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  1. 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 →
    • EnableMSDeployAppOffline - AppOfflineTemplate

      For WebDeploy you can specify <EnableMSDeployAppOffline> in the .pubxml file but this will generate a default app_offline.htm file that you cannot modify. Just provide an option for a template like <AppOfflineTemplate>

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      • There should be option like "Minified CSS/JS" in the Visual Studio.

        User Can Minified the CSS/JS when he wants By Right click the file then select the option.

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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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          • Dynamically add new bundles after Application_Start has occurred

            It would be great to have a way to automatically flush the bundle cache and create new bundles when a new folder is created underneath the bundle path as described at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15328040/how-can-i-dynamically-add-bundles-after-application-start-has-occurred.

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            • Minify scripts served by the ScriptManager

              Bundling is a cool idea, but it doesn't always play nicely with the ScriptManager when used in a webforms scenario. I would like to propose the ability to set a flag on the ScriptManager that would allow it to minify the combined scripts its serving.

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              • Support for Stylus

                Add please native support for Stylus - much better than Less and SASS/SCSS CSS preprocessor.

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                • 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.

                  • 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/

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                    • Able to store session data both in inproc and out of process, similar to mixed mode session support.

                      It will be great if we can store session data both in inproc and out of process by an application similar to mixed mode session support. So that only crutial session data will be persisted out of process and some non crutial or temp ( depending on situation ) can be stored in InProc.

                      This support will be utilized by non web farm or web garden architecture.

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                      • Enabling button for directly opening the search engine[Google/Bing] against each error encountered while debugging.

                        Whenever we are getting some error[the error types can be classified ] while debugging,VS should provision with a single button named as "Google it" or "Bing it" against the error..so that user can directly click the button and see the results against that error in search engine instead of going to the search engine and type/paste the error and press enter.It will save developer time and improve productivity.

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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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                          • Make SecUtility and other utility classes public rather than internal sealed

                            I'm trying to build my own role provider for ASP.NET that supports nested hierarchies for roles - like Active Directory, but SQL-based (as an LDAP server is somewhat overkill for my needs, and yes I've seen the new stuff about Windows Azure AD services).

                            Having reflected (using ILSpy) the deault SqlRoleProvider to keep my code almost identical, I find that most of the classes utilised in there, such as System.Web.Util.SecUtility for parameter checking, System.Web.DataAccess.SqlConnectionHolder for attaching a SQL connection to an HttpContext for application re-use, and System.Web.SR for string resources, are all marked as internal (and in some instances sealed),…

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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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                              • dbgeography better support

                                Support of DBGeography is limited to EF. I tryed to use SQLDatasource and some of classic ASP.NET Webform Data controls and it seems that asp.Parameter have no fitting type. Also direct casting in inserting Event doesnt work. As I have seen also on other places there is *no* Support for the datatype which have been introduced with SQL 2008. As example sql2linq.
                                The point is, to prevent a complete new implementation only for reason to add one db field

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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.

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                                  • Dynamic bundles based on browser/client capabilities

                                    More and more it's becoming a common practice to detect browser features and capabilities. There are even libraries and or tests used by many sites. Libraries such as Modernizr come with a slew of such tests.

                                    It would be nice to issue the client a token/url for the scripts and css specific to that browser after doing feature detection.

                                    This prevents ever subsequent page running the same test and doing the same conditional loading of scripts. Otherwise, another ugly alternative is to have a bunch of bundles for common browsers, but this seems more like doing browser sniffing rather than…

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                                      under review  ·  Howard DierkingHoward Dierking responded

                                      This sounds interesting – we’ll take a look as a part of our investigations on better integrating Web optimization with script loaders.

                                    • 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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                                      • Multilingual website facilities

                                        Building multilingual websites on asp.net is cumbersome, many things have to be handled by user, e.g. left to right, right to left text issues, saving double/float values with comma or dot, saving datetime values using yyyy-mm-dd or yyyy-dd-mm.
                                        I would like somekind of website template that would take care of all these issues.

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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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