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  1. Support for NTFS Transactions

    Provide classes for using NTFS in transactional way, with support for TransactionScope.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create an agent framework that supports distributed processing

      Borrowing from the experience of Erlang and the research on Axum, I think that a great addition to the .NET framework would be a framework to execute computations in a distributed fashion based on agents.
      Right now achieving this in .NET requires significant effort, starting from the message-passing all the way up to the load balancing. This seems to me like the kind of project that Microsoft should find beneficial for it both empowers the community and helps from a strategic standpoint (think of such systems on Azure, maybe even with autoscaling and an API to control that...).

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      • dataannotations wpf

        Add support to WPF for validation using System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations attributes like in Silverlight

        Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web Forms, and Entity Framework all support validation using the attributes in the System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations namespace. So, one would expect that it would also be supported in WPF (4.5). However, this appears not to be the case. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd901590%28VS.95%29.aspx explains how it works in Silverlight. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb613588%28v=VS.110%29.aspx#INotifyDataErrorInfo explains that there is support for yet another type of validation in WPF in the upcoming version 4.5. However, there is no mention of support for using DataAnnotations attributes. I think this is a huge mistake leaving this out of…

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          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Merge WCF Data and RIA Services and Web API

          I went to a user group event where I learned that WCF Data Services and WCF RIA Services are similar but overlap. Originally, I thought WCF Data Services was going to utilize EF and together servce as the Data Access Layer. I thought RIA Services was going to serve as the Business Tier that would sit on top of the WCF Data Services. Then I thought we would simply bind MVC, Silverlight controls to RIA Services.

          It seems such a shame that RIA Services is made for Silverlight and that it takes a lot of work to work with MVC,…

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            4 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 100% interchangeable C# & VB.Net code.

            Write in ether language and/or feature that compiler will convert either language "target language." Why not? .NET (C# or VB) code compiles down to the same MSIL code. For example, in the IDE, do something like this.

            Class myClass

            <VB>
            Private Function AddMe(byval i1 as integer, byval i2 as integer) as integer
            return i1+i2
            End Function
            </VB.NET>

            <C#>
            void btnAddMe_Click(Object sender,EventArgs e)
            {
            // When the button is clicked,
            // display result of added numbers in messagebox
            Messagebox.Show(AddMe(2,2).toString())
            }
            </C#>

            End Class

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            • Create a zero-pause garbage collector

              Create a zero-pause garbage collector that sacrifices throughput in order to reduce/remove stop-the-world pauses.

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              • ScheduledToastNotification should inherit from ToastNotification so that the Activated, Dismissed and Failed events can be used

                ScheduledToastNotification should inherit from ToastNotification so that the Activated, Dismissed and Failed events can be used on scheduled toast notifications.

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • binding configuration timeout in the right order

                  In the automated app.config wcf binding configuration of a service, the timeout can be ordered as they happen.

                  The order is now:
                  closeTimeout, openTimeout, receiveTimeout, sendTimeout

                  it could be:
                  openTimeout, sendTimeout, receiveTimeout, closeTimeout

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                  • Add factory method to NotifyCollectionChangedEventArgs

                    The class NotifyCollectionChangedEventArgs has 11 constructors, dealing with add, remove, replace, move, and reset actions, and single or multiple changed items.

                    I think we can create 5 static facotry methods, for example,
                    NotifyCollectionChangedEventArgs.CreateAdd(IList)
                    NotifyCollectionChangedEventArgs.CreateAdd(object)
                    NotifyCollectionChangedEventArgs.CreateAdd(IList,int index)
                    etc.

                    NotifyCollectionChangedEventArgs.CreateRemove(IList)
                    ...

                    I think with these facotry method, we can create our desipred instance quickly.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Build a update tool for Domain Services

                      RIA services are a great addition to the Silverlight stack. However when one makes model changes to say for example an Entity Framework model (such as addition of a table), there is no way to update the domain service that uses that model without regenerating.

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                      • Increase speed of DeflateStream

                        Compress mode of System.IO.Compression.DeflateStream is quite slow.

                        Please improve performance.

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                        • support java console test at coded ui test

                          In our project we have used java console applicaiton and have maked automotion.

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                          • Provide an interface IParsable<T>

                            Provide an interface like

                            public interface IParsable<T>
                            {
                            T Parse(String)
                            Boolean TryParse(String, out T result)
                            }

                            so it is possible to write more generic parser logic.

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                            • Projection($select) in OData query should expose an event of kind CurrentDataSource.ObjectMaterialized

                              Project in OData query should expose an CurrentDataSource.ObjectMaterialized type event
                              Currently the way WCF Data Service are implemented is that they do not expose any ObjectMaterialized kind of event in case of projection ($select) it makes developer helpless if they want to modify them in between the serialization
                              Please also refer to my forum post for more details
                              http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/adodotnetdataservices/thread/99eec8b0-fd60-4f5e-a3d2-b51282f7ad86

                              6 votes
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                              • Orleans Framework

                                Orleans Framework is been introduce in Channel9 close to 3 years ago.
                                http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Going+Deep/Project-Orleans-A-Cloud-Computing-Framework

                                What is the news of Easier Actor Model Framework from Microsoft.
                                Halo 4 is using Orleans Framework, Hope to listen this good news.

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                                • Bring the crypto namespace into the portable classes.

                                  The portable classes support WCF but today's modern apps need protocol encryption and advanced message authentication over WCF channels. The lack of crypto makes this challenging and requires targeted platform compiles.

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                                  • Add an intermediate generic class between an enumeration and System.Enum

                                    I would like to have a new class "System.Enum<T>" added that inherits System.Enum (and that all enumerations are new compiled to be subclasses of System.Enum<T>, whereas T is the underlying type) and that this class provides a public readonly property or field "Value" with its value as T.

                                    I know that each enumeration contains a private "value__" field that also could be made public to reach this goal without the need of an intermediate class, but an intermediate generic class has also the advantage that it can be used as a hook for (strongly typed) extension methods.

                                    If that's not…

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                                    • Add a SIMD matrix class to .NET

                                      Most of my applications dealing with vectors also have a matrix class.

                                      Now, RyuJIT CTP2 + NuGet package Microsoft.Bcl.Simd support SIMD versions of Vector3, Vector4 which is great (really). But Matrix3 and Matrix4 are missing!

                                      I don't expect a full BLAS out of the box, but something like System.Windows.Media.Matrix would do nicely. Especially since the JIT is able to use architecture-optimized algorithms.

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                                      • ReflectPropertyDescriptor.SetValue preserves stack trace in case of exceptions.

                                        If an exception is raised while updating a data bound property of a windows forms control, it seems that System.ComponentModel.ReflectPropertyDescriptor will always catch the exception and eat its stack trace.

                                        So we end up with unhelpful stack traces like this one:
                                        at System.ComponentModel.ReflectPropertyDescriptor.SetValue(Object component, Object value)
                                        at System.Windows.Forms.Binding.SetPropValue(Object value)
                                        at System.Windows.Forms.Binding.PushData(Boolean force)
                                        at System.Windows.Forms.Binding.UpdateIsBinding()
                                        at System.Windows.Forms.Binding.CheckBinding()
                                        at System.Windows.Forms.Binding.SetListManager(BindingManagerBase bindingManagerBase)

                                        However, this does not reflect the real source of the exception, which can make debugging a real pain.

                                        To be honest - this is a duplicate of http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/740318/reflectpropertydescriptor-setvalue-does-not-preserve-stack-trace.

                                        But maybe you could reconsider this issue since at least I couldn't…

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                                        • SFTP Support

                                          I think it's about time that .NET supports SFTP natively. It's a majorly supported FTP protocol and questions from customers are frequent about this feature.

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