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  1. 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/

    339 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

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        3 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Highlight shadow style(s) in css

        When editing a style in a css file it would be nice to know if it is overriding another style with same name/id. Check the stylesheets in the solution for the given class/id. Lets say .headeritem exists in a file and now I define it in anoter style in the same solution. Then I would like to know it.

        13 votes
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        • VS 11 Page Inspector: Add multiple user agents.

          While page inspector is great, it currently only supports the desktop view in MVC4. It would be great to be able to inspect the mobile rendering as well.

          15 votes
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          • Real time change in UI or javascript code

            I would really like to have real time update on UI and javascript etc etc like this guy is doing in the presentation

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUv66718DII

            That would be awesome. Page Inspector is a cool idea but still it is a fancy way of browsing. Still need to press ctrl + shift + Enter (same behavior for browsers).

            62 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…

              81 votes
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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.

                204 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.

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                  • 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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                      2 comments  ·  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…

                      44 votes
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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.

                      • WebDeploy: Make use of zlib and use compression!!

                        One by one file copying is a dealbreaker. Please opt for zlib to compress the whole package, push the tarball, untar it on target and post the result back at once. We don't need one by one file transfer status.

                        At least provide an option for it, if people are dumb enough to realize what they don't need! It takes us MINUTES to publish the dam thing on our staging from other country.

                        zlib (http://zlib.net/) is used by the whole non-Microsoft world. Node and many other platforms and open software make use of it. It compiles fine on…

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                        • 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.

                          24 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.

                            81 votes
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                            • 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.

                              25 votes
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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.

                                • 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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                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • 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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