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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.

    4,694 votes
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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!

    • 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

      30 votes
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        3 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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

        59 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Dynamically Load Assembly

          Add the Assembly.Load method which accepts byte[] as a parameter in order to load an assembly in to the app domain. All the other platforms support this: .Net, Silverlight, Android (Xamarin), and even iOS (Xamarin)!

          Why is the UWP team stubbornly resisting this? Without this UWP is more or less a toy because any customization requires that the app be deployed completely separately. Other platforms allow for customization to be downloaded and dynamically loaded in to the app domain.

          25 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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

            52 votes
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              12 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  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.

              34 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  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.

                975 votes
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                  255 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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.

                  50 votes
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                    11 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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

                    30 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Network Service for monitoring

                      The existing ConnectionHelper provides a few basic properties that query underlying NetworkInformation class provided by SDK.

                      The ConnectionHelper does not follow best practices or advice as documented on MSDN https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows.networking.connectivity.connectionprofile.getnetworkconnectivitylevel.aspx which state “The GetNetworkConnectivityLevel method may take time in some cases to determine the current value of the network connectivity level. The recommended process for determining the network connectivity level is to register a handler for the NetworkStatusChanged event on the NetworkInformation class. When a notification is received of a network status change, obtain the new connectivity level by calling the GetNetworkConnectivityLevel method on the profile returned by the GetInternetConnectionProfile…

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                        1 comment  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  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

                        52 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Put a HierarchicalDataTemplate into the Platform

                          You're building on a TreeView-control, as your backlog on https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/platform shows. I'm using the TreeView of your official samples on https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/tree/dev/Samples/XamlTreeView. The point that I really miss when working with hierarchical data is the HierarchicalDataTemplate like we have it today in WPF. So I suggest that you bring the HierarchicalDataTemplate to UWP. It makes especially sense when you release a control for hierarchical data like the TreeView.

                          13 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  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

                            46 votes
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                            • Add support for images and videos for Markdown

                              It would be nice to add an image display support for Markdown Textblock. It is very lacking to complete the work with this feature

                              12 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • ucrtbase bug: _wspawnve is broken

                                There is a serious bug in CRT (ucrtbase) which is part of Windows 10.
                                The long story (please read it, since it contains all information about this bug): https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/PY-17069#comment=27-1803709

                                The short story:
                                _wspawnve is broken when launched from Explorer (not cmd) because ``cenvarg.cpp`` expects undocumented environment variable ``=C`` (covered here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20100506-00/?p=14133) and this variable is not provided by Explorer.

                                Tool to reproduce.

                                ```
                                #include<process.h>
                                // Works from cmd.exe, but not from Explorer on Win10 :)
                                void main() {
                                const wchar_t* const args[] = {L"c:\\windows\\system32\\cmd.exe", L"/?", NULL};
                                const wchar_t* const envs[] = { L"FOO=BAR", NULL};
                                int r;

                                _wspawnve(P_WAIT, L"c:\\windows\\system32\\cmd.exe", args,…

                                8 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Open Services library to Xamarin

                                  The Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.Services project should also be usable in a Xamarin environment.

                                  10 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  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!

                                    24 votes
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                                    • We need a classic TabControl for Desktop applications

                                      For a classic desktop application, we need a TabControl. Currently you can use the Pivot or there are 3rd-party vendors providing a TabControl. But as this is such a central control, it should be part of the platform.
                                      If you build it, it would be great if you could add configurable close-functionality to the tab-header that is bindable to a ViewModel.

                                      9 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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.

                                        15 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Tab control like in Microsoft Edge

                                          It can happen that sometimes we do need a control to store a list of pages/elements that looks like a Pivot control but with a infinite list of pages/elements. So, I think the tab (header) control of Microsoft Edge can be reused with :

                                          * A list of elements (with an icon/title/close button)
                                          * A possible template for previewing element (like a small window)
                                          * A plus button to add more elements
                                          * And maybe other buttons

                                          Linked to https://github.com/Microsoft/UWPCommunityToolkit/issues/894

                                          9 votes
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