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  1. Add a contextual menu option to navigate to the related *.ascx file

    If you're using *.ascx controls that you've created in your pages, it would be nice to be have a one click way to navigate to its definition instead of noting its name and looking for it in your solution explorer (especially for large projects).

    There are other enhancements that would be nice such as automatically adding the @Register tag if the control is located in the current project.

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      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • VS 2013 - Debug Environment does not provide - string MyAuthName = Request.ServerVariables["AUTH_USER"] ;

      VS2012 internal debugger would return the AUTH_USER server variable
      VS2013 Does not, you have to attach to the process to get it.
      This has extreme impact on development time.
      VS2012 you just launched debugger, very quick.
      VS2013 It takes a lot of time to publish, launch Web Site, and attach to it.
      When you run the debugger every 5 to 10 minutes, this really adds a lot of time, at least 20%, probably more.

      For more detail:
      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/458b1f31-785d-4e56-9c37-b1b17e674649/vs-2013-debugger-iis-server-variable-authuser-blank?forum=vsdebug

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Performance Feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          • Separate thing between Visual Studio Asp.Net developers and VS Code Developers

            Separate things between Visual Studio and VS Code Asp.Net Core Developers. Don't mix things up in the same documentation how to do things in VS 2015 and VS Code. We VS developers don't want to care how the other developers do stuff, we want to stay in our VS without opening any other tool or anything.

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            • 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).

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                0 comments  ·  Web Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Reverse engineer model from database: VS wizard

                Bring it back for ASP.NET CORE in Visual Studio

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                • 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.

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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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                      0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                      • Able to store session data both in inproc and out of process, similar to mixed mode session support.

                        It will be great if we can store session data both in inproc and out of process by an application similar to mixed mode session support. So that only crutial session data will be persisted out of process and some non crutial or temp ( depending on situation ) can be stored in InProc.

                        This support will be utilized by non web farm or web garden architecture.

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                        • WebDeploy: Make use of zlib and use compression!!

                          One by one file copying is a dealbreaker. Please opt for zlib to compress the whole package, push the tarball, untar it on target and post the result back at once. We don't need one by one file transfer status.

                          At least provide an option for it, if people are dumb enough to realize what they don't need! It takes us MINUTES to publish the dam thing on our staging from other country.

                          zlib (http://zlib.net/) is used by the whole non-Microsoft world. Node and many other platforms and open software make use of it. It compiles fine on…

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

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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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                                    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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 →
                                    • Close this forum.

                                      Thanks ASP.NET forums team. If your forum can't help the user, then you should close the forum. This is a genuine question but you can't und

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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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                                          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Intellisense in html editor

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

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