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  1. Direct X and Media Foundation Support

    Support for Web Cam, DVD, Blu Ray, TV Tuner, Radio, All the great stuff we loved in direct show and all future features we will love in media foundation. Bring it to the .net WPF world a little easier!

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Introduce strongly typed bindings

      When you create a {Binding}, the "Path" property is a string. This means no intellisense, no compile time check. A great enhancement would be to write a lambda expression in the XAML, just like in ASP.NET MVC Views. We would have compile time errors instead of run time errors, and support for refactoring.

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        1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Create some 3D controls

        Make use of the 3d capabilites in WPF with some 3D controls. Put them in the WPF Toolkit if you dont want them in the Main .Net trunk for now. It's fluff, but some fluff is nice now and then. Transitions, front/back controls, etc.

        9 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Merge Blend And Visual Studio

          Why we need 2 tools? VS already has a visual editor.

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • More controls

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

            7 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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

              10 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • support a vector graphics format

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

                12 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Update Invisible items

                  A major problem I've stumbled against again again is that it's not possible to update elements of a Panel/Window that's not visible (except with some rather ugly hacks).

                  Many times you want to prepare a view before displaying it to prevent ugly flickering when showing it, especially if you're reusing the same Window/Panel.

                  It would be nice to have a way to force a visual to update itself, even when it's not visible

                  9 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  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.

                    13 votes
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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/

                      and

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

                      10 votes
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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

                          16 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            11 votes
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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...

                              12 votes
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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.

                                14 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 19 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Native support for video capture and video streaming.

                                    It would be nice to have the ability to support a Video capture device natively. Currently you have to jump through a lot of hoops to get this running via DirectShow interop or MediaPlayer ActiveX. I'm thinking of applications like Media players, PVR/DVR functionality, broadcast, etc that can be manipulated in WPF 3D and transforms.

                                    17 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Validation with DataAnnotations like in ASP.NET MVC.

                                      Also make Entity-Framework fully compatible and integrated with DataAnnotations validation.

                                      16 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Better custom chrome support for Window

                                        It's without a doubt that custom chrome apps are becoming popular, with office as being a leader, and other MS apps.

                                        It would be great if full support was baked into the window, I am speaking in terms of:

                                        - Better drop shadow support for borderless windows
                                        - Retaining animation for minimizing, maximizing windows
                                        - Aero snap support
                                        - Fixing issues when WindowStyle is none and maximizing causing it to be in Kiosk mode.
                                        - Inherent and native support for extending glass into non client area.

                                        There are far too much hacking, pinvoking to be done just to achieve these…

                                        16 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • iOS and OSX support

                                          We're fighting a loosing battle when trying to port applications to iOS and OSX. How about helping some ppl out there that are already trying to allow cross platform support (Xamarin?). Even if it's just silverlight. I'm not sure if this is just a restriction from Apple's side... but it makes it very difficult to build consumer based applications in WPF when many of our customers are running apple products. Telling them to install windows as a virtual machine also doesn't make things that much easier (and cannot be done on iOS).

                                          19 votes
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