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  1. add new words to linq, first, take, skip

    add new words to linq to do some like this

    from i in entityset
    skip 10
    select first
    or

    from i in entityset
    skip 100
    select 10

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    • Add an interface for Enums that exposes their based type to allow easier working in a generic manner

      When you declare an enum like so:
      enum MyEnum : BaseType
      {
      }
      It should automatically implement an interface like IBaseEnum which might have an interface like so::

      Interface IIntEnum
      {
      int ToBaseType()
      }

      And an implementation will be always marked as explicitly implemented so as to avoid showing up publicly and potentially being a breaking change.

      The interface will always be implemented like so:

      int IIntEnum.ToBaseType(){
      return (int)this;
      }
      The cast mentioned is always valid. This will solve the performance issue on enums methods like HasFlags and the Convert API (which is painfully slow when given an enum as…

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      • Fix debugging Silverlight bindings

        You cannot put a breakpoint on SL5 bindings as of VS 11 Beta.

        The Visual Studio vNext debugging forums sent me to the silverlight forums: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/Offtopic/thread/1fe67906-6d07-415a-a9ba-da07daf5765c

        The silverlight forums sent me here: http://forums.silverlight.net/t/252812.aspx/1?Cannot+insert+a+breakpoint+VS+11+beta+Silverlight+5

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          • Please add IEEE754:2008 decimal data types.

            The Decimal standard type has 2 problems: It is HUGH (16 bytes) and it is SLOW. Now, often one does not need the size - then 16 bytes instead of 4 is a big price .And slow - well, as Decimal data types will get hardware support slowly.... the .NET type is basically outdated.

            For compatibility leave it there and add Decimal32, Decimal64 and Decimal128, according to the IEEE specs.

            I deal with a ton of smaller financial data. Floatings (float, double) - unusable. And spending 16 bytes for small numbers (that are stored as smallmoney in SQL server) gets…

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            • Provide options for limiting AppDomain resource consumption

              When executing code in an AppDomain I would like to limit the CPU usage and amount of memory the AppDomain can comnume.

              This would make loading plugins or user defined business rules much safer. In it's current form I cringe at the thought of a business user creating a bad rule and killing the system.

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              • Add System.Text.Encoder.Convert Method (String, Int32, Int32, Byte[], Int32, Int32, Boolean, Int32, Int32, Boolean)

                System.Text.Encoder has two Convert methods which allow chunked encoding (UTF8 or other) into buffers. They are ideal for buffered I/O, where a long string gets encoded in chunks.

                The only issue is that there's no overload that simply accepts... a String. We are forced to call String.ToCharArray() - producing a copy, allocating useless heap memory...

                I'm aware of the unsafe overload that accepts a pointer, but that is frequently not an option. We need a fully safe and efficient way to do chunked encoding of a string.

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                • Need Framework English Language on Windows 8 Non-English

                  I am using Windows 8 Turkish and it comes with build-in Framework 4.5 TR edition. There is no English language pack on microsoft web-site. And since it is a build-in component on windows 8, i can not re-install and change the language to English.

                  As a developer, when i encounter a .net based error message, i need to search it on the web with the exact words of its English version. So, an English language pack or a manual install option is needed!

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                  • improve the documentation of system.net.httplistenertimeoutmanager

                    1 - for some of the settings, it is not clear what happens if the timeout gets violated.
                    2- what is the guidance for changing these settings?
                    3 - what happens if these are set too low or too high?

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                    • Add Enumerable.ForEach extension method

                      I assumed this would be a popular request, but can't find it: add extension method ForEach to Enumerable:

                      public static void ForEach<T>(this IEnumerable<T> items, Action<T> action)

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                      • Add SQL Server 2012 Native Client Support for System.Data.SqlClient

                        Currently to ensure you are accessing the SQL Server 2012 Native Client you need to use the OdbcConnection provider. The problem with this is a number of systems are built around using the ADO.NET providers themselves. This leaves us vulnerable to missing out on features like subject alternative name support for SSL encrypted SQL Server connections. Either keep pace with the SQL Server Native Client when it comes to SqlClient or provide a clear set of examples on how to use it.

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                        • Code Security to prevent decompilation

                          to encrypt code (e.g., dll) that can be distributed and still no one should be able to read the code

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                          • Support for NTFS Transactions

                            Provide classes for using NTFS in transactional way, with support for TransactionScope.

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                            • Source open or open source System.Net.Http.dll

                              I am probably like others thrilled about the awesome updated http://referencesource.microsoft.com/ site, which gives us great insights about a lot of .NET internals.

                              After browsing for a while I noticed that System.Net.Http.dll is also listed but all you can see are the method signatures and the XMLDoc, which is kinda disappointing.

                              Therefore I want to suggest if it's possible to source open or even open source the System.Net.Http.dll

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                              • Merge WCF Data and RIA Services and Web API

                                I went to a user group event where I learned that WCF Data Services and WCF RIA Services are similar but overlap. Originally, I thought WCF Data Services was going to utilize EF and together servce as the Data Access Layer. I thought RIA Services was going to serve as the Business Tier that would sit on top of the WCF Data Services. Then I thought we would simply bind MVC, Silverlight controls to RIA Services.

                                It seems such a shame that RIA Services is made for Silverlight and that it takes a lot of work to work with MVC,…

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                                • 100% interchangeable C# & VB.Net code.

                                  Write in ether language and/or feature that compiler will convert either language "target language." Why not? .NET (C# or VB) code compiles down to the same MSIL code. For example, in the IDE, do something like this.

                                  Class myClass

                                  <VB>
                                  Private Function AddMe(byval i1 as integer, byval i2 as integer) as integer
                                  return i1+i2
                                  End Function
                                  </VB.NET>

                                  <C#>
                                  void btnAddMe_Click(Object sender,EventArgs e)
                                  {
                                  // When the button is clicked,
                                  // display result of added numbers in messagebox
                                  Messagebox.Show(AddMe(2,2).toString())
                                  }
                                  </C#>

                                  End Class

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                                  • ScheduledToastNotification should inherit from ToastNotification so that the Activated, Dismissed and Failed events can be used

                                    ScheduledToastNotification should inherit from ToastNotification so that the Activated, Dismissed and Failed events can be used on scheduled toast notifications.

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                                    • binding configuration timeout in the right order

                                      In the automated app.config wcf binding configuration of a service, the timeout can be ordered as they happen.

                                      The order is now:
                                      closeTimeout, openTimeout, receiveTimeout, sendTimeout

                                      it could be:
                                      openTimeout, sendTimeout, receiveTimeout, closeTimeout

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                                      • Add factory method to NotifyCollectionChangedEventArgs

                                        The class NotifyCollectionChangedEventArgs has 11 constructors, dealing with add, remove, replace, move, and reset actions, and single or multiple changed items.

                                        I think we can create 5 static facotry methods, for example,
                                        NotifyCollectionChangedEventArgs.CreateAdd(IList)
                                        NotifyCollectionChangedEventArgs.CreateAdd(object)
                                        NotifyCollectionChangedEventArgs.CreateAdd(IList,int index)
                                        etc.

                                        NotifyCollectionChangedEventArgs.CreateRemove(IList)
                                        ...

                                        I think with these facotry method, we can create our desipred instance quickly.

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                                        • Build a update tool for Domain Services

                                          RIA services are a great addition to the Silverlight stack. However when one makes model changes to say for example an Entity Framework model (such as addition of a table), there is no way to update the domain service that uses that model without regenerating.

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