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  1. 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.

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    • No exception from PasswordVault.FindAllByResource when there are no results

      PasswordVault.FindAllByResource throws a COMException when there are no credentials for the resource (or maybe only when there are no credentials). It should return an empty list without throwing an exception.

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      • Cryptuiwiz to support timestamp-reply

        Please add support for Cryptuiwiz API to handle timestamp-reply
        It currently only supports octet-stream. In trying to use SHA2 Timestamp(current Microsoft guidelines) servers, the powershell cmdlet set-authenticodesignature fails to apply the timestamp. This cmdlet uses the cryptuiwiz api.

        Here's the sample script to reproduce the error

        set-authenticodesignature c:\test.ps1 -certificate $mycert -hashalgorithm "SHA256" -timestampserver "http://sha256timestamp.ws.symantec.com/sha256/timestamp"

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        • Pinning Secondary Tiles to an Group in Startscreen

          Pin your secondary tile to an given or to creating sub group in the startscreen

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          • when pinning secondary tile on startscreen, let us also create a subgroup too...

            when pinning secondary tile let us create an sub group on startscreen too
            so all our secondary tiles grouped automatically???!!!! for our apps

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            • Get All Cookies without Uri

              In UWP in Windows.Web.Http.HttpCookieManager you can only get Cookies via this API

              public HttpCookieCollection GetCookies(Uri uri);

              Unfortunately I am not going to know all uri's the cookies are in without tracking every single domain visited (which is what I currently have to do). I do this so I can clear all Cookies.

              An API that would take 5 minutes for someone to write up and save me a lot of coding is

              public HttpCookieCollection GetAllCookies();

              Or secondary to that a DeleteAllCookies() or ClearCookies() API as that is the only reason I need to get all of them and I can't…

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              • 1 vote
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                • Re-issue the [public facing] windows API as Ada 2012

                  Ada 2012 has the ability to express pre- and post-conditions and add them in an easy manner; if these were to be put into the APIs you could block erroneous data from being passed into the API's function, which in turn should make things more stable (or at least give more meaningful error-messages than 0x80072f8f, 0x800f0906, 0xc004f074 and the like).

                  Ada also has excellent language-interfacing and can directly import C and C++ functions w/ ease, so you could use Ada as a simple glue-language, merely letting it perform your pre- and post-condition checking for you.

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                  • C# UWP app: exception.StackTrace should include full stacktrace

                    When an error occurs it happens a lot that exception.StackTrace is null (in the App UnhandledException handler for instance).
                    This is in fact documented and the offical recommendation is to try/catch closer to the code (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/windows.ui.xaml.application.unhandledexception).
                    The problem is we can't put try/catch everywhere and we would like to understand crashes but without a stacktrace it is difficult.

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                    • make cross platform windows application deployment tool or cmd

                      please make windows app deployment tool like ADB for android cross platform so that we can access device from all plateform

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                      • Make option to change scrollbar from right to left side of windows. It will be big help for graphic designers using cintiq tablets.

                        Make option to change scrollbar from right to left side of windows. It will be big help for left-handed graphic designers using cintiq tablets.

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                        • Marketplace for Sample UWP Apps - mobile app starters, themes, and plugins

                          Would be nice to have a market place where you can buy sample starters , themes and plugins from independent developers.

                          The open source platform IONIC has such a market place and I think it's great !!

                          Please see examples below of what i regards as good examples of starter apps to get you going in UWP.

                          https://market.ionic.io/starters/ion-full-app
                          https://market.ionic.io/starters/ionic-starter-messenger
                          https://market.ionic.io/starters/barebone-ionic
                          https://market.ionic.io/starters/catalogue-ionic---full-application

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                          • Marketplace for UWP Apps.

                            Would be nice to have a market place of beautifully designed apps submitted by independent developers.

                            There exist a couple of UWP libraries , but their purpose is not to show beautifully designed apps implementing the material design principles of the framework.

                            The open source platform IONIC has such a market place and I think it's great !!

                            Please see examples below of what i regards as good examples of starter apps to get you going in UWP.

                            https://market.ionic.io/starters/ion-full-app
                            https://market.ionic.io/starters/ionic-starter-messenger
                            https://market.ionic.io/starters/barebone-ionic
                            https://market.ionic.io/starters/catalogue-ionic---full-application

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                            • HttpClient: Allow inspection of server certificate during SSL handshake

                              Right now, we can only inspect the server certificate after a request was done, by using 'RequestMessage.TransportInformation'.

                              Because of this, it is not possible to have a decent implementation of SSL pinning using the HttpClient (or any other method without rebuilding the entire networking stack), The request should not actually take place if the certificate validation fails.

                              It is possible to install allowed certificates through the Package.appxmanifest file and then checking Exclusive trust. But unfortunately, this is application wide, and so all certificates of all services of websites that might be called in the app must be included.

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                              • Clipboard content should be persistent

                                The Clipboard content for example a file copied in the Clipbord get lost if the the App is closed but it should be persistent.

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                                  • Allow developers to set AutomationId on CoreWindows and MessageDialog in UWP apps

                                    When developing Coded UI test for a localized UWP apps, test becomes dependent on texts that are localized. On most controls this can easily be handled by an AutomationId, but on the CoreWindow and MessageBox (incl. buttons) you cannot set any AutomationId’s so the coded UI test has the use the title to find the elements.

                                    Please make support for setting set AutomationId on CoreWindows and MessageDialog!

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Native support for master-detail scenarios

                                      UWP really needs a way to handle master-details situations easily, maybe something like UISplitViewController offered in iOS SDK

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                                      • Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 release for "Preview for Developers"

                                        It would be nice if Microsoft released Windows Phone 8.1 update 2 for the developer preview, because it would be nice to use the latest version, especially since windows Phone 10 is still unfinished.

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                                        • FileSavePicker

                                          FileSavePicker
                                          Let the program select the Dlg-Open-Directory between
                                          1) the last saved-directory (the actual implemented action)
                                          2) the directory defined by SuggestedStartLocation
                                          3) the directory defined by last action with FileOpenPicker

                                          Usecase for 2:
                                          The App knows that it is a totaly new/clear situation
                                          and the best option for the Save-Dlg is the 'SuggestedStartLocation'

                                          Usecase for 3:
                                          User opens file, the Dlg for SaveAs should start in the 'FileOpenPicker-directory'

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