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  1. A generic LDAP authentication provider

    It would be nice to be able to authenticate against generic LDAP Servers instead of Just AD.

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    • Provide a more helpful message for viewstate exceptions

      If you've ever received the following message, you know it takes FOREVER to track down the source:

      Failed to load viewstate. The control tree into which viewstate is being loaded must match the control tree that was used to save viewstate during the previous request. For example, when adding controls dynamically, the controls added during a post-back must match the type and position of the controls added during the initial request.

      I would like to propose that the exception message include the UniqueID of the control that failed to restore ViewState so the problem spot in the control tree can…

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      • Remove the InitializeSimpleMembership attribute from MVC AccountController

        Doing the initialization with the default code can often fail, i.e. moving projects between folders. Removing this attribute would help.

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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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          • Allow Asp.net VS 2013 Projects to use IIS and IIS Express

            It is annoying when I have the server configured to use IIS, but my local machine uses IIS Express, and I can't switch between the two easily.

            Instead of that annoying error message you shown now, how about a 'Choose Web Server' dialog, and allow me to use whatever options are available in the local environment.

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            • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • 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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                              • 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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                                  • Improve Percieved Build Performance

                                    At work, our VS solutions are now fairly large. It seems to take forever for me to load a VS Solution. Can't we load all the files, let me open a file and edit, and then let VS do what it needs in the background?

                                    When I press F5, I really want the website to be running ASAP. If possible, I'd like to see it up instantly. I have lot of ideas I want to try when debugging and I forget them when I have to wait a long time.
                                    When you think about it, unless we are code generating…

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                                    • Masterpage separates css and js automatically

                                      When building an ASP.NET web page I would like to write my JS and CSS in the master page script and style tags, then by added attributes to those tags like <script language="javascript" runat="server" Filepath="virtual"> .NET will remove that tag and contents from the downloaded HTML, but will replace it with a script or link tag pointing to a virtual My.Master.js or My.Master.css file path which will return the contents of the tags, this will allow for in page design but automatically separate resources without maitaining a normal "template.js or template.css" usually done when designing a website template.

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                                      • Possibility to hide XML comments and attributes for classes and methods

                                        It's good to add XML comments to methods and classes. Especially for intellisence reasons but while reading a piece of code I think it's waste of screen space. Makes it harder to navigate the code. It would be great if I had the opportunity to have it always collapsed. Maybe with a symbol next to the method where I can hover the comment.

                                        Same goes for attributes. I want to see that there are some, but not the details.

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                                        • Ship some Solution Templates that show best practices for creating a multi-project solution.

                                          I'd like to see a few Microsoft-approved, in-the-box, solution templates showing how one might set up a proper solution for a real application. There is a ton of confusion about how to do this in the industry, and copping out by saying "well we can't know how every customer will want to do it" is lame. Sure, many customers will do their own thing from Blank Solution, but help the 80% fall into the pit of success by giving them all the pieces in all the right places.

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