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  1. 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.

    260 votes
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      68 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  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.

      23 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.)

        35 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  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.

          12 votes
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            2 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  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.

            16 votes
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              0 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

              16 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…

                12 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  27 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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)

                    9 votes
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                    • AppPinManager

                      Windows 10 Creator update & Fall creator update allows to the developer pragmatically add the app shortcut in the startmenu and TaskBar
                      To implement this feature , we have to follow the some of steps , to elimated those steps ,
                      I have created AppPinManager helper class , just call those helper fuunction , it will takecare to add into the startmenu or TaskBar

                      Regards,
                      Vinoth

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create calendars on Exchange-type UserDataAccount

                        Currently is not possibile to create a new Calendar inside an Enterprise Exchange user account.

                        It's only allowed to create an app calendar which lives on local device

                        Please, add AllAccountsReadWrite to UserDataAccountStoreAccessType in order to allow to creates calendars on remote calendar providers

                        7 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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

                          14 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Animated Vector Graphics support in the Visual Layer / XAML

                            Add support for Animated Vector Graphics in the Visual Layer/ XAML to enable smooth animations, scaling, and integration with effects.

                            53 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • ApplicationView - Window Size improvements

                              ApplicationViewWindowingMode Enum

                              For my work app, we wanted the app to launch maximised. The closet option is to launch it FullScreen but that obscures the task bar.

                              Auto give little control over the first launch of the app.

                              This meant that I ended up using PreferredLaunchViewSize during first launch and then Auto on subsequent launches.

                              This is what I am currently using

                              var currentAppView = ApplicationView.GetForCurrentView();

                              currentAppView.SetDesiredBoundsMode(ApplicationViewBoundsMode.UseVisible);

                              var di = Windows.Graphics.Display.DisplayInformation.GetForCurrentView();

                              var size = new Size(di.ScreenWidthInRawPixels, di.ScreenHeightInRawPixels);
                              size.Height -= 100;
                              size.Width -= 100;

                              ApplicationView.PreferredLaunchViewSize = size;

                              ApplicationView.PreferredLaunchWindowingMode = ViewModelLocator.AppSettingsInstance.WindowSizeSet ? ApplicationViewWindowingMode.Auto : ApplicationViewWindowingMode.PreferredLaunchViewSize;

                              ViewModelLocator.AppSettingsInstance.WindowSizeSet = true;

                              This seems a bad…

                              14 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • New Helper for Downloading from the web

                                Downloading from the web is a very common thing to do in Apps but it doesn't have any dedicated control for it. So it would be nice to have one.

                                Feature request for this control:

                                1. Download.URI(URI) should set the item to be Download
                                2. Download.GetInfo.Name, Download.GetInfo.Size, ... to get the Info about the item to be Downloaded
                                3. Download.Start, Download.Pause, Download.Stop
                                4. Download.GetPercentage to get the download compleated percentage so that it can be used for creating ProgessBar
                                5. Download.GetSpeed to get the download speed
                                6. Should support Background Download

                                Issue link: https://github.com/Microsoft/UWPCommunityToolkit/issues/1309

                                23 votes
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                                • AppX uninstall doesn't cleanup application frame data

                                  I hear a lot about “clean uninstall” but we noticed a few months ago appx leaves some stuff behind. Specifically, persisted appframe window sizing data remains behind, potentially leaving the user/dev in a potential bad or confusing window state.

                                  See the data piling up in the following stores:
                                  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ApplicationFrame\WindowSizing
                                  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ApplicationFrame\Positions
                                  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ApplicationFrame\TitleBar

                                  8 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  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.

                                    5 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create a Custom RichEditBox with all the basic features Like Text Formatting, Support for Inking Like OneNote

                                      It is very difficult to Create a Custom RichEditBox with all the basic features Like Text Formatting, Bullets and numbering, Support for Inking Like OneNote and also to support adaptive layout, that's too much work for basic Text editing. So my opinion is to create two new controls. One is TextCanvas for Display and Editing both Text and Inking. The other is TextCanvasToolbar for Text Formating and Ink editing.

                                      58 votes
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                                      • Classic Main Menu

                                        When building line-of-business-apps for enterprises, we often focus on desktop only. Today we're using WPF for these tasks. But if we want to use UWP for it, we would need a classic menu like we have it in Visual Studio and serveral other "expert applications" (=app with a lot of functionality) that require more than just a hamburger menu or some flyouts

                                        91 votes
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                                          9 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Diff syntax highlighting in MarkdownTextblock

                                          For example:
                                          @@ -52,17 +52,6 @@
                                          // Unchanged code
                                          - // Deleted line
                                          + // Added line

                                          This would be useful for GitHub related scenarios.

                                          5 votes
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