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  1. 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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    • 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.

      • 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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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • Enable subdomain routing support in MVC

                  Everyone who need this feature has implemented their own workaround for this. Can we have the framework support for routing based on sub domains?

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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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                        • Paging, Sorting and Search in Scaffolding

                          It would be great to use Scaffolding in order to create complete pages, like ASP.NET Dynamic Data sites, that include paging, sorting and search.

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                            • Best Practices in Intellisense or Visual Studio

                              Hi,
                              I have been using visual studio for 4 years and there are so much to learn. Sometimes you dont know the stuff. Like StringBuilder is much better for string manipulation than string class.

                              During string or StringBuilder intellisense there should be recommendation line that this is recommended practice to do it this way. it may sound strange but that would be cool if new developers know from start rather than after 2 years oh string is immutable :)

                              thanks
                              Kamran

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                              • Razor designer that will preview the page design like aspx page show in designer

                                When I design web form application, I get designer which shows preview of page design without running the application. It would be great if we add similar which will show design preview of Razor page.

                                Currently I have to switch back to browser to validate the design changes.

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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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                                  • Visual Studio Content-Type support for <text> in Razor

                                    Currently the <text> placeholder element assumes HTML content in Visual Studio formatting.
                                    The addition of attributes (namely, "type" for Content-Type) to control Visual Studio's parser/formatter in these blocks would be quite useful for templating non-HTML content in template methods.

                                    For example:

                                    @{ object template = @<text type="text/css">
                                    .foo { background-image: url("foo.png"); }
                                    .bar { background-image: url("bar.png"); }
                                    </text>; }

                                    The type attribute in this case would enforce formatting of the template contents as CSS.

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                                    • Intelisense should show close tags in the correct order

                                      In the HTML editor, Intellisense suggests close tags are in alphabetical order rather than the tag close order.
                                      e.g. If I type <article><header><span>, the suggested close tags are </artcle></header></span> rather than </span></header></article>.

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                                      • Merge core System.Web and System.Web.Abstraction

                                        Current HttpReqeust, its abstraction interfaces and default implmentation are ugly. And they are still very hard to mock.

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                                        • Prompt us which js library will be chosen in the ASP.NET SPA framework/template

                                          There is a set of js libraries that is suitable for ASP.NET SPA. Such as:
                                          knockout.js VS backbone.js
                                          sammy.js VS nav/history.js
                                          ...
                                          I think they cost much time to study.
                                          Before release the next generation of asp.net (SPA), will you please brief us on which libraries will be chosen in the next release? So we can prepare ahead of schedule. That could be great help.
                                          Thanks.

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

                                            For the RTM of the first version of the SPA template we will not have the tooling you suggest. However we are working on a feature that allows much more granular selection of features, libraries, etc when you create new projects and this problem will be solved in that timeframe. Thanks for the feedback!

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