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  1. Allow alarms to break through Quiet Hours

    Hello.
    My alarm app which uses alarm-scenario toasts cannot break through Quiet Hours.

    I received plenty, I mean really plenty feedback from users desperately wanting alarms to break through Quiet Hours.

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      We just enabled this in the next Insider fast-ring flight of the Creators Update, build 14971! All third-party alarm apps (toasts using scenario=“alarm”) will break through quiet hours now, just like the first-party alarm app!

      Thank you everyone for letting us know that this feature was important to you!

    • FM Radio RDS support if FM Radio APIs are brought in

      If FM radio APIs are brought in, it would be amazing if we could get RDS support as well. This would allow apps to say they were listening to KEXP instead only 93.1 and the station information as well.

      For FM radio APIs, please vote here: https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/17399074

      50 votes
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        7 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable Hyper-V on all version of Windows

        For developing and testing virtualized apps with the latest features we need Hyper-V but it isn't available on all versions, so our best option is install Linux.

        Similar issue: https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/7761381-allow-to-develop-and-test-windows-phone-apps-on-al

        45 votes
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          12 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Iran to Devs Account Registration

          Please , Add Iran to your supported countries list in Developer Account Registration.
          We'll develop great apps for Windows Store.

          971 votes
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            255 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ability to force speaker on Phone (or other devices) when headphones are plugged in

            When using FM radio, i have my headphones plugged in. If i have access to the FM radio APIs, i need the ability in my app to force audio to go through the speakers, not the headphones.

            I believe this should be a user based permission API in case the user doesn't want me to have this ability.

            25 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • allow mobile broadband handling

              Hello Dev Team!

              If it possible please allow/make mobileBroadband management in Radio class. (from foreground and background).
              Wifi and bluetooth work well but the mobileBroadband is in "This value is defined for future use, and is not currently available." state currently.

              Thank you

              46 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Donationware ability for Windows Store

                It's a lot easier to build a following when it's free. Keeping this in mind, was thinking of making some of my products donationware. Would it be feasible to somehow make this type of offering as part of the store?

                The ability for an end user to donate allows me to make the app free. Donations should be supported

                Any feedback is appreciated, Thanks, John.

                37 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • provide quiet hours API

                  Dear Dev Team!

                  Please provide an API for quiet hours in Windows 10 (mobile) where developers can set the quiet hours parameters from foreground and background.

                  Thank you

                  38 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to control FM radio via APIs like we did in Silverlight for Windows Phone

                    With Silverlight in Windows Phone, i had the ability to use FM radio APIs. In UWP, I cannot use these APIs as they weren't brought over. I would greatly apperciate if these APIs could be added to UWP.

                    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/ff769541(v=vs.105).aspx#BKMK_FMRadioAPI

                    20 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Alarm volume settings

                      Hello,
                      it would be great if user and dev could modify alarm volume. I know you have tweaked alarm volume in Insider builds, but you simply cannot cover all user need if you don't provide them the slider. Many users still complains about given volume, even fade in doesn't save the situation.

                      The best it would be if also dev could set volume granularly on each Toast notification. User might want lower volume for morning alarms and louder volume for alarm used during busy day.

                      That would make all the users happy :)

                      Thanks!

                      19 votes
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                      • Disable overpanning behavior in ScrollViewer

                        Currently, the ScrollViewer's content can be overpanned.

                        Since we are preparing a custom control with the ScrollViewer, the look and feel is not nice.

                        It would be great if we have an option in disabling the overpanning behavior in ScrollViewer with an API or with any other option to disable it.

                        13 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow subpixel font smoothing (DirectWrite) in UWP apps

                          Currently UWP have less readable grayscale font smoothing. It makes UWP apps look worse than desktop apps on standard DPI screens. Allowing subpixel font rendering would make them look on par with desktop apps.

                          44 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • screen recording api

                            An api to let us create us create a screen recording app.

                            9 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Windows Application Driver support for UWP applications on emulators and physical devices

                              Windows Application Driver support for UWP applications on emulators and physical devices to allow testing UWP applications across diffrent platforms.

                              27 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Failing to start isolated environment

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                                Right now creating an isolated environment fails for some installers. if you see “E_STARTING_ISOLATED_ENV_FAILED” or “800705B4”, chances are it is this. If you feel it isn’t, please create a new issue.

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                                I was able to run the converter on build 14316 and 14352. However, on build 14383, I got this error.

                                Running Installer in Isolated Environment

                                [2016-07-11T20:14:52] No installer valid exit codes specified. Using defaults: 0
                                [2016-07-11T20:14:52] Replace any occurence of <log_folder> in -InstallerArguments with C:\shared\logs
                                [2016-07-11T20:14:52] Creating Isolated Environment
                                [2016-07-11T20:14:54] Starting the Isolated Environment
                                [2016-07-11T20:16:55] An error occurred running your installer in isolation
                                [2016-07-11T20:16:55] Invoke-IsolatedInstall : error…

                                39 votes
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                                  27 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Audio aggregation and routing

                                  Provide option to combine multiple audio devices/interfaces into a separate device (aggregate device). Routing of input/output from one audio device to another.

                                  Also a supplementary feature would be to provide user selectable option to assign an audio device to an application (can be overridden by application if it select a particular audio device)

                                  22 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Replace Xamarin.Forms Xaml syntax with latest UWP Xaml

                                    Now that Microsoft has bought Xamarin, integrated it in Visual Studio and made it free, it would be awesome to replace Xamarin.Forms Xaml syntax with current UWP so that Devs can benefit from all the new rich features such as RelativePanel, x:Bind, Adaptive Triggers, Live Visual Tree etc and also no learning curve for Xamarin.Forms-specific naming conventions (e.g StackLayout instead of StackPanel)

                                    201 votes
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                                      11 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      This is great feedback. We are excited about the Xamarin acquisition and the .NET ecosystem around cross-platform apps. We are currently looking at this and similar feedback on how we can improve the experience of working with both Xamarin.Forms and UWP implementations of XAML.

                                    • [BUG] CurrentCulture should reflect the regional format defined by the user

                                      Before UWP, CurrentCulture reflected the Regional Settings format and CurrentUICulture reflected the Display Language. That behavior is good but has changed in UWP (both now reflect the same thing: Display Language), making it unecessarely hard for developers to correctly respect the user's preference when displaying dates and numbers.

                                      This behavior should be fixed or a new property should be made available in the SDK to enable us to get the user defined settings for regional format. We shouln't have to relly on workaround like this one: https://www.pedrolamas.com/2015/11/02/cultureinfo-changes-in-uwp/

                                      36 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • E_CREATING_ISOLATED_ENV_FAILED with BaseImage 14965

                                        DesktopAppConverter.ps1 : DesktopAppConverter : error
                                        'E_CREATING_ISOLATED_ENV_FAILED': Failed to create the isolated environment. See inner exception for more details.
                                        At line:1 char:1
                                        + ./DesktopAppConverter.ps1 -ExpandedBaseImage "C:\ProgramData\Microsof ...
                                        + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                        + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorException
                                        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorException,DesktopAppConverter.ps1

                                        Please, provide working set!

                                        Also, you write that the last Project Centennial released version is 1.0.1 (here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/bg-bg/windows/uwp/porting/desktop-to-uwp-run-desktop-app-converter?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396), but the actual version is 1.0.0 (here: https://aka.ms/converterimages).

                                        More than 3 times is experimented starting with removing the setup baseimage 14965, the last DesktopAppConverter is used from converterimages!!!

                                        Also, If the version of the Windows Store is later than the installed…

                                        2 votes
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                                          8 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Overlay UI like Android

                                          The new Notification access is awesome but is it possible to add Overlay UI and " Services " ( you will find it under accessibility settings in Android) to RS2. It will make UWP more powerful like win32 and also let dev make some powerful and useful apps like " Universal Copy " and 'Native Clipboard" . I am adding some screenshots too. You can install those Android apps yourself. Screenshot_2016-06-12-11-02-35.png http://i.imgur.com/bpHQXue.png
                                          Screenshot_2016-06-12-11-02-14.png http://i.imgur.com/mJBcme2.png
                                          Screenshot_2016-06-12-11-01-36.png http://i.imgur.com/dTfqzrO.png
                                          Screenshot_2016-06-12-10-59-52.png http://i.imgur.com/SEmJSNe.png
                                          Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-47.png http://i.imgur.com/WzD5NUW.png
                                          Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-41.png http://i.imgur.com/oin3msr.png
                                          Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-21.png http://i.imgur.com/YCyUP59.png
                                          Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-14.png http://i.imgur.com/77WIVRf.png
                                          Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-21-26.png http://i.imgur.com/vV9Ct3N.png
                                          I really want the Universal Apps to grow more powerful. I hope…

                                          81 votes
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