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Blob view

May 16, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Blob view, the blob view needs to be paged. It takes really long to list 1000 blobs becuase WPF is creating renderable UI elements for each item. This is bad for performance.

The Azure Storage API contains segmented list methods for doing this, it should be easy to implement as long as you have a WPF grid component that does the UI virtualization.

Also, when I view blobs the content type and content encoding is ignored and instead of giving me a semantic preview, I get typical properties. You could decode text properly and preview XML with formatting if you looked at the content type/content encoding of blobs when you preview them.

Not saying this should be the only way to view blobs (because the content type could be wrong) but it would help.