have you looked at http://ltaf.codeplex.com/ which allows you to write tests for your web app.
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.12 votes
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.12 votes
Brilliant idea. Thanks
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.11 votes
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.
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 so long to figure out the .Net framework tool that I've forgotten what my idea was. We need to be able to whip these tiers our with minimum effort.
I recently went to a user group event where I learned that WCF Data Services and WCF RIA Services are similar but overlap. Originally, I thought WCF Data Services was going to utilize EF and together serve as the Data Access Layer. I thought RIA Services was going to serve as the Business Tier that would sit on top of the WCF Data Services. Then I thought we would simply bind MVC, Silverlight controls to RIA Services.
This is how I thought the technologies would sit on top of each other.
Database->WCF Data Services->WCF RIA Services->MVC/Silverlight/WPF/Metro.
Each of the technologies have significant advanages. But when you choose one of the technologies, it seems you have to do significant coding to make up for the short fall. And it's painful because you know that the code you are writing is an availble if you had used the other technology.
It seems such a shame that RIA Services is made for Silverlight and that it takes a lot of work to work with MVC, ASP.Net, Win Forms, WPF, Metro, jQuery, etc. It's also a shame that RIA Services doesn't sit on top of WCF Data Services. Web API should also be able to sit on top of WCF Data Services. Why aren't these technologys hot swapable and utilizing each other and all reinventing the wheel? Isn't that the whole point of having multiple tiers of abstraction? Why can't I decide later to swap out my middle tier and with Azure?
Another tools that should work with these technologies is Light Switch. All the tools should be able to swap in and out seemlessly. We could use Light Switch as the RAD tool, then discover that we need to modify or integrate with other systems and thus expand and/or swap out the tiers as needed. I'd even want to swap out the presentation tiers, such as ASP.Net to MVC or Silverlight to MVC, or Lightswtich to MVC, WPF or Metro, HTML5...
The other issue I have is that if the Schema changes, you have to regenerate the Proxy. I wish there was a better way to keep everything in sync in automatically while in RAD phase, then when you are sure the schema design is stable, you set a configuration flag and lock down the Prox so it isn't always automatically regenerated.
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…11 votes
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.10 votes
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.10 votes
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.10 votes
Thanks for the request, let’s see how much interest there is for this.
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.10 votes
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.9 votes
ASP.NET 4.5 now includes AntiXss encoder, but sanitizer was not included. Please, port it too.9 votes
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).9 votes
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.9 votes
OperationContext is null after async/await calls in WCF
This really needs to be fixed9 votes
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.8 votes
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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 more8 votes
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.8 votes
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 side7 votes
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.7 votes
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 customizable7 votes
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.
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