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  1. use package management console to add scaffolding item

    I would be great to be able to add scaffold items by running a command in the package console like Add-Controller -model:Person -views:All -context:MyDataContext -useansyc

    Or something similar to that. I have used the MvcScaffolding nuget package and it was on the right track but appears it is going by the way side. This some functionality should be include in VS out of the box.

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  2. 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.

    407 votes
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  3. 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…

    13 votes
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    under review  ·  Rick Anderson responded

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

  4. 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?

    4 votes
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  5. Make WebDeploy CRC check more efficient

    Now when we have MSDeployUseChecksum it works great in terms of precision but slow in terms of performance. This is a problem for a larger websites because it takes up to 4, 10, ... minutes to calculate the checksums.

    Here is the idea: combine time stamp checks with CRC.

    Algorithm: do a time stamp check first. Then do a CRC check for all found differences.

    This will improve performance for some frequent scenarios while keeping the precision.

    17 votes
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  6. 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

    2 votes
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  7. Intellisense in html editor

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

    4 votes
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  8. There should be option like "Minified CSS/JS" in the Visual Studio.

    User Can Minified the CSS/JS when he wants By Right click the file then select the option.

    6 votes
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  9. Open Source the Web Platform Installer (or create an empty extensible shell)

    It would be great to (re)use the WebPI as an install configuration tool. Yes, it supports custom feeds, but how about if it were available empty and unbranded (or brandable)?

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    under review  ·  Chris Sfanos responded

    Hi Mark
    Interesting idea – we will reach out directly to you for some more info – thanks!

    Chris

  10. Add some check to publish action...

    (In the publishing wizard) check that the destination folder are not a parent folder of current solution or current project, because if the user check the flag 'delete all existing files prior to publish' all files are deleted (hence also those of solution/project).

    6 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Extend Web Deploy to support MSI functions such as custom actions

    With the removal of the Web Setup/Windows Setup projects from Visual Studio there is a gap in the application deployment process where web/windows solutions that need to perform additional installation tasks are difficult to implement.

    The old technique was to write a web setup project (MSI) and then implement a custom action assembly that performed the additional work during installation time (such as custom event queues, installing windows services, modifying config files etc). Web deploy does not appear to have this functionality (it is not visible if it is there) which is important in an enterprise environment.

    Also, the provided…

    5 votes
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  13. allow msbuild command to publish with FTP profiles

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

    236 votes
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    Thanks for the suggestion. Let’s see how much interest there is for this support.

  14. 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.

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  15. RadioButtonList without span html Element

    ASP.NET Webform HTML 5 rendering quality. The asp:radiobuttonlist should render without a span element
    eg
    <asp:RadioButtonList BorderStyle="empty" ID="RadioButtonList3" runat="server" RepeatLayout="Flow" RepeatDirection="Horizontal">

    purpose is clean usage with asp.net jquery mobile

    2 votes
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  16. Multiline parameters code format (Ctrl+k,Ctrl+d)

    In MVC 4 project open App_Start\RouteConfig.cs file and paste the following:

    routes.MapRoute(
    name: "MyName",
    url: "MyName/{action}/{id}",
    defaults: new { action = "Index", id = UrlParameter.Optional }
    );

    You will notice the multi-lined parameter list is not formatted correctly (with 4 space indentation bias). Pressing Ctrl+K,Ctrl+D won't work either.

    3 votes
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  17. Show website details in "Title" column for iisexpress.exe process when attaching the debugger in Visual Studio

    If you want to attach the debugger from Visual Studio to a web application running under IIS express, there is no way to distinguish between different iisexpress.exe processes. Currently if I have 10 iisexpress processes in the list I have to look at the PID number in the systemtray GUI for IIS Express and then find in "Available processes" list. The ASP.NET development server display "ASP.NET Development Server - Port xyz" in the title column of the available processes list. For IIS Express the website directory or url could be displayed in that same column.

    52 votes
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  18. 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…

    141 votes
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  19. 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

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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.

  20. ability to see pop up preview of parent container name in long less nesting code like Webstorm

    when you have a long nested rules in .less files it is pain currently to know what is the current css rule when you click on ending bracket.

    in web storm when you put the mouse on the end bracket of any rule and its starting bracket is out of screen, webstorm will show you a pop preview of the name of that rule.

    here is an image preview
    http://postimg.org/image/4vrf13e01/

    3 votes
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