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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support for NTFS Transactions

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

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Create an agent framework that supports distributed processing

        Borrowing from the experience of Erlang and the research on Axum, I think that a great addition to the .NET framework would be a framework to execute computations in a distributed fashion based on agents.
        Right now achieving this in .NET requires significant effort, starting from the message-passing all the way up to the load balancing. This seems to me like the kind of project that Microsoft should find beneficial for it both empowers the community and helps from a strategic standpoint (think of such systems on Azure, maybe even with autoscaling and an API to control that...).

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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              4 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                      • Increase speed of DeflateStream

                        Compress mode of System.IO.Compression.DeflateStream is quite slow.

                        Please improve performance.

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                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • support java console test at coded ui test

                          In our project we have used java console applicaiton and have maked automotion.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide an interface IParsable<T>

                            Provide an interface like

                            public interface IParsable<T>
                            {
                            T Parse(String)
                            Boolean TryParse(String, out T result)
                            }

                            so it is possible to write more generic parser logic.

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                            • Make the WebBrowser Control work with Project Spartan

                              We've heard quite a bit of news lately about Project Spartan and how it's a replacement for Internet Explorer.

                              However, anyone who has used the WebBrowser control knows that it's just a wrapper around Internet Explorer, and it's quite painful to actually use in .net if you want to do anything more complicated than display a web page on a form, especially if you want to do so without a UI.

                              If Internet Explorer goes away, what happens to the WebBrowser Control? Now seems like a great time to really take a swing at improving the WebBrower control and web…

                              6 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make JoinableTaskFactory available outside of VisualStudio

                                Microsoft.VisualStudio.Threading.JoinableTaskFactory is in incredibly useful tool for bridging non async aware code forward into the new world of async. Without it or something like it, it can require huge amounts of change in order to migrate code forward without causing a nightmare scenario of deadlocks, hangs and poor responsiveness.

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                                • 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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                                  • Expose CPU instructions through a static class as intrinsics

                                    Right now most specialized CPU instructions are not available for safe managed code (for example binary rotations).

                                    I think adding a new class with static methods mapping to intrinsics would be a cheap way to implement this. Simply expose almost all calculating instructions that x86, x64 and ARM have.

                                    Examples: rotations, bitcount, byte swap, bit scan, bit test, add/sub with carry, RDTSC, CRC32, conditional move.

                                    Also expose unsigned math to VB.NET this way.

                                    Include the latest instructions from the newest gen processors. Emulate instructions transparently if there is no CPU support. Expose the existence of CPU support through fields like:

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

                                          SegY file reader.

                                          Seismic data plotter and viewer.

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