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  1. 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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      • Merge WCF Data and RIA Services and Web API

        I really like what you guys have done and I'm very impressed. But there are some areas that seem a little confusing to me or could be improved. Can you guys all get together and coordinate to build an enterprise family of .Net WCF Data Tier, Business Logic Tier that will all work together and integrate with the various .Net Presentation Tiers? They should serve as a quick way to get a system running and allow people to add their own POCs, DAL, etc. Every once in a while I get some idea I want to implement, but it takes…

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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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            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.

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            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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            • File System publish extensibility

              Current the publish process from VS for FileSystem is different from the command line.

              Because of this if you have customized your .pubxml for a File System publish to execute steps after publish they will not be executed.

              We should have parity from command line and VS for FileSystem publish.

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              • Extensibility of the "Publish..." wizard in Visual Studio

                It would be great when we could add additional configuration panels (like the Entity Framework Code First Migration features) to the Publish Wizard. This would allow us to add additional steps that can then be configured per target environment.

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                • Provide a way of generating static websites from cshtml/vbhtml

                  Currently there is a trend back to moving towards having static content being generated during a build process. It would be interesting if either by extension or by a plugin to be able to generate static content using the layout and views during a build.

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                  • Bundles should be able to return binary output (for image sprites etc.)

                    It would be really cool if the BundleResponse class was able to return binary content instead of just text content. This way it would be possible to create image bundles (sprites).

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                    • Add reporting feature

                      I really disappoint to use ASP.Net MVC just because of it not include any kind to directly reporting feature. Otherwise this is a very good framework.
                      Please add reporting feature, like crystal report etc.

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                        • oAuth default sample project gives 500 internal server error - please fix

                          The New MVC project with Individual Account Authorisation and a blank default Callback for the 4 oAuth provideres in Startup.Auth.cs currently gives a 500 Internal Server Error from Owin.
                          If a default CallBack URL is defind AND registered with the oAuth provider then it works.
                          The sample code needs to not just have ClientId and ClientSecret but
                          CallbackPath = new Microsoft.Owin.PathString("/Callbacks/External"), //To be registered at Provider - and to NOT be the same as the MVC path Account/ExternalLoginCallback

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                          • Make MVC and WebForms friendly with OWIN

                            Use OWINContext instead of HttpContext, modify controllers and other infrastructure classes work with OWIN and make ASP.NET OWIN friendly. Write MVC routing, bundling, filtering and area registeration middlewares.

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                            • Automatic Clientside Globalisation using Jquery Globalize

                              if setting serverside globalisation auto adjust the clientside. this is very important for unobstrusive validation and e.g date formats for the jquery datetime picker or number formats with custom validators.

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                              • Make a non bloated version of Visual Studio - Only Solution explorer and intellisence

                                Today VS includes a whole range of features that I don't use every day. MSTest, TeamCity and Architecture tools just to name a few. It would be nice with a bare bone version of VS - or at least have the potion to never install these features.

                                Less is more

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                                • Productivity - Move Type To Its Own File

                                  When VS detects that a type exists in a file that is named for another type in the same file, present a glyph (ctrl+.) that can be used to move the type to a new file named for that type.

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                                  • Include asp.net vnext globalized application template

                                    In visual studio 14, it is time that we can start to see some startup project including real globalization features, with resource file and built-in globalized validation server side and client side

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                                    • VS 2013 - Debug Environment does not provide - string MyAuthName = Request.ServerVariables["AUTH_USER"] ;

                                      VS2012 internal debugger would return the AUTH_USER server variable
                                      VS2013 Does not, you have to attach to the process to get it.
                                      This has extreme impact on development time.
                                      VS2012 you just launched debugger, very quick.
                                      VS2013 It takes a lot of time to publish, launch Web Site, and attach to it.
                                      When you run the debugger every 5 to 10 minutes, this really adds a lot of time, at least 20%, probably more.

                                      For more detail:
                                      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/458b1f31-785d-4e56-9c37-b1b17e674649/vs-2013-debugger-iis-server-variable-authuser-blank?forum=vsdebug

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                                      • allow predeploy and postdeploy build task with user interface interaction

                                        using web publishing wizard, i would like to add predeploy task that let me ask the user to commit the source before deploy, and/or ask the user for description for a tag or post deploy task to store the publish details in an external db for logging, allowing build task to have user interaction we can improve the deployment process and make more customizable

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                                          Thanks for the suggestion. As we discussed by email it is possible to extend the publish process itself, but currently it is not possible to extend the UI/UX of the publish dialog itself.

                                          So the request here is to have extensibility on the publish dialog itself.

                                          This is the first time that I’m hearing this request (excluding internal Microsoft people). I am curious to see how many others are interested in this.

                                          If the vote count gets high enough we will take a closer look at this.

                                        • ASP.Net Report Viewer in Medium Trust on Local Mode

                                          Because a full trust hosting environment is much more expensive then a medium trust one...

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