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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Using C# expressions in WPF bindings

      Consider that my ViewModel has the IsBusy propery. It was great if I was able to do binding like this:

      <ProgressBar Visiblity="{Binding IsBusy}" ... />
      <Button Visiblity="{Binding !IsBusy}" .../>

      Note that I've bound Button's visibility to !IsBusy (Not Busy).

      I used to have this on JavaScript MVVM frameworks like knockout.

      The expression could be more complex like:

      <Button Text="IsBusy && !HasError ? true : false"/>

      Currently I should use ValueConverters for this which is hard to create, for each type of binding required.

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        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Promote it better, it is a great technology with so much to offer. If it needs to be replaced by WinRt, then WinRt should do desktop too

        Please improve the appearance of consistency and stability in your technology stacks... Please back your great ideas...

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        • 9 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Less for xaml

            We need CSS for styling xaml and an abstraction on top of xaml to make it a more productiv language. Less and sass is far supior for styling than xaml.

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Complex Unicode supports!

              As far I know, WPF and Silverlight don't support complex unicode just yet.
              Khmer Unicode is one of the complex unicode system, so I suggest WPF, also Silverlight Should.

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make BringIntoView work correctly with UI virtualization

                BringIntoView does not work correctly with user interfaces that are virtualized. A great example is the TreeView. Calling BringIntoView on an item that is not currently on screen will not bring the item into view because it hasn't been drawn yet even though its model exists. The only way to get around this today is through hacks such as : http://lucisferre.net/2010/04/21/virtualizing-stack-panel-wpf-part-duex/

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                http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Changing-selection-in-a-6a6242c8

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

                  I really wished that WPF had the child usercontrol template like in sliverlight

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • include DockingManager, Windows selector and most of the VStudio goodies in standard WPF feature set

                    Share some of excellent VS 2010 UI blocks (Docking manager, Windowss selector maybe Architecture Explorer like a graphing helper)
                    thus saving time for good people for more high-level tasks and stop overflow of VS-imitating low-quality 3rd party libraries

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                    • Auto-generate ViewModel interface from {Binding} expressions

                      Have the XAML designer automatically generate an interface for the ViewModel based on the Binding expressions in the XAML. This would give the MVVM pattern better type-safety and eliminate data binding errors.

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make the DataGrid at least as fast as the WinForms DataGridView

                        The WPF DataGrid is useseless for showing more than 1-2K rows. It is either slow and jumpy when virtualizing or eats gigabytes of RAM when not virtualizing.

                        Meanwhile the WinForms DataGridView displays upwards of 100K rows without breaking a sweat...

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Implement a pre-unload event in ObservableCollection or in ItemsControl

                          14.Some kind of pre-unload event. E.g., if an object is removed from an ObservableCollection, make it as easy to play an Unloaded storyboard as it is for a Loaded storyboard. Perhaps it's specific to the item containers of an ItemsControl.

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make bicubic scaler available in WPF

                            I want to be able to do
                            <Image RenderOptions.BitmapScalingMode="Bicubic" />
                            The Fant scaler is prone to artifacts that are not suitable for my biomedical imaging application.
                            WIC supports bicubic scaling on its IWICBitmapScaler interface, upon which WPF is built.
                            Please expose bicubic scaling in WPF's TransformedBitmap and RenderOptions.BitmapScalingMode so I don't have to roll my own Image class and access WIC directly.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • fix combobox dropdown z-index when using a shaped window

                              Right now, when you use a "shaped window" set window transperancy to true, windows style to none, etc... And you place a combobox on the page, and run it. When you select the combo-box, the drop down select box appears BEHIND the window. this needs to be fixed

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make the WPF Ribbon look closer to the Windows Ribbon

                                The current WPF ribbon is not too realistic... The application button is not the right color, nor is the ribbon tab the right gradient. There are some necessary animations not done, while there are animations not found in the Windows Ribbon. The buttons in the ribbon control group do not look similar to the Windows Ribbon buttons at all. I suggest that the WPF Ribbon be made more realistic before any additional development is done.

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                                • XAML Regions

                                  Please add something similar to the #region in C# code. XAML needs to by folded sometimes :)

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                                  • Databind to ReadOnly DependencyProperty

                                    Currently you cannot databind to a read only DependencyProperty. How about changing this behavior to allow databinding to a read only DependencyProperty.

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                                      • implement live data shaping

                                        When a row is added or property changes an entire re-sort or re-group has to be applied to the collection. Ideally data would be shaped into the sorted/grouped format on the fly.

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                                        • Add Window.DragResize() for resizing borderless windows/custom chrome

                                          To make resizing using border/corner handles less of a chore when implementing custom window chrome.

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