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  1. Make D3DImage support DX11

    Current, D3DImage only supports DX9/DX9Ex surfaces. (D3DResourceType only allows for IDirect3DSurface9.) It would be nice if it directly supported DX11, which would allow many of the newer graphics features to work cleanly in WPF. [I realize there would likely be a performance loss in converting the surface formats to work with WPF's DX9 infrastructure, but this could be handled completely internally, and as efficiently as possible.]

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a native RDLC Viewer

      the is not report support in WPF. Making a native RDLC Viewer without wrappnig the WinForms version would be nice

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      • Implement MDI window management

        Both WPF and Silverlight are lacking any window management framework. Those coming from MFC and WinForms know what I mean. We need support in the framework (not just PnP solutions)

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Do not indent #region with code

          In C# the #region's follow the code in indentation. I think this is wrong, as they are not a part of the code, and should stay aside - just like they do it in Visual Basic.
          I find the C# #region's too obtrusive. Please, change the behaviour, so they are left-aligned in the editor window, both when folded and unfolded.

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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • graphic.h

            please give us an accessibility to use graphic.h Header for c++ programms ..... it's perfect that we have the old graphic headers and libraries in visual studio ....
            sorry for my bad EN Lang
            thank you Team :)

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Allow NuGet packages containing XAML controls to add entries to the toolbox

                It should be possible to add entries to the toolbox for XAML controls that are contained within a nuget package.

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                  0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • (Visual) Holo Studio

                  Build Visual Studio to support Windows Holographic Computer.
                  Jump to 1:41 in this video and watch. http://news.microsoft.com/windows10story/

                  It is time to build Holo Studio for developers.

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                  • Example Namespace "system.Examples"

                    While learning, programmers write oft the same code multiple times,
                    which, of course, increases the educational effect.

                    But after a while, if you already know what you are doing (e.g. creating a class)
                    only to learn something new (like LINQ) you are wasting time.

                    This is where the namespace "system.Example" comes in.
                    It already has many test classes for beginners like ("Car" or "Human")
                    and delivers many useful properties and methods.

                    An example of using this namespace could look like this:

                    system.Example.Car car = new Car("BMW", "M3 GTR", ...);

                    PS
                    That would be nice for game developers too. :D

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                    • Add AssemblyLicenseName and AssemblyLicenseText Attributes to the System.Reflection namespace

                      System.Reflection already contains a lot of Attributes that can be applied to Assemblies, like AssemblyCopyrightAttribute or AssemblyDescriptionAttribute. For open source projects it would be nice to have Attributes like AssemblyLicenseName and AssemblyLicenseText, which could be used make the name and content of a license available via reflection.

                      Many open-source licenses (even non-copyleft licenses like BSD) require the user of the software to redistribute the license text. Authors of open-source libraries often either put the license text in a simple textfile or (as a comment) in every sinigle code file. Users of such libraries have to manually copy the license text…

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • WPF - SVG support

                        SVG (scalable vector graphic) is becoming very prominent these days. All major browsers support it.
                        Performance and functionalities are improving very quickly.

                        Knowing that, it sounds very intereting for those who want to design a graphical design application (like an UML designer) to do it with SVG.
                        The document result could be a SVG or an XML with embeded SVG in it. Having a SVG file would enable anybody to see the result in any browser/OS.
                        Many other advantages come with it.

                        The actual HTML5 browser model is Javascript based and by the way is interpreted and untyped.
                        - By…

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                          2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Highlight color of text in Output window

                          It will be very helpful to enable set Highlight color of text in Output (Debug/Build) window of the IDE (like DebugView does.)

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                          • Entity Framework (EF) & Linq to use in JavaScript (NodeJS)

                            I have seen that exist an unofficial linq library for JS:
                            http://linqjs.codeplex.com
                            https://github.com/mihaifm/linq

                            NodeJS could be better if Microsoft create the official libraries. With NodeJS and EF We could connect with relational databases.

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                              • Perl code recognition

                                The idea is that we can program in Perl using the visual studio or visual web development express, using syntax recognition.

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                                • alerts

                                  I wish to Disable Alert as and when Required. So that when some of the Alerts are not needed for a duration, I should be able to disable them rather than deleting or altering their criteria.

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                                  • Show the full path of the selected solution explorer file

                                    When one is drilled into a deeply nested folder structure, in Solution Explorer, it is not evident what the full path to the selected folder or file is. If it happens to be a file that is selected, I can find its tab and hover over it, but it could and should be easier than that. In Windows Explorer, an address bar shows the full path. In the VS designer, I can also see the full "path" of an HTML element. Ideally, VS would do the same for the full path of the selected solution explorer file or folder. It…

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add Equational Generic Constraints to Methods

                                      This seems like it is long overdue, and at least a start on improving the type system in .NET.

                                      More details could be found by reading Generalized Algebraic Data Types and Object-Oriented Programming by Andrew Kennedy and Claudio V. Russo (both from Microsoft Research).

                                      The quick and dirty version is that you should be able to create Abstract methods that are only valid under certain Generic Types.

                                      public abstract class List<A>
                                      {
                                      public abstract List<A> Append(List<A> item);
                                      public abstract List<U> Flatten<U>(); // where A : List<U>;
                                      }

                                      If you uncommented out the where A : List<U>, the Flatten method would…

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                                      • Binding with default values on some properties (and ProvideValue overridable) for all XAML's files in application

                                        When we need to develop our own WPF framework to implement MVVM pattern. It Is necessary to insert own Binding declaration with specific Converter, Specific UpdateSourceTrigger options, etc etc ...
                                        Moreover, we need to valuate attach behavior on target control to add spécific logic (example : UpdateSource only before lost focus and not after lost focus, because we need to cancel the lost focus if error(s) occurs during UpdateSource), and it is necessary to valuate this properties for each Binding ! (thousand and thousand Binding ...)

                                        Binding class is not sealed BUT provideValue method Is Sealed ! and BindingBase.CreateBindingExpressionOverride is…

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                                        • After upating one of the table with new column, when we update the edmx file it is generating the methods with no default parameter values.

                                          When we add new column/s in the existing table and update the edmx file it is generating the methods with no default parameter values for the newly added columns. Because of this, it breaks the build.

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