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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!

    • 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!

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      • Max length of toast tag not enough for a simple GUID in Windows 10

        Toasts in UWP can be tagged with ids of elements that are mainly in databases. However, I get an error when I give a tag from a string based on GUID telling that the string is too long.
        I think that the tag field should be capable of holding a simple Guid to be able to interact with toast notifications in action center.

        Thanks.

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          In the latest Insider preview for the Creators Update, build 14971, we’ve made toast Tag/Group properties each allow up to 64 characters!

          That means in the Creators Update, you’ll easily be able to use a GUID for your toast tag :)

          In previous versions, you’ll still be limited to 16 characters, so you’ll either have to fork your code for the previous versions, or not update your app on the previous versions.

          Thanks!
          Andrew

        • Inputscope in toast <input> element

          Allow us to define InputScope for <input> elements with type='text'. Specifically, I would like to set it to Numbers.

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          • Better localization support for WNS notifications (indexed placeholders)

            The WNS currently does not seem to support loc-key, loc-args APNS equivalents. I believe we can currently send "ms-resource:foo" for the loc-key, but it still doesn't let us do any simple string operations on it (like replacing indexed placeholders in the string). As a result, all of the notification strings have to be generated server-side iterating for all the languages supported by the client (like https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/notification-hubs-ios-xplat-localized-apns-push-notification/) .

            This causes us to treat the windows platform as a special case, while APNS / GCM provide a single cohesive story. This gets even more painful when we work with client-application teams…

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              That’s a great suggestion, we’ll continue to monitor and prioritize this request along with all the other requests!

              Note that a great workaround is to use raw push notifications that wake up a background task, which invokes code locally on the device, where you could then localize the notification via code, using indexed placeholders and more. Additionally, this has lots of other benefits, like if you have a messaging app, you can actually background sync the messages, so that when the user opens your app, it already has the latest messages :)

              Here’s the overview of raw notifications: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/xaml/jj676791

            • Allow us to use xaml (ex. music control) in action center

              if we can't use xaml for Live Tiles and then allow us to create xaml in action center, ok.

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              • System overlay window

                We need a way to have a system wide overlay "notification". It would be much like the Skype for desktop's small call "window" that comes up when you are in a call.

                It would be a lot like Facebook Messenger's chat heads. See: https://techcrunch.com/2013/04/12/chat-heads-comes-to-facebook-messenger-for-android-works-across-apps-even-without-facebook-home/

                This could be used in the new Skype Preview app, and would be EXTREMLY awesome and powerful. So many things could be done with it.

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                • Include more info in UserNotificationChangedTrigger

                  Add a UserNotificationChangedTriggerDetails to UserNotificationChangedTrigger background task with at least:
                  1. Notification ID
                  2. Event type (Added, Changed, Removed, etc...)

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                    Hey! We’re aware that right now, there’s no out-of-the-box way to determine the changes that occurred with UserNotificationListener.

                    The correct solution is for us to build a ChangeTracker, similar to the ContactChangeTracker, FileChangeTracker, etc, since you cannot trust that the background task is actually handled. A ChangeTracker ensures 100% reliability.

                    We would like to build a change tracker for UserNotificationListener, but are not sure when we will build this. In the meantime, you can easily determine the delta of changes yourself, and we have sample code on the documentation illustrating how to do this (under the “Determining which notifications were added and removed” section) https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/tiles_and_toasts/2016/05/26/notification-listener-documentation-windows-10/

                    Thanks!
                    Andrew – Windows Notifications

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