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  1. Update the desktop guidelines

    The current UX guidelines for the desktop hark back to 2010, and are quite dated. The UX guidelines for Modern UI are quite good, but there is no clear direction on what/where UX should be going on the desktop itself.

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • DXVA support for video playback

      Not all CPUs can decode HD video streams. It will be very helpful if WPF provides DXVA decoding to allow GPU decodes video streams

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      • Add CurrentState property to MediaElement

        The property should be available to check the current state of MediaElement. In Silverlight it uses the MediaElementState enumeration. Also expose event fired that the state changes.

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          • Improve designdata experencience

            Improve the experience of using design-time data as it currently lacks a lot of features and makes it unusable in complex views.

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            • Enhance Window class to support IDropTarget shell file openeing

              In Windows, the preferred interaction for opening files from Windows Explorer is via IDropTarget (see Raymond Chen's blog). System.Windows.Window or Application class should have a ready hook into this mechanism. As it is we must all roll our own IDropTarget interop.

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              • Math support in FlowDocument

                FlowDocument is nice for text, but it's not powerful enough for technical content. Could you please include some support for rendering math content, like what was added to recent versions of PTLS (RichEdit)?

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                • Add better support for multiple pointing devices

                  Multipoint SDK demonstrated how you could create applications using multiple mice and keyboards. Unluckily the development of Multipoint SDK seems to be discontinued.

                  So please make support for multiple input devices a first class citizen into WPF.

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                  • HTML 5

                    As per ASP.NET, enable WPF controls to emit HTML 5 when placed on a web server thus allowing me to develop solely in WPF. Apps to render as WPF on Windows PCs or HTML 5 though browsers. Rod Macdonald

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                    • Show help on Properties and Events in Visual Studio in Propertygrid

                      When you select a control in the WinForms designer there is always a short text explaining what a property is used for. In WPF this feature is missing. Please add it.

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                      • Remove the nested message loop from UpdateLayout

                        I need to call UpdateLayout() in order to trust the height, width properties of various controls. Imagine a UI builder where I need to predict the size of a button or scrollbar BEFORE it's ever rendered on screen. To do this, I can create a hidden control, run UpdateLayout then use the sizes. However, UpdateLayout runs the message loop and can deliver events which I'm not ready for resulting in crashes and other issues.

                        I need a way to get accurate sizes for controls without running the message loop.

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                        • Make it easy to use WPF from C++

                          WPF is the most modern technology for creating GUIs Microsoft has to provide. Unluckily it is rather unpleasant to use from C++(/CLI) (at least a lot more unpleasant than C#).

                          So add C++/CLI as an additional first-class language for developing WPF applications.

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                          • Compile Xaml and source files to BAML files from csc

                            Compile BAML files for use in tools like XamlCruncher and Kaxaml

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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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                              • 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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                                • Hyperlink Control

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

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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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                                    • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • Include virtualization in all wpf panels

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

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