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  1. Website code map

    I think a lot of people would love to see a code map for website projects with server side code behind method calls and client side triggers and actions. Currently I can't even include code behind in code maps and even in class diagrams they get ignored too.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • DataTestMethod

        Allow DataTestMethod not only in WINRT and Windows Phone Tests but although in .NET Framework Tests

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        • Add support for TLS 1.3

          Chrome 56 supports TLS 1.3.
          Cloudflare supports TLS 1.3 (https://blog.cloudflare.com/introducing-tls-1-3/)

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          • I would like Security to support a N-Tier or Onion Architecture via Data Access Layer and Domain Layer

            I would like to see Authentication Authorization and Identification (AAI) to be in a Business assembly/project and/or a Cross Cutting Assembly, so that I can incorporate business rules for AAI.
            An ApplicationUser subclass to be in my Domain assembly.
            All data access to be in a Data Access or Infrastructure assembly so that IdentityDbContext would only referenced within in my data access layer to be isolated from the client(s).

            By Data store for security, my storage of users, roles, user roles, claims and logins. These could be the aspnet* tables or could be a web service call or be an…

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            • Right-click a .cs file and generate interface based on class methods

              Right-click a .cs file and generate interface based on class (methods).
              Last time I checked programmers are lazy ;)

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              • Add a way to Get the Progress percentage of Extracting a zip file in System.IO.Compression.

                Currently I cant Update a Progressbar with percentage (unlike with downloading) when Extracting a zip file. I would like to make this possible below.
                ```cs
                ZipArchive zar = ZipFile.OpenRead(Application.StartupPath + "\\ILSpy_Update.zip");
                /*
                Not Sure how I can get it to fill the Progress bar. I think I would need some help here on this part.
                */
                zar.ExtractToDirectory(Application.StartupPath + "\\Update\\");
                zar.Dispose()```

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                • TPL async task.ConfigureAwait() should have option to inherit the stack trace from original thread

                  When we await an async task, the continuation Thread does not appear to inherit the call stack from the originating Thread. This causes us problems when we use the System Diagnostics Tracing as the call stack does not represent the logical flow throw the application.

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                  • WebBrowser. Compatibility Mode Edge by default

                    The WebBrowser control should run in edge mode by default or at least let us control this in the browser through a property. By default the browser seems to be running in IE 7 compatibility mode and most new websites do not render correctly.

                    From what I can tell the options to correct his are:
                    Insert tags in the web pages. This is impossible as I don't control the internet. Change a registry key, also impossible as click once setup does not allow this.

                    Right now my only option is to use a 3rd party browser like cefSharp which adds…

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                    • 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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                                      • Make call stacks great again!

                                        Call stacks are pretty useless but it's all we get when an exception occurs. It only tells us where, roughly, an error occurred, it doesn't tell us what lead up to the error or anything about the state just before the error.

                                        Everyone has had to swift through call stacks in search of the answer and the experience could be better.

                                        I would like to purpose that the .NET framework takes a look at how Golang call stacks as they do contain runtime arguments as well.

                                        We can get really rich call stacks if we create memory dumps but this…

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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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