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  1. Enable screen sharing with team members to include VOIP

    I see you have rooms to allow chat amongst team, the ability to view and shere each others screen would be very useful, added to this voip facilities?

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow non-primitive types for WCF Data Service service operations.

      http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc668788.aspx states:
      "If parameters are defined, the type of each parameter must be a primitive type. Any data of a non-primitive type must be serialized and passed into a string parameter."

      It would be really useful to be able to pass through non-primitive types into service operations, manually deserializing non-primitive types as a workaround is quite messy as support has to be added for both JSON and XML formats (to keep it consistent with the rest of the API). Something similar to MVC model binding would make this painless.

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      • add option to save/open request in WCFTestClient.

        It would be very useful to have the option to save a request for service methods with large request objects in the WCFTestClient. For small request objects it is not difficult to rehydrate a request. Large requests objects can take an hour or more to fully hydrate. The "Open request" option should be fault tolerant to changes to the service contract (i.e. ignore properties that have been removed/change).

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        • TaskFactory.ContinueWhenAll should not throw ArgumentException when passed an empty array of Tasks

          TaskFactory.ContinueWhenAll is used to execute a subsequent Task when a group of required precedent Tasks are all completed. The set of precedent Tasks may be computed dynamically, and there may be none: in such a situation, TaskFactory should immediately start the subsequent Task rather than throw.

          Compare with e.g. Enumerable.All: this returns true when passed an empty sequence.

          In both cases, having no requirements isn't necessarily exceptional, and in both cases there's a clearly sensible behavior that could occur, so no Exception should be thrown.

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          • Have all collections implement generic collection interfaces

            Many collections in the .NET framework that are not meant for general purpose usage (NameValueCollection, PropertyDescriptorCollection, ControlCollection, etc) do not implement a generic collection interface. So, in order to use LINQ to objects on a, for example ControlCollection, we must first apply the OfType<T>() or Cast<T>() operators, which wouldn't be required if this collection implemented IEnumerable<Control> or ICollection<Control>.

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              2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide a GC that can cope with very large heaps

              Provide a GC that can cope with very large heaps with lots of live objects while keeping a service responsive.

              Now that we can reasonably have a server with 1TB of RAM, we should be able to cope with something like 700GB of LIVE objects in a single .NET process without the GC stopping the process for more than a faction of a second when doing a collection.

              I don’t like having to use MemCache etc, just because the .net GC is not good at coping with large heaps. Can we have something like the Pauseless GC from Azul Systems?…

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              • Provide a customizable stream buffer size for WCF services that return Streams.

                By default (without any ability to change the value) WCF services that implement a Stream response type cannot change the output buffer size from 16K (or 32K). Would like the ability to change this buffer size to a reasonably low value to support smaller byte arrays.

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide Entity Framework Provider Factory

                  Provide an Entity Framework Factory similar to the ADO.Net Provider which allows easy swapping between different Entity Framework models such as SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, DB2 etc. simply by providing the appropriate database provider information in a manner similar to the current ADO.Net Database Provider Factory.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Overload methods with Generic Type Parameters which require typeof(SomeClass)

                    There are many methods available in .NET:
                    (PriceEnum)Enum.Parse(typeof(PriceEnum), stringValue);

                    Instead of using typeof(PriceEnum) (and casting it to the correct enum)

                    A much more prettier approach is by using the following syntax for example:

                    Enum.Parse<PriceEnum>(stringValue);

                    This calls out for all types of methods which require typeof(SomeClass)

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Cortana API for web applications

                      Right now cortana is available for win phone apps and with windows 10 she'll come to desktops too. But why restrict her to native machines. Unleash her into the internet by providing API to integrate cortana into web applications with asp.net, mvc etc. This way it would change the way web is used. Cortana could be every where and users can browse through applications or look for content even if they don't know the navigation or use any other capabilities that the developer enables. Also that way she could be even an avatar like feature to help users and will…

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                      • i need sample code for writing a MMC in C# to extend an existing MMC

                        I need to write a MMC that extends the MMC that lists all users in the domain.i need some more details code sample than http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms692755(v=vs.85).aspx

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                        • Allow aggressive AOT and adaptive compilation for numeric code

                          Numeric code is not compiled as effectively under .NET as it could be -- few vector operations, value-types are less often inlined, etc. For aggressive scientific programming, this should be updated, and oft-executed functions should be optimized as they run.

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                          • Add more support for immutability to .NET (especially C#).

                            Since the introduction of LINQ in .NET Framework 3, C# is supporting more and more functional programming features. Mutability of data is an important functional paradigm, which should definitely be there as an option in C# for those who would like to harness the power of the functional paradigm without moving to pure functional languages like F#.

                            What I suggest is:

                            Retain the support for mutable state as a default, since C# is first and foremost an Object Oriented language, while adding full support for immutability, which should be optional for developers to exercise or not as they choose.

                            Immutability…

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                            • Be convenient when an assembly cannot be compiled because it is currently used by another process

                              Let at least the user know the name of the process holding the assembly, and even better, proposes to the user 1) to see the process Window (set it as foreground) 2) to kill the process.

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                              • Simplify the recommended disposition pattern

                                Since the introduction of SafeHandle, declaration of a finalizer in a non-handle class should be exceedingly rare. However, the recommended disposition pattern (as documented at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fs2xkftw.aspx and as verified by static analysis rule CA1063) "caters" to finalization by declaring the virtual Dispose(bool disposing) method.

                                In order to simplify the work of implementers, please consider adjusting the recommended disposition pattern for the overwhelmingly common non-finalizable case to include only a single Dispose() method, as opposed to both the Dispose() and Dispose(bool disposing) methods. (See http://msmvps.com/blogs/calinoiu/archive/2010/02/03/what-s-wrong-with-the-net-design-guidelines-dispose-bool-disposing.aspx and http://msmvps.com/blogs/peterritchie/archive/2013/01/20/the-dispose-pattern-as-an-anti-pattern.aspx for additional details.)

                                In case this is a concern, please note that this would…

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                                • Enum should implement IComparable<T> and IEquatable<T>

                                  Enum implements IComparable and IEquatable but not the generic versions of those interfaces. This means generic methods for enum must use the non-generic interfaces in the constraints, requiring the generated code to do boxing/unboxing which is really unnecessary.
                                  E.g. (an extension method):
                                  public static bool IsBetween<T>(this T value, T lowerBound, T upperBound) where T : IComparable<T>
                                  {
                                  return lowerBound.CompareTo(value) <= 0 && value.CompareTo(upperBound) <= 0;
                                  }
                                  this cannot be used with enum unless it were IComparable instead of IComparable<T> and then .CompareTo would do boxing.

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                                  • Reload Project From Different Path

                                    I sometimes refactor a project structure when I discover there is a parent folder to the solution folder with the same name as the solution folder and the project folder so you end up with:

                                    c:\Projects\Project Name\Project Name\Project Name\

                                    I copy the code in Windows Explorer to a temp folder, delete the unneeded parent folder and paste back the solution folder so now the path for the project is:

                                    C:\Project Name\Project Name\

                                    And in Visual Studio the only option is remove project, which removes all the references to that project.

                                    It would be really nice if the project wasn't found,…

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                                    • Add SecureString overloads/methods to the ProtectedData class

                                      To use ProtectedData.Protect to encrypt a SecureString instance, the instance first needs to be converted to a byte array which defeats the purpose of using the SecureString class.

                                      Please add an overload to Protect that accepts a SecureString instance instead of a byte array. A new Unprotect method will also need to be added that returns a SecureString.

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                                      • Entity Framework Data Model Could Generate Navigation Properties For Existing Alternate Keys

                                        When updating data model from database, Entities should also retrieve foreign key constraints defined on alternate keys, not only on primary keys. This kind of constraints shoud be tranlated to navitation properties. A lot of legacy databases use this feature and can't be changed on production systems.

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                                        • Until a decision is made to release a form of Dundas gauge controls provide licenses to all of us orphaned developers.

                                          Provide a means to license the Dundas gauge controls since there is no decision to release the gauge controls Microsoft purchased. We can with some work convert from the Dundas chart to the Microsoft Chart controls in datavizualization. We are orphaned on the gauge controls because Dundas can no longer sell licenses and Microsoft has not decided to release the gauges. Not a good thing. It would cost little to at least offer an as is license to the old Dundas gauge controls until a decision to release a version of them was made.

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