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  1. Fully localised date picker

    A fully localised date picker supporting dates from all .Net supported and Windows supported calendars e.g. Hebrew calendar. The WPF toolkit has a localised Gregorian calendar but not the actual different calendar types.

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Nicer prompt for xbap full-trust elevation, like Silverlight

      Simplify the elevation and remove the need for group policy or IE settings. Parity with Silverlight.

      6 votes
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      • Text Editor Control

        A text editor of complexity between the WPF RichTextBox and the TextBox controls, that allows character-by-character addressing and control. Ideally it would be similar to the IDE's text input control.

        6 votes
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        • Visualization of DataTemplates

          DataTemplates should be visualized in the designer, so the dev can select individual fields in a DataTemplate.
          (Like in Expression Blend)

          6 votes
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          • More controls

            - Numeric updown
            - Sidebar
            - More navigation controls (sidebars)
            - Explorer bars

            7 votes
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            • Declarative drag and drop framework

              The framework which enables declarative implementation of drag and drop feature on XAML. It allows to make control moving in container, import ing external resources, putting data to clipboard, and so on.

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              • 7 votes
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                • Support TextSearch with virtualized TreeView

                  When TextSearch is enabled for a virtualized TreeView, it works only for the visible tree items. It should work with ALL items.

                  7 votes
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                  • Create a StrokeGradient Brush

                    Create a stroke gradient brush. For example ... like Charles Petzold has simulated in his blog entry: http://www.charlespetzold.com/blog/2009/02/Graphical-Paths-with-Gradient-Colors.html

                    7 votes
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                    • WPF should have default theme like Silverlight

                      Today, WPF's default theme sux (see DataGrid).
                      Also take a loot at my connection and the link in its description where you can see images of what I mean:
                      https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/522173/make-wpfs-default-theme-like-silverlight-or-at-least-improve-it

                      7 votes
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                      • 7 votes
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                        • Remove Thread Affinity

                          Remove the requirement that controls can only be updated from the thread that created them (ui thread). Applications that must show many windows that are constantly being updated become slow because only one thread is handling the updates. The programmer is then forced to start creating the windows on separate threads which then leads to further complications. If data is coming in via something like an Enterprise Service Bus and the messages are being processed via background threads, the interaction with the UI becomes very difficult. This is especially true since the Observable collections do not support this type of…

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                          • Allow silverlight dlls to be used directly in WPF

                            When I create a DLL in silverlight with controls, pages, etc., it would be very very nice to be able to use them directly within WPF instead of having to cross compile them.

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                            • Add Padding property to Panels

                              Add the Padding property to panels like Grid, StackPanel, WrapPanel, also to ColumnDefinition and RowDefinition.
                              Without it, to obtain similar effect you have to set Margin for every single control inside the panel, and styles are not an option because first and last child of a row or column have different margin (margin is added). What if you need to change the margin afterwards? You have to go child by child editing the Margin property of every child control, this is not good maintainability which is one of the goals of the new layout system of WPF.

                              7 votes
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                              • support a vector graphics format

                                support SVG, PDF or anything. currently only XAML is supported which is a pain for 'images'.

                                7 votes
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                                • Extract and edit template from system control like in Expression Blend

                                  In MS Expression you can select a control->Edit template->Make a copy and have the xaml that is used for the base control.
                                  This feature should be implemented in Visual Studio as well.

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Add support for AOP

                                    Allowing for pre and post compile weaving allows for flexibility instead of always requiring a proxy for auto INPC support.

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                                    • XAML text substitution templates

                                      Two controls. Nearly identical default styles, but one small bit deep inside is different. Solution today? Clone the entire block of XAML for both controls. I'd like some way to say <{TAG} /> and have {TAG} get filled in by "BasedOn" XAML (so ctrl X would say BasedOn Y style and then supply the text to use in place of {TAG}).

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Allow merged styles in controls, just like CSS

                                        Allow merged styles in controls, just like CSS. Inheritance of styles may not be what me want in some cases.

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                                        • Support indexed access to pixels in WriteableBitmap

                                          For ease of use and for Silverlight compatibility

                                          8 votes
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