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  1. Provide an API to get/set Quiet Hours setting

    In Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana had the ability to automatically turn on Quiet Hours when the user's calendar showed them as busy. This feature was removed when Windows 10 was released and has not made its way back yet.

    If there were APIs to read and set Quiet Hours then a third party app could allow users to automatically turn on Quiet Hours during busy times or other valuable scenarios.

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      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • AudioGraph AudioFrame output make me confused!

      I did a research on AudioFrameOutputNode, It is strange that it often generate AudioFrame without any audio data, the AudioFrame's Duration property is 0 miliseconds, but the RelativeTime property is not.

      And the RelativeTime, it seems not correct, sometimes the Duration is larger than RelativeTime. Sometimes, the previous frame's RelativeTime is 00:00:01.500, but the next frame's RelativeTime is 00:00:01.300.

      I'm confused, what the **** is that?!

      Also, the AudioGraph can't to be ensure generate 10ms of AudioFrame data, even though I have set the QuantumSizeSelectionMode property to ClosestToDesired.
      This is bad for signal analysis scenario.

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        0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • AudioGraph AudioFrame output make me confused!

        I did a research on AudioFrameOutputNode, It is strange that it often generate AudioFrame without any audio data, the AudioFrame's Duration property is 0 miliseconds, but the RelativeTime property is not.

        And the RelativeTime, it seems not correct, sometimes the Duration is larger than RelativeTime. Sometimes, the previous frame's RelativeTime is 00:00:01.500, but the next frame's RelativeTime is 00:00:01.300.

        I'm confused, what the **** is that?!

        Also, the AudioGraph can't to be ensure generate 10ms of AudioFrame data, even though I have set the QuantumSizeSelectionMode property to ClosestToDesired.
        This is bad for signal analysis scenario.

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          0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  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)

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            0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add VST plugins support to Windows Audio

            Add VST 3.0 support directly in Windows Audio core system.

            The support could be limited to VST effects, as opposed to VST Instruments or VST MIDI.

            One of the main reason to add this support, would be to integrate a room correction plugin at the system level.

            In this way, sound would be room corrected no matter which application.

            Nowadays, room correction is mostly supported in DAW software through VST plugins, which is great for creating music but not as a music players.

            A few music players can use VST room correction, but they are generally costly or the setup…

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            • FeedBack Hub - Add new status for the developer

              It would be great to add new status like closed or abandoned

              For example, a user send us a feedback to ask a Windows 8.1 RT version of our app, but now we are focused on Windows 10, so we need to be clear that we read his feedback but it's not on our roadmap.

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              • FeedBack Hub - Add new status for the developer

                It would be great to add new status like closed or abandoned

                For example, a user send us a feedback to ask a Windows 8.1 RT version of our app, but now we are focused on Windows 10, so we need to be clear that we read his feedback but it's not on our roadmap.

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                • Age Ratings submission has a virtual submission limit

                  When submitting (fixing the Age Ratings) Age Ratings, the dev center will not let me submit more than 4 or 5 in a row. After that, the Age Rating questionnaires stop submitting when you press submit.

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                    1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support Chat asks for problem description, but only accepts 38 characters

                    When initiating a chat session, the page asks you to let the operator know what the issue is and provides a virtually limitless text field. There is no indication that the text field will only transmit the first 38 characters to the support technician, but that apparently is the limit.

                    This leads the user to have to type AGAIN the whole description. This ends up further frustrating an already distressed developer and making the job that much harder for the support operator, needlessly.

                    Please set a limit, and if you are going to ask for a description, make it at…

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                      1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Can't enter spaces in App Name Reservation

                      The name reservation field doesn't accept spaces. Please fix, I am tired of writing names into Notepad and then pasting them... Fix your key validation.

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                      • User level App-to-App media (Audio/MIDI/Video)

                        Windows should allow users to freely redirect media (Audio, MIDI even Video someday, I guess) from/to the Hardware(audio interface, webcam, etc) and/or Applications (even considering "The Desktop" as a video+audio media generator).

                        Any media (Audio/MIDI/Video) generator/consumer (be it an app or an hardware device) should be treated as a freely connectable node, instead of an hardwired starting/ending point, like today.

                        This would allow the user, through the OS, to "detach" an App media output from its default interface (audio/midi card, screen/window) and "re-attach" it to another App (or device) input.

                        An example of this "An application as a node in…

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                          1 comment  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Show the state of apps - suspend or running - at Device Portal 'Processes' page

                          Is it possible to show the state of application - suspend or running - at 'Processes' page at Device Portal?

                          If it's possible, it will be useful for debugging the extended execution logic with mobile device.

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make UTF-8 an option for "non-Unicode" programs (ACP)

                            While I personally appreciate Microsoft's recent improvements involving CP_UTF8 in UoW/conhost, I feel that the support is still far from complete.

                            Windows' traditional way of making console programs support Unicode characters – compiler-level settings like TCHAR & UNICODE – have been causing troubles for cross-platform libraries and their users. On the other hand, UTF-8, an ASCII-compatible MBCS with support for full Unicode ranges, has become the choice of "legacy-style" C/C++ programmers as well as front-end engineers.

                            MS is now extending its sphere of influence to many other fields, by introducing open-source programming components and by providing decent cross-platform app-building support.…

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                              1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for the suggestion.

                              The biggest overhaul to the Console’s innards in more than 30 years is currently underway. UTF-8 support is something that we are and will be working on in order to support a much broader set of scenarios, platforms, clients and tools.

                              Just one example of the level of improvements being made include all the Virtual Terminal sequence support added to the Console during Win10AU to support many *NIX tools, along with the new 24-bit color support we released in today’s Insiders build #14931.

                              Stay tuned for lots more improvements coming in future insiders and major releases.

                            • Hide support email address on Windows Store's App webpage

                              There has been a huge spike in spammers scraping the Windows Store website for apps' support email.

                              The automated script leaves a 5 star review and asks that you do the same for their app. Here is an example:

                              *****************************************
                              Hello Lancelot Software,

                              What if we will exchange apps reviews? I recenlty rated your app https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/hacked/9nblggh6850j with 5 stars and caption and text 'Great Tool' / 'I will admit that installing this app was an ordeal. I want to thank Lancelot for taking the time to communicate quickly with me. I like the ease of the app and recommend this…

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                              • Allow Obfuscation of Taskbar Window Preview and Recent Apps View screenshot

                                There should be a native way for developers to omit their app from being able to show a preview when hovered over in the taskbar as well as preventing the screenshot that is visible in the "recent apps" section (on mobile).

                                Use case:

                                1) A user is at lunch viewing their sensitive documents. They switch to their Email app - our application detects active state change and auto logs out. They finish their food and leave, but forget their phone on the table.

                                *At this point a perpetrator is able to take the phone, open the recent apps section and…

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                                  0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • drawingbrush

                                  Add drawingbrush and other missing drawing functionality from desktop xaml.

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                                  • 'E_EXPANDED_BASEIMG_INVALID': ExpandedBaseImage at 'C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Images\BaseImage-14393' is not valid.

                                    I just downloaded the Converter from the storem got the base image for Build 14393´and set it up as instructed in step 1. When running the conversion I get this error:

                                    W_BASEIMG_VERSION_NOT_VERIFIED
                                    Unable to verify Windows Version compatibility for expanded base image at 'C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Images\BaseImage-14393'

                                    and here's the rest of the log
                                    [2016-09-19T13:27:19] Expanded base image(s) found at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Images. Attempting to choose the most recent one compatible with your version of Windows.
                                    [2016-09-19T13:27:19] Testing if expanded base image at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Images\BaseImage-14393 is compatible with your OS
                                    [2016-09-19T13:27:19] Your Windows version was determined to be 10.0.14393.0
                                    [2016-09-19T13:27:19] Attempting to determine Windows version for…

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                                    • Desktop app convertor causes blue screen on surface pro4 build 14926

                                      I just updated my sp4 pro to build 14926, and tried the converter from store & download zip package. Both causes blue screen shortly after the convertion started. I think the new build has some kind of driver compatibility issuses, but not sure. I hope someone can help me here.

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                                      • No sounds with using FullTrustProcessLauncher

                                        No sound from FullTrustProcess that called by Foreground UWP app (using Windows.ApplicationModel.FullTrustProcessLauncher.LaunchFullTrustProcessForCurrentAppAsync method) after foreground app suspended.

                                        I cannot explain well, so I made the movie.
                                        https://youtu.be/EhjnvCgSyU0

                                        UWP (foreground app) -> calling FullTrustProcess -> it sounds normally.

                                        UWP (foreground app) -> call FullTrustProcess -> FullTrustProcess sounds -> close UWP -> reboot UWP -> No sounds. (neither foreground nor FullTrustProcess)

                                        It sounds normally after reboot OS or after deploy with changing package name (in manifest).

                                        Is this bug ? or need more other process or something ?

                                        https://github.com/Microsoft/DesktopBridgeToUWP-Samples/tree/master/Samples/AppServiceBridgeSample

                                        I added this method to this project like following.

                                        -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                        static private System.Media.SoundPlayer…

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                                        • Console application model in UWP platform

                                          UWP platform lack classic console application model.
                                          Why it's important? First example when it would be useful are unit tests that can be started on build server, powershell script or some other automatic tool. Console app model is a natural way to handle things in many use cases. What is most important, these console UWP apps would be built for and run on UWP platform and so it would be a perfect for testing or automation purposes if UWP platform is exactly needed. For mobile devices it would be perfect to use "remote console" feature, so desktop development environment would…

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