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  1. 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.

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      2 comments  ·  Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • WebDeploy parameters support for modifying the “additional provider settings” during deployment time

      This is a follow-up to a question I posted on stackoverflow @ http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15145963/using-msdeploy-parameters-to-set-the-additional-provider-settings-in-a-web-dep

      It is not possible in Web Deploy 3.0 to use parameters to manipulate the "additional provider settings" during deployment time. I have a use case to modify the settings for the dbDacFx provider based on environment, such as "DropObjectsNotInSource" and "BlockOnPossibleDataLoss"

      <sitemanifest>
      <dbDacFx path="C:\Database.dacpac"
      DropObjectsNotInSource="False"
      BlockOnPossibleDataLoss="True" />
      </sitemanifest>

      This is not possible today, likely because the options are stored in a binary format in the attribute "MSDeploy.MSDeployProviderOptions" for the provider in the archive.xml file of the web deploy package. (This binary format appears to be a serialized…

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      • Add ability to encrypt connections strings (and other web.config sections) upon deployment of a web application to a web server (using publi

        I hate the fact that after publishing an asp.net web app, I need to remote into the server and encrypt connection strings and perhaps other sections of my web.config. It would be great if I could automatically kick off a post-deployment script which would do this for me.

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          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Tooling  ·  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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            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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            • Dynamically add new bundles after Application_Start has occurred

              It would be great to have a way to automatically flush the bundle cache and create new bundles when a new folder is created underneath the bundle path as described at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15328040/how-can-i-dynamically-add-bundles-after-application-start-has-occurred.

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                  3 comments  ·  Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

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                  • Provide a true WYSWYG tool

                    The show stopper for web development is GUI. Provide a drag drop feature rich true WYSWYG that plays well with major products. The current functionality is horrible. There are countless examples of such functionality on the web.

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                    • Enabling button for directly opening the search engine[Google/Bing] against each error encountered while debugging.

                      Whenever we are getting some error[the error types can be classified ] while debugging,VS should provision with a single button named as "Google it" or "Bing it" against the error..so that user can directly click the button and see the results against that error in search engine instead of going to the search engine and type/paste the error and press enter.It will save developer time and improve productivity.

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                      • Make it easier to configure Web Publish Profiles

                        I'd like to see a GUI for some MSBuild/Web Publish Target settings like: folder permissions (ACLs), blocking a folder from being overridden (e.g. upload folder containing user files), easy site backup before publish (to a zip file probably), etc.

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                          0 comments  ·  Web Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi Dirk, I think this is a great idea. If you don’t already know the publish profiles are now stored as a part of your project under Properties\PublishProfiles. For this I was thinking that it would be good to have an editor for all the advanced properties if you double click the file.

                          The only thing that I’m not sure of is how many people would be interested in using this functionality. If we can get a good amount of votes on this item then I can use that to justify the work.

                        • 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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                          • Enable ASP.Net scaffolding to generate CRUD data based on another class rather than only EF DbContext

                            Today ASP.Net project scaffolding only allow you to select a entity model class + Entity Framework DbContext-based class in order to generate the operations on view and controller.

                            We have a class that we call "Business Layer" that holds the instance of the DbContext EF code-first class. This layer contains all necessary business logic for that specific business domain, including CRUD and validations. We would like to be able to generate scaffold based on this class instead of rather have to point directly to DbContext.

                            Maybe if ASP.Net MVC has an Interface which basic CRUD operations, it would be able…

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                            • Add something like webrat or capybara in ruby to allow for testing web apps without the browser

                              I'd like to see functionality similar to webrat or capybara in Rails that allows you to write end to end tests (aside from javascript of course) for a web app without actually running a browser

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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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                                  • File System publish extensibility

                                    Current the publish process from VS for FileSystem is different from the command line.

                                    Because of this if you have customized your .pubxml for a File System publish to execute steps after publish they will not be executed.

                                    We should have parity from command line and VS for FileSystem publish.

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                                    • Automatic Clientside Globalisation using Jquery Globalize

                                      if setting serverside globalisation auto adjust the clientside. this is very important for unobstrusive validation and e.g date formats for the jquery datetime picker or number formats with custom validators.

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                                      • Bundles should be able to return binary output (for image sprites etc.)

                                        It would be really cool if the BundleResponse class was able to return binary content instead of just text content. This way it would be possible to create image bundles (sprites).

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                                        • Minify scripts served by the ScriptManager

                                          Bundling is a cool idea, but it doesn't always play nicely with the ScriptManager when used in a webforms scenario. I would like to propose the ability to set a flag on the ScriptManager that would allow it to minify the combined scripts its serving.

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