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  1. 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

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      5 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  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.

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      • 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…

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          under review  ·  7 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Nice way to define properties with StateContainer Attribute

          StateContainer(ViewState)]

          string FirstName
          {
          get;
          set;
          }

          [StateContainer(Session)]
          List<string> myList
          {
          get;set;
          }

          [StateContainer(Cache)]
          List<string> myList2
          {
          get;set;
          }

          Just a random thought: I think it would be nice, with the help of an attribute, to be able to define where a given property would be stored.

          I guess it also be applied at the class level, if you want all of your properties to inherti the same StateContainer Attribute.

          A change probably best fit for an upcoming Framework release.

          Just a thought.

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          • Redesign ASP.NET providers to be asynchronous

            All providers (except InProc) work with external data sources (SQL Server, Redis, etc.). For example, when processing single HTTP request a session state store provider can make several requests to an external data source. Each request to an external data source from session state store provider blocks an ASP.NET thread, becuase System.Web.SessionStateStoreProviderBase has no async methods.
            The same is true for other providers (Output Cache Provider, Membership Provider, Profile Provider, Roles Provider). There is not much advantage in asynchronous code inside web forms or MVC controllers, if the whole ASP.NET pipeline is not asynchronous.
            Since ASP.NET supports asynchronous httpmodules, it…

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            • Enable scheduled tasks

              It would be great to have a way to do scheduled tasks/jobs. If I want some job to run regularly I know I can always create a separate console that can be called by Windows Task Scheduler. However it would be much neater in term of deployment for this feature to be available within the asp.net project, without having to change the system configuration. The asp.net project would be self-contained and when deployed, IIS would run the background task based on some settings defined in web.config.

              Azure added WebJobs, which is effectively doing that. So this doesn't look like an…

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              • ConfigureAwait(false) by default

                When you don't need to have full control over your thread pool context while using the async/await pattern, it is recommended that we always use ConfigureAwait(false) for various reasons (see article: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/jj991977.aspx).

                I find that the cases when you need control over the context are very rare.

                I want to suggest that ConfigureAwait(false) is used by default when doing async/await to simplify the coding process.

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                • WebApplicationLibrary

                  Now you can not create a reference to another project (webApplication or ClassLibrary) that has non compiled files (aspx, ascx, cshtml, js, css, config, etc.), which are usually published on the server as is.

                  More precisely, you can create a reference, but when you start the application, these files will not be found, because located in a different directory.

                  For example, if the project A and project B (WebApplication) contains same cshtml-files, they could be placed in a separate project (WebApplicationLibrary?).

                  Usually it is necessary to separate one large project into several smaller projects (modules).
                  Something similar is used in…

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                  • Productivity - Move Type To Its Own File

                    When VS detects that a type exists in a file that is named for another type in the same file, present a glyph (ctrl+.) that can be used to move the type to a new file named for that type.

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                    • Provide a secure ajax framework

                      Currently there is no universal way to provide json / ajax application with authentication without using session or ssl , This means using web api is difficult

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                      • Reverse engineer model from database: VS wizard

                        Bring it back for ASP.NET CORE in Visual Studio

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                        • Make the ASP.NET WebPages model with Razor a Stand-alone core of DotNet

                          The Webpages model is very mature and easy to use, and it is for these same reasons that PHP is very popular. It would be great if the WebPages model gets to be a different part of the the dotnet core.
                          Web Pages would be freed from the confusion it presently is now, and help to leapfrog the model to popular appeal. And besides, there's nothing that PHP or the others can do that WebPages can't do; and best of all it has the full power of DotNet framework. For instance, while PHP programmers are overjoyed that OOP features had…

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                          • Give Visual Studio users/developers the full power of Visual Studio when developing Asp.Net Core apps

                            Developing Asp.Net Core apps with Visual Studio feels like we are working with a simple basic IDE. We can't use Visual Studios full power with Asp.Net Core. I don't know what you are planing for the future, but for now, we are missing a lot of Visual Studios features.

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                            • Return the Single Startup and IIS Express Continue Functionality

                              VS 2015 E Upd 2, seems all web projects in a solution start in IIS Express now regardless of the 'Single startup project' setting. If the selected 'Single startup project' is a web app it gets stopped in IIS Express when debugging session is over and others continue to run.

                              I have always relied on having my IIS Express web site to run after a code debugging session so that I can say test an API via PostMan or view\test site in others browsers. I don't need all web app starting up to waste resources.

                              Can we bring back (fix)…

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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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                                  • 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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                                    • Intellisense in html editor

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

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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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                                        • Asp.Net Core with database first

                                          It was very easy to work with existing databases in Asp.Net MVC 5, by just adding an Ado.Net Data Entity. Now we don't have this luxury anymore! We must add the models of an existing database by writing commands in the Visual Studio package console, and not having the option to choose with what tables, views, etc from the database we want to work (to get in out projects). Give us this luxury back on visual studio.

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