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  1. 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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    • 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.

      • 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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          • 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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            • 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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              • Don't stop IIS-Express when stopping debugger with enabled Edit&Continue

                Currently if Edit & Continue is enabled (in VS 2013 Update 3 on x64) stopping the debugger always stops IIS-Express. See MS-Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2013/07/11/enable-edit-and-continue-debugging-option-is-now-on-by-default-for-new-web-applications-in-vs2013-preview.aspx

                This is very un-handy. Please don't stop IIS-Express all the time.

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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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                  • Please support OpenID Connect in OWIN Middleware

                    Please provide middleware for us to wire up this authentication protocol along with samples/documentation on the setup

                    Here's a link to the official announcement
                    http://openid.net/2014/02/25/a-great-day-for-internet-identity/

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

                                  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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                                  • Support all AspNetCompiler parameters with websites in solution file

                                    The AspNetCompiler task has a great many features, and among them is the ability to specify a particular version of the ASP.NET compiler to use via ToolPath. Websites inside solution files contain constructs similar to AspNetCompiler tasks, but these seem to be missing support for ToolPath, and I suspect support for other properties as well. My solution looks like this:

                                    ProjectSection(WebsiteProperties) = preProject

                                    SccProjectName = "SAK"

                                    SccAuxPath = "SAK"

                                    SccLocalPath = "SAK"

                                    SccProvider = "SAK"

                                    TargetFrameworkMoniker = ".NETFramework,Version%3Dv4.0"

                                    Debug.AspNetCompiler.VirtualPath = "/MyPath"

                                    Debug.AspNetCompiler.PhysicalPath = "MyPath\"

                                    Debug.AspNetCompiler.TargetPath = "PrecompiledWeb\MyPath\"

                                    Debug.AspNetCompiler.Updateable = "true"

                                    Debug.AspNetCompiler.ForceOverwrite = "true"

                                    Debug.AspNetCompiler.FixedNames = "false"

                                    Debug.AspNetCompiler.Debug = "True"

                                    Debug.AspNetCompiler.ToolPath…

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                                      • Provide a secure ajax framework

                                        Currently there is no universal way to provide json / ajax application with authentication without using session or ssl , This means using web api is difficult

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