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  1. Allow barcode scanning from the POS API to work with camera on mobile

    It was sort of possible for a while to use the camera on mobile as the POS barcode device. It did not support video preview, but it did work and was very fast and accurate. Please re-enable the ability in mobile, and if possible allow preview to work too.

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    • PPT Viewer in UWP UI

      should a have component that allows to show or view documents like Excel , powerPoint .. Thx

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        0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Clipboard content should persist even if it contains a delayed format

        I've noticed that when you create a DataPackage containing both data provided directly (let's say text, using SetData) and delayed formats like a bitmap (using SetDataProvider), when closing the application the whole clipboard content is cleared.
        I expect that the content set directly (the text) to persist after closing the application.

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          1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Compiler Warnings vs Errors

          In VS2015 (and maybe in 2017) the compiler raised a warning (that we missed) that stated some of our code was "currently unsupported" by the UWP toolchain. This led to a runtime crash that took a long time to figure out. To me, something that may cause a runtime crash (and that the compiler clearly "knows" to flag) should not a warning but an error. The specific issue was:

          warning : SG0002 : Cannot generate serialization code for type '***'
          The 'MethodName' property of the KnownTypeAttribute on type 'ObjectModel.Entities.BaseThing' is not currently supported. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=723954 for more information. (TaskId:267)

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            0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • xbox dev mode companion work ipv6 please...

            xbox dev mode companion work ipv6 please...

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add posibility to change the direction of the radial progress bar

              There is only one direction for the radial progress bar control (clockwise). It would be great to add a property to choose the direction of the progress bar clockwise or counterclockwise.

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                0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • In-app notifications

                It would be great if something like this ( https://github.com/RavinduL/LocalNotifications ) was included in the toolkit. There is a guideline somewhere about not using toast notifications while your app is in the foreground.

                More details and the full discussion about this can be found here: https://github.com/Microsoft/UWPCommunityToolkit/issues/1080

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                  1 comment  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Notifications shoud be synced across devices by default

                  When notifications are removed from one device, they should be removed from all devices by default. Developers should have the option to opt-out instead of the option to opt-in. This makes more sense because it would annoy the consumer more if they have to remove the same notification in EVERY windows 10 device they own.

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                  • Update/Improve the Device Portal on Xbox to show more diagnostics data per app

                    Having a device portal across all the different devices is a great idea. But the xbox one doesn't provide any diagnostics data of apps (e.g. memory CPU consumption, etc). There is a section for that in the device portal but there is currently not data.

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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks! There are performance graphs for the currently running app, but they weren’t showing any information when a UWP was running. We’ve filed a bug internally to fix that – the running UWP should show up in those graphs now.

                      If you’d like more data about the app (more than CPU and the various memory consumption datapoints) please let us know and we can investigate further changes.

                      Thank you for your feedback!
                      Hirsch

                    • Support UWP/XAML development in Windows 7

                      A XAML designer for Visual Studio in Windows 7. I know there are no plans for running UWP apps in Windows 7, but a designer would be nice and would virtually remove the need to upgrade to Windows 10 before writing apps for it.

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                        0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • XBox Emulator for Apps

                        Users are asking me frequently for a XBox version of my app.
                        Unfortunately I do not own a XBox, nor would getting one make sense (it is a free app, so I am not really interested in spending lots of money just for developing purpose.)

                        Aside from my personal dilemma of a missing device, it would definitely make sense to be able testing code in an emulator first instead of having lots of hardware around all the time.

                        It's just the same like with mobile. Here we have several emulators, and I usually make use of them first instead of…

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                          0 comments  ·  Device - Xbox  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create/Select Contacts entry text box

                          In Windows 10 (Messages for example) there is a very nice control for entering/selecting contacts to send an email or text message etc to. The control would allow for the use of the contact picker, but allows for manual entry and deletion of contacts. The control would include a field for required ContactFieldTypes. This sort of control should be pretty much a standard across all UWP apps to maximize a consistent user experience.

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                            0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create ActualStartLocation in FileOpenPicker

                            The FileOpenPicker has the SuggestedStartLocation and the official description of how it works is:

                            "The SuggestedStartLocation is not always used as the start location for the file picker. To give the user a sense of consistency, the file picker remembers the last location that the user navigated to and will generally start at that location."

                            So SuggestedStartLocation remembers where you were, and continues to open that same folder every time. This is not always the best solution, for example, pretend you had a UWP app that asked the user to select a picture and a music file. In this situation,…

                            6 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Temperature API

                              Please add an API that allows to read the temperature from the device (e.g. mobile phone CPU temperature).

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                              • Option to remove opacity animation in ImageEx

                                I noticed this problem as soon as I adapted my app to use ImageEx. I use an event to change opacity to 1 once the image is loaded and sized, and immediately I noticed that instead of just displaying, the image faded in with a 1-second animation. This animation seems hard-coded into the style, so to get rid of it I would have to redefine the style. A real pain just to get rid of the animation.

                                I would question a fade-in animation as a default to begin with.

                                Please add an option to get rid of the fade-in animation…

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                                  0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • AudioGraph - Jack description from DeviceInputNode

                                  Missing ability to acquire audio jack properties such as jack colour.

                                  I am migrating my app from Windows Desktop using "Core Audio API" to UWP using, hopefully, AudioGraph.
                                  One of the problems I encounter is my inability to get Jack Info as in IKsJackDescription::GetJackDescription()

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                                    0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • No sounds with using FullTrustProcessLauncher

                                    I saw new post, and I confirmed that the problem was fixed following URL.

                                    https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/16179244-no-sounds-with-using-fulltrustprocesslauncher

                                    Thanks for fixing an issue.

                                    But, I noticed that it still happens no sound issue in another situation. (Ofcourse, I'm using Windwos 10 Creators Update Version.)

                                    playing sound with System.Media.SoundPlayer in UWP (foreground app) -> calling FullTrustProcess (background task / win32 DirectX app) -> Playing sounds with DirectX in FullTrustProcess -> closing FullTrustProcess -> closing UWP -> rebooting UWP -> (Repeat above for several times) -> No sounds. (neither foreground nor FullTrustProcess)

                                    -> It sounds normally after reboot OS.

                                    Thanks.

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                                      2 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • I want a ContentControl that has pull-to-refresh capability

                                      It's great to have a PullToRefresh control based on a ListView control but what about when your page has more than just a single ListView? As in, you have a lot of UI that composes the page in addition to a list control. Or what if you want this for a GridView? It would be super useful to have a PullToRefresh control based on content control so you can put whatever you want into the body and still have pull to refresh functionality.

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                                        0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable rendering pipeline access in the MapControl (like VirtualEarth)

                                        We have a very large WPF application built upon the Virtual Earth API with heavy customization of the rendering pipeline. We are exploring moving forward with UWP, but currently there is no way to access the pipeline to add custom shaders and models like we do now in Virtual Earth with Microsoft.MapPoint.Graphics3D.GraphicsEngine3D and Microsoft.MapPoint.Rendering3D.Scene.Step. Please add the ability to access the rendering pipeline to the MapControl class.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix <uap3:Verb MultiSelectModel="Player">

                                          Currently, MultiSelectModel does not work as documented:

                                          Player: Your app is activated one time. All of the selected files are passed to your app as argument parameters.

                                          As far as Anniversary Update and Creators Update are concerned, MultiSelectModel has no effect and only one file is passed as argument to the application regardless of how many files have been selected in Explorer.

                                          Please support the passing of all selected files as command arguments.

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