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  1. Add event(s) for when the Rendering thread is complete.

    Add an event that allows us to know when the rendering thread is complete.

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    • Make ListBox.SelectedItems bindable

      System.Windows.Controls.ListBox.SelectedItems is readonly and therefore not bindable from xaml. Very unexpected, and inconvenient for MVVM pattern. Suggest to make it bindable.

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      • Add higher level object to draw text inside GeometryDrawing

        Currently if text is drawn inside GeometryDrawing a GlyphRun need to be used - but it is too low lever with GlyphIndices, AdvanceWidths and GlyphTypeface properties. The used font is defined in GlyphTypeface where the absolute path to the font file needs to be specified (file:///C:/WINDOWS/FONTS/segoeui.ttf). The GlyphTypeface makes the xaml non-portable from one computer to another.

        There should be at least a FontFamily property on GlyphRun.

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        • Please fix the refactor-rename bug

          If you perform a refactor-rename in a C# class file in Visual Studio, it will often cause a rename of attributes in XAML files with the same name. See this link for a more complete description: http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/656466/refactor-rename-bug#tabs. This bug is closed and marked "won't fix". I can understand that other things might be higher priority, but this is a legitimate bug that happens to me every few days, and it really does harm my productivity.

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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.

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            • Hyperlink Control

              Hyperlink control like a HTML.
              Allow link a file in local machine.

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              • Support WPF imaging for server side applications

                System.Windows.Media.Imaging is not supported for large multithreaded applications (ie/ web servers) - strange bugs occur.

                We want to be able to process images, photos, etc on the server side - ie/ asp.net apps.

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                • Fix PrintQueue.CreateXpsDocumentWriter threadsafety

                  This method fails if called on any thread but the Application thread, because it tries to access Application.Current.StartUri. Printing on a worker thread is useful, but to do it you have to work around this by writing out your own .xps file first, then submitting to the queue.

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                  • Make it possible to figure out the XAML URI from a Type

                    15.Make it possible to figure out the XAML URI from a Type. E.g., this should pass:
                    Assert.AreEqual("/MyAssemb;component/Page1.xaml", GimmeUri(typeof(Page1)))

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                    • Include virtualization in all wpf panels

                      Please include real UI virtualization in all panels in WPF + ItemControl

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                      • RenderTargetSurface

                        RenderTargetSurface same as RenderTargetBitmap but hardware accelerated and produce D3D surface

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                        • Support Vista icons (with compression and 256px)

                          Even .NET 4.0 still cannot use Vista icons (larger than 128px or compressed ICO files) for window icons. See https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/321285/wpf-application-fails-if-window-icon-is-a-vista-ico-file

                          That should be fixed.

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                          • 2 votes
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                            • 2 votes
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                              • 2 votes
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                                • Relative margins based on FontSize

                                  Consider a control that looks like a yardstick or ruler. There's a bunch of tick marks with numbers underneath, and the ticks are centered to the tick mark. The control's bounds need to include the text, which means you need a margin on the tick marks themselves that changes size depending on the FontSize. There are multiple other controls I've built where such "relative margins" are very necessary.

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                                  • 2 votes
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                                    • Better list scrolling

                                      All WPF application suffers this problem: All ItemControl Controls scroll one (or more) item at a time, but never partial item. This is a problem when the height of the item is irregular or big, making scrolling non intuitive or weird

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                                      • Better support for cross assembly embedded fonts

                                        It has become my practice to embed all of my fonts in a single assembly and then referencing the fonts in that assembly from other assembly. This helps to reduce the redundantly embedded font when that font is used in multiple assemblies. It would be nice if the tools supported this as an option.

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                                        • Fix compositecollection's lack of DataContext

                                          this StackOverflow post explains it all:

                                          http://stackoverflow.com/a/6446923/643085

                                          Basically, the CompositeCollection is a pain to work with due to it's lack of DataContext and the inability to use ElementName bindings.

                                          Please provide a way to bind the CollectionContainer.Collection Property to, say a ViewModel (underlying DataContext of the UI element whose ItemsSource is assigned the CompositeCollection) or allow the usage of ElementName binding for that:

                                          The following XAML snippet doesn't work in WPF 4.5:

                                          <ContextMenu>
                                          <ContextMenu.ItemsSource>
                                          <CompositeCollection x:Key="CompositeCollection">
                                          <CollectionContainer Collection="{Binding MyViewModelCollection}"/>
                                          </CompositeCollection>
                                          </ContextMenu.ItemsSource>
                                          </ContextMenu>

                                          Ideally, I'd expect that the CollectionContainer would be able to bind against the ContextMenu's DataContext somehow.

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