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  1. 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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        • Task should run under muliplethreads if core is single

          currently Task is just for managing core, if there is multi-core machine then it performs well but when it is single core then the performance is just the same as sequential. Instead of this if it creates threadpool in the single core then performance in the single core also get improved.

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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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            • Add GetParentDefinition() Reflection APIs to allow walking the override chain of members

              Currently, it's really hard to implement a correct algorithm that gets the parent definition of a MethodInfo, PropertyInfo, or EventInfo representing a member override. A naive implementation is bound to contain bugs regarding overloading, shadowing, generics, and overrides with non-matching accessibility. The only support Reflection offers for the not so uncommon use case of walking the member override chain is the MethodInfo.GetBaseDefinition() API, which can be used to check whether two MethodInfos are part of the same override chain (they are if they have equivalent base definitions). However, even using GetBaseDefinition one can easily make mistakes (e.g., forgetting to take…

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              • Make it possible to infer generic type arguments

                It would be nice to be able to write code like this:

                public IEnumerable<T> Flatten<T, inferred T2>(this IEnumerable<T2> collection)
                where T2 : IEnumerable<T>
                {
                ...
                }

                and to be able to put constraints that use generic arguments, but on the right hand side:

                public class A<T1> {
                public void B<T2>()
                where T1 : T2
                {
                ...
                }
                }

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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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                  • Ban OpenGL from windows

                    Microsoft should ban OpenGL from Windows. I'm sick to death of the wider development community dismissing Windows (mobile) as an irrelevant platform .. Snapchat & Pokemon Go are the big ones obviously. These dev's don't give a **** about Windows, and they are not the only ones. Look on Kickstarter and across the net for all the software / hardware projects that completely ignore Windows.

                    And yet you (Microsoft) continue to support cross platform tech such as OpenGL! All you're doing is training devs to work with other platforms. Inevitably, they ignore DX and then ignore Windows when they realize…

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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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                                  • 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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                                    • include the SQL CE run time as part of the .net framework, instead of requiring a separate redistributable.

                                      Many times it would be nice to provide simple local database functionality that is separated from much larger database instances. For these situations you need to get the latest version of the runtime and include it as yet another requirement for deployment across environment. Depending on the situation in which this is being suggested, the fact that it is not part of the .net framework can sometime be a limiting factor to its use.

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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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