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  1. ToUpper property on TextBox

    Please create this option native to TextBox control
    It's very usefull in WinForm projects and could speed up development on universal app too.

    782 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • MaskedTextBox Control

      The TextBox control is the most used control in a Windows program. It also cause a lot of problem either from QA or the user because of invalid data that was entered. Using a masked control will save a lot of time for the developer and reduce the complaints and bugs

      512 votes
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        on the backlog  ·  3 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • ScrollViewer overpan API

        Currently when you overpan a ScrollViewer, where's no way to tell how much negative offset it is unless you do hacks like calculating it every 50ms via a Timer.

        This will make interesting actions like 'Pull to Refresh' very hard to implement.

        Would be nice to have an event to listen to this with a OverpanOffset property or something.

        323 votes
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          10 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • PasswordBox with Number only keyboard

          it would be helpfull to have a passwordBox like control which supports Number only keyboard. Numeric only passwords makes more sense for Smartphone world as its fast, convenient and easy to type.

          219 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Deep zoom & pan / multiscale image

            I request that the MultiScaleImage library to be able to access isolated storage. There are many places where apps will not connect to a cell tower [e.g. in a general aviation (or commercial) aircraft where cell phones do not work well [it is illegal to use in any case] and also in isolated rural areas. Also, why pay data charges to view the same image over and over [aren’t music & photo libraries stored on phones?] And finally memory is very cheap. Some suggest that large images (even broken into tiles) are inappropriate for storage on a phone – that…

            133 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Forward button for OS and app navigation

              Simple, like Web Browsers... A Forward button coupled with the common Back button.

              86 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Show scrollbars in WebBrowser control

                Please show the scrollbars in the WebBrowser control. For details and a workaround that's not working as smooth as it is when it was implemented in the control itself.

                http://www.pitorque.de/MisterGoodcat/post/Somethings-Missing-from-the-WebBrowser-Control.aspx

                76 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make tapping top of lists scroll to top

                  Follow touch enablement of mobile platforms and enable the list controls by default to have a "tap top" area that scrolls to top of list automatically.

                  61 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • WebView: Expose DOM as C#/.NET API

                    It's great to introduce an Edge Browser into a UWP application via the WebView. It would be especially powerful and useful to be able to access the DOM that is in the currently loaded page of the WebView control and have full control over querying it and even modifying it if necessary.

                    There have been many DOM APIs created in MSFT's history, so it's now time to build another one. :)

                    58 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add auto mode to "FlowDirection" property

                      If "FlowDirection" value equal to Auto and first character in the text string was type of RTL language Flow Direction set to "RightToLeft" and if that was type of LTR language Flow Direction set to "LeftToRight"

                      56 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Office Document Viewer Control

                        Provide a viewer for viewing office documents (e.g. word, excel and powerpoint basically). The UIWebView in iPhone support serveral formats and give a very good user experiences in some content related apps

                        47 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support multiple media elements

                          To support things like midroll video advertisments, multiple MediaElements are needed. This is supported in Silverlight for the web.

                          43 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Assign icon from IsolatedStorage to ApplicationBarIconButton

                            Currently you can assign to ApplicationBarIconButton an icon present on your project as 'content'. This basically means you have to determine your icons at design time.

                            By providing the ability to assign an icon placed on the IsolatedStorage, the developer will be free to create button icons at runtime, dynamically download them from other places etc.

                            34 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • TextBox height or width can beyond 2048 pixel limitation.

                              I understand the max size limitation to control. And there are some approach to work around on most of the controls. However, for some control, e.g. TextBox, it's a big problem.

                              31 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Increase webbrowser control function

                                Increase webbrowser control
                                function

                                31 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Extend the standard controls to support true multi-touch

                                  We live in a multi-touch world, we have hardware that supports 10 points of touch and yet, in windows phone, once a standard control has focus the other controls will not be enabled to touch commands from different fingers. It is not a "natural" behavior and in some scenarios it would make phone applications act strange to [new] users. Windows 8, iOS, Android already support true multi-touch .

                                  Scenarios where multi-touch is needed:
                                  - Big device like 1520 and the user holds it with one hand but touches the screen on one side. When using the application none of the…

                                  28 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add TreeView control to UWP same as in System.Windows.Controls.TreeView

                                    Add TreeView control to UWP same as in System.Windows.Controls.TreeView

                                    25 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Include the WPF-style WrapPanel

                                      Inexplicably, the UWP does not include the WPF WrapPanel that was introduced nearly 10 years ago. This panel is similar to a StackPanel but if there are too many items to fit in a row the subsequent items are displayed in the next row down. There are other panels in the UWP that do something similar, like the WrapGrid, but this doesn’t work well if the items are variable size. And with the VariableSizedWrapGrid you must hardwire the column-span and row-span of each item to ensure everything fits. One simple example where the WrapPanel is essential is when displaying a…

                                      19 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make SplitView swipeable

                                        It would be great if the Splitview is swipeable without coding.

                                        15 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Multiline Text Input

                                          I thought I had raised this as a platform request, but seems it's showing up in Feature Feedback instead.

                                          Multiline text input in the current version of the platform is usable if you can work out how (or be told how) to do it, however it's not very intuitive and I'm concerned for apps that have this as a substantial feature the experience for consumers is not what it could be.

                                          Current Capability for Multiline Navigation via TextBox
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                                          The way it currently works is if you tap and hold, you get the "I" cursor to appear. If you entered…

                                          13 votes
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