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  1. Add SFTP/SCP and FTP over SSL/TSL as a publish method for web projects

    SFTP/SCP is not available as a publish method for web projects. This means that you have to publish to a local directory and then copy the files to the remote server via an external SFTP/SCP tool if you server or hosting provider uses that protocol, which is cumbersome.

    It would be more convenient to have the option built-in, since a lot of system admins are moving to SFTP/SCP for security purposes.

    474 votes
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      18 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Visual Studio 2017 Website Mock-up or Prototype tools

      In previous version of Visual Studio (VS2012, VS2013), we could use SketchFlow with Visual Studio Blend to create, communicate, and review prototypes for interactive applications and interactive content.

      But in VS2015 and VS2017, the SketchFlow has been removed and I don't find any other tools to replace it.

      Please add a tool to support Website Mock-up or Prototype.

      118 votes
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      • VS 2017 publish tool

        In VS 2017 there is a new Publish tool. But in this tool it is not possible to unselect some files. It is always publishing ALL files.
        In the old publish tool you could select Preview and them unselect some of the files. But in the new tool the Preview windows is not connected with the Publish windows, so unselecting in the Preview has no effect.

        107 votes
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        • PWA template for Polymer 2 and 3 with ASP.NET Core

          Polymer and web components play main role in creating awesome progressive web apps.
          Visual Studio 2017 should integrate with Polymer to give it the templates already present in polymer-cli.
          Also ASP.NET CORE 2.0 already has templates with angular and react, polymer should also have templates with asp.net core 2 with pwa stuff included like service worker e.t.c.
          Lots of developers want to develop in visual studio and with asp.net core 2.0 because of easy identity system ( azure ad b2c integration ) and easily publish to azure, so we need these features along with easier polymer pwa apps development.

          77 votes
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          • Allow 3rd Party Developers Access To ASP.NET Web Project "Change Authentication" Dialog

            I run the very popular ASP.NET MVC Boilerplate project template extension which is currently the most popular project template in the Visual Studio Gallery.

            I am asked every few days to add authentication support to the project template. I want to be able to hook into the "Change Authentication" dialogue and give consumers of my template the choice of which authentication provider they want to add.

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            • Support custom elements in .aspx files

              Update 4 RC just recently included support for custom elements in the HTML editor (the default editor for .html files) however this feature did not make it into the HTML (Web Forms) editor (the default editor for .aspx files).

              52 votes
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              • Provide an option in the HTML editor to disable AngularJS intellisense

                This is rather annoying for people who have no interest whatsoever in AngularJS.

                51 votes
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                • Allow easier name change of publish profiles

                  In older versions of Visual Studio it was easy to change the name of a Publish Profile for ASP.NET MVC projects. Now, in order to do this in VS2017, you have to rename the file and unload and reload the solution. When there are multiple publish configurations it is obviously vital to differentiate these profiles by name. Can we have the same "edit" functionality we had in previous versions where you could change the name (or assign a name) to a publish profile in the Publish dialog.

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                  • Refresh Linked Browsers on save

                    Browser Link is a great new feature, but it would also be very helpful if there was an option to have the browers refresh when you save

                    36 votes
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                    • Exclude wwwroot/lib folder and .min.js files from javascript file search

                      I would like a way to exclude files from the wwwroot/lib folder when searching javascript files in ASP.NET Core projects. Also, it would be good to exclude .min.js files as well. These files typically do not provide useful information in the context of my project searches.

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                      • Better upgrade support for node, npm via Visual Studio

                        Node, NPM and Bower are part of Visual Studio installation. However the shipped versions are outdated. It would be a nice feature if Visual Studion supports the update of Node, NPM and bower to the newest version, without the need of manual interference.

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                        • Make F7 working again in VS2015 for toggel between code- and markup-view

                          In a VS2015 web forms project F7 can be used to switch from markup-view to code-view, but not back again. In older versions of VS F7 could be used to toggle between these 2 views.

                          33 votes
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                          • Visual Studio for iPad

                            Possibly consider the possibility of Visual Studio for iPad.
                            Perhaps not the full suite but maybe the most common tools like web development

                            31 votes
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                              • Remove application insights from MVC template

                                Remove application insights from the MVC template and provide another way to introduce it into projects. It should not be in the default template, as it seems to be abusing the control of VS and pushing unrelated/unwanted product.

                                30 votes
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                                • Add button To Clear The Application Cache Without Resetting The AppDomain

                                  Allow us to clear the iiscache without having to reset iis or recycle the application pool. While developing we have to manually clear the cache and the current process is time consuming using iisreset (which doesn't always work) or through IIS.

                                  Add a button within the IDE that clears the cache of the current solution.

                                  29 votes
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                                  • Auto-sync CSS not working on VS2017 v15.4.0 for ASP.NET Core MVC projects

                                    The same feature exist for ASP.NET MVC full framework, but it doesn't work for ASP.NET MVC Core projects.

                                    See the related issue on developer community for more detail: https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/130950/auto-sync-css-not-working-on-vs2017-v1540-for-aspn.html

                                    27 votes
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                                    • Add support for TLS 1.2 in Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise Web Performance Tester

                                      Our security policies are mandating use of TLS 1.2. When attempting to script and playback a web performance test I received an SSL error. Only by adding a coded plug-in supplied by MSDN support was able to get it to work. Going forward support for TLS 1.2 should be included "out of the box"

                                      26 votes
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                                      • support export TFS work items as pdf or similar format

                                        we deal every day with stakeholders who do not have access to our tfs instance
                                        need to be able to get their input to work item definitions (for example, acceptance criteria for user stories)
                                        current option to 'export to excel' is exceptionally poor for human consumption, and excludes attachments
                                        need ability to report or 'save as pdf' (or similar) all content for work items in a query/backlog/other

                                        26 votes
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                                        • Proxy Settings Have to be Specified Several Times

                                          For those working behind company proxies, there are now several places where we now have to specify proxy settings:

                                          - NPM - NPM has its own proxy settings stored in a few places. Environmental variables or .npmrc files.
                                          - Bower - Bower has its own .bowerrc file that lives with the bower.config file and you seem to have to create one for each project.
                                          - Git - Yet another set of proxy settings.
                                          - DNX - The DotNet Execution environment has it's own proxy settings that stops package restore working.
                                          - DNVM - Requires setting up proxy settings to allow…

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