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  1. SSIS "Union Distinct" option

    In SSIS, Data Flow tab, we need a component to Union from multiple Flatflies, but make the output DISTINCT before insertion into a database table. I currently have to jump through some extra custom hoops to make this happen.

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      0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add tools in Visual Studio online for collaboration with translators

      I don’t really know how it should work but it would be nice to use Visual Studio Online to work with translators. They should have access to some great tool with a database to strings to my applications. And then it should be possible to generate resource files from this database. Or something like that :-). Again, not really sure how it would work but Visual Studio Online feels like a natural place for this.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • WPF NotifyIcon??

        Although WPF is supposed to replace Win-Forms, or at least be a good alternative of win-forms for desktop applications, it's missing some very essential components

        And I am talking about the NotifyIcon of course

        Here is another few controls:
        PropertyGrid
        NumericUpDown
        MaskedTextBox
        There are lot more I don't remember.

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support for defining the design-time value of any property

          Currently one has specialized attributes like d:DesignWidth to define a width in the designer, while having no effect at all at runtime. It would be useful to be able to prefix any existing property to have a specific design-time value.
          E.g. I know my user control will be over a dark parent and its text is white. To ease designing the control, I may want to do:
          <UserControl d:Background="DarkBlue">
          Other example, let's say I have a custom markup extension to lookup some label names... but of course at design time they are empty... Let's fix this poor design experience:
          <TextBlock…

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow association of any RoutedEvent to an ICommand from XAML

            That will be nice when you use MVVM pattern. It will avoid the need to create an attached property each time you want relate an event that does not have a representation as command.

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • reporting services viewer control

              So we can at least not go to the browser, better viewer control for both silverlight and wpf

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 5 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Something like ICommand but with state (e.g. for a ToggleButton)

                  Currently you can hook up an ICommand to a button and have it invoke the command when the button is pushed, and the IsEnabled state of the button will change when the CanExecute state of the ICommand changes.

                  What you can't do is automatically reflect any other state that relates to the command on the UI.

                  The most obvious example I can think of is a "Bold" ToggleButton on the toolbar of a text editor. Clicking the button should toggle whether the slected text is bold or not, but the toggle state of the button should reflect whether the *currently…

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Binding Compatible ResourceDictionaries

                    Resx designer tool should generate binding compatible assessors, which update bindings automatically when the culture changes.

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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make WPF Designer as good as WinForms

                        Before adding new features to WPF I'd like to see WPF Designed ("Cider") support to be as good, mature and feature complete as the WinForms designer. For example, creating ToolBars in WPF is practically impossible using the Designer. Also creating simple image buttons requires a lot of manual steps for adding mouse over effects and drawing disabled images.

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make it client/server

                          Make only the UI-related code working on the client; something similar to www.canoo.com (RIA Suite)

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Update Certification Exam 70-511 to the latest Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1

                            Please update the developers certification exam for TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 to the latest .NET Framework (Currently 4.5.1 as of this writing).

                            Exam URL: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-511.aspx

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow for MVVM-friendly bindable 3D container panels / elements

                              Currently none of available 3D elements support DataBinding and Templating and hence following MVVM in 3D scenarios is not straightforward at all; So, in general, it would be really nice to allow for some bindable 3D Panels which could host 3D elements.

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Selectable TextBlock / Label

                                  Although this can be achieved using TextBox, it would be great if the actual TextBlock control (or at least the Label control) - can be selectable as these are much lighter controls than the TextBox.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow Bindings to be extended

                                    Binding and BindingBase currently have a lot of internal properties and methods restricting them from being extended. If I could extend Bindings, I could create a custom Binding that was aware of my built in Validation system. For an example of how it could be used, see http://www.clariusconsulting.net/blogs/kzu/archive/2007/09/23/ForgetaboutextendingWPFdatabindingsupport.aspx

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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Capability to change from Best Performance to Best Appearence like in Windows

                                      Capability to select Best Appearence ot Best Performance, like it happens on Windows and WPF and Silverlight would take on the effects applied and the animations and so on that would be applied and disable them whenever possible, or even by having some kind of Attached Property stating the level of Performance in which that element would happen.

                                      This would allow those people that like things with more performance rather that being pretty to do so, without us providing several themes for each one.

                                      In the case of Effects I think it would be easy to identify what to de…

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                                      • Make more WPF features work in partial trust

                                        It would be great if more WPF features were available in partial trust like bitmap effects applied to my application UI, access to more than just the domain of origin.

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