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  1. Better support for cross assembly embedded fonts

    It has become my practice to embed all of my fonts in a single assembly and then referencing the fonts in that assembly from other assembly. This helps to reduce the redundantly embedded font when that font is used in multiple assemblies. It would be nice if the tools supported this as an option.

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    • Improve Antialiasing

      The Antialiasing algorithm needs to be improved, especially for white on black text when not using cleartype where it displays both artifacts and oversaturated aliasing

      See this example: http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/514/textquality.png

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      • Better list scrolling

        All WPF application suffers this problem: All ItemControl Controls scroll one (or more) item at a time, but never partial item. This is a problem when the height of the item is irregular or big, making scrolling non intuitive or weird

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          • Relative margins based on FontSize

            Consider a control that looks like a yardstick or ruler. There's a bunch of tick marks with numbers underneath, and the ticks are centered to the tick mark. The control's bounds need to include the text, which means you need a margin on the tick marks themselves that changes size depending on the FontSize. There are multiple other controls I've built where such "relative margins" are very necessary.

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                  • Support Vista icons (with compression and 256px)

                    Even .NET 4.0 still cannot use Vista icons (larger than 128px or compressed ICO files) for window icons. See https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/321285/wpf-application-fails-if-window-icon-is-a-vista-ico-file

                    That should be fixed.

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                    • RenderTargetSurface

                      RenderTargetSurface same as RenderTargetBitmap but hardware accelerated and produce D3D surface

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                      • Include virtualization in all wpf panels

                        Please include real UI virtualization in all panels in WPF + ItemControl

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                        • Make it possible to figure out the XAML URI from a Type

                          15.Make it possible to figure out the XAML URI from a Type. E.g., this should pass:
                          Assert.AreEqual("/MyAssemb;component/Page1.xaml", GimmeUri(typeof(Page1)))

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                          • Fix PrintQueue.CreateXpsDocumentWriter threadsafety

                            This method fails if called on any thread but the Application thread, because it tries to access Application.Current.StartUri. Printing on a worker thread is useful, but to do it you have to work around this by writing out your own .xps file first, then submitting to the queue.

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                            • Support WPF imaging for server side applications

                              System.Windows.Media.Imaging is not supported for large multithreaded applications (ie/ web servers) - strange bugs occur.

                              We want to be able to process images, photos, etc on the server side - ie/ asp.net apps.

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                              • Hyperlink Control

                                Hyperlink control like a HTML.
                                Allow link a file in local machine.

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                                • Make XmlnsDefinition work inside the same assembly

                                  I can define XmlnsDefinitions to group my different namespaces from one assembly:

                                  MyLibrary.dll
                                  -> [assembly: XmlnsDefinition("myXamlNameSpace","My.Clr.Namespace")]
                                  -> [assembly: XmlnsDefinition("myXamlNameSpace","My.Other.Clr.Namespace")]

                                  and use it from ANOTHER assembly:

                                  <Window xmlns="....."
                                  xmlns:my="myXamlNamespace"
                                  .... />

                                  However, this doesn't work within the SAME assembly where the XmlnsAttributes are defined.

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                                  • Please fix the refactor-rename bug

                                    If you perform a refactor-rename in a C# class file in Visual Studio, it will often cause a rename of attributes in XAML files with the same name. See this link for a more complete description: http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/656466/refactor-rename-bug#tabs. This bug is closed and marked "won't fix". I can understand that other things might be higher priority, but this is a legitimate bug that happens to me every few days, and it really does harm my productivity.

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                                    • Add higher level object to draw text inside GeometryDrawing

                                      Currently if text is drawn inside GeometryDrawing a GlyphRun need to be used - but it is too low lever with GlyphIndices, AdvanceWidths and GlyphTypeface properties. The used font is defined in GlyphTypeface where the absolute path to the font file needs to be specified (file:///C:/WINDOWS/FONTS/segoeui.ttf). The GlyphTypeface makes the xaml non-portable from one computer to another.

                                      There should be at least a FontFamily property on GlyphRun.

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                                      • Make ListBox.SelectedItems bindable

                                        System.Windows.Controls.ListBox.SelectedItems is readonly and therefore not bindable from xaml. Very unexpected, and inconvenient for MVVM pattern. Suggest to make it bindable.

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                                        • Add event(s) for when the Rendering thread is complete.

                                          Add an event that allows us to know when the rendering thread is complete.

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