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Welcome to the Universal Windows Platform Developer Feedback site. This site provides the Windows developer community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

  • Windows developer platform (APIs, runtimes, and controls)
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Your suggestions will be reviewed by the Windows platform developer team to help with planning ideas and to better understand how developers are using the platform.

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  1. SwipeControl should support mouse input

    The SwipeControl control should support mouse input as well as touch input. Currently it only supports touch input.

    I appreciate that swipe controls have come out of developments around touch interfaces. However on a platform that allows for a single app to run on both desktop and touch devices I think that users will be expecting to be able to interact with the app in similar ways across devices.

    Microsoft have set precedent for this in their own apps. Outlook for example utilises a SwipeControl type arrangement (that can be interacted with using a mouse) for marking emails as read…

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      5 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • CalcBinding for UWP

      CalcBinding is an advanced Binding markup extension that allows you to write calculated binding expressions in XAML, without custom converters. CalcBinding can automatically perform bool to visibility conversion, inverse your expression and more. CalcBinding makes binding expressions shorter and more user-friendly.

      This is only available for WPF - https://github.com/Alex141/CalcBinding

      Here are some examples

      <Label Content="{c:Binding A+B+C }" />

      <Label Content="{c:Binding A*0.5+(B.NestedProp1/C - B.NestedProp2 % C) }" />

      <Button Background="{c:Binding '(A > B ? media:Brushes.LightBlue : media:Brushes.White)'}"/>

      <TextBox Text="{c:Binding 'Math.Sin(Math.Cos(A))'}"/>

      <Button Visibility="{c:Binding !IsChecked}" />

      <c:Binding 'A and B or C' />

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        0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Multiple Instances of UWP Apps

        I have used Unity+UWP to develop LOB application that visualizes 3D data from opened files. We also use multiple-top-level windows that are already available. Now client wants to allow opening and visualizing multiple files, which would have been easy with Win32 (just launch another instance). One of the problems in here is Unity code, which is mostly made to be single-instance, but it would be great to have support to launch multiple instances of the same app.

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          3 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Disable overpanning behavior in ScrollViewer

          Currently, the ScrollViewer's content can be overpanned.

          Since we are preparing a custom control with the ScrollViewer, the look and feel is not nice.

          It would be great if we have an option in disabling the overpanning behavior in ScrollViewer with an API or with any other option to disable it.

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            2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • BackgroundTask to trigger at user selected time

            An essential and very beneficial feature, that a background task should be triggered at a fixed time selected by the user. Example, An app, that allows users to select a time i.e; Tomorrow 10,30 AM to do "something". User can also choose to run "everyday, every week, etc".

            I have some great ideas and working on this since some weeks, and when I tried to implement scheduling I was surprised to see that this is not available on Windows. (TimeTrigger won't serve this purpose, as
            1) it at least requires 15 minutes slot
            2) it has the trigger time between…

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              2 comments  ·  Background Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow the emulator to simulate phone calls and messages.

              There are several certification requirements from Microsoft that are impossible to test without a physical Windows Phone device. The requirements that involve phone calls, text messages, and zune hub music are all impossible to test from within the emulator.

              It'd be very convenient for developers without actual devices to test their apps for the certification requirements if everything could actually be tested with the emulator.

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                2 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • AppHub の申請却下判断が担当者によって違わないようにして欲しい

                AppHub に何度か申請をしていると、何らかの理由で申請が却下されることがありますが、申請却下判断がまちまちなように見受けられます。
                拙作 Nel の話で申し訳ないですが、一度 3.6 Adult Related Contents 違反で却下されても、再度ほぼ同じバイナリの XAP を申請したところ受理されました。

                このようなことは開発者側に思わぬ恩恵をもたらす場合もありますが、出来るだけ基準が一律の方が開発側としても対処しやすく思います。

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                  0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Notify me when new feedback comes to Feedback hub

                  Currently we have no notifying system to the developers when the customer add new feedback to the feedback hub. We, developers should check the developer dashboard every day and day. It's tooo painful. Is it possible to add the notification system? Just ping by mail is enough. Uservoice already have it.

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                    0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add possibility to create LoopingSelector/Item/Panel

                    As developer I want to create custom picker like Date or Time pickers

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                      3 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Simplify Publish to Appx package (Centennial)

                      Add Publish to Appx for Centennial button in VS. It should be <2 minute wizard with no CMD involvement if you want developers to add their software to the store. As simple as ClickOnce publishing. I do not want to convert MSIs

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                        6 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thank you for your feedback. We are designing the tools needed to make the transition to appx easier, however it can not be as simple as adding a new button since the user needs to edit the manifest, associate to the store, etc.. If you are interested in providing feedback about this new feature, please contact me @ridomin

                        Ricardo Minguez (Rido) [MSFT]

                      • 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.

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                          5 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  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…

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                            2 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Remove the restricted file types for file association.

                            The most important file types are being restricted from being opened by any application aka devs can not register to use .mp3, .txt, .etc. Without this functionality how can we make apps that allow users to do anything useful with their files.

                            For example: I want to open a .mp3 in an audio remixer or a video in an app to upload videos. And I want to do this from within another app (skydrive) or from an email attachment or web browser. Right now it just opens up in xbox music. i can play the file and then its gone.

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                              4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Quick Link to show all Publisher apps

                              Provide a single link to retrieve all the applications by a specific Publisher like the Android Market.

                              This just helps make advertising easier, without listing individual apps.

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                                working on it  ·  2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Screenshot Hotkey in Emulator

                                It is physically impossible for me to play my game in the emulator and capture an image of it that actually represents what gameplay looks like.

                                My game is controlled by the Accelerometer and has very rapid gameplay that makes switching from using the Accelerometer to Screenshot tab and actually capturing a screenshot impossible. It simply doesn't work. In order to take the screenshot it takes 2 mouse clicks and about half a second. If I am lucky I can do it before my character dies, even then though the player is just moving in a straight line to nowhere…

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                                  0 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Open access for XBOX Live achievements

                                  Give ability to create games that have access for xbox live achievements. It doesn't have to be full access. Still only partners can have a "Xbox live" mark on their game icon, but having a one place for achievements, leader boards and friends would be great (WP7 Live?)

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                                    4 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • IServiceProvider for Markup Extensions for WPF parity

                                    This would enable.
                                    - IProvideValueTarget interface
                                    - INameScope interface

                                    This is part of the larger ask of Add Markup Extensions
                                    https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705/suggestions/7232264

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                                      working on it  ·  3 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create a control for 'Continue in different device'

                                      Create a control for Continue in different device Like Continue Reading etc. Microsoft wants us to build more connected app with Project Rome API. So it would be nice to create controls to achieve Microsoft's vision easily.
                                      For Reference
                                      I like the way MSPoweruser app has implemented this feature. In that app If we click Continue Reading button, it will show all the devices connected to this device. So if I click on a device it will open the app on that device with the same artice.

                                      GitHub issue: https://github.com/Microsoft/UWPCommunityToolkit/issues/1182

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make UWP use Net standard 1.6

                                        Support the last version of Net Standard 1.6.

                                        Developing desktop apps for UWP is subpar as many API are not present like SqlClient. Microsoft is loosing a huge market by not supporting a full net standard.

                                        Net standard should be used by UWP and not limited by it.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add an option to 'Create dump file' of running process

                                          Currently there is no way to attach debugger to already running process via 'Attach to process' on mobile. And sometimes bad bugs, like deadlocks, happens. And its real pain to investigate them, since usually they happen without debugger and on release builds. Windows 10 Mobile is like back box you can't get full access to.

                                          In addition to existing functionality which allows to collect dump when app crashes, it would be nice to have an option to collect dump of running process on Windows 10 Mobile any time you want via device portal.

                                          Thanks.

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

                                            Great idea, makes sense. We’re looking at enabling live dump collection of processes that belong to sideloaded apps, so that you can collect information about app state if it hangs. If that’s insufficient, please let us know. Thanks for your input!

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