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  1. ... release a version of Silverlight for Windows Phone and Windows RT!

    Release a version of Silverlight for Windows Phone and Windows RT.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow ClickOnce to Work With Captive Portals

      If a ClickOnce-based application is run while a machine is behind captured behind a captive portal (eg wifi at an airport or coffee shop), then ClickOnce tries to interpret the captive portal login page as a .manifest file and fails. ClickOnce should be able to detect that it has not received a .manifest file and continue launching as if it were run in offline mode (if offline availability is selected for deployment).

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      • Entity Framework Update Wizard: Allow entities to be excluded

        I'd like to be able to mark some store entities so that they aren't updated with the rest of the entities when the Update Wizard is run.

        This would be useful in situations where custom changes are made to an EDMX file that the designer does not support. Users would be able to make custom changes to some entities, while maintaining the ability to keep the rest of them automatically in sync with the database.

        In my particular case, I want to use a DefiningQuery directly against tables instead of going through views. The Entity Framework itself doesn't have a…

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        • Allow custom AddInProcess names when using System.AddIn

          When using System.AddIn framework via process isolation, every AddIn process shows up as AddInProcess32.exe in the task manager. Please allow us to rename the name that shows in the taskmanager so that it's more descriptive for users?

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          • Add parameter for EventRecord.FormatDescription() to let customer choose strict or non-strict rule

            When Event Descriptor of Event Log generated in other locale (say US locale) while the retriever set to other locale (say Japanese locale), the EventRecord.FormatDescription() will return null.

            This is true for Windows 2008 R2 on .Net 4.0. However running good (return correct value) on .Net 3.5.1.

            After debugging, I noticed that, actually both the behavior of .Net4.0 and .Net3.5.1 are as design. Or, we can say, .Net3.5.1 is designed to use non-strict rendering while .Net4.0 is designed to use strict rendering. The different rendering rules have resulted in different FormationDescription() output.

            The request is to have parameter or user…

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            • Allow side by side installation of .NET 4.0 with 4.5.

              Upgrades are always welcome. They are also risky. The recent update of .NET framework 4.0 to 4.5 added some nice features, but also some notable bugs. The ability to specifically target a framework is essential for stability.

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              • Release Microsoft Report Viewer 2010 Redistributable Package as a NuGet package

                Microsoft Report Viewer 2010 Redistributable Package should be distributed by Microsoft as an official Nuget package. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6442

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                • Projection($select) in OData query should expose an event of kind CurrentDataSource.ObjectMaterialized

                  Project in OData query should expose an CurrentDataSource.ObjectMaterialized type event
                  Currently the way WCF Data Service are implemented is that they do not expose any ObjectMaterialized kind of event in case of projection ($select) it makes developer helpless if they want to modify them in between the serialization
                  Please also refer to my forum post for more details
                  http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/adodotnetdataservices/thread/99eec8b0-fd60-4f5e-a3d2-b51282f7ad86

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • .Net Framework: SSL/TLS and Certificate Pinning

                    The Diginotar failure demonstrated what a spectacular PKI failure looks like. One of the lessons learned was that Google's Chrome did not suffer the Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks.

                    Chrome did not suffer from PKI's failure because it pinned its certificates. As such, a phony certificate to mail.gmail.com (?) was rejected by the browser.

                    The .Net Framework added SSL/TLS classes in .NET Framework version 2.0. However, there is no easy way to pin a certifcate - currently one must use ServicePointManager.ServerCertificateValidationCallback.

                    It would be awesome if the SSL/TLS classes would offer a Pinned property. I imagine the property to take a thumbprint…

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                    • PowerShell Interop

                      The current way of creating a powershell session and invoking cmdlets is very clunky and late binding / reflection like. It would be nice if C#/.NET/VS had a language integrated approach of adding a referene to a PowerShell cmdlet and calling it in a fully typed way.

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                      • There should be a built-in Library for Seismic data visualization

                        SegY file reader.

                        Seismic data plotter and viewer.

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                        • Take advantage of the new IReadOnlyList<T> interface

                          Surely ReadOnlyCollection<T> does not require its underlying list to implement the full IList<T> interface. In fact, surely it requires only those members that belong to the new IReadOnlyList<T> interface. ReadOnlyCollection<T> should add a constructor that accepts IReadOnlyList<T>, in addition to the one that requires the full IList<T> (since, surprisingly, IList<T> cannot simply extend IReadOnlyList<T>). Internally, ReadOnlyCollection<T> should be changed to work off of IReadOnlyList<T>, and the IList<T> constructor can simply cast its parameter to IReadOnlyList<T>, or -- if the cast fails -- can wrap it in a trivial IList<T> - to - IReadOnlyList<T> adapter. As things stand, I can implement…

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                          • Please, make each GC run cheaper

                            currently, one .NET process shares one GC. making as program gets bigger, cost of GC gets worse and worse and there is no clear way to avoid this problem. most of time, due to this issue, people creates outer proc just to avoid GC cost when doing big analysis or allocation heavy operations. and remote data between these two processes.

                            please, make better solution and this. explicitly moving data between processes are pain in the ***. this problem basically makes .NET only for small apps. but not for serious apps.

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                            one solution I can think of to mitigate this…

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                            • Value Changed event: eventargs should return old and new value

                              I'm renewing a suggestion that I first made during the beta phase of VS 2005.

                              The ValueChanged/TextChanged events on Controls should have old and new values in the eventargs. The response I got from MS at the time was that it was too late in the beta cycle to implement it in .NET 2.0. I had hoped it would have been included in .NET 4.0 and the new CLI/CLR.

                              I have started to develop a new Project where this would be beneficial so I'm renewing this suggestion hoping it will get enough votes to be considered for .NET Framework 5.0

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                              • Add smooth streaming media element to WPF

                                Currently you can play smooth streaming media from silverlight and winrt, but not from a desktop application! (Or windows media player for that matter)

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                                • CIL language support in Visual Studio

                                  Add support for programming in Common Intermediate Language (CIL) in Visual Studio.

                                  Project templates, syntax highlighting, IntelliSense and debugging.

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                                  • shove .net up your boss's butt. bring me VB6-A already.

                                    shove .net up your boss's butt. bring me VB6-A already.

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                                    • Making a NotImplementedAttribute that would give an warning when it's attached to a method, just like the Obsolete

                                      A simple question: Why there isn't any NotImplementedAttribute in .NET?

                                      You can always throw the exception, but I think it would be nice for this to work as the ObsoleteAttribute -> you get an warning for using that method.

                                      Ok, you have a method with this attribute, and when you implement it you have to remove the attribute by hand, but I think this is safer than using methods with throw new NotImplementedException() inside...and wait for them to get called.

                                      I remember reading that the Obsolete is hard coded into the compiler, but maybe there is some spare room for…

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                                      • Add native .NET support for hot swappable devices

                                        Provide a .NET library that exposes devices such as USB, Thunderbolt, eSATA, etc. This library should also provide events such as device arrival, request for removal, removal, etc.

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                                        • Support for hierarchyid?

                                          When does EF will support hierarchyid?

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