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  1. Add MONO support/compatibility

    Add please more MONO support/compatibility

    733 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make WebDeploy transactional

      When deploying a site, the previous version should continue to run. If the deployment fails, the site should continue to run on the previous version. If it succeeds, the switch should happen after publication is complete.

      577 votes
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        under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Web Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • ASP.NET Identity membership DB Tool to mangage users, roles needed

        A simple user interface tool is needed to create and manage Users and Roles with ASP.NET Identity. Please port the ASP.NET Web Site Administration Tool ( http://www.asp.net/web-forms/tutorials/deployment/deploying-web-site-projects/users-and-roles-on-the-production-website-cs ) to work with the new ASP.NET Identity membership DB

        450 votes
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          6 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Speed up the aspnet_compiler.

          The aspnet_compiler is slow to precompile web pages. We have a high end build server and the aspnet_compiler.exe runs and hardly uses in CPU or RAM.

          Is there anything that can be done to speed up precompilation as it accounts for 50% of our total build time.

          299 votes
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            under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Compiler  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Show me the parts of my .config files that I can delete

            As projects grow and transition from greenfield to brownfield projects .config files are getting more and more obsolete and dead stuff in them.

            Do help me and show me what I delete of this.

            261 votes
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              under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support Script# and give us an answer to the Google Web Toolkit.

              I would love to use Script# similar to how Google Web Toolkit works. Your Javascript story is still pretty weak in terms of allowing us to easily make complicated AJAX applications.

              254 votes
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                under review  ·  5 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Remove SignalR's dependency on jQuery

                jQuery is great and all, but with a growing acceptance of two way binding from KnockoutJs, AngularJs, etc, sometimes it is just an overhead to add jQuery in order to use SignalR. Moreover, this brings a lot of problems when using ExtJs or other pure javascript UI libraries.

                216 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • allow msbuild command to publish with FTP profiles

                  Currently it is no supported. Please support FTP publish with MSBuild command.

                  188 votes
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                    9 comments  ·  Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Better error handling

                    When trying to handle errors in ASP.NET, you have to jump through a series of unintuitive and often poorly documented hoops to catch an exception and handle it in a sensible way. The non-senisble and default way to handle exceptions would be to redirect to a static HTML file that responds with an HTTP 200 Status Code, which is so wrong it's crazy that it's even available as an option, nonetheless set as the default.

                    It's also extremely confusing that IIS and ASP.NET each tries to handle errors on their own way, with their own corresponding, diverging and confusing configuration…

                    139 votes
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                      under review  ·  7 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add the ability to transform Web.Config without rebuilding

                      Allow Web.Config transforms to be applied to a deployment package without a rebuild under a different configuration.
                      QA packages can then be converted to production release packages without fear of introducing any subsequent changes.
                      Add ins exist but would prefer to have built in support

                      127 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks for the suggestion. If I understand you correctly you want to be able to create a single Web Deploy package and then use that to publish to multiple destinations, including executing the web.config transform?

                        We are certainly looking at this scenario. I have created a prototype of what this support might look like. I’d love to get your thoughts on it. I’ve created a 5 minute video. You can take a look at http://sedodream.com/2012/03/14/PackageWebUpdatedAndVideoBelow.aspx.

                      • 123 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Secure/Better Smart Client Publishing

                          I would like secure ftp publishing of applications as well as the ability to retry publishing a file if the upload fails

                          90 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Web Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make enrypting the connection strings easier to do during deployment

                            right now you have to run aspnet_regiis to encrypt the connection strings in a web.config. It would be nice to this could be built in as a part of the deploy process.

                            87 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Multiple web.config Transforms

                              The ability to specify multiple web.config Transforms; all of them applies and final web.config gets created out of them. And then couple of item templates to add specific transform...e-g

                              web.config
                              release-ajax-transform
                              release-dynamic-data-transform
                              debug-ajax-transform
                              debug-dynamic-data-transform

                              76 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add the concept of AMD like require.js

                                Libraries like Require.js help to structure the javascript files into modules that are resolved on runtime or can be passed to an optimizer that bundles all javascript files into on file with the correct order.
                                It would be cool to have support in ASP.NET and Visual Studio for these concept and that it would be included in the Bundling and Minification Process.
                                And Intellisens should not break when using require.js.

                                71 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Don't stop IIS-Express when stopping debugger with enabled Edit&Continue

                                  Currently if Edit & Continue is enabled (in VS 2013 Update 3 on x64) stopping the debugger always stops IIS-Express. See MS-Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2013/07/11/enable-edit-and-continue-debugging-option-is-now-on-by-default-for-new-web-applications-in-vs2013-preview.aspx

                                  This is very un-handy. Please don't stop IIS-Express all the time.

                                  63 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  IISExpress  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • A better Web Deploy authoring experience

                                    Make the Web Deploy authoring and packaging experience more powerful. Add editing support into VS to add custom deployment steps and control all the providers that WD supports.
                                    There is a lot of power in Web Deploy that most developers don't use since they rely in the default build steps and don't want to go through the hassle of authoring the Web Deploy packages manually.

                                    Ideally I want to right-click my project, choose "Add custom Web Deploy step" and do things like setup IIS bindings, create a registry key, register a certificate, set file permissions etc.

                                    Then when I build…

                                    52 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Web Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thanks for the idea. I agree that this would be pretty cool.

                                      I’m not sure if you are aware but in VS2012 when you create a publish profile we save the file as .pubxml under Properties\PublishProfiles.

                                      I was thinking that we could have a .pubxml editor/designer. So the idea would be that if you wanted to fine tune your publish/package process you could edit the .pubxml file in that way.

                                      My only hesitation is that I’m not sure how many people would be interested in this. If we get a good amount of votes on this item we can do a deeper investigation on this.

                                    • EnableMSDeployAppOffline - AppOfflineTemplate

                                      For WebDeploy you can specify <EnableMSDeployAppOffline> in the .pubxml file but this will generate a default app_offline.htm file that you cannot modify. Just provide an option for a template like <AppOfflineTemplate>

                                      47 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Web Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide virtual formatting in editors for XAML, Razor, ASP.NET Web Forms etc.

                                        Declarative languages that are bound to a visual tree are often heavily nested and also tend to be refactored frequently. Maintaining the formatting for these languages can quickly become a chore, even with 'reformat' features.

                                        Virtual formatting lets the editor handle indentation in the same way it handles syntax-coloring. Indentation of text is immediate and fluid as edit operations are completed; text just re-flows when the structure changes, there is no 'reformat' button.

                                        No tabs or spaces are inserted for formatting, indentation is more akin to that of word-processors (but actually a lot smarter).

                                        This video shows virtual formatting in…

                                        41 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • ASP.NET Identity: Add ability to have different token lifespan for different purposes

                                          We're generating tokens for password resets and user invites/registration using the GeneratePasswordResetTokenAsync() and GenerateUserTokenAsync() methods exposed by the UserManager class, respectively. We'd like to be able to have a different lifespan for each of those token types (e.g. 20 minutes for password resets and 1 week for user invites/registration). However, the DataProtectorTokenProvider class only has a single TokenLifespan that is used for all purposes.

                                          37 votes
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