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  1. Zurb Foundation as a template option when creating new ASP.NET project

    For One ASP.net, give us an option to select from known layout frameworks besides Twitter Bootstrap. One of the most popular is Zurb Foundation.

    Nice thing to do is to give us a choice to pick from the popular frameworks (Twitter Bootstrap, Zurb Foundation, HTML5Boilerplate & more) when creating new ASP.NET project.

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      8 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Use virtual file system for ASP.NET Bundling & Minification

      Make ASP.NET Bundling & Minification (System.Web.Optimization) using the virtual file system to support bundling and minification of virtual files.

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      • Multiple web.config Transforms

        The ability to specify multiple web.config Transforms; all of them applies and final web.config gets created out of them. And then couple of item templates to add specific transform...e-g

        web.config
        release-ajax-transform
        release-dynamic-data-transform
        debug-ajax-transform
        debug-dynamic-data-transform

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        • Add the ability to transform Web.Config without rebuilding

          Allow Web.Config transforms to be applied to a deployment package without a rebuild under a different configuration.
          QA packages can then be converted to production release packages without fear of introducing any subsequent changes.
          Add ins exist but would prefer to have built in support

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            3 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for the suggestion. If I understand you correctly you want to be able to create a single Web Deploy package and then use that to publish to multiple destinations, including executing the web.config transform?

            We are certainly looking at this scenario. I have created a prototype of what this support might look like. I’d love to get your thoughts on it. I’ve created a 5 minute video. You can take a look at http://sedodream.com/2012/03/14/PackageWebUpdatedAndVideoBelow.aspx.

          • Secure/Better Smart Client Publishing

            I would like secure ftp publishing of applications as well as the ability to retry publishing a file if the upload fails

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            • Add the concept of AMD like require.js

              Libraries like Require.js help to structure the javascript files into modules that are resolved on runtime or can be passed to an optimizer that bundles all javascript files into on file with the correct order.
              It would be cool to have support in ASP.NET and Visual Studio for these concept and that it would be included in the Bundling and Minification Process.
              And Intellisens should not break when using require.js.

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              • Make System.Net.Http.Headers.HttpHeaders.GetHeaderString(string headerName) publicly accessible

                Sometimes we will need to extract the raw header value from a HttpRequestMessage or a HttpResponseMessage, and GetHeaderString is the way to do so reliably. Please make this method public.

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                • Don't stop IIS-Express when stopping debugger with enabled Edit&Continue

                  Currently if Edit & Continue is enabled (in VS 2013 Update 3 on x64) stopping the debugger always stops IIS-Express. See MS-Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2013/07/11/enable-edit-and-continue-debugging-option-is-now-on-by-default-for-new-web-applications-in-vs2013-preview.aspx

                  This is very un-handy. Please don't stop IIS-Express all the time.

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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.

                    • I would like a better story around BDD style development.

                      Take a look Cucumber (cukes.info) for Ruby on Rails. The tool is fun to use and helps me think in terms of the behavior of the application that I'm trying to build.

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                      • Provide easy way to ensure Internet Explorer NEVER goes into compatibility mode for a site irrespective of whether it is an intranet site

                        I would like to prevent Internet Explorer from ever going into compatibility mode irrespective of whether it is an intranet site or any other crazy rules IE might use. It just gives us a whole other set of testing to do and introduces bugs.

                        We have tried the X-UA-Compatible meta tag as described in this article to no avail http://tesmond.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/ie9-intranet-compatibility-mode-in.html.

                        We have also tried the following in web.config:
                        <system.webServer>
                        <httpProtocol>
                        <customHeaders>
                        <add name="X-UA-Compatible" value="IE=edge" />
                        </customHeaders>
                        </httpProtocol>
                        </system.webServer>

                        And also emitting X-UA-Compatible in the headers i.e. this.Response.AddHeader("X-UA-Compatible", "IE=edge;");

                        See http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13284083/ie10-renders-in-ie7-mode-how-to-force-standards-mode for further details.

                        None of them work!

                        We cannot…

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                        • Make MEF available natively on MVC

                          The injection of controllers work with MEF

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                          • code outlining for razor

                            Code Outlining for Razor on Web Pages

                            like on html or c#, the colapse block of code (-) or expand (+).

                            Thanks,
                            Oscar Azevedo

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                            • Provide virtual formatting in editors for XAML, Razor, ASP.NET Web Forms etc.

                              Declarative languages that are bound to a visual tree are often heavily nested and also tend to be refactored frequently. Maintaining the formatting for these languages can quickly become a chore, even with 'reformat' features.

                              Virtual formatting lets the editor handle indentation in the same way it handles syntax-coloring. Indentation of text is immediate and fluid as edit operations are completed; text just re-flows when the structure changes, there is no 'reformat' button.

                              No tabs or spaces are inserted for formatting, indentation is more akin to that of word-processors (but actually a lot smarter).

                              This video shows virtual formatting in…

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                              • Support web.config transforms for development scenarios

                                Today web.config transforms are only applied during publish time. If you have web.release.config defined it will only transform web.config when your Web project is packaged/published.
                                It would be good to have a built in mechanism to transform web.config (and possibly other files) during development. For instance if you are building in Release mode and you start a debugging session you should be able to transform web.config in a similar (or exact) fashion as web.release.config is used during publish/package.

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                                • Implement support in ASP.NET Dynamic Data for Entity Framework 6

                                  Implement support in ASP.NET Dynamic Data for Entity Framework 6

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                                  • Show website details in "Title" column for iisexpress.exe process when attaching the debugger in Visual Studio

                                    If you want to attach the debugger from Visual Studio to a web application running under IIS express, there is no way to distinguish between different iisexpress.exe processes. Currently if I have 10 iisexpress processes in the list I have to look at the PID number in the systemtray GUI for IIS Express and then find in "Available processes" list. The ASP.NET development server display "ASP.NET Development Server - Port xyz" in the title column of the available processes list. For IIS Express the website directory or url could be displayed in that same column.

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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.

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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.

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                                        • WebDeploy parameters support for modifying the “additional provider settings” during deployment time

                                          This is a follow-up to a question I posted on stackoverflow @ http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15145963/using-msdeploy-parameters-to-set-the-additional-provider-settings-in-a-web-dep

                                          It is not possible in Web Deploy 3.0 to use parameters to manipulate the "additional provider settings" during deployment time. I have a use case to modify the settings for the dbDacFx provider based on environment, such as "DropObjectsNotInSource" and "BlockOnPossibleDataLoss"

                                          <sitemanifest>
                                          <dbDacFx path="C:\Database.dacpac"
                                          DropObjectsNotInSource="False"
                                          BlockOnPossibleDataLoss="True" />
                                          </sitemanifest>

                                          This is not possible today, likely because the options are stored in a binary format in the attribute "MSDeploy.MSDeployProviderOptions" for the provider in the archive.xml file of the web deploy package. (This binary format appears to be a serialized…

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