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  1. Productivity - Automatically create backing field for ctor param

    When a new property is added to a constructor (string foo) that doesn't already have a similarly-named backing field (private string _foo;), present a glyph (ctrl+.) that will create the field and assign the ctor parameter to this field.

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    • There should be option like "Minified CSS/JS" in the Visual Studio.

      User Can Minified the CSS/JS when he wants By Right click the file then select the option.

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      • Enable scheduled tasks

        It would be great to have a way to do scheduled tasks/jobs. If I want some job to run regularly I know I can always create a separate console that can be called by Windows Task Scheduler. However it would be much neater in term of deployment for this feature to be available within the asp.net project, without having to change the system configuration. The asp.net project would be self-contained and when deployed, IIS would run the background task based on some settings defined in web.config.

        Azure added WebJobs, which is effectively doing that. So this doesn't look like an…

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        • Able to store session data both in inproc and out of process, similar to mixed mode session support.

          It will be great if we can store session data both in inproc and out of process by an application similar to mixed mode session support. So that only crutial session data will be persisted out of process and some non crutial or temp ( depending on situation ) can be stored in InProc.

          This support will be utilized by non web farm or web garden architecture.

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          • Move hardcoded strings to resx file

            Move hardcoded strings from controllers, models (attributes, etc) and views into a to resx file. This should save a lot of time and hear pulling when localizaing application.

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                • Automatic Exceptions

                  Generate Automatic Exceptions for every method and every event to reduce the exception errors and also give edit option for that to modify user-friendly.

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                  • Multilingual website facilities

                    Building multilingual websites on asp.net is cumbersome, many things have to be handled by user, e.g. left to right, right to left text issues, saving double/float values with comma or dot, saving datetime values using yyyy-mm-dd or yyyy-dd-mm.
                    I would like somekind of website template that would take care of all these issues.

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                    • Add jsbehind for asp.net pages

                      With the upcoming of more and more javascript usage - in the form of jquery or ajax library - I find it clutters the html code so always externalize the scripts in "jsbehind" pages. Of course it extends the idea of codebehind.

                      Mostly I build 1 or more jsbehind files per page, 1 for each functional 'module' on the page (e.g. an updatepanel, a form, etc).

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                      • Extend Web Deploy to support MSI functions such as custom actions

                        With the removal of the Web Setup/Windows Setup projects from Visual Studio there is a gap in the application deployment process where web/windows solutions that need to perform additional installation tasks are difficult to implement.

                        The old technique was to write a web setup project (MSI) and then implement a custom action assembly that performed the additional work during installation time (such as custom event queues, installing windows services, modifying config files etc). Web deploy does not appear to have this functionality (it is not visible if it is there) which is important in an enterprise environment.

                        Also, the provided…

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                          • Asp.Net Mvc must have a view designer.

                            Microsoft have to do this...

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                            • Article of how to use Cucumber/Gherkin in conjunction with ASP.NET web development

                              I have article draft ready at http://pekkaollikainen.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/behavior-driven-development-cucumber-gherkin-full-article-at-sdj-32013/and I could start working it into ASP.NET.e.g. how to use at the development phase of the new ASP.NET web project .

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                              • Allow ADO.NET Data Services to return non-entity POCO types

                                Right now it seems I can only return entity types or entity framework simple types. I would like to return IQueryable<MyType> from a custom resource method.

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                                • Add a contextual menu option to navigate to the related *.ascx file

                                  If you're using *.ascx controls that you've created in your pages, it would be nice to be have a one click way to navigate to its definition instead of noting its name and looking for it in your solution explorer (especially for large projects).

                                  There are other enhancements that would be nice such as automatically adding the @Register tag if the control is located in the current project.

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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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                                    • Make integration of mvc with web forms seamless

                                      Currently in order to add asp.net mvc to an existing asp.net webforms project is not exactly pain free. Here's an example

                                      http://www.devcurry.com/2013/05/adopting-aspnet-mvc-enhancements-in.html which actually includes having to add in some guid. Obviously lots of people have existing web forms sites/applications that are not going anywhere but would also like to integrate mvc into them as well. Currently, I would not call this user experience pleasant. I would be nice to be able to easily add mvc to an existing web forms site. It could be a NuGet package, a right-click on the web form site that has "add mvc to…

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                                      • Make SecUtility and other utility classes public rather than internal sealed

                                        I'm trying to build my own role provider for ASP.NET that supports nested hierarchies for roles - like Active Directory, but SQL-based (as an LDAP server is somewhat overkill for my needs, and yes I've seen the new stuff about Windows Azure AD services).

                                        Having reflected (using ILSpy) the deault SqlRoleProvider to keep my code almost identical, I find that most of the classes utilised in there, such as System.Web.Util.SecUtility for parameter checking, System.Web.DataAccess.SqlConnectionHolder for attaching a SQL connection to an HttpContext for application re-use, and System.Web.SR for string resources, are all marked as internal (and in some instances sealed),…

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                                        • Add better support for ConfigurationManager's ability to modify web.config

                                          WebConfigurationManager (and ConfigurationManager) throw exceptions when trying to load a web.config in anything less than High Trust environments. The sole reason for this being that the local web.config is merged all the way down from the machine-level web.configs, via any parent applications in IIS.

                                          Better idea: put all inherited configs into a read-only dictionary at runtime (rather than putting the ConfigurationManager settings into a dictionary, which is what actually happens, therefore preventing writing back of a .config file to disk after modifying a setting). When the web.config is loaded at runtime, take the inherited settings dictionaries, apply them to the…

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