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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix the __o is not declared bug

      Still exists in VS2013 (even the workaround indicated on the link below doesn't always work)

      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/750902/how-do-i-get-rid-of-o-is-not-declared

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      • Allow clearing of client ScrollPosition value as a Page Method

        There is currently no server-side way to clear the values set by the Page.MaintainScrollPositionOnPostback property.

        The only way to "reset" the client scroll position is a messy javascript injection hack. Can a method be included to clear the scroll position, e.g.
        Page.ClearScrollPosition
        Page.ClearScrollPositionX
        Page.ClearScrollPositionY

        Alternative can the internal method LoadScrollPosition (
        http://referencesource.microsoft.com/#System.Web/xsp/system/Web/UI/Page.cs#4f5017a57b4c846d) be overrideable?

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          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            under review  ·  Rick Anderson responded

            Take a look at HostingEnvironment.QueueBackgroundWorkItem which lets you do background tasks. It’s a start.

          • Intellisense in html editor

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

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            • 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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                7 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                under review  ·  Pranav Rastogi responded

                We are looking into how can we provide this functionality. we want to provide it in such a way so that it is easy to customize and use it in your app.

              • 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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                  4 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Web Deploy - Speed up FTP deployment

                  When deploying a website using FTP it's very slow compared to other FTP applications. Web Deploy should be using more than 1 connection while uploading files. Bonus points for being able to retry uploading a previously failed file.

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                  • Provide a more helpful message for viewstate exceptions

                    If you've ever received the following message, you know it takes FOREVER to track down the source:

                    Failed to load viewstate. The control tree into which viewstate is being loaded must match the control tree that was used to save viewstate during the previous request. For example, when adding controls dynamically, the controls added during a post-back must match the type and position of the controls added during the initial request.

                    I would like to propose that the exception message include the UniqueID of the control that failed to restore ViewState so the problem spot in the control tree can…

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                    • It would be awesome if you had a Gallery for websites built using MVC!

                      It would be great if you had a gallery of websites built using MVC so people could see the power of this great tool.

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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • 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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                              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                              • dbgeography better support

                                Support of DBGeography is limited to EF. I tryed to use SQLDatasource and some of classic ASP.NET Webform Data controls and it seems that asp.Parameter have no fitting type. Also direct casting in inserting Event doesnt work. As I have seen also on other places there is *no* Support for the datatype which have been introduced with SQL 2008. As example sql2linq.
                                The point is, to prevent a complete new implementation only for reason to add one db field

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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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                                    planned  ·  Daniel Roth responded

                                    We are working to improve the security story for ASP.NET Web API in a future release.

                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • Allow the relocation of projects from a solution folder

                                        If you create a project which has an associated project with it but then you want to add in another project but want the solution to now be a level up, as soon as you move the solution, the project cannot be found. You can remove the project and re-add it, when ideally you would right click on a project and tell VS where the project now exists - normally just a level down.

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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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