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  1. 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.

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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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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        • More controls

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

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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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            • 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.

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              • 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.

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                • 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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                  • Extend implicit styles to work for all x:Class roots, like Windows

                    As per this discussion:
                    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/431940/how-to-set-default-wpf-window-style-in-app-xaml

                    If you supply a TargetType, all instances of that type will have the style applied. However derived types will not... it seems. <Style TargetType="{x:Type Window}"> will not work for all your custom derivations/windows. <Style TargetType="{x:Type local:MyWindow}"> will apply to only MyWindow.

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                    • Make nRoute of codeplex a integral part of VS2010 (like MEF)

                      Because this framework supports routing between Views in WPF, Silverlight and WP7, is flexible and extensible supports common patterns like MVC or MVVM and will probably end the current djungle of different solutions which only solve things partly.

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                      • Let us disable the minimize or maximize button, or hide the system menu icon.

                        WPF does not seem to provide a way to disable the title-bar buttons separately. You can make a window non-resizable, but if you want, say, a resizable modal dialog (which should not be minimizable), you have to resort to P/Invoke. It's not real hard, but we shouldn't have to do it.

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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  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow option to disable pre-multiplied alpha. Users can do it themselves in pixel shaders if needed.

                            Allow bitmaps being used as pixel shader inputs to not get pre-multiplied by alpha. The user can handle alpha how they want in the pixel shader - that is the whole point of using pixel shaders.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow changing of Selected Text Colour. Currently this is hardcoded

                              When text in a TextBox is Selected, it is coloured using the HighLightBrush. However, it is not possible to override this colour in the same way that it is on the popup of a ComboBox.
                              OK with applications on a white background. not so good with a black background

                              6 votes
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                              • TextBlock enhancement

                                Need a string property "Search" which when set will highlight the characters in the Search property

                                6 votes
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                                • Improve Context inheritance

                                  Please improve context inheritance for things like ContextMenu, CollectionContainer etc.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Make internal use of BindingGroup in DataGrid optional

                                    Validation is already complex in WPF and the obligatory use of BindingGroup in DataGrid makes validation inconsistent if not buggy. See the numerous complaints on "datagrid validation" on Microsoft Connect. BindingGroup is an unfortunate UI-centric transaction mechanism. AFAIK SL can do even do without it.
                                    I'd rather have a transaction mechanism based on a temporary, custom build clone object like in dialog windows. Contrary to the BindingGroup this would work neatly with a 'fully interactive' viewmodel and MVVM.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Converter of .fbx files

                                      Converter for .fbx file to have a possibility to convert .fbx files to XAML code (for ex. ModelVisual3D).

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Apply TemplatePartAttribute to fields to automatically assign them when template is applied

                                        Very often I override OnApplyTemplate just to grab parts from the template using the GetTemplatePart method and store them in fields. Seems like it could be more declarative by decorating the field with a TemplatePartAttribute and have the FrameworkElement make those assignments without overriding OnApplyTemplate. Since TemplatePartAttribute is already used for informational purposes, it would probably need to be another attribute entirely.

                                        public class MyControl : Control {

                                        [TemplatePartField]
                                        private Border PART_Border;
                                        [TemplatePartField]
                                        private Button PART_Button;

                                        // this override would be unnecessary
                                        protected override void OnApplyTemplate() {
                                        base.OnApplyTemplate();

                                        PART_Border = GetTemplateChild("PART_Border") as Border;
                                        PART_Button = GetTemplateChild("PART_Button") as Button;
                                        }
                                        }

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                                        • MTM: Ability to right click on a test case in Plan/Suite with the option of Add to Test Plan/Suite (with list of Recent)

                                          Currently you can go to a Test Plan/Suite and then create a query based test suite (query for test cases and add them to the test suite). The reverse would be very helpful - being able to go to an existing test suite (say Product X) and being able to right click the test case and select an option to Copy (reference) it in another Test Plan.

                                          When the option is selected from the right click menu, a list of active test plans would display with the option to select a suite under that plan. After that selection is done…

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