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  1. Simple peer-to-peer communications between 2 WPF Programs.

    Build some WPF Classes to facilitate extremely simple peer-to-peer communications between two WPF programs running on different computers. Target "Generic HID: over USB, Bluetooth peer-to-peer, and finally, Direct WiFi peer-to-peer.
    In fact, you could bundle all three types of connections into a single class. It could consist of 4 simple functions:
    Handle = Open_Connection(Unique_ID, Connection_Type(USB_Hid| | BlueThooth | Direct_Wifi);
    ReturnCode = Send_Message(Handle, message, messagelength);
    ReturnCode = Receive_Message(Handle, message, messagelength);
    Close(Handle);
    The whole idea is to give programmers lots of power without having them deal with tons of complexity.

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Datagrid mode to allow cell data (full/part) selection for clipboard copy not in edit mode.

      When displaying data in a datagrid, we need an option to land in a cell, mark the text within the cell and be able to copy it, without having to be in any edit mode to do so. The selection mode should be able to remain row selection, we need to be able to deal with selecting data inside the cell independently from the row/multi cell selection options.
      This option also needs to be available on textboxes in general, so that a read only user can copy appearance data out of fields to the clipboard.

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        • Provide a MaskedTextBox control, just like in Windows Forms.

          Provide a MaskedTextBox control, just like in Windows Forms.

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                • Expander.ButtonStyle that applies to the toggle button only

                  In this way I don't have to write so much code if I want to set the tooltip of the toggle button or it's template.
                  Take a look here to understand what I mean: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/250788/how-to-modify-expander-button-background-only-wpf

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                    • Restore normal settings to fix the menus

                      How about something to restore the standard menus and tool bar, for an easy fix when the entire Build menu disappears.

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                      • shader constant buffers

                        Add support for shader constant buffers for WPF pixel shader effects (ShaderEffect class).

                        This feature would enable users to develop custom rasterization shaders - either for numerical data (function plots) or also vector graphics (for experimenting fun... or special stuff not available by WPF, e.g. higher order bezier curves for CAD or whatever). It would also enable users to develop more complex shader effects eyecandy.

                        Using texture samplers would be a workaround, but I need the update performance of constant buffers (function graph plotting).
                        Another workaround is using DirectX + D3DImage, but this is all to much overhead for this…

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                        • Support the direct hosting of Silverlight

                          Obviously Silveright and WPF should converge but in the meantime you could support the direct hosting of Silverlight in a WPF application

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                          • make traversing the XAML DOM easier: http://bit.ly/c7gKnp

                            * A XAML DOM selector engine similar to Sizzle. Given that XAML doesn’t have complex selector syntax like CSS this would essentially be a highly optimized tree walker for the VisualTree that would wrap the disjoint APIs in WPF / Silverlight for getting visual parents and children.

                            * A set of fluent APIs for creating XAML DOM objects (Panels, Controls, etc) that would wrap some annoying inconsistencies when travelling between Silverlight and WPF as well as making it easier to do things in code that are painfully verbose in pure XAML (I think states of the VSM is a great…

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                            • Make it easier!

                              XAML is very (very!) difficult to learn and use. It is largely undiscoverable (unlike the .NET framework) and often produces error messages that border on mystical. I know this stuff can be difficult and that everyone is trying hard but everytime I try to do anything "outside the box" in XAML it's tremendously difficult. Run of the mills stuff is pretty easy, but one foot outside the line and “wham!”. At my last employer I hand-coded (and code the generation of postscript) and I’ve done similarly with HTML, so I’m use to the idea of rendering and declarative syntax (I…

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                              • Support SmoothStreaming in WPF

                                Silverlight SmoothStreaming is provides ability to display high definition video in Silverlight applications. Why we don't have the same ability in WPF? This would open possibility to implement rich media center applications (for example running on TV set-top-boxes).

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                                • Add full BIDI support.

                                  Currently the text render ignores unicode control characters (such as Right To Left Override) which results in wrong textual display for Arabic and Hebrew languages

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                                  • port Silverlight themes to WPF

                                    It would be nice if some of the Silverlight themes like Accent and JetPack were officially ported to WPF 4 ... it will really help LoB developers without design skills develop decent-looking applications. By default, the DataGrid from WPF 4 under Aero looks like it's from Windows 3.1.

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                                    • Application-modal Windows/Dialog Boxes

                                      In Windows SDK programming, I believe modal dialog boxes were automatically application-modal - they prevented you from interacting with *any* other application window until they were dismissed. In WPF, there is, amazingly, no way to do this. Modal windows in WPF are only modal to their parent/owner window. If you have an application with multiple windows independent windows, and you want to put up a dialog box that is modal to all of them, you have a lot of work to do to manually prevent all of your other windows from activating until your modal dialog is dismissed. This is…

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                                        • Xaml documentation with the intellisense.

                                          It would be nice to be able to see what the object is for and what the property does instead of having to go to MSDN the whole time. This would be useful when dealing with something new in WPF, especially if you're a newbie.

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