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  1. Better JavaScript UI Support

    It would be nice to have the following for Asp.Net.

    UI only project libraries that are compatible with WebForms and MVC, and which are statically typed. Then at build time compile a portion of the library to object oriented JavaScript.

    Design time support for data binding to the above mentioned UI library.

    For inspiration see JSIL (on GitHub) or even Google GWT.

    We all know that web apps are the only true cross platform applications. If MS wants to rule in this space and the future, beating the competition is a must. Please take a serious look at what Visual…

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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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          • 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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            • Use ad-hoc configured IIS from VS IDE

              Currently IIS Express uses configuration in Documents\IISExpress\config\applicationHost.config and that means every test web app created lives there forever. IIS Express allows to be run "config-less" from commandline, but VS does not support it.

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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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                • Give us an (inexpensive or free) "Express" version of Visual Studio Online

                  The suggestion "Web version of Visual Studio" was closed when MS did give us a Professional version of VS in Azure. Only one major problem: It costs about $22/month, and it even looks like that's an introductory price with a regular price listed of like $45/month. Desktop VS Express is free. Can we have an "Express" web version that is very low-cost or free?

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                    • Make encoding of Page.Title, Page.MetaKeywords and Page.MetaDescription equivalent

                      Typically when you are setting one of these properties dynamically, you will set all of them. The encoding of them is inconsistent which could easily lead to people forgetting to encode something.

                      Page.Title is NOT encoded

                      Page.MetaKeywords and Page.MetaDescription ARE encoded

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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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                        • Refresh Health Monitoring

                          Just like the .NET Universal Providers for Membership, Roles, and Profile, I think the Health Monitoring story could use some love. Particularly when it comes to configuration and extensibility. A more code-based configuration API would be nice, and a clean way to extend the events model also.

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                          • Strong Type ViewBag in asp.net MVC

                            Like strong type views, i hope you add Strong Type ViewBag in asp.net MVC, so instead of using a dynamic one, we can send to the view a strong type ViewBag too.
                            http://forums.asp.net/t/1922100.aspx/1?Strong+Typed+ViewBag+to+avoid+using+ViewModel+

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                            • DDD oriented

                              Allow complex project to follow domain driven constraint entity, value object, aggregates....

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                              • Make the System.Web.UI.INonBindingContainer interface public

                                I need to implement the INonBindingContainer interface on my custom controls for the same reason that standard controls do (so that data binding expressions work properly on naming containers that aren't binding containers), but this currently isn't possible because the interface is currently marked internal.

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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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                                  • 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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                                      • Go to Definition in Jquery code

                                        There must be an option like in VB and C# code, go to definition in Jquery code.

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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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