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  1. Enable the Windows 10 Hyper-V Default Switch to work with Cisco AnyConnect

    The following Hyper-V networking Configuration breaks DNS name resolution on the Virtual Machine:
    1. Connecting the host to a non-corporate (remote) WiFi network.
    2. Connecting to the corporate network via Cisco AnyConnect on the host.
    3. Start a VM and connect it to the Default Switch (NAT)

    When a VM is connected to the default switch and the host is connected to the corporate network via Cisco AnyConnect, the VM looses the ability to resolve DNS addresses. The VM is able to ping both public addresses and corporate addresses; however, it is unable to resolve names on either the public…

    188 votes
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      17 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We’re investigating how to best handle VPN and add more configuration around VPN.

      Please:
      1) Upvote if this is important to you. That helps us prioritize.
      2) Let us know which VPN technology you’re using/care most about.
      3) Explain what behavior you’d like to see.

    • Stabilize Virtual Desktop API

      Currently there's a set of COM APIs, that provide access to Virtual Desktop-related features, like pinning apps to desktops, switching desktops, etc. Unfortunately, most of it is undocumented, and does not seem to be stabilized (2018 Spring Update for instance changed IApplicationView's CLSID, so apps using it stopped working).

      23 votes
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        9 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Zoom able image control

        Image control with zoom in and out by double tap or Slider's value in desktop and pinch zoom in touch enabled screen.

        21 votes
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          2 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • DatePicker date bug when system timezone changes

          There seems to be a bug in the DatePicker control that appears when the system TimeZone changes.

          This can be easily reproduced, start by creating a UWP app that has the DatePicker control, and a TextBlock below it, bind them both to a DateTimeOffset object that will contain the value of DateTime.Now.

          Reproduction steps:
          1) Start the app, controls show DateTime.Now
          2) Use TZUTIL in CMD to change Timezone to something that makes the date change (For instance, from UTC-12 to UTC+14)
          3) Update controls with DateTime.Now

          Expected: DatePicker shows DateTime.Now.
          Actual: DatePicker shows old day, when opened shows correct…

          5 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • WebView for WPF and WinForms

            Bring WebView with Edge to WPF and WinForms applications

            10 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Modern Windows UI in Win32 desktop applications

              Bring modern Windows UI to existing Win32, WPF and Windows Forms desktop apps with the option to adopt islands of Windows.UI.Composition and Windows.UI.XAML content incrementally. Allows desktop apps to incrementally adopt UI innovations and creates a bridge to UWP for app UI.

              362 votes
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                85 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Office VSTO add-in on Windows Store or Office Store

                At the moment a VSTO add-in cannot be published on Windows Store or on Office Store.
                An idea could be extending Desktop App Converter tool in order to manage VSTO add-in.
                Another solution could be simply extend Office Store in order to publish VSTO add-in.

                60 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • SwipeControl should support mouse input

                  The SwipeControl control should support mouse input as well as touch input. Currently it only supports touch input.

                  I appreciate that swipe controls have come out of developments around touch interfaces. However on a platform that allows for a single app to run on both desktop and touch devices I think that users will be expecting to be able to interact with the app in similar ways across devices.

                  Microsoft have set precedent for this in their own apps. Outlook for example utilises a SwipeControl type arrangement (that can be interacted with using a mouse) for marking emails as read…

                  10 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 3D Volumetric Content in the Visual Layer/ XAML

                    Enable 2D application developers to easily use 3D volumetric content in XAML/Composition by configuring spatial scenes and manipulating transforms and skeletal animations.

                    8 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide API to relaunch the app if it was closed as part of a system update reboot

                      When a machine automatically reboots as part of installing updates any running apps are closed.
                      Upon a person next logging into the device it would be nice to be able to have the app restart automatically too.

                      A small number of non-UWP desktop apps do this but rely on service components to trigger restarting the app which is undesirable in a modern/UWP environment.

                      I'd like to see a way for any UWP app to opt-in to being automatically restarted when the user logs in after a shutdown caused by an automatic reboot. Having the app receive activation parameters that indicate…

                      5 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Compilation of {x:Bind} to a global / static ViewModel fails when using Mode OneWay or TwoWay

                        Compilation fails with error CS1061 in MainPage.g.cs: "MainPage.MainPage_obj1_Bindings" does not contain a definition for "bindingsTracking" and no extension method "bindingsTracking" accepting a first argument of type "MainPage.MainPage_obj1_Bindings" could be found.

                        This is the same error that was marked Completed here:

                        https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/19316077-compilation-of-x-bind-to-static-fields-fails-if

                        3 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Full-Trust UWP Desktop Applications

                          Look, the concept of "UWP apps can run on your phone (RIP) and your Xbox," while admirable, isn't practical for most applications. Many applications need only Desktop support. UWP is too "safe" so as to be impractical for so many desktop apps, and WPF is like a third-class citizen with Microsoft in the background cheering "Upgrade to UWP!"

                          The sandbox nonsense has to go. Allow UWP applications to tick a box in the .appxmanifest declaring it as a full-trust desktop application. Prevent full-trust apps from targeting phone and Xbox if you have to. Show a notice to users upon install…

                          20 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add in Windows.Media.Casting Namespace desktop as Casting Source!

                            Improvements of casting via Miracast to support desktop as casting source.

                            5 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • subscription

                              Changing from one subscription IAP to another (for instance, upgrading from a monthly to yearly IAP) is listed as not yet supported.

                              Quote from:

                              https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/monetize/enable-subscription-add-ons-for-your-app

                              "Customers cannot switch subscription periods using the http://account.microsoft.com/services page for their Microsoft account. To switch to a different subscription period, customers much cancel their current subscription and then purchase a subscription with a different subscription period from your app."

                              Can this ability please be added.

                              Thanks,
                              Rob.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow applications that require elevated privileges/admin rights to be submitted to the store

                                I have a disk imaging (which I have already converted) application that writes bytes directly to disk (USB and SD cards). It requires admin rights to get a lock on the disk. The app gets rejected during submission to the store as some features are disabled as admin privileges are required. It would be good if we could submit utility tools to the store as there is no way to perform these tasks without admin. Maybe warn the user when downloading the app or more stringent verification process for these apps but don't block them completely as you're hurting both…

                                22 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • WebAuthenticationBroker should use Edge as IE is going out of support

                                  WebAuthenticationBroker is becoming obsolete as websites like GitHub are dropping support of the IE browser.

                                  See example here:
                                  https://twitter.com/DMelidonis/status/983380820508504064

                                  9 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow x:DefaultBindMode on App Element in App.xaml

                                    Today we have the x:DefaultBindMode attribute to define the default binding mode generated for a compiled data binding created with x:Bind.

                                    We can set that mode on an element or on a parent element.

                                    It would be a huge advantage to support this attribute also on the App-object in the App.xaml-file, and to make this the "ultimate root".

                                    This would allow me to specify an application wide default binding mode, and I could set it in this single place for example to OneWay.

                                    2 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Multiple Instances of UWP Apps

                                      I have used Unity+UWP to develop LOB application that visualizes 3D data from opened files. We also use multiple-top-level windows that are already available. Now client wants to allow opening and visualizing multiple files, which would have been easy with Win32 (just launch another instance). One of the problems in here is Unity code, which is mostly made to be single-instance, but it would be great to have support to launch multiple instances of the same app.

                                      16 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Animated Headered TextBox

                                        I would like to add a AnimatedHeaderedTextBox control to the Toolkit. Are you interested?

                                        I can add only a style + behavior or create a custom control for it. What do you prefer?

                                        See:
                                        https://reflectionit.nl/blog/2017/xaml-animated-headered-textbox-style
                                        https://reflectionit.nl/blog/2017/xaml-animated-headered-textbox-style-part-2

                                        4 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add the link for the feedback hub to the store's app review form

                                          Could you add the link for the feedback hub to the store's app review form? I believe that the 'app review' and 'report for developers' should be divided.
                                          Because - a lot of user post a bug report to the app review on the Microsoft Store.
                                          But, In fact, most of these posts should be handled with feedback hub. By using feedback hub, we - app developers - can contact with the users to get know the detail and track the defects.
                                          Is it possible to add the note to the review form as following?
                                          "If you have a trouble…

                                          5 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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