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

        Add please more MONO support/compatibility

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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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          • 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

            536 votes
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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.

              489 votes
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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/

                336 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).

                  309 votes
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                  • 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

                    261 votes
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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.

                      254 votes
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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.

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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.

                            163 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.

                              152 votes
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                              • 111 votes
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                                • Include WiX natively within visual studio

                                  We shouldn't have to download the votive stuff manually - WiX deserves the extra exposure that automatic inclusion would give it.

                                  87 votes
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                                  • 86 votes
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                                    • 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…

                                      78 votes
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                                      • 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.

                                        78 votes
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                                        • allow msbuild command to publish with FTP profiles

                                          Currently it is no supported. Please support FTP publish with MSBuild command.

                                          74 votes
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