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  1. 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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        • solution explorer scrolling

          in solution explorer when scroll down, the solution node itself becomes invisible (because it is on a top of explorer).

          make the solution node visible all the time, so we can right-click on it regardless of scroll position. just like they have it in PowerTools extension.

          thank you

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          • Add dynamics support for AppSettings and ConnectionStrings in ConfigurationManager

            ConfigurationManager (and/or WebConfigurationManager) could have a really cool dynamics implementation, whereby they returned singleton instances when doing something like WebConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings.LocalSqlServer, which could return a type-specific instance of a SqlClient connection to my given connection string.

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            • Capture the Verb in the System.Web.Management.WebRequestEvent

              In an ASP.NET application, very different code is executed depending on whether the HTTP verb used is a POST or a GET. Yet the verb is not captured in the event.

              Please capture the verb.

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              • Add overloaded version of HttpApplication.RegisterModule that accepts preconditions

                Modern web apps use many kinds of dynamic functionality on 'static' requests - javascript/css minification, image compression, etc.

                Yet ASP.NET continues to handicap developers by stubbornly sticking to extension-based stereotypes and discrimination.

                HttpApplication.RegisterModule() is a recent example. A great opportunity for code over configuration, but it defaults to precondition="managedHandler", handicapping the great value it could have offered.

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                • Implement Async/Await in Webform IN A PRACTICAL WAY

                  I really like async/await, but I can't say I am impressed with the way it has been implemented in webforms. If I understand correctly RegisterAsyncTask doesn't give you any control on when the code is executed in the execution pipeline (and not even available within master pages!). I am sure there must be a simpler way. Why use events in the first place? Webforms are really not forms, and all these methods could really be functions returning a task, why do they need to be voids returning event handlers? Why not let users define Task functions that will be called…

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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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                    • Add expire and cache-control to the cdn files

                      Right now the files served from your CDN at least jquery.validate are served without an Expires or Cache-Control max-age

                      What this means is that every request has to recheck the files and get a 304 which delays page rendering.

                      For now it looks like I will have to use jquery.validate from elsewhere I just wanted to use a CDN to increase the chance of the file being cached but with no chance of it really being cached (and saving a round trip) there is not much point in using the microsoft CDN right now.

                      I actually have a video that…

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                        • Provide 1st class support in Routing for content-negotiation (Accept:) with appropriate fallback

                          Many sites, especially enterprise sites, have pages which display data, but also allow that data to be downloaded as CSV, Excel, RTF, PDF, etc.

                          I feel dirty implementing different URLs for each of these content types when HTTP provides content negotiation support in the form of the Accept header.

                          ASP.net Routing should provide 1st class support for content negotiation and appropriate fallback (query string) support until the current "work in progress" support for Accept in popular browsers is completed.

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                          • Minify scripts served by the ScriptManager

                            Bundling is a cool idea, but it doesn't always play nicely with the ScriptManager when used in a webforms scenario. I would like to propose the ability to set a flag on the ScriptManager that would allow it to minify the combined scripts its serving.

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                              • Differntiate between Unauthenticated access and Unauthorized access

                                In the ASP.NET security model, the documentation goes out of its way to talk about the difference between Authorization and Authentication.

                                Unfortunately, the framework itself makes no such distinction. It treats an unauthenticated user access the same as a user who does not have authorization and returns the same error.

                                I realize this is probably a result of the fact that most web servers treat file access errors as 403's, because HTTP doesn't really give you any other status code, and you want to differentiate between server oriented 403's and framework generated 403's, but there must be a better way…

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                                  • Intellisense in html editor

                                    using bundling technique into webforms applications, i lose the intellisense on the bootstrap's classes.
                                    Thanks!

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                                    • Open Source all of the asp.net providers

                                      At this point there should be no more black box providers for asp.net.

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                                      • You've gone a long way with VS SQL support ... Now, we need much better support for Azure Table Storage

                                        We need help in reducing the amount of time to code for Azure Table Storage and deal with table storage in the IDE. I'd like to see and modify entities and tables right from the IDE ... building the functionality of software like ClumsyLeaf's TableXplorer right into VS. Also, it would be nice to have more/better support in data source controls and data-bound controls for table storage data and keys. It's all very LOW level right now and takes quite a while to code for Azure Table Storage relative to coding against SQL/SQL Azure storage. [Also, btw ... can you…

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                                        • Add button To Clear The Application Cache Without Resetting The AppDomain

                                          Allow us to clear the iiscache without having to reset iis or recycle the application pool. While developing we have to manually clear the cache and the current process is time consuming using iisreset (which doesn't always work) or through IIS.

                                          Add a button within the IDE that clears the cache of the current solution.

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