders>
                  </httpProtocol>
                  </system.webServer>

                  And also emitting X-UA-Compatible in the headers i.e. this.Response.AddHeader("X-UA-Compatible", "IE=edge;");

                  See http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13284083/ie10-renders-in-ie7-mode-how-to-force-standards-mode for further details.

                  None of them work!

                  We cannot…

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                    0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide virtual formatting in editors for XAML, Razor, ASP.NET Web Forms etc.

                    Declarative languages that are bound to a visual tree are often heavily nested and also tend to be refactored frequently. Maintaining the formatting for these languages can quickly become a chore, even with 'reformat' features.

                    Virtual formatting lets the editor handle indentation in the same way it handles syntax-coloring. Indentation of text is immediate and fluid as edit operations are completed; text just re-flows when the structure changes, there is no 'reformat' button.

                    No tabs or spaces are inserted for formatting, indentation is more akin to that of word-processors (but actually a lot smarter).

                    This video shows virtual formatting in…

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                      1 comment  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • code outlining for razor

                      Code Outlining for Razor on Web Pages

                      like on html or c#, the colapse block of code (-) or expand (+).

                      Thanks,
                      Oscar Azevedo

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                        started  ·  0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable the use of generics in asp.net markup

                        It would be nice to enable generic declaration in the markup of an asp.net page and adapt framework to have generic controls. For example: <asp:ListView`1[SomeClass] runat="server" ... like it is done in settings file for .net application

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                        • Implement support in ASP.NET Dynamic Data for Entity Framework 6

                          Implement support in ASP.NET Dynamic Data for Entity Framework 6

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                            started  ·  1 comment  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • A better Web Deploy authoring experience

                            Make the Web Deploy authoring and packaging experience more powerful. Add editing support into VS to add custom deployment steps and control all the providers that WD supports.
                            There is a lot of power in Web Deploy that most developers don't use since they rely in the default build steps and don't want to go through the hassle of authoring the Web Deploy packages manually.

                            Ideally I want to right-click my project, choose "Add custom Web Deploy step" and do things like setup IIS bindings, create a registry key, register a certificate, set file permissions etc.

                            Then when I build…

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                              3 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for the idea. I agree that this would be pretty cool.

                              I’m not sure if you are aware but in VS2012 when you create a publish profile we save the file as .pubxml under Properties\PublishProfiles.

                              I was thinking that we could have a .pubxml editor/designer. So the idea would be that if you wanted to fine tune your publish/package process you could edit the .pubxml file in that way.

                              My only hesitation is that I’m not sure how many people would be interested in this. If we get a good amount of votes on this item we can do a deeper investigation on this.

                            • Nice way to define properties with StateContainer Attribute

                              StateContainer(ViewState)]

                              string FirstName
                              {
                              get;
                              set;
                              }

                              [StateContainer(Session)]
                              List<string> myList
                              {
                              get;set;
                              }

                              [StateContainer(Cache)]
                              List<string> myList2
                              {
                              get;set;
                              }

                              Just a random thought: I think it would be nice, with the help of an attribute, to be able to define where a given property would be stored.

                              I guess it also be applied at the class level, if you want all of your properties to inherti the same StateContainer Attribute.

                              A change probably best fit for an upcoming Framework release.

                              Just a thought.

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                                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add ability to encrypt connections strings (and other web.config sections) upon deployment of a web application to a web server (using publi

                                I hate the fact that after publishing an asp.net web app, I need to remote into the server and encrypt connection strings and perhaps other sections of my web.config. It would be great if I could automatically kick off a post-deployment script which would do this for me.

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                                • Make everything unit testable / Unit testing Classes in Framework

                                  I like to unit test a lot of my code, but hate mocking HttpContextBase just do to the horror of using something like Moq. It would be great to have a part of ASP.Net that was dedicated to unit testing and had built it classes that made it super simple to create mocks without heavy setup in my tests.

                                  Also just make everything virtual in ASP.Net so we can override any public behavior (maybe not as possible).

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                                    0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support web.config transforms for development scenarios

                                    Today web.config transforms are only applied during publish time. If you have web.release.config defined it will only transform web.config when your Web project is packaged/published.
                                    It would be good to have a built in mechanism to transform web.config (and possibly other files) during development. For instance if you are building in Release mode and you start a debugging session you should be able to transform web.config in a similar (or exact) fashion as web.release.config is used during publish/package.

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                                      • Allow ASP.NET forms slidingExpiration to be configured to always renew

                                        The behaviour of slidingExpiration prevents sliding expiration from being used to provide a precise time out. By default

                                        "To prevent compromised performance, and to avoid multiple browser warnings for users who have cookie warnings turned on, the cookie is updated when more than half of the specified time has elapsed. This might cause a loss of precision. " - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/1d3t3c61.aspx

                                        It'd be great to be able to configure things so the cookie renews every time. Because this functionality isn't available, numerous people have built their own version of the renew the cookie every time sliding expiration behaviour.

                                        Thanks

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                                        • Make it easier to configure Web Publish Profiles

                                          I'd like to see a GUI for some MSBuild/Web Publish Target settings like: folder permissions (ACLs), blocking a folder from being overridden (e.g. upload folder containing user files), easy site backup before publish (to a zip file probably), etc.

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                                            0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi Dirk, I think this is a great idea. If you don’t already know the publish profiles are now stored as a part of your project under Properties\PublishProfiles. For this I was thinking that it would be good to have an editor for all the advanced properties if you double click the file.

                                            The only thing that I’m not sure of is how many people would be interested in using this functionality. If we can get a good amount of votes on this item then I can use that to justify the work.

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