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  1. allow msbuild command to publish with FTP profiles

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

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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.

      • 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…

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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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          • 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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            • 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.

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

                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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                  • 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.

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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.

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                      • 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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                        • Make MEF available natively on MVC

                          The injection of controllers work with MEF

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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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                            • Better guidance/documentation on MVC 5

                              Currently all the documentation focuses on "tooling". This explains how to use VS2013, how to use scaffolds, etc. This is important. However, what's most important for developers is how to solve real-world problem. Documentation should focus on "solving". This should cover (at least) practical scenarios with tonnes of data in the database. Should you use lists(for responsive design) or tables(default). How do you use API, Knockout in conjunction with Razor, what are recommended patterns(should you write business logic in controllers or use Portable class Libraries.

                              Currently, all the documentation is very superficial. It doesn't do any justice to the power…

                              39 votes
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                              • Sharepoint supporting MVC

                                It would be great if Sharepoint supports MVC natively/out of box!

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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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                                    started  ·  0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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…

                                    34 votes
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                                    • Enable the use of generics in asp.net markup

                                      It would be nice to enable generic declaration in the markup of an asp.net page and adapt framework to have generic controls. For example: <asp:ListView`1[SomeClass] runat="server" ... like it is done in settings file for .net application

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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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                                        • 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.

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