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  1. Make BringIntoView work correctly with UI virtualization

    BringIntoView does not work correctly with user interfaces that are virtualized. A great example is the TreeView. Calling BringIntoView on an item that is not currently on screen will not bring the item into view because it hasn't been drawn yet even though its model exists. The only way to get around this today is through hacks such as : http://lucisferre.net/2010/04/21/virtualizing-stack-panel-wpf-part-duex/

    and

    http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Changing-selection-in-a-6a6242c8

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Take all the MVVM projects from the WPF Disciples and merge them to create a best of breed framework

      The WPF Disciples have many members that are all working on different, but similar MVVM framework projects. Each has some slightly different implementations from each other, but joined together they would be the ultimate MVVM framework.

      It would be great to so MS take this community output and provide it to the VS development community at large.. That is if the Disciples grant MS permission to do this.

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        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Port the LayoutStates from Silverlight 4

        Animating items insertion and removal makes UI a lot nicer. But it's very hard to do without proper platform support, and you usual have to pollute your data model; and write hacks to prevent execution of commands on removed items, and so on...

        Moreover this increases the compatibility surface between WPF and SL.

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add stream capability to MediaElement

          Silverlight has setsource(stream), can't find a way to do this in wpf

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide a Simplified Webcam/Mic API like Silverlight 4

            Both for Silverlight compatibility and for just ease of use reasons. The API in Silverlight 4 is really simple to use. The analogs in the WPF space are significantly more complex. Understood that this may mean implementing some of the SL media pipeline as a consequence.

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Fourth Step

              Fourth Step
              Summary:
              In this article suggests that we extend my view and see computers Component object oriented
              Background:
              What is Operating system task when Peripheral devices connect to the computer?
              Operating system must Identified that devices and communicate to that and add icon of devices to the
              My computer Section or system Section
              Article:
              Assume that a Peripheral devices for example temperature control connected to the computer
              In such that operating system task is communicate to devices and add icon of devices to the
              My computer Section or system Section and get properties of device send for Application program …

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add an option to sort by installed date for the extension and updates dialog

                I have many extension installed, and I want to see what are the oldest installed extensions and maybe get rid of some which I no longer needed. The dialog only offers options to sort by Name or Author, but not other criteria.

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                  0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add an option to format expressions as a tree

                  Add an option to format boolean expressions as a tree

                  Consider the following source formatted automatically by Visual Studio:
                  if( (a == b)
                  && ((c == d)
                  || ((e == f)
                  && (g == h)
                  )
                  )
                  )
                  {
                  }

                  I find this to be pretty much unreadable. Here is the same source formatted differently:

                  if(____(a == b)
                  __&&_(___(c == d)
                  _______||_(____(e == f)
                  __________&&_(g == h)
                  _________)
                  ______)
                  __)
                  {
                  }

                  Notes:
                  Looks best with a fixed space font
                  I replaced what would be spaces with an underscore so that my post here illustrates the spacing, otherwise it was…

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Get rid of the cryptic debugger error message telling me I can't view a value in the immediate window in VB and I should use watch window

                    If you can show me the value in the watch window why can't you show it in the immediate window. This happens trying to see values of properties of classes.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fix Process.GetProcesses()

                      Process.GetProcesses() is causing problems with garbage collecting and memory leak in result.

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support for design time MsBuild targets in shared projects.

                        Shared projects are currently not built which is understandable as they are just referenced from projects that use them however it would be great (and compatible with this philosophy I believe) if they supported running design-time MsBuild targets that could be used for e.g. generating files, running preprocessors, validators, etc.

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                        • Deprecate, move, or integrate System.Buffer

                          The only time anyone remembers System.Buffer exists is when we try to make a class with this common name and find the conflict. All of the System namespace's classes should be vital to most programs, and it should avoid conflicts with common names. System.Buffer very much does not fit any of those criteria.

                          I think it could be outright deprecated and later removed with little ill effect. System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal does everything it does so far as I know, and it does it better.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • In the new Peek Definition feature(Alt+F12), I guess view functionality is enough. Giving user the editing is not required i guess.

                            In the new Peek Definition feature(Alt+F12), I guess view functionality is enough. Giving user the editing is not required I guess.

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                            • Make a display-only option for placement of opening brace (C#)

                              In my team we have different preferences of where to place the opening brace:

                              if(true){
                              ...
                              }

                              or

                              if(true)
                              {
                              ,,,
                              }

                              There is a setting for the code editor where the brace should be placed and it is possible for us to do "Format document" to get it the way each person want but that will at the same time render changes in the version control system.

                              I therefore propose a new setting, which is a "display-only" setting for the placement of the opening brace. That way the code that is committed is always formatted the same way but…

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Test Manager - when creating tests provide way collapse the header section so more room to see test steps

                                In Test Manager the space to enter and see the test steps is such a small part of the screen and yet it is the most important. It woul dbe nice if there was a way to collapse the header section so more room to see test steps.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Many Bugs with VSO

                                    Hello, Visual Studio Online currently doesn't allow users to submit bugs, this was the only place I could find to post them.

                                    1. We can't access source control from Visual Studio with a corp account.

                                    2. None corp accounts get 404 when they try to clone.

                                    3. corp accounts have a limited number of licenses, meaning everyone I add to my projects is only being added as a stackholder.

                                    4. Visual Studio Online bug submission page currently says 'you are not allow to submit bugs' blocking me from reporting issues.

                                    I'm sure you realize how broken VSO is. Is there…

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                                      • In web project, add 'Set as start page' option to the currently edited page (.aspx and .cs code behind file). It can be be on file's tab con

                                        In web project, add 'Set as start page' option to the currently edited page (.aspx and .cs code behind file). It can be be on file's tab context menu or directly in main context menu.

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                                        • Create a rom generating option for Cyanogen Mod.

                                          Design a framework for better device support throughout Cyanogen Mod. The abstraction of devices from the Operating System in Android is currently awful. Developers have to cobble together functionality until they can release their stable versions of ROMs. I envision a ROM creation editor in a future release of Visual Studio that provides device drivers and compiles well.

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