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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        0 comments  ·  Web Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • msajaxbundle and webformsbundle.js

        Please make msajaxbundle.js and WebFormsBundle.js for asp.net version 4.6 available on the asp.net ajax cdn.

        Just like these: https://ajax.aspnetcdn.com/ajax/4.5/6/MsAjaxBundle.js, https://ajax.aspnetcdn.com/ajax/4.5/6/WebFormsBundle.js

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          1 comment  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            0 comments  ·  Bundles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • ASP.net Textbox onKeyPress / onKeyDown / onKeyUp del key not working

            ASP.net Texbox event not fired onKeyDown / onKeyUp. Delete key (keyboard code 46) not working.

            Having set the onKeyDown attribute to the textbox, pressing the del key does not delete text from the textbox. Have tried the same using onKeyUp.

            Backspace works, but not the Delete button keycode 46.

            Please fix in future versions of ASP.NET

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            • 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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              • Way to hadnle 'DropDownList' has a SelectedValue which is invalid because it does not exist in the list of items.

                In next version of dot net framework please add a way to suppress this message. In MVC if no item is found it selects the first item here it should do the same.

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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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                  • 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 →
                    • 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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                      • 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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                          0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Step-by-step tutorial: MVC 5 C# + EF (database first) with Dependency Injection

                          I have followed the MVC 5 and EF 6 tutorials on MVA, but we need a continuation -- whether it's written or by video. When you auto-scaffold a controller from a model, it "just works" but it's also tightly-coupled. The existing "help" on the topic is fragmented, contradictory, and confusing with a whole lot of "you coulds" that stop just short of being useable for learning. A complete step-by-step from creating the MVC project to "your controller is now loosely-coupled and testable" would be an invaluable learning tool. Before you say, "But there are lots of resources out there," ask…

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                            0 comments  ·  Web Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                              0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              planned  ·  Daniel Roth responded

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

                            • make the generate resources wizard generate resources for usercontrols that have properties marked with localizable

                              Currently it is impossible to get the wizard to generate resources (or the meta:resource attribute) for usercontrols. If you manually placed in the resource location, and manually placing a meta:resource attribute on the usercontrol, it works just fine. The wizard should treat usercontrols the same as the built-in asp.net controls in this regard.

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                                0 comments  ·  Tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                  0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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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                                  • Rename current component naming convention

                                    I suggest to rename [SELECTED_NAME]ViewComponent naming convention to basically [SELECTED_NAME]Component to follow the same naming convention in MVC controller in ASP.NET Core. The current naming add confusing with ViewModel structure and it looks we are defining a data structure rather than a controller or component. Thanks,

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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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                                      • Take a look at MultiView exception when you enable Page inspector in VS2011

                                        The error is:

                                        MultiView cannot have children of type 'TracedLiteralControl'. It can only have children of type View.

                                        Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

                                        Exception Details: System.Web.HttpException: MultiView cannot have children of type 'TracedLiteralControl'. It can only have children of type View.

                                        Source Error:

                                        Line 7: </hgroup>
                                        Line 8:
                                        Line 9: <asp:MultiView ActiveViewIndex="0" runat="server">
                                        Line 10: <asp:View runat="server"><p>Drekavac</p></asp:View>
                                        Line 11: </asp:MultiView>

                                        Source File: C:\Users\srdjo\Documents\Visual Studio 11\WebSites\MCPortal2\About.aspx Line: 9

                                        Stack Trace:

                                        [HttpException (0x80004005): MultiView cannot have…

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                                        • Add 'Publish Files' context menu item to files in pending changes window

                                          In the pending changes window it would be great if I could select the files, right-click and select 'publish files' from the context menu.

                                          This would open the publish dialog as normal and I could publish just the files that have changed.

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