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  1. 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

      65 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • Include WiX natively within visual studio

          We shouldn't have to download the votive stuff manually - WiX deserves the extra exposure that automatic inclusion would give it.

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          • MySQL & PostgreSQL Support

            Add more sql db support (mysql, postgresql)

            63 votes
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            • 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.

              59 votes
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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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                • Support ASCX controls in DLL libraries

                  I'd like to create user controls in ascx form in a library and use in a website or web project

                  58 votes
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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.

                    57 votes
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                    • TypeScript build provider

                      Why not use for *.ts the same mechanism used for compiling *.ascx and *.aspx to DLLs? There is a whole infrastructure of build providers that can be utilized for this purpose. If compilation of TypeScript sources get implemented as a build provider, it will work even without Visual Studio, with any editor.

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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).

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                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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…

                          52 votes
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                            under review  ·  3 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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

                            51 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make language specific ContentPlaceholders.

                              I want to be able to specify that a ContentPlaceholder should contain JavaScript or css, and get intellesense/syntax highlighting in the placeholder.

                              48 votes
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                              • 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.

                                43 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.

                                  43 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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

                                    43 votes
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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.

                                    • Make MEF available natively on MVC

                                      The injection of controllers work with MEF

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                                      • Built in ability to transform any config similar to what SlowCheetah already does.

                                        Currently if you want to transform any config file other than a web.config you need to use an external package called SlowCheetah, while SlowCheetah works well, currently there is a bug that causes us issues when building on a CI server. I'd like to see built in support for transformation of all config files, not just web.config files.

                                        40 votes
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                                        • allow msbuild command to publish with FTP profiles

                                          Currently it is no supported. Please support FTP publish with MSBuild command.

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