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  1. Add Support for F# Code-Behind ASP.NET

    Elevating F# to a more equal footing with VB and C# for ASP.NET

    888 votes
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      12 comments  ·  F#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the MVP Pattern a 1st Class Citizen

      Make the Model-View-Presenter pattern a 1st class citizen in ASP.NET/Visual studio, to combine the testability of MVC with the benefits of the WebForm abstraction layer.

      180 votes
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        under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • support multiple runat="server" forms in Web Forms pages

        Allow for Web Forms pages to contain multiple server-side forms rather than just one. This allows for much better accessibility and usability in the pages.

        175 votes
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          under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Better UpdatePanel, True Ajax

          True Ajax UpdatePanel. Right now there is to much data sent and received

          155 votes
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          • WPF-like data-binding syntax with declarative & imperative support

            As per David Fowler's prototype, support for binding to other other control properties and properties on data objects using a WPF-like syntax (declarative) or from code-behind (imperative).

            122 votes
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            • Support Razor in aspx pages :)

              It would be a very great future to use Razor and html helpers even in an asp.net aspx project pages. ( not only in mvc project)

              89 votes
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              • More content for ASP.NET WebForms

                I am an enterprise web developer for a large corporation and we don't use MVC. My last job with another large corporation did not use MVC. I understand that MVC is the future, but MVP on WebForms is still a standard in many .Net shops. Can we get more content on how to do some of the coolness that's being explored in MVC in MVP. Where's the love, I'm tired of translating code and concepts from MVC to MVP :).

                70 votes
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                  under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Uncouple Web Forms from .NET Framework

                  Separate Web Forms from .NET Framework so it can be updated more often like MVC.

                  64 votes
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                  • ASP.NET: Add ClientID.None

                    Add one more option for ClientIDMode enumeration in ASP.NET.

                    It's often the case we use ID of a control only in order to reference it from Code-Behind and we don't need the id attribute to be rendered on client-side. It only creates unnecessary garbage data to be transferred to client. ClientIDMode.Static can decrees the amount of data being transferred, but it's still > 0 and one must be extremly careful not to generate duplicate IDs.

                    ClientIDMode.None would prevent ID from being rendered to resulting HTML markup. The CliendID property would return null (or empty string). Supporting controls will not render…

                    62 votes
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                    • Make language specific ContentPlaceholders.

                      I want to be able to specify that a ContentPlaceholder should contain JavaScript or css, and get intellesense/syntax highlighting in the placeholder.

                      48 votes
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                      • Open Source ASP.NET Web Forms

                        You guys have open sourced ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and Web Pages as well as Entity Framework. Please open source Web Forms as well.

                        41 votes
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                        • Provide Web Forms Rules Engine similar to InfoPath

                          Provide a Web Forms Rules Engine for creating ASP.Net Web Forms that can be completely designed through a User Interface/GUI in a manner similar to InfoPath.

                          35 votes
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                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support MVP pattern for ASP.NET WebForms applications

                            With al those new and improved pattern implementations for VS2010 like ASP.NET MVC and MVVM for SL and WP7. There is also one missing and thats the MVP pattern for ASP.NET WebForms. Almost all my clients who develop with ASP.NET WebForms makes an big mess of their WebApp architecture and that's because they don't use an proper User Interface pattern and develop all their businesslogic in their WebForms, not to mention the testability. Several years ago the patterns & practices team developed Web Client Software Factory who contained the ObjectContainerDataSource with the MVP pattern. The ObjectContainerDataSource is in my honoust…

                            34 votes
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                            • ASPX/ASCX preprocessor

                              It would be so nice to have a possibility to apply arbitrary transformations to text content of aspx/ascx files before compiling them. This will open a way for a lot of interesting code-generation techniques.

                              For example, it would allow for folks that don't like runat="server" not to write this attribute. Instead of this they would just be able to use a simple transformation that will add this attribute to any tag with a namespace prefix.

                              31 votes
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                              • Runat server needs to be built-in to <asp/> controls

                                Basically all controls that begin with <asp: /> are required to have the runat attribute. And they all require it to be true. So if this isn't changing anytime soon, why not just make that automatic/built in?

                                26 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add parser support for strongly-typed controls

                                  I think the model binding proposed in the Visual Studio 11 Preview is a great feature, but I think it could be made MUCH more powerful. I would like to see strongly-typed controls be something more like:

                                  <asp:SomeControl ID="SomeControl1" runat="server" RuntimeType="string" />

                                  Where SomeControl would be defined as:

                                  public class SomeControl<T> : Control { }

                                  And in the generated code, the markup would translate to:

                                  protected SomeControl<string> SomeControl1;

                                  The basic gist is to add in a special property like runat="Server" that would allow you to specify the T in Control<T> or T1 and T2 in Control<T1, T2>.

                                  23 votes
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                                  • Provide an way to easily minify webresource.axd resource data

                                    Currently it appears that ScriptResource.axd is minified automatically as long as your not in debug mode. Webresource.axd is not. Can you either automatically minify webresource.axd data in release mode or provide another good mechanism to minify (and compress) it? Right now webresource.axd is some of our biggest resources on our pages.

                                    12 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support for enhanced Data Binding scenarios

                                      The Data Bound Update method should accept IEnumerable<Item> to support editing multiple rows, e.g., a shopping cart.
                                      A Data source should support rebinding to the data returned from the Update method to cater for more complex data bound scenarios, e.g., showing a confirmation screen.

                                      11 votes
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                                      • datagrid modern HTML/Design and Jquery

                                        the datagrid Features are quite ok, But the wizards and the generated HTML ist still the 2.0 stuff.
                                        Webforms is still the fastest way to bring data to the browser. If you dont need full control or tests webforms should get some design improvements, html code optimizations and jquery Background refresh.

                                        10 votes
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                                        • Give the asp:Repeater a DataKeyNames property

                                          Please add a DataKeyNames property to the asp:Repeater control so that ID values (etc) can be stored/retrieved for each RepeaterItem.

                                          10 votes
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