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  1. Add Voice Recognition feature into .NET Framework to recognize/identify different persons’ voice

    At present, there is no Voice Recognition feature in both System.Speech.Recognition namespace (System.Speech.dll) and Speech SDK 5.1 to recognize/identify different persons’ voice.

    The “Voice Recognition” is a different technology from “Speech Recognition” with radically different objectives.

    What is speech recognition?
    Speech recognition is the process of capturing spoken words using a microphone or telephone and converting them into a digitally stored set of words.

    What is voice recognition?
    While speech recognition is the process of converting speech to digital data, voice recognition is aimed toward identifying the person who is speaking.

    Many customers consult such requirements in MSDN Forum and…

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    • 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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      • Add support for DataBinding.ValidationRules in Silverlight

        I have a UI Control i want to use custom validation, problem is my Binding target the objects inside a IDictionary<string,object>.

        My problem can't get solved with IDataErrorInfo or INotifyDataErrorInfo and because I am binding to attributes inside the dictionary throwing exceptions to cause my UIControl to trigger a validation state will not work.

        For example if the key is "Age" and the <object> contains an Integer based on other data that comes from a REST endpoint i will know that this is required to be and Integer and i want to strictly enforce that by adding a custom validation…

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        • Add ForceHTTPS to ScriptManager

          For web applications that use the Microsoft CDN (EnableCDN=true) and are behind a Hardware Load Balancer (HLB) and the SSL cert is bound only to the HLB, the ScriptManager uses the protocol of the request coming to IIS. In this scenario, IIS only sees http coming from the HLB even though the HLB sees https coming from the client. Thus the client's https request of a page results in mixed mode content because the Microsoft CDN references for asp.net are rendered as http.

          Please add a property to ScriptManager to ForceHTTPS which would allow applications running in this configuration to…

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          • Compiler exports graph of possible exceptions for function

            As the compiler goes through code it should export the possible exceptions a particular function can throw. While this is somewhat like the Java feature, this can happen automatically and be displayed to downstream callers. Since all functions would have this information the graph should be fairly easy to generate for new functions.

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            • Make JoinableTaskFactory available outside of VisualStudio

              Microsoft.VisualStudio.Threading.JoinableTaskFactory is in incredibly useful tool for bridging non async aware code forward into the new world of async. Without it or something like it, it can require huge amounts of change in order to migrate code forward without causing a nightmare scenario of deadlocks, hangs and poor responsiveness.

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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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                • 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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                  • Support System.Web.HttpUtility in Portable Class Library

                    In HttpUtility, UrlEncode, UrlDecode, HtmlEncode, HtmlDecode are just process string. Why portable class library do not support it?
                    Please support this and add more classes support in portable class library which is only depend BCL.

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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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                      • Allow image map in asp.net to assign colors or images to hot spots

                        Asp.net image map does not contain the functionality to assign colors to the hotspots created by the user. This feature will be very use full when dynamically assigning the hotspots.

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                        • Please update the System.Reflection.StrongNameKeyPair to work with .pfx files

                          Currently signing with a .PFX programatically requires that one either use the Process class to run sn.exe with flags, or some classes from Mono to sign an assembly from code.

                          I am suggest that the current implementation be expanded to process the .pfx files as well. I do not like having to use .snk if I am signing from code, it leaves the private key exposed and vulnerable.

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                          • Add non-generic base class to TaskCompletionSource<T>

                            The TaskCompletionSource<T> class should have a non-generic base class that would implement the methods that are currently in TaskCompletionSource<T> and which don't operate on the result type.

                            Specifically these are: SetCanceled, SetException, TrySetCanceled, and TrySetException.

                            This would allow for canceling/failing a diverse collection of TaskCompletionSource objects without needing to know what the result type should have been.

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                            • Implement Lists / Arrays with long indexes (64-bit)

                              Hi Guys,

                              A fair number of us out there in virtual space would be very happy if you would implement support for Array / Lists with the use of a long data type as the index. This is kind of a problem that is brought up continuously on StackOverflow.com, and we are seriously lacking a GOOD solution here. Yes, we've heard that you've increased the supported size in the .Net 4.5 Framework, but it's not good enough. We really want to be able to use the 64-bit space for addressing more than a few billion objects, and this lack of…

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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • 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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                                      • 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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