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  1. Add Support for F# Code-Behind ASP.NET

    Elevating F# to a more equal footing with VB and C# for ASP.NET

    904 votes
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      18 comments  ·  F#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the MVP Pattern a 1st Class Citizen

      Make the Model-View-Presenter pattern a 1st class citizen in ASP.NET/Visual studio, to combine the testability of MVC with the benefits of the WebForm abstraction layer.

      217 votes
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        under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Better UpdatePanel, True Ajax

        True Ajax UpdatePanel. Right now there is to much data sent and received

        199 votes
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          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • support multiple runat="server" forms in Web Forms pages

          Allow for Web Forms pages to contain multiple server-side forms rather than just one. This allows for much better accessibility and usability in the pages.

          191 votes
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            under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • WPF-like data-binding syntax with declarative & imperative support

            As per David Fowler's prototype, support for binding to other other control properties and properties on data objects using a WPF-like syntax (declarative) or from code-behind (imperative).

            130 votes
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            • Support Razor in aspx pages :)

              It would be a very great future to use Razor and html helpers even in an asp.net aspx project pages. ( not only in mvc project)

              93 votes
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                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make language specific ContentPlaceholders.

                I want to be able to specify that a ContentPlaceholder should contain JavaScript or css, and get intellesense/syntax highlighting in the placeholder.

                49 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Runat server needs to be built-in to <asp/> controls

                  Basically all controls that begin with <asp: /> are required to have the runat attribute. And they all require it to be true. So if this isn't changing anytime soon, why not just make that automatic/built in?

                  37 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide Web Forms Rules Engine similar to InfoPath

                    Provide a Web Forms Rules Engine for creating ASP.Net Web Forms that can be completely designed through a User Interface/GUI in a manner similar to InfoPath.

                    35 votes
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                      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • ASPX/ASCX preprocessor

                      It would be so nice to have a possibility to apply arbitrary transformations to text content of aspx/ascx files before compiling them. This will open a way for a lot of interesting code-generation techniques.

                      For example, it would allow for folks that don't like runat="server" not to write this attribute. Instead of this they would just be able to use a simple transformation that will add this attribute to any tag with a namespace prefix.

                      31 votes
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                      • Provide an way to easily minify webresource.axd resource data

                        Currently it appears that ScriptResource.axd is minified automatically as long as your not in debug mode. Webresource.axd is not. Can you either automatically minify webresource.axd data in release mode or provide another good mechanism to minify (and compress) it? Right now webresource.axd is some of our biggest resources on our pages.

                        27 votes
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                          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Give the asp:Repeater a DataKeyNames property

                          Please add a DataKeyNames property to the asp:Repeater control so that ID values (etc) can be stored/retrieved for each RepeaterItem.

                          21 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Auto Format needs to use CSS styles in WebForms

                            Current Auto Format option uses ugly in-line server control styling. How about changing this to use CSS classes and client-side CSS styles in a style-sheet instead.

                            15 votes
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                            • datagrid modern HTML/Design and Jquery

                              the datagrid Features are quite ok, But the wizards and the generated HTML ist still the 2.0 stuff.
                              Webforms is still the fastest way to bring data to the browser. If you dont need full control or tests webforms should get some design improvements, html code optimizations and jquery Background refresh.

                              13 votes
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                              • Make controls be able to use a json data source

                                For example, enter the url to a Web Api method in the SelectMethod of a control

                                10 votes
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                                  under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide minified version from ajax.aspnetcdn.com

                                  Please provide the minified version of the

                                  //ajax.aspnetcdn.com/ajax/4.6/1/WebForms.js
                                  //ajax.aspnetcdn.com/ajax/4.6/1/MicrosoftAjax.js //ajax.aspnetcdn.com/ajax/4.6/1/MicrosoftAjaxWebForms.js

                                  and the others js.

                                  Thanks

                                  10 votes
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                                  • Make HttpCapabilitiesBase.RequiresControlStateInSession true by default

                                    When using the SessionPageStatePersister, the control state still travels up and down in the request and response. I do not understand why this would be. It just bloats both unnecessarily.

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Allow roles with Forms Authentication method

                                      It would be nice if we could add user Role with authentication without to implementing a Role Provider, just in same method add role of user.
                                      Example: FormsAuthentication.RedirectFromLoginPage(user, role, false);

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Make the System.Web.UI.INonBindingContainer interface public

                                        I need to implement the INonBindingContainer interface on my custom controls for the same reason that standard controls do (so that data binding expressions work properly on naming containers that aren't binding containers), but this currently isn't possible because the interface is currently marked internal.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Provide a URL authorization API

                                          This will allow programmatic configuration of the authorization controlling access to URLs, rather than having to specify the rules at design time in the Web.config

                                          7 votes
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