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  1. Entity Framework Data Model Could Generate Navigation Properties For Existing Alternate Keys

    When updating data model from database, Entities should also retrieve foreign key constraints defined on alternate keys, not only on primary keys. This kind of constraints shoud be tranlated to navitation properties. A lot of legacy databases use this feature and can't be changed on production systems.

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      2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Until a decision is made to release a form of Dundas gauge controls provide licenses to all of us orphaned developers.

      Provide a means to license the Dundas gauge controls since there is no decision to release the gauge controls Microsoft purchased. We can with some work convert from the Dundas chart to the Microsoft Chart controls in datavizualization. We are orphaned on the gauge controls because Dundas can no longer sell licenses and Microsoft has not decided to release the gauges. Not a good thing. It would cost little to at least offer an as is license to the old Dundas gauge controls until a decision to release a version of them was made.

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      • Allow Visual Studio IDE ability to display IL generated code for methods to discover unintended boxing or other performance insights.

        The only way to look at generated IL code is to compile the binary and run ILDASM. The problem with this strategy is it's not integrated. Moreoever, it locks the binary so you have to exit ILDASM, recompile your change, then there relocate the method you're inspecting (sometimes a good many steps).

        So many times, little things are hidden like unintended boxing and calls to the wrong implementation's function that would be revealed with this view. There are also times when you really do care to see how the optimizer behaves.

        With over 20,000 NuGet packages touching millions of developers…

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        • to provide a razor editor that can be used on OSX machines

          Dear Microsoft:

          Thank you very much for all the effort you have been puttin into providing the development community with great tools. I have been using Visual Studio and team foundation service and I love it. It has changed the way I do things. There is still something missing. I work with a group of Open Source entusiasts. Most of them have mac computers. As a matter of fact, I still have not worked with any interface designer that does not own a Mac. I keep trying to make them move to .Net. Azure and TF service are great incentives…

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          • Include ObservableSet/ObservableHashSet to BCL

            In .NET 3.5 the BCL team finally introduced HashSet. But we had to wait until .NET 4.0 to get an ISet interface. For 4.5, can we please get an ObservableSet or ObservableHashSet (whatever they'd like to call it) class? (For 5.0 I'm planning to ask for a ReadOnlyObservableSet, but I'll try not to overwhelm the BCL team by requesting that too soon.)

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              • Better PC speeching with more localized voices (Italian too!)

                Now there is a problem to find localized voices in Italian for PC speeching.
                I think it's a good idea to implement the speech functions in the .NET Framework and insert more and more localized voices in VS resources.

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                • Allow custom format strings for boolean values

                  I would like to be able to specify how string.Format displays the True and False values of Boolean variables.

                  For example I would like the following C# snippet to output "Boiler: On" rather than "Boiler: True":

                  bool boilerIsOn = true;
                  Console.WriteLine("Boiler: {0:On:Off}", boilerIsOn );

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                  • ... 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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                    • 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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                                  • .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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                                        • 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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