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  1. Improved/rewritten RichTextBox especially dictionary languages

    The current RichTextBox implementation is buggy, especially regarding listitems. It is also almost impossible to extend (throwing exceptions on an "unrecognised" DP anyone?) with the biggest culrpit being the SpellCheck which has massively limited language support, but has no way to extend/replace the default checker.

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    • Allow strongly-typed ViewModels, as in ASP.NET MVC.

      It would be nice to let us specify the type of a ViewModel, as in ASP.NET MVC - this would allow us to catch a whole swathe of binding errors at compile time.

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      • Better custom chrome support for Window

        It's without a doubt that custom chrome apps are becoming popular, with office as being a leader, and other MS apps.

        It would be great if full support was baked into the window, I am speaking in terms of:

        - Better drop shadow support for borderless windows
        - Retaining animation for minimizing, maximizing windows
        - Aero snap support
        - Fixing issues when WindowStyle is none and maximizing causing it to be in Kiosk mode.
        - Inherent and native support for extending glass into non client area.

        There are far too much hacking, pinvoking to be done just to achieve these…

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        • Validation with DataAnnotations like in ASP.NET MVC.

          Also make Entity-Framework fully compatible and integrated with DataAnnotations validation.

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          • Auto-generate ViewModel interface from {Binding} expressions

            Have the XAML designer automatically generate an interface for the ViewModel based on the Binding expressions in the XAML. This would give the MVVM pattern better type-safety and eliminate data binding errors.

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            • ChildWindow

              I really wished that WPF had the child usercontrol template like in sliverlight

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              • Create a StrokeGradient Brush

                Create a stroke gradient brush. For example ... like Charles Petzold has simulated in his blog entry: http://www.charlespetzold.com/blog/2009/02/Graphical-Paths-with-Gradient-Colors.html

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                • Create some 3D controls

                  Make use of the 3d capabilites in WPF with some 3D controls. Put them in the WPF Toolkit if you dont want them in the Main .Net trunk for now. It's fluff, but some fluff is nice now and then. Transitions, front/back controls, etc.

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                  • Direct X and Media Foundation Support

                    Support for Web Cam, DVD, Blu Ray, TV Tuner, Radio, All the great stuff we loved in direct show and all future features we will love in media foundation. Bring it to the .net WPF world a little easier!

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                      • Easier control template customization

                        In many cases a simple change to the appearance of a control requires the wholesale replacement of the control template. It seems like there needs to be a more granular method to customizing the control without having to copy and edit the entire control template. It is not always clear what parts of a control template the control depends on such that replacing the template leads to subtle bugs in the controls behavior or display.

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                        • Make Cider designer hostable

                          like WF and WinForms make VS designer hostable

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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

                          • D3DImage performance optimizations

                            D3DImage is very fast, but it could be faster. The current implementation eats up a good chunk of CPU time, not just GPU time when adding a dirty rect. This may have to do with the flushing of the D3DDevice.

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                            • Improve for overall installation size, memory footprint and cold/cool startup performance

                              The minimum size of a empty WPF window might take 50 MB. The installer take 240 MB for 3.5sp1, take 50+ for .net4. And after deployment, it might take 500~ 1000 MB for hard drive. The cold/cool startup is also a issue compared to MFC. But actually, .net 2.0 have the overhead, WPF based on it make it worse. If these issues are hard to resolved, maybe there's some tricky ways to try to resolve them in OS level such as pre-installed, pre-cached some essential modules, ...etc. ( Win7 include 3.p5 sp1 in default, how about in the future for…

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                              • Add a supported way to share XAML between WPF, WinRT and maybe Silverlight

                                Yes there are hacks for this but they are all pretty bad. So adding an official way via either #ifdef statements or another method would be a good idea.

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                                • Bring MediaElement to parity with the other XAML implementations

                                  Wpf media element only supports one audio track, cannot be fed an abstract source stream, cannot play smooth streaming, and cannot play dash content.

                                  We need parity with Silverlight and WinRT. It is not currently possible to render H264 smooth/dash content on the desktop, only in IE!

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                                  • Add CSS support to WPF

                                    I would like to be able to use CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) for styling WPF/XAML applications. It is much more powerful and easier to edit (not XML) than XAML.

                                    HTML5 has a very clear separation of content/structure (HTML) on one side and styling/presentation (CSS) on the other. It has multiple i'inheritance' and powerful selectors.

                                    Styling and vector graphics are the weak spots of WPF. The controls is its strength. I would love to have XAML + CSS + SVG.

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                                      Harikrishna Menon
                                      Program Manager @ Visual Studio

                                    • mediaelement

                                      List all audio devices and allow choose an audio device other than the Default DirectSound in MediaElement, see WPFMediaKit MediaUriElement

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                                      • reporting services viewer control

                                        So we can at least not go to the browser, better viewer control for both silverlight and wpf

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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. If you have any specific suggestions on this aspect, feel free to reach out to me at harikm@microsoft.com
                                            Harikrishna Menon
                                            Program Manager @ Visual Studio

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