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  1. Allow the relocation of projects from a solution folder

    If you create a project which has an associated project with it but then you want to add in another project but want the solution to now be a level up, as soon as you move the solution, the project cannot be found. You can remove the project and re-add it, when ideally you would right click on a project and tell VS where the project now exists - normally just a level down.

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    • Rename "exclude" to "compileExclude" in "project.json" so its intent becomes crystal clear.

      For instance, "publishExclude" in "project.json" is crystal clear.

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        • Allow Option to NOT minify a file in System.Web.Optimization

          I find that if I include pre-minified files into my bundle I run into lots of errors on the front-end, where if I just took said minified script and included it manually in the head, it works fine.

          I'd like to be able to tell the bundler "Chillax, this dude has already been compiled"

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            planned  ·  Howard DierkingHoward Dierking responded

            We’re currently adding the ability to perform transformations per-item rather than per bundle. This should enable you to specify a ‘no-transform’ transformation for an individual item. Also, please note that you can file a bug on http://aspnetoptimization.codeplex.com if it doesn’t end up working as expected.

          • get the reach for source code repository

            If I remember, ASP.NET MVC is one of open source product. So we hope we get the reach for source code repository, especially trunk.

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            • Unbake the RoleManager requirement from ASP.NET

              Some of my sites don't want or need either a role manager or membership. I would like to just leave those tags out rather than having to put in a neutered role provider.

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              • Make the HtmlHelpers extendable

                The HtmlHelpers are today closed for modification since they are static classes. There is probably not a way around that.

                You can however define some interfaces which you resolve through the DependencyResolver so that we can modify the generated HTML. By doing so we can adjust the HTML outputted to fit our own needs.

                I describe a similar approach here: http://blog.gauffin.org/2011/10/first-draft-of-my-alternative-html-helpers/

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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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                  • Add a step in aspnet_regiis to check for/recreate Temporary ASP.NET Files folder

                    Once the Temporary ASP.NET Files folder under the framework version folder is gone, there's no good way of getting it back. I did this in the 2.0 folder and since it's part of Windows, short of reinstalling Windows, the only way I could fix this was to add the folder manually and add permissions on the folder for IIS_USRS. It would be helpful if this was part of an installer process like aspnet_regiis, or checking the ASP.NET box in the windows features dialog, not sure if that just calls aspnet_regiis or not.

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                    • Rename "Configure()" in "Startup.cs" to "ConfigureMiddleware" so its intent becomes crystal clear.

                      For instance, "ConfigureServices()" is crystal clear in "Startup.cs"

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                      • Web Deploy - Speed up FTP deployment

                        When deploying a website using FTP it's very slow compared to other FTP applications. Web Deploy should be using more than 1 connection while uploading files. Bonus points for being able to retry uploading a previously failed file.

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                        • Make it easier to get the display name attribute for enums

                          I have a few enums on my website, that are displayed to the user as dropdown options.
                          For some of them I have to go like
                          [Display(name="This option requires spaces")]
                          And for the drop downs that works just fine, but when I want to display what has actually been selected, multiple google searches show that there is just no simple way of doing it.

                          I'm really greatful that the dropdown can have options with spaces, but having to display
                          "ThisTextJustLooksSilly" to the end user just doesn't feel very good.

                          Please create a simple way to display the display name of…

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                          • Razor Web Pages HtmlHelper Enhancements

                            Add a reference to the current executing web page (WebPage class) and HttpContext to the HtmlHelper for Razor web pages (not the MVC view page I'm referring here, but the web site template).

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                            • I wanna post my tutorial on this site. How ?

                              I wanna post my tutorials on this site or public my ebook. How ?

                              Thanks.

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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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                                • 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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                                    • Allow control of the font when entering text (e.g. Task Description, History) on Visual Studio Online

                                      When entering text (e.g. Task Description, History) on Visual Studio Online, you have no control of the font. As you copy and paste text from emails, VS or other apps, the source font is preserved. There is no obvious way to change or reset the font. It can make the result hard to read.

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                                      • More intelligent intellisense for overloaded methods based on parameter type

                                        Many a times there are a large number of constructors for a type in the .net framework. For example the System.IO.FileStream class has 15 constructors as shown to me by Visual Studio Intellisense. Now by default always the first overload of the constructor is shown. Now if I enter a parameter which is a string and then press , to enter the next parameter I should be shown only those overloads which have string as the first parameter. in case of the FileStream if I first entered string(which is the file path) then show only those constructors which have the…

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                                        • Refactoring for local URLs in hyperlinks

                                          VS seems to be the only web site IDE that doesn't refactor HREF links to local pages, when those pages are moved or renamed. I understand this might only be possible for non-server rendered controls or static HTML pages, but why completely ignore the other scenarios? I create thousands of pages of documentation in static HTML for compiled HTML help (CHM files) and am forced to use Dreamweaver.

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