16 votesDamian Edwards (MSFT) commented
We actually added some support for the bundling system to the ScriptManager in .NET 4.5. It doesn't do the bundling itself, but rather can understand the contents of bundled scripts to ensure any duplicates are removed. The 4.5 project templates in Visual Studio 2012 use this functionality.
A change to actually allow the ScriptManager to create a bundle from the scripts you reference is a much more complex change, due to the existing composite script support and long legacy of integration with the rest of System.Web (Update Panels, Ajax controls, etc.).
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Thank you for the feedback. I suggest you take a look at our new SQL providers on NuGet (http://nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.AspNet.Providers) as they're the recommended SQL providers now.
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This type of data-binding system is actually possible to add today thanks to the introduction of the ControlBuilderInterceptor class in .NET 4.5.