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  1. 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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    • 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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        • 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.

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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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            • Don't leave IE script debugging enabled after debugging an ASP.NET site

              It seems that when debugging an ASP.NET site in IE, Visual Studio automatically turns on IE's script debugging setting.
              I assume that this is needed in order for Visual Studio to hook into the JavaScript engine and allow debugging JavaScript in VS.

              However, when I am done testing my site, I will be out browsing the web and get constantly interrupted with dialog boxes telling me about errors occurring in the pages I am visiting - pages where these error messages have no meaning to me whatsoever.
              Getting rid of these boxes essentially requires two clicks - one to check…

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              • allow overriding of the text element behavior

                I use a Razor partial view to generate some SVG content. <text> is a valid SVG element. trying to get Razor to actually spit out that element was ridiculously hard using escapes. Also, if I reformatted the document it would break those escapes because of the line breaks.

                Please consider for example a directive that tells the parser not to handle <text> elements or perhaps simply detecting attributes on the element and turning off the behavior. i.e. if a <text> element has attributes, they must not want it to be a Razor multi-line content block.

                Also, I have been hearing…

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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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                  • 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/

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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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                      • 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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                        • Add a RenderEditorFor helper for performance

                          ASP.NET MVC's HTML Helper has both "RenderPartial" and "Partial" - the difference being RenderPartial will write directly to the output stream, but Partial will render to a string, which is then usually written to the output stream.

                          ASP.NET MVC also has the handy EditorFor helper which does some templating magic for form fields, however it renders to a string - there is no "RenderEditorFor" which would also write directly to the output stream for increased performance.

                          I could reimplement my own helper which does this, but I'd like to see an official implementation.

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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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                              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                                under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Web Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow control of the font when entering text (e.g. Task Description, History) on Visual Studio Online

                                When entering text (e.g. Task Description, History) on Visual Studio Online, you have no control of the font. As you copy and paste text from emails, VS or other apps, the source font is preserved. There is no obvious way to change or reset the font. It can make the result hard to read.

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                                • Refactoring for local URLs in hyperlinks

                                  VS seems to be the only web site IDE that doesn't refactor HREF links to local pages, when those pages are moved or renamed. I understand this might only be possible for non-server rendered controls or static HTML pages, but why completely ignore the other scenarios? I create thousands of pages of documentation in static HTML for compiled HTML help (CHM files) and am forced to use Dreamweaver.

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                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • Download asp.net downloads Azure SDK and bits - What the heck!

                                        Download asp.net downloads Azure SDK and bits - What the heck!
                                        The web installer than doesn't have any ability to select subset of items, in my case just asp.net code. Very poor experience.

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                                        • IDE Visual Studio 2015: Organize the project with mvc areas should be easy.

                                          Because VS2015 doesn't show the option "add areas" when I try to customize Tools context menu / add commands.
                                          I've been looking for a method to show it but I have not found

                                          Is there a procedure ?

                                          Thanks.

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