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  1. CRC32 Helper Class

    Many applications that communicate with low-powered hardware need a way to verify the received data. CRC32 is a well-known, lightweight check value which is better suite to verify short data.

    .Net already has an implementation of this check value with (System.IO.Compression.Crc32Helper, System.IO.Compression, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089) but this class has an internal ac cess modifier and can't be used by user code.

    My proposition is to make the Crc32Helper class public.

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    • Sepcify table name for multiple recordsets

      When you return multiple recordsets from a store proc, it will be nice if we can specify the custom table name for each record set and access the tables via table name than index. In this way code can be dynamic and lot easier. The current hack is provide one extra table for recordset to table name but it is not neat. Depending on the index and prior knowledge can cause lot of bugs.
      The following should be done
      1) When multiple recordsets are returned from the storeproc, the SP developer can tag each recordset with a table name (ex:…

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      • Auto Import

        Sometimes we use clases that are not in the intelligence and not in our namespace. Why don't white it with help of the intelligence and auto import it

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        • Linq - add, update, delete statements

          I think it would be simple the idea to add, update and delete objects based on the Enumerator<T>
          C# Example

          Insert into:
          var i = 0;
          var a = from d as MyType in MyEnumerableType
          where d.IdProp = 1
          insert new MyOtherType(i++,d.IdProp,d.Prop1) {Prop2 = d.Prop2} into MyOtherEnumerableType; //-> performing over the enumerator of both objects

          Update:
          var i = 0;
          var a = from d as MyType in MyEnumerableType
          where d.IdProp = 1
          set d.Prop1 = "Value different than before", d.BooleanProperty = False

          Delete:
          var a = from d as MyType in MyEnumerableType
          where d.IdProp = 1
          delete d; //->…

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          • Auto-create Controller Actions from data entered into JavaScript/JQuery Ajax methods

            A great feature of many IDEs, including VS, is that you can define a function on the fly and automatically create a method stub for it.

            Wouldn't it be great if this could be done when you are making Ajax requests to the server?

            For example, say you wish to send data to an action using JQuery's $.post() method:

            You type $.post("MyController/MyAction", {data: "myData"}); into your front-end code, this new feature would then give you the option to auto-create an action "MyAction" in controller "MyController" with a string paramater "data" and a default return type of say, ActionResult.

            I'm still…

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            • Covariant read-only collection interfaces

              I'm reopening my old request for "Typesafe immutable collections". We now have immutable collections but they are not covariant.

              Please add covariant read-only interfaces for lists, sets and dictionaries.

              Coming up with a good name might be an isssue since now both ReadOnly* and Immutable* prefixes are used by BCL while something like ListView sounds like a class from WPF. Maybe ReadableList ?

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              • VS is quite good, I'm testing on it second time

                VS is quite good, I'm testing on it second time
                I'm testing on some functions.

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                • MediaElement (UWP)

                  Please allow the MediaElement can also display images (like in WPF).

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                  • Add CanTellLength and CanSeekBackwards to System.IO.Stream

                    • Add CanTellLength property to the System.IO.Stream:

                    public virtual bool CanTellLength {
                    get {
                    try {
                    var length = this.Length;
                    return true;
                    } catch {
                    return false;
                    }
                    }
                    }

                    • Add CanSeekBackwards property to the System.IO.Stream:

                    public virtual bool CanSeekBackwards => CanSeek;

                    • Why
                    Working with System.Net.Http.StreamContent I found that it caches the request in memory before sending the HTTP request if the length of the stream is unknown. And to perform the check if the length is known it uses CanSeek property - it mixes completely different concepts.
                    I came up with conclusion:
                    - The stream can tell…

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                    • PFX support for Hosted Build Controller

                      Have the hosted build controller support signed pfx natively. Perhaps allowing us to store the pfx in Azure KeyVault.

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                      • Expose Collation Info of SQL Server Result Set via SqlDataReader

                        The exact collation of each string field should be publicly available. The properties can be added to the DataTable returned by the GetSchemaTable() method, or they can be added as individual properties and/or methods of the SqlDataReader class, or a combination of both. The properties are:
                        1) LCID
                        2) SqlCompareOptions
                        3) collation_name (e.g. Latin1_General_100_BIN2)

                        The "LCID" and "SqlCompareOptions" values already exist in the "SqlDataReader" class, but are private or internal ( http://referencesource.microsoft.com/#System.Data/System/Data/SqlClient/SqlDataReader.cs,277 ). These would make sense to put into the GetSchemaTable output.

                        The "collation_name" value is necessary due to the combination of "LCID" and "SqlCompareOptions" not being enough to…

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                        • make another foreach can be set and can use foeach similar to LINQ

                          now foreach is readonly,

                          I suggest ther can be a new foreach that can be set and have a different name like foreachset

                          and originally I have to write in an independent line as:

                          int[] iArray = new[] {1, 2, 3};
                          foreachset (int i in iArray)
                          {
                          i += 3;
                          }

                          .

                          and I hope it can be written like:

                          int[] iArray = new[] {1, 2, 3};
                          iArray.foreachset( i => i+=3);

                          its more Intuition.

                          or even just readonly foreach like LINQ is good,

                          I can do some readonly action such as

                          iArray.foreach( i => Console.Writeline(i));

                          -----------

                          Select in LINQ seems…

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                            • Dynamic class

                              Include support for dynamic class in .net.

                              This should allow the developer to take existing classes and either add more properties to the class in a new class, or remove properties.

                              This will allow the developer to create DTO classes from original classes, cutting away the properties he wants, but maintaining the ones he wants as well.

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                              • please make app of windows support more systems like android.

                                Microsoft often updates app for other system but windows. Why don't you make app on Windows better and support more more systems.

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                                • Add .ToTitleCase() to String Class

                                  Add the method .ToTitleCase() to the String Class (or a similar one, such as .ToProperCase() or somesuch). Currently this requires pulling thread information to get the local user's culture information, and multiple extra lines of code. It would be much simpler to have an easily accessible method to capitalize the first letter of each word in a string.

                                  Current implementation:

                                  internal static string DisplayRandChar()
                                  {
                                  Character randomCharacter = new Character();

                                  CultureInfo cultureInfo = Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture;

                                  TextInfo textConvert = cultureInfo.TextInfo;

                                  string displayText = ($"You are {textConvert.ToTitleCase(randomCharacter.name)} the " +
                                  $"{textConvert.ToTitleCase(randomCharacter.item)}-wielding {textConvert.ToTitleCase(randomCharacter.occupation)}!");

                                  return displayText;
                                  }

                                  Simplified implementation:

                                  internal static string DisplayRandChar()
                                  {
                                  Character…

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                                  • Add ability for NAT Hole Punching

                                    Using some combination of STUN, TURN, ICE, WebRTC, etc... build into the .NET framework the ability for Hole Punching.

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                                    • Window-Size (UWP)

                                      1.)
                                      ApplicationView.GetForCurrentView().TryResizeView

                                      Why TryResizeView an not ResizeView?

                                      2.)
                                      Please allow to maximized window programmatically.

                                      3.)
                                      Please allow to lock the aspect ratio of a window (manual resizing).

                                      4.)
                                      Please allow to set the position of a window .

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                                      • Make runat="server" the default value for all user controls and page elements

                                        My pages and controls end up with dozens if not hundreds of runat="server" entries, can't that be the default value.

                                        This value could be set to client in the rare cases where you need to do that, but I would prefer it as default value or or even a global or page setting that sets "runat="server" for the entire page.

                                        It is very duplicative and time consuming, only a few seconds, but multiply that by my 4 hour a day work day (in my dreams) times 5 days a week for years

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