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  1. 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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      2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Performance Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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      • EnableMSDeployAppOffline - AppOfflineTemplate

        For WebDeploy you can specify <EnableMSDeployAppOffline> in the .pubxml file but this will generate a default app_offline.htm file that you cannot modify. Just provide an option for a template like <AppOfflineTemplate>

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          3 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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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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            • new cool nxt/x.net/alice to rename asp.net core

              asp.net 5 has been renamed to asp.net core 1.0, but is not good for google search result, and the new name "asp.net core" is too long and not cool enough to attract new programmers for .net technologies.

              There ars some new cool names suggestion for asp.net core:

              1 nxt (pronounce next, meaning .net vNext, and good for seach engine)
              2 x.net (meaning .net cross platform)
              3 alice (cool name and Alice means the next programming platform in Azure)

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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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • Add Ctrl+W keyboard shortcut to close document (like IE, Office, Expression and many others)

                        This is the first customisation I do when I install a VS. I know it's already taken by 'select word' or something equally obscure, but consistency across apps is really really useful. For me it's one of the basics, like ctrl+Z/X/C/V/S/P etc.

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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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                          • 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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                            • Enable ASP.Net scaffolding to generate CRUD data based on another class rather than only EF DbContext

                              Today ASP.Net project scaffolding only allow you to select a entity model class + Entity Framework DbContext-based class in order to generate the operations on view and controller.

                              We have a class that we call "Business Layer" that holds the instance of the DbContext EF code-first class. This layer contains all necessary business logic for that specific business domain, including CRUD and validations. We would like to be able to generate scaffold based on this class instead of rather have to point directly to DbContext.

                              Maybe if ASP.Net MVC has an Interface which basic CRUD operations, it would be able…

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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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                                • 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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                                  • Redesign ASP.NET providers to be asynchronous

                                    All providers (except InProc) work with external data sources (SQL Server, Redis, etc.). For example, when processing single HTTP request a session state store provider can make several requests to an external data source. Each request to an external data source from session state store provider blocks an ASP.NET thread, becuase System.Web.SessionStateStoreProviderBase has no async methods.
                                    The same is true for other providers (Output Cache Provider, Membership Provider, Profile Provider, Roles Provider). There is not much advantage in asynchronous code inside web forms or MVC controllers, if the whole ASP.NET pipeline is not asynchronous.
                                    Since ASP.NET supports asynchronous httpmodules, it…

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                                    • Make it easier to configure Web Publish Profiles

                                      I'd like to see a GUI for some MSBuild/Web Publish Target settings like: folder permissions (ACLs), blocking a folder from being overridden (e.g. upload folder containing user files), easy site backup before publish (to a zip file probably), etc.

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

                                        Hi Dirk, I think this is a great idea. If you don’t already know the publish profiles are now stored as a part of your project under Properties\PublishProfiles. For this I was thinking that it would be good to have an editor for all the advanced properties if you double click the file.

                                        The only thing that I’m not sure of is how many people would be interested in using this functionality. If we can get a good amount of votes on this item then I can use that to justify the work.

                                      • Make WebDeploy CRC check more efficient

                                        Now when we have MSDeployUseChecksum it works great in terms of precision but slow in terms of performance. This is a problem for a larger websites because it takes up to 4, 10, ... minutes to calculate the checksums.

                                        Here is the idea: combine time stamp checks with CRC.

                                        Algorithm: do a time stamp check first. Then do a CRC check for all found differences.

                                        This will improve performance for some frequent scenarios while keeping the precision.

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                                        • Favorites toolbar

                                          We use Favorites in the browser. Actually I use the Links bar for the sites I visit every day. I have the grouped under folders. Visual Studio (and Explorer for that matter) should have this feature as well. I work on solutions with more than 100 projects and hundreds of files. I only work on a subset of them at a time....I'm tired of hunting for stuff.

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