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  1. Full databinding support

    Implement all WPF binding scenarios.

    MOST WANTED:

    1. Binding of non-framework elements. (Now you cannot bind properties of Behaviors and Triggers)

    2. Binding of style setter

    3. Ancestor relative source binding

    4. x:Type x:Static ...

    We really tired of Silverlight data binding hacks =(

    5,729 votes
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    • Consolidate WPF & Silverlight Programming Models

      As a WPF developer, moving to Silverlight has been like learning a whole new platform, and while I realize there are some things I might not be able to do related to network access or security, the fact that simple things like how a ComboBox works is different, has me pulling my hair out. So whether it is databinding, or MVVM support, or controls - allow me to write my code once and then target either WPF or Silverlight.

      I am curious as to how many WPF developers have either given up on Silverlight or delayed projects until there is…

      3,976 votes
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      • 3,638 votes
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        • 3,218 votes
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          • Add file output support for Excel, PDF, XPS, etc.

            In addition to being able to print and offer basic reporting, Line of Business apps need to easily be able to output to Excel, PDF, XPS. If I show a data grid with Sales Data to a VP at my company, they are going to want that data in Excel in one click.

            3,106 votes
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            • Add Report Controls

              Add Reporting Controls Support

              2,811 votes
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              • Add PersianCalendar class from System.Globalization namespace to Silverlight, too.

                PersianCalendar is a class which was added to System.Globalization namespace from .NET 2.0. But it is not included in Silverlight now.

                2,619 votes
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                • Local database support (SQL Server Compact, SQLite) for OOB

                  Provide some sort of local SQL database with Silverlight OOB (so it could be used without stepping out of the sandbox) for a standalone OOB app

                  2,469 votes
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                  • Main language for the Windows 8 development

                    Silverlight has showcased how it performs and its fabulous flexibility and performance in interface development, together with all the added sugar of the .Net platform.

                    I am suggesting to make it the lead development technology for Windows 8.

                    2,423 votes
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                    • Encoding and streaming to Media Server / IIS

                      To make some use for the webcam/mic support announced for Silverlight 4, some video/audio encoders should be built in (for example Windows Media or h264/AAC). Also there should be built in support for streaming audio/video to either a Windows Media server or to IIS using live smooth streaming.

                      2,219 votes
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                      • PLINQ and TPL

                        .Net 4 includes PLINQ and TPL. Silverlight 4 should, too. I want to use these in my app and run it on both .Net 4 and Silverlight 4.

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                        • Allow the HTML control to be used in browser.

                          Out of browser is fine (SL 4 Beta), but it is also needed in browser so that "3rd party" html content can be incorporated into a Silverlight application (actually a show-stopper for me).

                          1,894 votes
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                          • add a professional text rendering engine

                            Something equal or better than the new Flash Text Engine in Flashplayer 10

                            1,711 votes
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                            • Set the filename in the Save As Dialog

                              Silverlight is about giving the users a first class UX.

                              I don't think that it's first class to let the user enter a document name each time the download a document.

                              We have to use ASPX for download until this usability bug is fixed.

                              Please also make the dialog title writable.

                              Thanks

                              1,638 votes
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                              • Enhance the rendering bitmap API and GPU usage also using shaders on the GPU

                                Right now the bitmap APi is primitive and needs more functionality as well as performance enhancements. We also need more functionality on the GPU, especially the shaders and 3D abilities in WPF. This would give game developers some serious power instead of what we have now.

                                1,614 votes
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                                • Support for WCF wsHttpBinding + wsDualHttpBinding

                                  Improve the Silverlight WCF stack by providing support for wsHttpBinding and wsDualHttpBinding

                                  1,500 votes
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                                  • Right to Left language support (Persian, Arabic,...) fo windows phone 7 silverlight

                                    There are many developers waiting for full persian support in windows phone 7.

                                    1,331 votes
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                                    • JPEG decoder

                                      Actually, the only way to get the pixels of an image is to load it in a BitmapImage and use the Writeable bitmap. But this has to be done on UI thread. This is restrictive because we cannot load and manipulate image(s) in a background thread before creating the final BitmapSource. The worst case is when we want to load a big image from the IsolatedStorage, we have to use the SetSource method, which will block the UI thread for a long time. A solution would be to have a JPEG decoder class which simply receive a Stream as input…

                                      1,292 votes
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                                      • Select and copy text from TextBlock elements

                                        I know that what we really need is a FlowDocument control, with Select+Copy support, but until that arrives, it would be very useful to be able to select and copy text from TextBlock controls.

                                        Weather or not this is possible, should be set as an Attribute on the element (SelectAndCopy="True"), - Thereby enabling texblocks to act like labels and/or HTML-like paragraphs ...

                                        1,236 votes
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                                        • vector printing

                                          Silverlight 4 prints by rasterizing the content to bitmap and sending this bitmap to printer. This has many unpleasant side effects - print jobs are huge, especially on high DPI printers and long documents, printing to PDF or XPS is essentially useless, because the output contains just bitmaps, etc.
                                          Please, implement proper vector printing like WPF, Flash, GDI, Windows Forms etc.

                                          1,173 votes
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