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  1. 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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    • XAML simplefication

      Hi, it will make developers much more happy if you can simplify XAML syntax and usage, like what you have done to ASP.Net.
      XAML did not have any major simplification, since it started.

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        Thank you for your feedback on this idea. We have reviewed this and we will not be able to complete this suggestion in the foreseeable future.
        Harikrishna Menon
        Program Manager @ Visual Studio

      • Either support WPF-Visual-to-Metafile API or support new XPS clipboard format in MS Office

        I'd like to paste the WPF vector output into MS Office. If Metafile export isn't supported then how about an XPS clipboard format that MS Office can consume.

        4 votes
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        • Add project-wide xmlns declaration and apply to all xaml files similar to aspx project-wide imports

          Avoid having to repeat xmlns:foo in every xaml file in a project.

          4 votes
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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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            • Create Windows Forms to WPF Conversion Wizard in Visual Studio

              Convert at least the UI to XAML. Similar in concept to the old VB6 to VB.NET wizard. This would help people who want to convert to WPF from Windows Forms. Understood that many third-party controls may not have analogs in the WPF world.

              4 votes
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                While we will continue to make the WPF tools in Visual Studio better with each release (example: Xaml Edit-and-Continue is VS “15”), we have no plans to implement a converter from Windows Forms to WPF at this time.

                Thanks,
                Visual Studio Team

              • Implement Deep Zoom / MultiScaleImage

                Would like this both for feature parity and to provide direct support for the creation of something like a native WPF Bing Maps control. Bridging in Silverlight apps or hosting a web page are not ideal solutions

                3 votes
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                • 4 votes
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                  • 1 vote
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                    • Windows 8 Touch keyboard in WPF

                      Please implement a simple way to show and control the Windows 8 Touch keyboard from WPF.
                      Something like this: http://brianlagunas.com/showing-windows-8-touch-keyboard-wpf/
                      But it would be nice if it's not a need to disable the RealTimeStylus!

                      3 votes
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                      • 3 votes
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                        • Make XmlnsDefinition work inside the same assembly

                          I can define XmlnsDefinitions to group my different namespaces from one assembly:

                          MyLibrary.dll
                          -> [assembly: XmlnsDefinition("myXamlNameSpace","My.Clr.Namespace")]
                          -> [assembly: XmlnsDefinition("myXamlNameSpace","My.Other.Clr.Namespace")]

                          and use it from ANOTHER assembly:

                          <Window xmlns="....."
                          xmlns:my="myXamlNamespace"
                          .... />

                          However, this doesn't work within the SAME assembly where the XmlnsAttributes are defined.

                          3 votes
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                          • Introduce strongly typed bindings

                            When you create a {Binding}, the "Path" property is a string. This means no intellisense, no compile time check. A great enhancement would be to write a lambda expression in the XAML, just like in ASP.NET MVC Views. We would have compile time errors instead of run time errors, and support for refactoring.

                            2 votes
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                            • More controls

                              - Numeric updown
                              - Sidebar
                              - More navigation controls (sidebars)
                              - Explorer bars

                              2 votes
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                              • Native support for video capture and video streaming.

                                It would be nice to have the ability to support a Video capture device natively. Currently you have to jump through a lot of hoops to get this running via DirectShow interop or MediaPlayer ActiveX. I'm thinking of applications like Media players, PVR/DVR functionality, broadcast, etc that can be manipulated in WPF 3D and transforms.

                                3 votes
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                                • Add multi-selection support in ListCollectionView (and friends)

                                  A ListCollectionView keeps a "SelectedItem" to track selected item in a collection, it would be really nice to extend it so it also has a "SelectedItems"-observablecollection that tracks more than one 1 item. And of course keep "SelectedItem" for the "most selected item" kind of.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Multithreaded Panels

                                    Sometimes you want a part of the UI to update seamlessly in parallell to what the rest of the UI thread is doing. The only way to achieve this right now is to have a topmost window running on a different thread.

                                    It would be great if there was a Panel Control that could run in a separate thread instead

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Provide native support for MEF, in particular for composing XAML elements

                                      At the moment, XAML elements cannot be natively exported or imported as composable MEF parts, but I would like to see much better use of MEF in the WPF framework. MEF could also be baked into the commanding infrastructure and other parts of the framework

                                      3 votes
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                                      • backstage

                                        Add a Backstage View to the WPF Ribbon, like what's in Office 2010

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Make MarkupExtension an interface so classes can be DependencyObjects with Attached Properties

                                          MarkupExtension should be an interface. Then extensions could be DependencyObjects and thereby support attached properties

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