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  1. 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.

    • Addd official support to asp.net mvc for ruby/dlr languages

      I know it is possible using IronRuby, but I would like to see it as an officially supported option

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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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          • Make everything unit testable / Unit testing Classes in Framework

            I like to unit test a lot of my code, but hate mocking HttpContextBase just do to the horror of using something like Moq. It would be great to have a part of ASP.Net that was dedicated to unit testing and had built it classes that made it super simple to create mocks without heavy setup in my tests.

            Also just make everything virtual in ASP.Net so we can override any public behavior (maybe not as possible).

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            • Code snippet for Linear Gradient and Intellisense friendly

              Please implement the code snippet for CSS Linear Gradient in VS11.

              For an instance:

              background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #e2e2e2 0%, #dbdbdb 36%, #fefefe 100%); /* FF3.6+ */
              background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%,#e2e2e2), color-stop(36%,#dbdbdb), color-stop(100%,#fefefe)); /* Chrome,Safari4+ */
              background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #e2e2e2 0%,#dbdbdb 36%,#fefefe 100%); /* Chrome10+,Safari5.1+ */
              background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #e2e2e2 0%,#dbdbdb 36%,#fefefe 100%); /* Opera 11.10+ */
              background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #e2e2e2 0%,#dbdbdb 36%,#fefefe 100%); /* IE10+ */
              background: linear-gradient(top, #e2e2e2 0%,#dbdbdb 36%,#fefefe 100%); /* W3C */
              filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr='#e2e2e2', endColorstr='#fefefe',GradientType=0 ); /* IE6-9 */

              When the first highlighted parameter should be the angle then hitting <enter> should take to next parameter and…

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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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                • 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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                    • Search count in Search-in-all-files

                      When we press Ctrl+F, enters the search-term and press Find All, it shows the search results but the count is displayed at the end of the results. For an instance:

                      "Matching lines: 13 Matching files: 7 Total files searched: 69"

                      From user experience point of view, its very inconvenient to scroll down through all the results to get to the last list. IMO, it should be displayed at the top of the result window.

                      Snapshot: http://i47.tinypic.com/346kyex.png

                      Also, it would be great, if in the mini-find and Find-and-Replace popups, the count like "3 of 19 records" (the same approach IE team…

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                      • Display format for Find-all-search results

                        Rather than showing the entire path of each file, the resultset can be displayed as a tree view. Considering the following results:


                        Find all "view", Match case, Subfolders, Find Results 1, Current Project: CBES - Crowd Monitor\CBES - Crowd Monitor.csproj, ""

                        C:\Users\ABM-7\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\CBES - Crowd Monitor\CBES - Crowd Monitor\Content\themes\base\jquery.ui.theme.css(15): * To view and modify this theme, visit http://jqueryui.com/themeroller/

                        C:\Users\ABM-7\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\CBES - Crowd Monitor\CBES - Crowd Monitor\Scripts\jquery-1.5.1-vsdoc.js(2732): props: "altKey attrChange attrName bubbles button cancelable charCode clientX clientY ctrlKey currentTarget data detail eventPhase fromElement handler keyCode layerX layerY metaKey newValue offsetX offsetY pageX pageY prevValue relatedNode relatedTarget screenX screenY shiftKey…

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                        • VS 11 Page Inspector: Add multiple user agents.

                          While page inspector is great, it currently only supports the desktop view in MVC4. It would be great to be able to inspect the mobile rendering as well.

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                          • Enable design view for ASP.NET MVC

                            Writing a HTML page with actual content on it (such as a rule sheet for a game) feels cumbersome and slow with having to enter tags manually.
                            I fully understand the separation between Views and Controllers; but still, these pages are basically HTML and a WYSIWYG designer can make work with these a lot more productive.

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                            • ASP.NET Identity: Add ability to have different token lifespan for different purposes

                              We're generating tokens for password resets and user invites/registration using the GeneratePasswordResetTokenAsync() and GenerateUserTokenAsync() methods exposed by the UserManager class, respectively. We'd like to be able to have a different lifespan for each of those token types (e.g. 20 minutes for password resets and 1 week for user invites/registration). However, the DataProtectorTokenProvider class only has a single TokenLifespan that is used for all purposes.

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                              • Allow ASP.NET forms slidingExpiration to be configured to always renew

                                The behaviour of slidingExpiration prevents sliding expiration from being used to provide a precise time out. By default

                                "To prevent compromised performance, and to avoid multiple browser warnings for users who have cookie warnings turned on, the cookie is updated when more than half of the specified time has elapsed. This might cause a loss of precision. " - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/1d3t3c61.aspx

                                It'd be great to be able to configure things so the cookie renews every time. Because this functionality isn't available, numerous people have built their own version of the renew the cookie every time sliding expiration behaviour.

                                Thanks

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                                • Provide multimedia code annotation

                                  Rather than use code comments (where a change requires a rebuild), I'd like an external and universally available annotation framework within the IDE. I can then leave design drawings, (or verbal commentaries, or sketches, or whiteboard images or bug triage discussions or past bug history relating to a piece of code or the surrounding area) on the code they apply to.

                                  Make literally EVERYTHING available within the IDE. Let me tie my code to the feature requests it fulfills and the bugs it's produced. Let me conduct polls within the code. Let me get code review feedback in the code…

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                                  • Add something like webrat or capybara in ruby to allow for testing web apps without the browser

                                    I'd like to see functionality similar to webrat or capybara in Rails that allows you to write end to end tests (aside from javascript of course) for a web app without actually running a browser

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                                    • Dynamically add new bundles after Application_Start has occurred

                                      It would be great to have a way to automatically flush the bundle cache and create new bundles when a new folder is created underneath the bundle path as described at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15328040/how-can-i-dynamically-add-bundles-after-application-start-has-occurred.

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                                      • Highlight shadow style(s) in css

                                        When editing a style in a css file it would be nice to know if it is overriding another style with same name/id. Check the stylesheets in the solution for the given class/id. Lets say .headeritem exists in a file and now I define it in anoter style in the same solution. Then I would like to know it.

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                                        • Enabling button for directly opening the search engine[Google/Bing] against each error encountered while debugging.

                                          Whenever we are getting some error[the error types can be classified ] while debugging,VS should provision with a single button named as "Google it" or "Bing it" against the error..so that user can directly click the button and see the results against that error in search engine instead of going to the search engine and type/paste the error and press enter.It will save developer time and improve productivity.

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