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  1. 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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    • 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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        • 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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          • Update the asp to asp.net Migration Tool for newer versions of windows

            Please update the classic asp to asp.net migration tool so it works on newer versions of Windows and Visual Studio.
            It does not work on Windows 7/8 or 10.
            Now that Windows XP is no longer supported, many enterprise intranet sites are due to be upgraded.

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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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              • 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.

                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • Modularity support

                          Share of structured project code between another projects.
                          The library project can contain regular asp.net/.net code (including aspx, ascx + mvc views + html, js,css).
                          It is possible to implement custom virtual path provider for embedded resources, but then it's impossible to use edit&continue. And compilation of all the set of ascx/aspx takes a lot of time on start.

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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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • Add AntiXss sanitizer to System.Web.Security.AntiXss

                                  ASP.NET 4.5 now includes AntiXss encoder, but sanitizer was not included. Please, port it too.

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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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                                      • 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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                                        • 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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