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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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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                              • 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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                                  2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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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                                  • 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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                                      • 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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