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  1. Make enrypting the connection strings easier to do during deployment

    right now you have to run aspnet_regiis to encrypt the connection strings in a web.config. It would be nice to this could be built in as a part of the deploy process.

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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.

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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…

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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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          • 3 votes
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            • Redesign ASP.NET providers to be asynchronous

              All providers (except InProc) work with external data sources (SQL Server, Redis, etc.). For example, when processing single HTTP request a session state store provider can make several requests to an external data source. Each request to an external data source from session state store provider blocks an ASP.NET thread, becuase System.Web.SessionStateStoreProviderBase has no async methods.
              The same is true for other providers (Output Cache Provider, Membership Provider, Profile Provider, Roles Provider). There is not much advantage in asynchronous code inside web forms or MVC controllers, if the whole ASP.NET pipeline is not asynchronous.
              Since ASP.NET supports asynchronous httpmodules, it…

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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

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                • ASP.NET Identity: Add ability to have different token lifespan for different purposes

                  We're generating tokens for password resets and user invites/registration using the GeneratePasswordResetTokenAsync() and GenerateUserTokenAsync() methods exposed by the UserManager class, respectively. We'd like to be able to have a different lifespan for each of those token types (e.g. 20 minutes for password resets and 1 week for user invites/registration). However, the DataProtectorTokenProvider class only has a single TokenLifespan that is used for all purposes.

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                  • Modularity support

                    Share of structured project code between another projects.
                    The library project can contain regular asp.net/.net code (including aspx, ascx + mvc views + html, js,css).
                    It is possible to implement custom virtual path provider for embedded resources, but then it's impossible to use edit&continue. And compilation of all the set of ascx/aspx takes a lot of time on start.

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                    • [Bug] Rewrite all controls which depend on javascript "Date" class (like RangeValidator)

                      I've tried to submit a bug, but got a "You are not authorized to submit the feedback for this connection.". Great! I'm not allowed to submit a bug?.. so here it goes a "suggeston" - RangeValidator automatically creates a javascript function called "function ValidatorConvert(op, dataType, val)", which uses the Date class. At the end of this functions, it checks whether de generated date equals the input date, and when it does not, it returns null. But the behavior of the Date class is not the same across browsers (e.g. its different in ie9 and ie11) when dealing with Daylight saving…

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                        • Fix the __o is not declared bug

                          Still exists in VS2013 (even the workaround indicated on the link below doesn't always work)

                          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/750902/how-do-i-get-rid-of-o-is-not-declared

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                          • Add 'Publish Files' context menu item to files in pending changes window

                            In the pending changes window it would be great if I could select the files, right-click and select 'publish files' from the context menu.

                            This would open the publish dialog as normal and I could publish just the files that have changed.

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                            • It would be awesome if you had a Gallery for websites built using MVC!

                              It would be great if you had a gallery of websites built using MVC so people could see the power of this great tool.

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                              • You've gone a long way with VS SQL support ... Now, we need much better support for Azure Table Storage

                                We need help in reducing the amount of time to code for Azure Table Storage and deal with table storage in the IDE. I'd like to see and modify entities and tables right from the IDE ... building the functionality of software like ClumsyLeaf's TableXplorer right into VS. Also, it would be nice to have more/better support in data source controls and data-bound controls for table storage data and keys. It's all very LOW level right now and takes quite a while to code for Azure Table Storage relative to coding against SQL/SQL Azure storage. [Also, btw ... can you…

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                                • ability to see pop up preview of parent container name in long less nesting code like Webstorm

                                  when you have a long nested rules in .less files it is pain currently to know what is the current css rule when you click on ending bracket.

                                  in web storm when you put the mouse on the end bracket of any rule and its starting bracket is out of screen, webstorm will show you a pop preview of the name of that rule.

                                  here is an image preview
                                  http://postimg.org/image/4vrf13e01/

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                                  • Don't leave IE script debugging enabled after debugging an ASP.NET site

                                    It seems that when debugging an ASP.NET site in IE, Visual Studio automatically turns on IE's script debugging setting.
                                    I assume that this is needed in order for Visual Studio to hook into the JavaScript engine and allow debugging JavaScript in VS.

                                    However, when I am done testing my site, I will be out browsing the web and get constantly interrupted with dialog boxes telling me about errors occurring in the pages I am visiting - pages where these error messages have no meaning to me whatsoever.
                                    Getting rid of these boxes essentially requires two clicks - one to check…

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                                    • Multiline parameters code format (Ctrl+k,Ctrl+d)

                                      In MVC 4 project open App_Start\RouteConfig.cs file and paste the following:

                                      routes.MapRoute(
                                      name: "MyName",
                                      url: "MyName/{action}/{id}",
                                      defaults: new { action = "Index", id = UrlParameter.Optional }
                                      );

                                      You will notice the multi-lined parameter list is not formatted correctly (with 4 space indentation bias). Pressing Ctrl+K,Ctrl+D won't work either.

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                                      • use package management console to add scaffolding item

                                        I would be great to be able to add scaffold items by running a command in the package console like Add-Controller -model:Person -views:All -context:MyDataContext -useansyc

                                        Or something similar to that. I have used the MvcScaffolding nuget package and it was on the right track but appears it is going by the way side. This some functionality should be include in VS out of the box.

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