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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…

    158 votes
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      14 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.

    • 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.

      310 votes
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        75 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • BaseImage 16299

        Installing BaseImage 16299 FailsThe DesktopAppConverter 2.1.1.release_2017-10-25 fails when Installing BaseImage "Windows_InsiderPreview_DAC_16299.wim" with PowerShell Error Record:
        Ausnahme beim Aufrufen von "ProcessBaseLayer" mit 1 Argument(en): "Der Wert liegt außerhalb des erwarteten Bereichs."
        PowerShell Stack Trace:
        bei Expand-BaseImage, C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopAppConverter_2.1.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\converter_util\BaseImageOps.ps1: Zeile 388
        bei Setup-ExpandedImages, C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopAppConverter_2.1.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Setup.ps1: Zeile 245
        bei Setup-DesktopAppConverter, C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopAppConverter_2.1.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Setup.ps1: Zeile 139
        bei <ScriptBlock><Process>, C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopAppConverter_2.1.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\DesktopAppConverter.ps1: Zeile 382
        bei <ScriptBlock>, <Keine Datei>: Zeile 1
        Inner Exception[0]:
        System.Management.Automation.MethodInvocationException: Ausnahme beim Aufrufen von "ProcessBaseLayer" mit 1 Argument(en): "Der Wert liegt außerhalb des erwarteten Bereichs." ---> System.ArgumentException: Der Wert liegt außerhalb des erwarteten Bereichs.
        bei Microsoft.Windows.ComputeVirtualization.ContainerStorage.StorageFunctions.ProcessBaseImage(String path)
        bei Microsoft.Windows.ComputeVirtualization.ContainerStorage.ProcessBaseLayer(String path)
        bei CallSite.Target(Closure , CallSite…

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          19 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create UWP(or Xamarin) Community Tutorial where devs can help creating tutorials

          We can see the support of communities in UWPCommunityToolkit. It would be nice to have a UWP(or Xamarin) Community Tutorial where devs can contribute to the tutorial and make it up to date. As a self-learner, it is very hard to find a tutorial to learn new things.

          34 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • SVG splash screen image

            Now that Xaml and DirectX support SVG images I'd love to provide my splash screen image as an SVG file.

            It would save a tons of space to only have one small SVG for a simple icon rather than a dozen large png files. In fact, the smaller file size might also mean the app would load faster. So often the png splash screen is larger than all of the app's compiled code.

            (I'd also be OK using a Xaml Path.)

            52 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • CalcBinding for UWP

              CalcBinding is an advanced Binding markup extension that allows you to write calculated binding expressions in XAML, without custom converters. CalcBinding can automatically perform bool to visibility conversion, inverse your expression and more. CalcBinding makes binding expressions shorter and more user-friendly.

              This is only available for WPF - https://github.com/Alex141/CalcBinding

              Here are some examples

              <Label Content="{c:Binding A+B+C }" />

              <Label Content="{c:Binding A*0.5+(B.NestedProp1/C - B.NestedProp2 % C) }" />

              <Button Background="{c:Binding '(A > B ? media:Brushes.LightBlue : media:Brushes.White)'}"/>

              <TextBox Text="{c:Binding 'Math.Sin(Math.Cos(A))'}"/>

              <Button Visibility="{c:Binding !IsChecked}" />

              <c:Binding 'A and B or C' />

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add SOCK_SEQPACKET and SOCK_DGRAM to AF_UNIX

                Following the comments on the blog post for AF_UNIX, it would be nice to see SOCK_SEQPACKET and/or SOCK_DGRAM support.

                https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/2017/12/19/af_unix-comes-to-windows/

                Having SOCK_SEQPACKET would remove the burden of distinguishing between independent messages from the user. It also allows greater compatibility for existing POSIX-compatible applications, as was the original goal for implementing AF_UNIX.

                This would be comparable to the "message" mode of Windows named pipes, making AF_UNIX sockets a more complete replacement.

                5 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Network APIs  ·  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…

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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.

                    14 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add WPF UniformGrid to UWP

                      The WPF UniformGrid (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.controls.primitives.uniformgrid(v=vs.110).aspx) is missing in UWP. It doesn't seem to quite have an equivalent in UWP in order to get even spacing of a grid automatically, as well as other features like setting rows/columns and first column for calendar type applications.

                      21 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Use ContentPresenter in MasterDetailsView instead of ListView

                        Currently, In MasterView, we can only use ListView. It limits the use case of MasterView. We can't use Pivot, Semantic Zoom, GridView, PullToRefresh, SlidableListItem and more. But if it accepts ContentPresenter then the limit would be endless.

                        Don't fake the page navigation using Storyboard. Then devs can use Connected Animations.

                        14 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Grouped ComboBox

                          In WPF we had the possibility to have groups within the ComboBox list. We now have this option for ListView and GridView, but not for the ComboBox control.

                          For example:

                          - Fruits (group name)
                          -- Banana (item name)
                          -- Apple (item name)
                          -- Orange (item name)

                          - Vegetables (group name)
                          -- Carrot (item name)
                          -- Cucumber (item name)

                          WPF example:
                          https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/9866362/30957493-b5719ff8-a43a-11e7-9c46-043f5a3404b8.jpg

                          21 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add custom CalendarView control

                            Add a custom CalendarView control with more personalization options than the one included in the SDK.

                            List of features:
                            - Individual CalendarMonthView control, so that if you want to display standalone months, you can (maybe you display a grid of 4 months, etc)
                            - CalendarView control that consumes the CalendarMonthView
                            - CalendarView supports swiping up/down to switch months
                            - CalendarView supports arrows that appear when hovered allowing mouse users to switch months
                            - CalendarView supports mouse scroll to switch months
                            - CalendarView supports adding buttons/elements that stay fixed while scrolling (like a Go To Today button)
                            - CalendarMonthView allows custom…

                            16 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  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.

                              5 votes
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                              • Access/Invoke Point of Service (POS) peripheral devices through background tasks

                                Need to support APIs to access POS peripheral devices through background tasks

                                Use case to be achieved-
                                In an app that collects status information of assets, the user should be able to scan barcode of an asset (background task), and enter other information in the app (foreground task) while the barcode data is being retrieved (background task) and sent to the app (data transfer from background task to foreground task)

                                11 votes
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                                • Improve App Store team responce time.

                                  Allow their to be faster response times for contacting App Store after submitting feedback link found at the bottom of the certification report after having your app rejected.

                                  As its very inconvenient to have to wait for 5 business days to have a response, and you may need to have your app on the store in less time depending on an urgency which I have due to needing to have my app passed for one of my love ones who have passed away.

                                  31 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Notify me when new feedback comes to Feedback hub

                                    Currently we have no notifying system to the developers when the customer add new feedback to the feedback hub. We, developers should check the developer dashboard every day and day. It's tooo painful. Is it possible to add the notification system? Just ping by mail is enough. Uservoice already have it.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Control to create an App Tour Guide

                                      Control explanation: This control should cover the entire app with a semi-transparent background except the highlighted UIElement so that the user can interact with the UIElement. In short, we need a UWP alternative to ShowcaseView (https://github.com/amlcurran/ShowcaseView)

                                      Use of the control: This control will help the user to take a tour of the app in an interactive way.

                                      GitHub issue link: https://github.com/Microsoft/UWPCommunityToolkit/issues/764

                                      9 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • mediaplayerelement seekbar hover thumbnail

                                        This feature is almost available in any web based video player or any Desktop based video player, the feature is simple. When a mediaplayerelement is playing or paused a video. and the user hover overs the seekbar, with mouse, or pen or any other input device for that perspective, wherver is the user mouse, show a small thumbnail of the video file at that specific position, just above the seekbar ( slider ) and as the user moves the mouse along the seekbar, the thumbnail should update accordingly.

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Rate Application Reminder

                                          Add a control that reminds users to rate your UWP app after a certain amount of time or app launches.

                                          Like this:
                                          http://www.telerik.com/blogs/introducing-rate-application-reminder-for-windows-phone

                                          19 votes
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