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  1. Allow localhost loopback capability in UWP apps deployed to the Microsoft Store

    UWP apps currently are not able to access localhost on the same machine that the app is running on. This docs page describes the limitation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/debug-test-perf/deploying-and-debugging-uwp-apps#debugging-options

    When debugging, Visual Studio is capable of adding an exemption for the UWP app, but obviously, this exemption does not apply once the app has been published to the store.

    Please add a new capability to UWP apps that allows for them to access localhost.

    44 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow C# style boolean conversion with x:Bind

      With x:Bind we can invert a boolean property with a ValueConverter like this:

      Visibility="{x:Bind IsLoading,Converter="{StaticResource BooleanInverseConverter}"

      But wouldn't it be much cleaner for that widely used boolean case to write just this:

      Visibility="{x:Bind !IsLoading}"

      To generated the code should be possible, and also to check in that generation whether IsLoading is a boolean or not. Even without checking, it won't compile if IsLoading wouldn't be a boolean, which is fine.

      Thanks,
      Thomas

      50 votes
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        4 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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…

        228 votes
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          22 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.

        • No user-consent prompt on first run of broadFileSystemAccess-capable UWP app

          When running an app which requires broadFileSystemAccess capabilities, no user-consent prompt appears on the first use. Instead, the app crashes with a System.UnauthorizedAccessException. Going into Settings to enable this privacy permission prevents the crash, and the app works normally. However, there is no prompt to enable this permission as described in the docs.

          13 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            We are working on it. We are working on updating docs and adding in the prompt like other restricted items.

            A code pattern like this should be a way to catch this scenario.
            {
            StorageFolder folder = await StorageFolder.GetFolderFromPathAsync(@"C:\Foo");
            }
            catch(Exception)
            {
            // prompt user for what action they should do then launch below
            // suggestion could be a message prompt
            await Launcher.LaunchUriAsync(new Uri(“ms-settings:appsfeatures-app”));
            }

          • Virtualized RichEditBox

            Currently the RichEditBox (or even the RichEditBlock, or even the TextBlock) are not virtualized. As a result with a moderate amount of runs in the box it becomes almost unusable slow near 4000-5000 lines.

            The request is, create a virtualized RichEditBox that is capable of handling large files.

            5 votes
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              0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add an API to retrieve all files from a folder that matches the speed of Win32 call

              With UWP, getting the file count for 8k files using CreateFileQueryWithOptions or GetFilesAsync on a SSD will take 9 seconds.
              With WPF, getting the same file count using dirInfo.GetFiles will take 10 milliseconds.

              16 votes
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                1 comment  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • AutoSuggestBox should have SelectAll() method like TextBox

                In UWP, TextBox has a method called SelectAll() that selects all the text in the Text property of the TextBox control. AutoSuggestBox should have the a method that performs the same action.

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow context menu verbs with file explorer integration without setting the app as default for the file type

                  I want to add a context menue for *.jpg files to my app without setting the app as default app for *.jpg files.

                  For example, my app wants to add the context menue "resize images" for jpg files. But I don't want to set it as default app for jpgs, as the app isn't capable for viewing images.

                  See also: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50664134/how-integrate-uwp-app-into-context-menu-of-windows-explorer-for-jpg
                  Related /similar uservoice
                  https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/17592220-allow-context-menu-verbs-with-file-explorer-integr
                  https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/18935833-fix-uap3-verb-multiselectmodel-player

                  17 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  App Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • WebAuthenticationBroker in SilentMode does not work on IoT Core

                    I'm using WebAuthenticationBroker like this:

                    var logoutResult = await WebAuthenticationBroker.AuthenticateAsync(WebAuthenticationOptions.SilentMode, targetUri);

                    When I run this on a Windows 10 machine it works as expected and logs out the user. When I run it on IoT Core, it does nothing. If I inspect the WebAuthenticationResult, I see:

                    ResponseData: ""
                    ResponseErrorDetail: 0
                    ResponseStatus: ErrorHttp

                    When I listen to the HTTP traffic with Fiddler, I don't even see the request being made when using SilentMode.

                    If I change the option to UseHttpPost or UseTitle, it works, but it's a poor UX given the design of our application.

                    5 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • RequestAccessKindAsync from Desktop Bridge

                      Desktop Bridge application can use background task to receive push notifications from WNS. But it can not make sure to receive push notifications even when OS is in sleep. RequestAccessKindAsync API helps to enable this but it does not work from Desktop Bridge.
                      Please help to enable this API from Desktop Bridge.

                      Some discussion is done here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/54586268/requestaccesskindasync-from-desktop-bridge

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Background Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support .Net Standard 2.0 File IO APIs in UWP

                        Currently it is not possible for us to use third party libraries that use .Net Standard 2.0 File APIs in UWP apps. It would make sense to all access to these APIs when using broadFileSystem Access permission.

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Autosuggestbox AutoSuggestionBoxTextChangeReason is always UserInput.

                          [UWP] While following the tutorial at the Microsoft Docs on how to proper create an AutoSuggestBox, when using the SuggestionChosen event handler to change the Text property of the AutoSuggestBox, the TextChanged event is raised with the AutoSuggestionBoxBoxTextChangeReason set to UserInput, even though it was changed via code. The tutorial says it that it should raise it as ProgrammaticChange, and yet that doesn't happen.
                          Currently on Windows 10 Pro Build 18309 SDK Version 10.0.17763.132 using Visual Studio 2019 Version 16.0.0 Preview 1.1.

                          3 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • FeedbackHub link is broken in Windows 10 1809

                            If you set project target version to 1809 and you try to use this official example for launching feedback hub:

                            https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/monetize/launch-feedback-hub-from-your-app

                            It will crash the app. Here is also full code example of this problem: https://1drv.ms/u/s!ArB5XyXKJ9ZWhjheAPPpeRA1rBWe

                            It's very problematic because now 1809 is available almost everyone and feedback hub launch link itself is broken in 1809. I had to revert it to 1803 to get it working.

                            7 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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).

                              32 votes
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                                10 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • AppBarButton with MenuFlyout Flyout is broken in the 1809 update

                                I am targeting Windows 10 version 1809 and that is also my OS version. If I have an AppBarButton inside a CommandBar and set the Flyout of the AppBarButton to a MenuFlyout then it doesn't work properly - the MenuFlyout opens Ok, but it doesn't block the background and it's impossible to close it without clicking a MenuItem in the MenuFlyout (even clicking on the AppBarButton to try and close it doesn't work). This used to work fine before version 1809. Perhaps something got broken when the new CommandBarFlyout that's been added in 1809 was introduced.

                                A workaround is to…

                                5 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Some children are not shown in stack panel

                                  Here's a minimal Github Repo I created to reproduce the problem.

                                  *******

                                  I have a listview whose items panel is set to StackPanel since I need to set the group style panel to a staggered panel which doesn't work well with item stack panel.

                                  The problem now is, out of 27 groups, only 16 groups are shown. I tested it on another list view and I confirmed that the problem is that the stack panel only displays a limited number of children (the strange thing is it's not 16 on my test but 22).

                                  I tried VirtualizingStackPanel but unlike StackPanel,…

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                                    3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow audio from background task without requiring foreground activation

                                    I would like to have the ability to play audio from background task without requiring the app to be in foreground first.

                                    Both android and iOS have this feature. This is a road block for alarm clock apps that require custom audio uploaded by the user to be played.

                                    Details here.

                                    https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/issues/1067

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • StorageFile.GetThumbnailAsync doesn't wait for thumbnail to be generated

                                      Calling StorageFile.GetThumbnailAsync(ThumbnailMode.SingleItem, desiredSize) doesn't wait for the thumbnail to be generated. If there isn't one already cached, it will return an icon instead. Disposing the stream then waiting for 6 seconds then trying again correctly returns a thumbnail.

                                      3 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • faster appservice interface for local processes

                                        Currently using a UWP process with a full trust win32 process in order to provide access to a shared memory or local loopback.

                                        Would like to see a much faster / more efficient app service interface.
                                        At this point, passing much data on a "mid-level" machine takes a few milliseconds per transfer.

                                        Also, the method by which data passes is quite inefficient, making use of a ValueSet object which only accepts "atomic" data types like int and floats, and not user-defined objects like class structures or even arrays.

                                        The suggested use of a JSON serialized object is a poor substitute…

                                        2 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Honor the extendedExecutionSession flag in windows.gaming.input.gamepad.vibration

                                          UWP desktop app targeting Windows 17763, requesting and being granted an extendedExecutionSession can target the vibration motors through a windows.gaming.input.gamepad's Vibration interface but once the app gets minimized applying the Vibration property silently fails.
                                          Please honor the extendedExecutionSession context, thanks.

                                          2 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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