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  1. SplitViewPanePlacement Needs Top and Bottom option as well

    SplitViewPanePlacement has a Left and Right option

    Would like to request a Top and Bottom option as well for greater versatility.

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    • Inconsistency on which speech synthesizers that are available

      I’m developing an app both for WPF and UWP that takes usage of the installed speech synthesizers. I’ve noticed that some voices that are available in WPF (via System.Speech.Synthesis. SpeechSynthesizer) are not available in UWP (via Windows.Media.SpeechSynthesis.SpeechSynthesizer). For instance, on one system I use Windows 10 build 10586.494 with English voices I get:

      WPF:
      Microsoft Zira Desktop
      Microsoft David Desktop

      UWP:
      Microsoft Zira Mobile
      Microsoft Mark Mobile

      On another system I run this Windows 10 build 14383.0 with English and Swedish (new in the anniversary update) voices and I get:

      WPF:
      Microsoft Zira Desktop
      Microsoft David Desktop

      UWP:
      Microsoft Zira…

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      • Show document outline for WPF ResourceDictionary files

        It would be great of the Document Outline pane would show the contents of ResourceDictionaries

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        • Update the System.Windows.Controls.Ribbon

          Please fix the System.Windows.Controls.Ribbon ( https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.controls.ribbon.ribbon(v=vs.110).aspx )

          It has several issues:
          - no Office 2013 style
          - window is too small
          - ...

          https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/775972/wpf-ribbon-window-the-border-is-too-thin

          "Gepost door Sachin [MSFT] op 27/02/2015 om 12:26

          The WPF team has reviewed this issue and is unable to address it at this time as we are working on higher priority issues for the WPF community. We thank you for the feedback and may consider this issue again while triaging issues for a future version of WPF. – WPF team"

          Please have a look at it again instead of closing the ms connect ticket.

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          • Allowing for Binding all available Events

            allow for binding all available events (click, leftmosuebuttondown, ...) right in visual studio.

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            • Get .PushEffect to work with hardware capabilities.

              Hi!

              I'm using DrawingVisual very much to render different objects to the screen. The function .PushEffect is right now obsolete and does not work. It would be really neat to get an updated version that has the hardware capabilities. It would also be really nice to be able to push custom HLSL shaders too. Because i want to use multiple effects on the same DrawingVisual, this is not possible right now since you only can have one effect through the DrawingVisual.Effects property.

              Thanks guys! :)

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              • The header of controls placed

                many control has a header, is a good idea. but the header can only placed on the top of control. I think the header should can be placed on the left option;

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                • Searching the text in WPF Combo box

                  In WPF Combobox if we have the below list of values :

                  "American",
                  "Asian",
                  "Belgium",
                  "Canadian",
                  "Europian”
                  With WPF Combobox, when we press "A" key, It goes to American and then press A it goes to Asian now press B multiple times. After that we try to Press A it does not go back to American. We have to press "A" key multiple times to switch between the values and this behavior is unpredictable.

                  It should work in following manner:

                  If we press A, then it should navigate to the value which starts with A and if we press any…

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                  • Make TextBlock's selectable

                    It's probably the hardest task in WPF to have a selectable piece of text. While TextBox can be restyled to look like a TextBlock, it certainly doesn't have it's features like Runs, Hyperlinks, etc.

                    <TextBlock Selectable="True">
                    <Run Text="{Binding SomeText}" />
                    <LineBreak />
                    <HyperLink ...>OtherText</HyperLink>
                    </TextBlock>

                    that allows to select the text and being able to copy it's plaintext would already be enough for almost any case.

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                    • Allow default main window size to be configurable

                      When creating a new WPF application using Visual Studio 2015 the main window that is created defaults to a size that is not convenient for some projects. Instead of having to alter XAML code or physically alter the main window dimensions for every new window created why not provide a default configuration setting for the main window size so that every new item that is added to a project has the same default main window size?

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                      • Allow rotation of BitmapSource by any angle

                        The TransformedBitmap.Transform property only accepts 90° increments.

                        ""Transform must be a combination of scales, flips, and 90 degree rotations""

                        We can't rotate a BitmapSource by any angle.

                        Please implement this.

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                        • UWP Custom TitleBar

                          Use a custom TitleBar is very inconvenient in UWP.
                          1. I think the only thing for developer is call Window.Current.SetTitleBar(), not as the sample of TitleBar on github(https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/tree/master/Samples/TitleBar).

                          2. when add a fullScreen button in custom there has a gap lef to the minisize button, it is unreasonable.

                          Not only do we want to improve the user experience, but also to improve the developer experience!!!!!!!!

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                          • Let us derive our own TriggerAction

                            Remove "internal" from any abstract methods

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                            • Although it breaks separation of concerns, a razor view engine in xaml would be helpful.

                              Adding a MVC type Razor View Engine in XAMLcode would be more than helpful. It could access the windows/pages data context only and would prove helpful in creating simple converters on the fly or help coerce common values.

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                              • Provide a clear statement of direction for XAML/WPF so that the dev community knows where to concentrate their efforts.

                                I am confused about which technology has a future: Silverlight, WPF, or WinRT. What should I choose for new development now? Why is there so much variation in the libraries and toolsets? How do I know that anything I choose is not going to be abandoned by MS in one year's time - like .NET in WinRT? WPF seems like an abandoned building - every WPF question that I look up on Stack Overflow was answered between 2008 and 2010, unlike the MS web stack which is constantly evolving. MS, please support Windows programming with a clear and coherent vision,…

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                                • Change the PropertyChangeTracker.OnPropertyInvalidation method to raise Changed event with meaningful EventArgs object...

                                  Change the MS.Internal.ComponentModel.PropertyChangeTracker.OnPropertyInvalidation method to raise Changed event with meaningful EventArgs object, which tells which DependencyProperty is changed.

                                  I am using the following code-construct to wire-up event handler for DependencyProperty changes:

                                  public void WireUp( DependencyObject obj, DependencyProperty prop )
                                  {
                                  var dpd = DependencyPropertyDescriptor.FromProperty( prop, obj.GetType() );
                                  dpd.AddValueChanged( obj, ValueChangedEventHandler );
                                  }
                                  private void ValueChangedEventHandler( object sender, EventArgs e )
                                  {

                                  }

                                  Unfortunately the EventArgs e represents an EventArgs.Empty object inside the event handler method block, which makes impossible to track which DependencyProperty was changed.
                                  As I see in the reference-source (http://referencesource.microsoft.com/#WindowsBase/Base/MS/Internal/ComponentModel/PropertyChangeTracker.cs,6c03ba1a17c9b49b) the MS.Internal.ComponentModel.PropertyChangeTracker.OnPropertyInvalidation method raises the Changed…

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                                  • To use the same Names of Properties in WPF in ASP.NET too

                                    In WPF you call it Background, but in ASP.NET you use Backcolor and in WPF it is Visibility and in ASP.NET it is Visible. That will the Software engjineer have to know. Probably now is the last Chance to introduce the same names in WPF in ASP.NET too.

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                                    • Declare dependency properties in XAML

                                      Declaring new dependency properties on my user controls and the like requires so much boilerplate, even with code snippets. (And why not update the snippet to use the nameof operator for the declaring class name if you're using C# 6, anyway? Would make refactoring so much easier!) Anyway, if I could declare dependency properties in XAML, I think that would be much more intuitive.

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                                      • Provide the ability to identify ToolTip (error messages) in Telerik WPF Controls: Coded UI

                                        The ToolTipText method present in Coded UI is not able to capture error messages which appear on hover. Neither the test builder tool's crosshair nor Ctrl+I combination are able to identify the error message. The reason for this behaviour seems to be design of the control as a hidden control.

                                        I'm attaching a screenshot of the error message which we try to capture. Here is a link to the MSDN Forums post which I made: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/9062a310-918e-40b1-8f7a-3f21e4a5ccbb/method-to-identify-tooltips-in-wpf-controls?forum=vstest

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                                        • Binding

                                          I can never remember complex bindings, particularly in situations where there is no datacontext available. I would like some shorthand properties that let me bind to the current UserControl, for example. Currently I have to do something like this:

                                          RelativeSource={RelativeSource FindAncestor, AncestorType={x:Type views:XXXXXView}}

                                          But I would like to do:

                                          RelativeSource={UserControl}}

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