Uncouple Web Forms from .NET Framework
Separate Web Forms from .NET Framework so it can be updated more often like MVC.
This work is being investigated for the next release of ASP.NET
Henry Wu commented
Hi Damian, any updates? Can you share with us the result of the investigation? And maybe some planning when can we expect to see this, thanks!
Henry Cortez Wu commented
Hi, what's the status for this request?
If mvc is managed independently through microsoft.aspnet.mvc, webforms may follow similarly,.. microsoft.aspnet.webforms.
It will be managed as open source in github, decoupling it from system.web, and contains built-in support for MVP as microsoft.aspect.mvp .
During upgrade wizard from vPrevious to vNext, visual studio will migrate its best to the new namespaces/dlls, of course manual interventions may be there and is okay.
New web form templates/kits would contain best practices like viewstate off by default in web.config and enabled per page/control basis .
Lastly, webforms members in system.web will have guidance in comments to use the new namespace/dll .
I guess news/blog entries with the above would make a lot of developers using webforms very happy. As web form apps have legitimate use cases like r.a.d.
Hoping for a feedback,
Stuart McGown commented
Is it true that you can't do this without breaking System.Web, so we won't be able to use WebForms with ASP.NET vNext!
Will this be accomplished in VS 2013?