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  1. Exclude suspending in desktop

    Some apps can work intensively in background, for example it maybe video converting, online financial data processing and more.
    Now UWP application will suspended when it go offscreen.

    I offer to disable suspending in desktop/tablets for user selection (he can choose 'best performance' or 'power saving' options for example)

    303 votes
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      24 comments  ·  Background Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      In Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Build 14393) we updated Extended Execution Unspecified Reason to be battery aware for PC device family. It is requested in the foreground and if the device is connected to AC power or if it has a battery but the user has set “Always Allowed” in the battery use settings then that app will be able to run without a time limit.

      This works with the single process model as Extended execution does not work with a background task.

      BackgroundMediaPlayback capability also won’t be suspended for certain scenarios.

      We are keeping this open as there is more we can do. If you have scenarios we don’t work well in with the updated models, please tell us!

    • UWP SQL Server API

      Please support a native connection to Sql Server over IP:PORT. SqlClient class we use to have is critical

      645 votes
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        working on it  ·  57 comments  ·  Enterprise APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • F# support in .Net native for UWP

        There has been some discussion on the blog post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2015/07/30/universal-windows-apps-in-net.aspx?PageIndex=2#comments for supporting F# in the .Net native toolchain for UWP. I had posted this on the VS uservoice site https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/7542181-add-f-support-for-net-native but it looks like that was the wrong place to do that. I hope the votes that request got will be considered for this. A lot of people are moving to F# PCLs for library code and to be able to use those PCLs in the UWP and get native compilation via .Net native tools would be great.

        837 votes
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          86 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          F# team just posted an update on their GitHub. https://github.com/Microsoft/visualfsharp/issues/1096

          This is still a work in progress. One key thing from that post is some of these features and fixes have already been underway for months. While we’ve been investigating F#-specific issues in .NET Native, the team has continued to improve .NET Native. One feature known as “universal shared generics” is likely to have improved .NET Native’s support for F#, even without that being an explicit goal of the feature.

        • 324 votes
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            17 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Speech Recognition performance (when the grammar is local and the device is connected to a network)

            If the device is connected to a network, speech recognition with local SRGS custom grammar, it behaves exactly as if it did not have the local grammar and starts to communicate to the "websockets.platform.bing.com:443" endpoint, increasing by tens of times the waiting-time for the result... But if the device is disconnected from any network then the waiting time between "SpeechRecognizer StateChanged starts “SoundEnded”" and "the ResultGenerated event is invoked" is very small, less than 10ms! it should always be this way, since the grammar is on the device.

            Even the official Microsoft UWP sample accuses the same problem:
            https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/blob/master/Samples/SpeechRecognitionAndSynthesis/cs/Scenario_ContinuousRecognitionSRGSGrammar.xaml.cs

            3 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Cortana/Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Fix Map control so that it is possible to databind/add multiple objects in Universal apps with reasonable performance

              When you add items to the map and then pan the map the items aren't following the map but are lagging behind.

              If you add more than a few, like 25+ the performance is so bad that you have to wait for a few seconds after you stop to be sure that the pins/controls are in the right position.

              This is only happening in Universal apps if we make a Silverlight app the pins are following the map like they should even if more than a few hundred items are added.

              There are lot's of posts about this around the…

              19 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Need more info for stack trace

                Now with Win10 Dashboard the stack trace only provide a snippet of the error which is included in the error lines. However with the new dashboard this is the only information that is provided on the dashboard. It's not enough for devs :(

                70 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Can you include in this user voice entry the specific details of what is missing? we are working on improving these reports, and the more specific information we have about issues the more we will be able to add.

                • Clipping does not work anymore since Creators Update

                  If you create XAML like this:

                  <Line X1="50" Y1="50" X2="150" Y2="50" Stroke="Black" StrokeThickness="10" Visibility="Visible">
                  <Line.Clip>
                  <RectangleGeometry Rect="50 50 100 10">
                  </RectangleGeometry>
                  </Line.Clip>
                  </Line>

                  it used to work fine and it still does in the designer. But as soon as you run the Code the Line disappears.

                  5 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Splash screen for UWP apps should be optional

                    Currently you have to provide a Splash Screen to get your app to pass the certification kit, which should really be a developer's choice like before.

                    Splash screens are evil.

                    http://vgable.com/blog/2010/01/13/splash-screens-are-evil/

                    http://cyrilmottier.com/2012/05/03/splash-screens-are-evil-dont-use-them/

                    https://medium.com/@DevAhamed/splash-screens-4afa874ed70 (Its not Branding, Its Annoying)

                    You don't have to agree with me and all the links above, but at least make it optional.

                    208 votes
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                      19 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Per Ashish!
                      Happy to report that we are making the splash screen optional via a declaration in the UWP app’s package manifest. Tim Heuer and I talked about this at Build 2017. This is targeted to ship with the Fall Creators Update and we will be testing and tuning the timings via flights to Windows Insiders. To opt in, you simply set the property Optional=“true” on the SplashScreen element in your Package.appxmanifest in your app project. If your app is alive and kicking prior to a TBD timeout value, then users don’t see the splash screen. Otherwise they do.

                    • Centennial should be an SDK - not a mere converter

                      It should be possible to create Visual Studio Centennial Project in WinForms, WPF, Win32, MFC, etc, which should also allow mixing of UWP Code (Like XAML UI) with full interop between native and UWP Platform. This should be the standard way to create and distribute powerful applications that are not restricted by the sandbox like universal apps.

                      22 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Markup Extensions to (and Improve) WinRT Xaml System (System.Xaml Parity)

                        Much effort was made in WPF Xaml Serialization to decouple it from the presentation assemblies and moved into its own assemblies, System.Xaml, and System.Windows.Markup.

                        This Xaml System had it's own serialization/deserialization mechanism in XamlServices class. Furthermore, this Xaml system had a very powerful component/concept that is conspicuously absent in WinRT: Markup Extensions.

                        Markup Extensions are found in the following Xaml Systems:
                        - WPF
                        - Silverlight 5
                        - Xamarin.Forms (notably NOT a Microsoft technology, but recognizes their power nonetheless)

                        This feature is to ask for Xaml serialization featureset parity with WPF/System.Xaml. That means:
                        - Custom Markup Extensions
                        - XamlServices.Load and Save …

                        323 votes
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                          53 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          An always happy Friday as I just got the TFS complete email :) As this hasn’t hit an insider preview SDK, i’m going to mark this still as “working on it” still BUT … this will be coming to an insider build near you!

                          This item heart is markup extensions. There is one item that will not be there however that is relevant to markup extensions, IServiceProvider. I created a new item for that but we are working on this item [https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/19416094-iserviceprovider-for-markup-extensions-for-wpf-par]. We have created a new one and we are working on that (that includes IProvideValueTarget and INameScope) but feel we have enough to ship this and mark this larger work item done and we do point out in reference to more work items need to happen, namely the work around IServiceProvider.

                          Also XamlServices.Load / Save isn’t directly related to markup extenstion so we’re viewing that…

                        • Failing to start isolated environment

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                          Right now creating an isolated environment fails for some installers. if you see “E_STARTING_ISOLATED_ENV_FAILED” or “800705B4”, chances are it is this. If you feel it isn’t, please create a new issue.

                          -----

                          I was able to run the converter on build 14316 and 14352. However, on build 14383, I got this error.

                          Running Installer in Isolated Environment

                          [2016-07-11T20:14:52] No installer valid exit codes specified. Using defaults: 0
                          [2016-07-11T20:14:52] Replace any occurence of <log_folder> in -InstallerArguments with C:\shared\logs
                          [2016-07-11T20:14:52] Creating Isolated Environment
                          [2016-07-11T20:14:54] Starting the Isolated Environment
                          [2016-07-11T20:16:55] An error occurred running your installer in isolation
                          [2016-07-11T20:16:55] Invoke-IsolatedInstall : error…

                          46 votes
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                            28 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Windows Device Portal Certificate

                            System is deleting and recreating the TLS self-signed certificates for the device portal on port 50443 a lot.. sometimes every 5-10 minutes in the windows log. For sure it resets them every reboot.

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

                              Yup, that’s way too noisy – looks like we’re recreating every single certificate on every single network change, even when most of the network endpoints remain the same. We’re looking at ways to make that quieter. Thank you!

                              Hirsch Singhal
                              Device Portal Program Manager

                            • 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.

                              3 votes
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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

                              • Enable Manipulation Events for WebView.

                                Since WebView lacks support for Manipulation Events, it acts as a huge gesture eater which doesn't let its parent controls like ScrollViewer, FlipView to take control of gesture like scroll, swipe etc.
                                It becomes impossible to use a WebView along with other XAML Elements in the same view.
                                Manipulation events can help a lot in these situations.

                                9 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a color picker control

                                  A color picker control just like the one in the phone's settings would be really useful for apps which want to offer the user a choice of colors. I know I can code one, but it should be one of the standard controls.

                                  11 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Implement HttpListener Class

                                    Please implement the HttpListener class so that we can run REST based controls (similar to Xbox Smartglass) for our own apps?

                                    7 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please provide support for S/MIME email

                                      S/MIME email is a mandatory requirement at my company and support for that on the Windows Phone platform is needed before we can consider it.

                                      12 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thank you for the suggestion and commentary; I’m pleased to mark this suggestion as ‘Started’.

                                        As announced at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference and on the Windows Phone Blog, S/MIME support is coming to Windows Phone with the Windows Phone enterprise feature pack, with an announced delivery in the first half of 2014.

                                        For more information, please refer to the Windows Phone team blog at:
                                        http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2013/07/10/making-windows-phone-an-even-better-choice-for-business.aspx

                                      • I have developed a custom AppBarButton with a number badge

                                        I have developed a custom control: a AppBarButton with a number badge. Could I pull request to the UWP Control Toolkit?
                                        Sometimes I need to show a number on the normal AppBarButton to indicate the count of the new messages. I have completed it.

                                        8 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Bugs in badge elements ("activity" & "error" glyphs) / C# Windows UWP

                                          Hello,

                                          According to the MSDN manual (https://msdn.microsoft.com/de-ch/library/windows/apps/br212849) there should be a glyph "Activity" (<badge value="activity"/>).

                                          Unfortunately, the glyph "activity" is never displayed on the tile. But when I'm using any other glyph (such as "alarm", "alert", "attention"), it is properly displayed.

                                          Furthermore, the gyph "error" can also not be used. Instead, the glyph "attention" is shown.

                                          See here for details on this issue:https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsapps/en-US/755869a1-53d4-410e-a61f-3a21e1a97caa/possible-bug-in-badge-elements-activity-glyph?forum=wpdevelop

                                          Would be great to have these bugs fixed soon.

                                          Thanks and best regards,
                                          Patrick

                                          3 votes
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