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  1. Change binding before control is loaded

    Currently, it is not possible to change a binding or datacontext before a control is loaded. Therefore, you will have to wait until the control is loaded (and handle a lot of binding errors), and then replace the binding or datacontext value.

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      • Implement shared views/controlls for universal apps

        Implement shared views/controlls for universal apps that auto scale depending on the form factor and the device type.

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          • provide better design time support for WPF

            I am a devoted user of WinForms' technology, I recently started to develop in WPF 4 and I noticed that my productivity is lowered into creating GUI even banal.
            The Visual Studio designer for WPF can not even remotely stand comparison with WinFroms one, so there are tons of XAML to write by hand.
            In the visual studio designer certainly less functional part is the PropertyGrid that can not be of help if not to set the boolean fields.
            I hope that the next version of VS there is a much better designer

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            • Make DataGridTemplateColumn properties support data binding

              DataGridTemplateColumn currently does not support data binding of its properties. For example, if you want to set the Header of each column dynamically based on data, you can't. You have to hard code the data in the XAML file. Another example is Visibility. Given that AutoGenerateColumns doesn't work for complex data types, there's little that can be done in WPF to dynamically displace complex tabular data. There are some workarounds, such as Josh Smith's DataContextSpy, but they are all kludgy and painful. In general, properties in WPF controls and components should support data binding out of the box.

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              • Fix PrintDialog threadsafety + owner window

                Right now, System.Windows.Controls.PrintDialog takes its owner window from the Application.Current.MainWindow property. This means only that one window can open it property, and only one thread can use it. This makes it pretty near useless; you have to substitute the windows-forms dialog instead to work around this.

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                • Integrate native Aero Glass (DWM) controls into WPF as you did with JumpLists

                  When dealing with extending the glass into the client aerea you have to use native DWM calls and DPI calculations to get a proper effect.
                  How about a property or something to control aero glass behavior?

                  Like a property in the window that takes a Size object: ExtendGlass usage:
                  <Window ExtendGlass={Binding ElementName=NavigationBorder, Path=Width, Converter={StaticResource DoubleToLeftSizeConverter}}>

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                  • Persian DateTimePicker for wpf

                    Calendar for persians

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                    • Fix DataGrid handling of INotifyDataErrorInfo

                      .NET 4.5 introduced INotifyDataErrorInfo in WPF. However, it doesn't behave correctly with DataGrids. The row indicator doesn't appear at the right time, nor does it clear when the error goes.

                      Here is the issue on Connect:

                      https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/807728/datagridrow-error-indicator-not-working-with-inotifydataerrorinfo

                      and here on SO:

                      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19767414/datagridrow-error-indicator-not-working-with-inotifydataerrorinfo

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                      • Make Cider designer hostable

                        like WF and WinForms make VS designer hostable

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                        • Nice and customisable controls with touch support

                          Everyone needs to show data to users in a nice way. I think WPF lacks enough basic controls with touch support, e.g.:
                          ScrollViewer with fancy finger scrolling and GPU acceleration
                          StackPanel with item drang&drop sorting
                          ScrollViewer with 3D scrolling and GPU acceleration
                          etc.

                          I think, Surface controls are pretty nice but we need more. SurfaceScrollViewer is the best in Surface controls but verry buggy (too many times I scroll down and the result is that I am still at the same position). Also we need to control scrolling animation length and scrolling velocity.

                          Simplified: We need fancy customisable controls smartphones-like.

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                          • Cross Platform

                            Make it cross platform, please!
                            Nobody would use another framework again. What are a few Windows licences compared to that? You could change the world!

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                            • Make Stroke or Touch related event ignore Mouse event

                              I use InkCanvas and it does not ignore Mouse event during touch or stroke related event. I have to kill mouse device by editing registry, what a hack! So, I'd like to ignore Mouse related event on stroke treatment.

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                              • XAML - Move storyboards and visual states to a ".g" file

                                One of XAML's key strengths is that its easily human readable and simple enough to be edited in Notepad. Unfortunately, the XAML generated by Blend is often verbose and greatly reduces the readability. I propose the verbose XAML which is rarely edited by hand, such as storyboards and visual states, be moved to a separate designer-only file in the same way layout code was stored in a ".g" file for WinForms. This would greatly improve my ability to digest and edit the pieces of XAML that I may commonly want to see in text rather than edit in a designer.

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                                • Make it easy to find and install out-of-band releases from WPF

                                  Finding the out-of-band releases for WPF that I need is difficult. There are lots of them -- WPF Toolkit, Ribbon, Perf Tools, Control Verifier, etc. There are probably lots more that we are not aware of.

                                  It should be easy to find and install the latest versions of the set of out-of-band releases I need, targeting the right version of the framework. It should be obvious whether I can use it to build a production app or not.

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                                  • Make the controls MVVM friendly.

                                    ie Date and calendar controls are not too MVVM friendly when you need to set blackout days or events.

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                                    • Ribbon styles update to look like office 2013

                                      Update Ribbon library with theme to a mordern ui like the office 2013

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                                      • Multiple Code behind Partial Classes

                                        When creating partial classes for a XAML code behind class have the partial classes all reside under the XAML file in the solution explorer. Right now when you add a XAML file to a project 1 partial class (code behind) is nested in a node underneath the XAML file. If I add a new partial class for the code behind to hold event handlers it is in the solution explorer on its own. It would be nice if it would nest in a 2nd node underneath the XAML file.

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                                        • Easier control template customization

                                          In many cases a simple change to the appearance of a control requires the wholesale replacement of the control template. It seems like there needs to be a more granular method to customizing the control without having to copy and edit the entire control template. It is not always clear what parts of a control template the control depends on such that replacing the template leads to subtle bugs in the controls behavior or display.

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