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  1. Orleans Framework

    Orleans Framework is been introduce in Channel9 close to 3 years ago.
    http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Going+Deep/Project-Orleans-A-Cloud-Computing-Framework

    What is the news of Easier Actor Model Framework from Microsoft.
    Halo 4 is using Orleans Framework, Hope to listen this good news.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring the crypto namespace into the portable classes.

      The portable classes support WCF but today's modern apps need protocol encryption and advanced message authentication over WCF channels. The lack of crypto makes this challenging and requires targeted platform compiles.

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      • Add an intermediate generic class between an enumeration and System.Enum

        I would like to have a new class "System.Enum<T>" added that inherits System.Enum (and that all enumerations are new compiled to be subclasses of System.Enum<T>, whereas T is the underlying type) and that this class provides a public readonly property or field "Value" with its value as T.

        I know that each enumeration contains a private "value__" field that also could be made public to reach this goal without the need of an intermediate class, but an intermediate generic class has also the advantage that it can be used as a hook for (strongly typed) extension methods.

        If that's not…

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        • Generic extension method type restriction should be evaluated by the compiler

          Hi there,

          Mike Feng suggest me that I should post my discussion here.
          I made some examples to prove my point: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/clr/thread/c9ad51c1-0c5a-4eb6-a530-89eaa628c07f/

          I attach examples so you can test it. In my opinion if the complier watch the generic type restriction it could work like normal non-generic extension method.

          Best Regards,
          Péter

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          • add BitScanForward and BitScanReverse functions to .NET Framework, like in C++.

            The .NET Framework seems to be missing functions to give us safe access to the BitScanForward and BitScanReverse x86 instructions, for 32-bit and 64-bit integers.

            Following you can see the C/C++ functions documented but there is no C# or .NET equivalent.
            http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/wfd9z0bb(v=vs.100).aspx
            http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fbxyd7zd(v=vs.100).aspx

            If you are bothered by the fact that BitScanForward returns 2 values (boolean and index), or if you wish to make the name less ambiguous than "BitScanForward", then you could make a slight modification as follows and name it "CountTrailingZeroBits".

            int CountTrailingZeroBits64(UInt64 inValue)
            {
            int i;
            return _BitScanForward64(&i, inValue) ? i : 64;
            }

            And similarly for…

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            • Entity Framework Code First, then Other Next.

              Entity Framework Code First is nice to start off with when you got an idea you want to try. But once you get to a certain number of classes, you may want to flip a switch in Visual Studio and start working from database or model and have the classes be generated from there. It would be great to be able to switch back and forth quickly.

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              • Allow Partial Properties. Seperate Logic from "Structure" as in Entity Framework

                Recently I have been getting into Entity Framework, but don't like the idea that some of the Entity classes are doing somewhat too much.

                To fix this, I wanted to make my Entity class file partial, and implement the data access functionality away from the other aspects of the class.

                While I was doing that, I figured it would be greatly beneficial to make my properties partial, and have the implementation away from the Annotations!! This would clear up the files and allow separation of concerns. Because of Entity Framework (and not liking the format for auto-generated annotations) you have…

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                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Path.TryGetAvailableSpace(path,SpaceEnum.UserWritable)

                  This should work. I should be able to "try" this on any file system (unc, junction, mount point, network, dvdrw) without pinvoke.

                  if (Path.TryGetAvailableSpace(var writablespace,path,SpaceEnum.UserWritable) > x) && writablespace < 123) { ... fail ... }

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                  • Add 'Toggle' Method for Booleans

                    I have often found myself typing the following conditional statement:
                    If Panel.Visible = False Then
                    Panel.Visible = True
                    Else
                    Panel.Visible = False
                    End If

                    And it hit me that life would be so much easier if there was a 'toggle' method for booleans (Boolean.Toggle()) that automatically switched the value between true and false. More of a productivity suggestion than anything but I think it would make life so much easier.

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                    • Make the PtrToStructure method a true generic version.

                      In .NET 4.5.1 the generic marshaling method for PtrToStructure and it's inverse gave hope in performance improvements. However developers found out it was merely a wrapper over the boxed version of those functions. Please recode these methods to truly utilize generics to avoid type boxing in using this function.

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                      • Add modulus operation to BCL Math library

                        The currently existing remainder operator behaves the following way: the remainder may be negative if the dividend is negative. While this corresponds to the way it's taught in the school, this way is not particularly useful when using this operation in real-world applications.

                        The more useful way would be to have an operation (Math.Modulus?) which behaves the following way: the modulus is always a non-negative number not greater than the absolute value of divisor.

                        This function would have advantage over the traditional % operator.

                        Example 1: the check (x mod 2 == 1) would be true for all odd numbers…

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                        • Add non-generic base class to TaskCompletionSource<T>

                          The TaskCompletionSource<T> class should have a non-generic base class that would implement the methods that are currently in TaskCompletionSource<T> and which don't operate on the result type.

                          Specifically these are: SetCanceled, SetException, TrySetCanceled, and TrySetException.

                          This would allow for canceling/failing a diverse collection of TaskCompletionSource objects without needing to know what the result type should have been.

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                          • Add AlternateContentPropertyAttribute to standard library

                            Since VS2012, in order to recognize alternate content of controls one has to decorate property with AlternateContentProperty [1]. This is quite common use case and Silverlight contains this attribute in its standard library.

                            Unfortunately the same is not true for WPF, where this attribute is present only in one of Visual Studio / Blend assemblies and therefore cannot be used directly. Instead, one has to go through much more laborious process of creating designer metadata assembly just to implement very basic functionality.

                            Please follow Silverlight and add this attribute to BCL.

                            [1] http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/764315/wpf-designer-does-not-recognize-children-of-custom-controls

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                            • Add support for Summary Row in DataGridView

                              DataGridView control doesn't have summary row. We build DGV with Summary but not looks professional and slow with large datasets. please consider my request.

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                              • add option to save/open request in WCFTestClient.

                                It would be very useful to have the option to save a request for service methods with large request objects in the WCFTestClient. For small request objects it is not difficult to rehydrate a request. Large requests objects can take an hour or more to fully hydrate. The "Open request" option should be fault tolerant to changes to the service contract (i.e. ignore properties that have been removed/change).

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                                • Disable Maximize Button of the Touch Keyboard in WPF Application

                                  Disable Maximize Button of the Touch Keyboard from WPF Application.
                                  This sample is work in Touch Screen.

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                                  • Add an Exception Message Box into the framework

                                    SQL Server 2005 and later provide an ExceptionMessageBox (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms166340.aspx) class which is useful for displaying detailed exception information. It would be nice if there was a similar dialog included in the .NET Framework or if the SQL Server dialog could be pulled into the base framework.

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                                    • IdentityDbContext need more constructors

                                      IdentityDbContext(DbConnection connection,bool bflag)
                                      :base(connection,bflag)
                                      {
                                      }

                                      So We can still use EFCachingProvider in EntityFramework 6

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                                      • When we make DB changes and refresh .edmx files the the code also refreshes

                                        If there is a methord so that the changes are retained or the changes can be made in .edmx and directly reflects on DB.

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                                        • Integrating\hosting SQL Server In CLR or Visual Studio

                                          Just like CLR hosting in SQL Server ...can we host whole SQL Server Execution Engine, Optimization Engine, Query Engine in CLR ? I think query engine is already integrated into Visual Studio tool. Is there any work is going on in Microsoft to achieve this ?

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