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  1. Faster geometry rendering

    When we need to visualize very detailed vector graphics wpf is pretty useless. Even the basic transformations, such as pan/zoom take a lot of time (using RenderTransform or GeometryTransform).
    Pure Direct3D handles it very well, and that's what I would expect from WPF (the geometry is static and frozen).

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improved validation

      Make validation accross entities easier. Something like Workflow rules engine, with dependencies between rules, dynamic loading of rules etc.

      266 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add PlaneProjection

        For ease of use and silverlight compatibility

        241 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Completely rework the RichTextBox control (make it fast, extensible, capable of handling large text)

          - fast to initialize and load
          - stellar performance (this is the most important part)
          - able to handle large amounts of rich-text
          - provide an auto-size feature
          - better support for spell checking
          - either add support for image editing, bullet points and tables or make it extensible so we can implement it ourselves

          I imagine a lot can be taken from the VS2010 editor or AvalonEdit.

          202 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Report Controls to WPF toolkit

            One of the missing feature of WPF is that it it does not have report controls in the toolkit. Because most applications are data driven and in LOB apps report is indispensable.

            152 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide a WPF PropertyGrid control

              Provide a WPF-native version of the PropertyGrid control as a standard control. The PropertyGrid is currently only available as a Windows Forms control. Visual Studio now has a WPF PropertyGrid within it and it would be nice if developers could use that control, out of the box.

              133 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add stream capability to MediaElement

                Silverlight has setsource(stream), can't find a way to do this in wpf

                95 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fix the SWF/WPF airspace issue

                  Currently, System Windows Forms based controls always draw on top of WPF controls when they overlap, which is undesirable. I suggest that you fully integrate SWF controls into WPF so they appropriately handle the z-order, opacity, zoom, and other WPF properties.

                  92 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Port the LayoutStates from Silverlight 4

                    Animating items insertion and removal makes UI a lot nicer. But it's very hard to do without proper platform support, and you usual have to pollute your data model; and write hacks to prevent execution of commands on removed items, and so on...

                    Moreover this increases the compatibility surface between WPF and SL.

                    91 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Create a VirtualizingWrapPanel

                      I'd love to see a VirtualizingWrapPanel included by default in the framework. WrapPanel is very handy as an ItemsPanel, but its lack of virtualization can be problematic.

                      See also:

                      https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/380985/add-a-system-windows-controls-virtualizingwrappanel

                      91 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add support for regular expressions in Solution Explorer's search

                        Add ability to search at least simple expressions with . + *.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • It would be very helpful if we have single MMA file for appinsights and opsinsights

                          It would be very helpful if we have single MMA file for app insights and ops insights. We are looking to utilize both the features on on-premise servers and IA AS . We are failing now, Because they are not compatible each other.

                          I have suggested same in opsinsights user voice:

                          Operational Insights TeamAdminOperational Insights Team (Admin, Microsoft Azure) responded · November 15, 2014

                          Eventually a lot of the changes contributed to the agent by both teams for each service end up converging into Update Rollups for System Center.
                          But at this time we just launched OpInsights direct agent, so…

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Install Extensions without requiring a restart

                            When you install an Add-on on latest versions of Firefox, it doesn't require a restart, but refreshes the related components within the running process.

                            VS is a giant! It can handle it too, instead of cry like babies for a restart!

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Extend TFVC Shelfset/Changeset functionality to allow patch generation

                              There are a number of scenario’s where I’d love to be able to take a changeset that was checked in somewhere and convert it into a shelfset.

                              1) A changeset that was rolled back, but now needs to be re-applied. It’s quite hard to do this (Get-specific, check out all files, shelf, get latest, unshelf).
                              2) Apply a changeset as a patch from one branch to another without in a baseless fashion (I suspect that a baseless merge with the specific changesetid would work as well)
                              3) Transplant tip of one branch to another branch (say from feature a to…

                              6 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • control toolbox description

                                In visual studio 2008 there was a description for each control in the toolbox but in 2013 nothing like that, please get it back :)

                                4 votes
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                                • Integrate with Qt for C++ UIs

                                  Since MFC is old and awful and Qt is new, nice, and cross platform, consider integrating with Qt for UI development similarly to how you have done with Python, and Unity3D.

                                  I know there are already plug-ins to allow Qt to work within Visual Studio but it would be better for Microsoft to embrace it so that all of us waiting on a next-gen C++ UI toolkit from MS can move forward.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Attach to process on Android

                                    It should be available to attach to any process on Android in MSVS 2015+.

                                    5 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please Remove Developer Licence in Some Parts Of Visual Studio.

                                      I like create and develop modern apps bud we need to developer licence ! it' very bad for windows free developers.

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Allow folder on DefaultCollection to group e.g. by customer

                                        Allow folder directly under DefaultCollection to group team projects. This removes clutter and allows easier management of permissions for distinguished but related team projects.

                                        7 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Can't to download vs 2015 faster

                                          I am a chinese developer in shanghai , i spend one day to download visual studio 2015 preview version that is amost 4.4 G, at last ,i am failed . why don't you
                                          put the download link ,so that i can faster download it from xunlei in china ? may be i can download from 360 or baidu network disk. but there is no resource about visual studio 2015 downloadlink above these famous network disk in china.

                                          2 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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