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  1. Depricate WPF & settle on evolving Silverlight ONLY! Too difficult building apps for both!

    Please let's just get rid of WPF now, and work on extending Silverlight to have everything you would want in a desktop app as well as a web app. It's too difficult having to worry about building for a superset/subset paradigm.

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    • Support the wpf toolkit on codeplex or kill it.

      Either support it or put it out of its misery. It is a joke at the moment. Look at the people list, it has 3 people as developers, none of which have visited the site in the last 60 days. And of the 25 people listed as coordinators, one has been there in the last 2 months. Support it or kill it.

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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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        • 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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          • 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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                  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
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                • 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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                          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. For design focused tasks, we would recommend that you try out Blend for Visual Studio 2015 (https://www.visualstudio.com/wpf-vs)

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                          • Simple peer-to-peer communications between 2 WPF Programs.

                            Build some WPF Classes to facilitate extremely simple peer-to-peer communications between two WPF programs running on different computers. Target "Generic HID: over USB, Bluetooth peer-to-peer, and finally, Direct WiFi peer-to-peer.
                            In fact, you could bundle all three types of connections into a single class. It could consist of 4 simple functions:
                            Handle = Open_Connection(Unique_ID, Connection_Type(USB_Hid| | BlueThooth | Direct_Wifi);
                            ReturnCode = Send_Message(Handle, message, messagelength);
                            ReturnCode = Receive_Message(Handle, message, messagelength);
                            Close(Handle);
                            The whole idea is to give programmers lots of power without having them deal with tons of complexity.

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                            • XPS document enhancement in WPF5

                              1) I'm looking at a design capability for Flowdocument. At present if we need to use VS 2010 for designing XPS document, then unfortunately we will have to place in in Windows XAML within a FlowDocument Scroll Viewer(or equivalent document readers). The Vs 2010 as such does not support FlowDocument as a root in XAML designer

                              2) Another important issue is about getting the header and footer in the document. At present we will have to use pagination Wrapper that inherits from DocumentPagination class and do it manually. Can there by much eaiser means to achieve the same.

                              3) The…

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                                • High use of controls or triggers made application flickered

                                  When we use layout controls at high end and triggers, due to client requirement we create own style for specific control made wpf application flickered sometime... which is not good interface for client.

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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 think you are running into a bug, feel free to open a bug at https://connect.microsoft.com/
                                    Harikrishna Menon
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                                  • create and add useful controls

                                    create and add useful wpf controls to .net framework

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                                    • Provide way for ICommands to determine the UIElement which owns the command

                                      ICommands should have the ability, when executed, to determine which UIElement owns the command. Perhaps when event handlers are invoked, CallContext could be used to store the current UIElement 'sender'.

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                                      • Fix XPS Document Writer Threadsafety

                                        If you try to submit an .xps document to "Microsoft XPS Document Writer" printer using PrintQueue.AddJob(), but from a worker thread (not the application thread), it fails with an exception. I don't understand how that is even possible, but it's irritating to have to special case this one driver to print on the main app thread.

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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. A number of our partners like Telerik, Infragistics support a large number of customizable themes. Another option would be Open Source projects like MahApps who have great Metro style themes for WPF applications.
                                            Harikrishna Menon
                                            Program Manager @ Visual Studio

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