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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.

What this forum is not intended to cover or capture:

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  1. UWP: LauchedArguments to contain info about the state of the tile

    LauchedArguments to contain info about the state of the tile

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    • Let the Certification Report be public..

      Why we can't share the Certification Report generated if our apps is failed in the submission?

      We need it :)

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      • Add ability to rename our submissions

        It'll be great if we can rename "Submission 1" to something else..

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        • Let the parent application know when the target application has closed.

          I have a parent application that stores files within app space. Now when I wish to open a file, the launcher asks me to choose a target application. I would like my application to know when the target application has been closed.

          For instance:

          MyApp has a file, 'Abc.pdf'. On opening the file Abc.pdf from MyApp, the launcher provides a list of applications that can open this file. Assuming i choose PDF Reader, I want MyApp to know when PDF Reader has closed or stopped accessing my file i.e Abc.pdf

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            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 1 vote
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            • [CalendarView] Highlight and Display a list of custom dates in CalendarView

              In CalendarView, as of now only today's date is highlighted. Will be cool if there is Provision to Highlight multiple days. (Helps while designing scheduling Calendars)

              Cheers

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                0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                • Eliminate/increase MAXPATH

                  MAXPATH is giving me a severe headache lately! I've been trying to compile some stuff and the compiler is necessarily creating processes with enormous arguments. Everything would be fine, but MAXPATH is too short to let it succeed! This is the only reason I've got to switch to linux, as I'm not in a position to change MAXPATH or rewrite the way the compiler calls processes. PLEASE MICROSOFT, HELP!

                  If we can't eliminate it, at least give the option to change it, even if its hard to do.

                  Thanks,
                  Hunter Herman

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                      1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • READ email access API (Locally!)

                      Read email access Locally is very important to create professional and amazing apps for UWP apps.
                      Please, allow us to achieve this!

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                        0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Could not read System.Comment from a file

                        I just found that reading the property of System.Comment from a file doesn't work on Windows 10.

                        I used StorageFile.Properties.GetDocumentPropertiesAsync() to read the properties of a file that has Comment, but DocumentProperties.Comment is a empty string.

                        Same problem happens to windows explorer, set a new comment then apply to the file, but when you read again, there's nothing!

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                          2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Internet data consumption from multiple sources in one device

                          Currently Windows OS decides the best Internet connection and uses it automatically (If I have more than one connection like WiFi and Network cable).
                          Need user setting option to override the same and assign one or more app to use specific network connection (WiFi) and others to use other possible network connection (3g/4g).
                          This way the already paid for (3g/4g, WiFi, Network cable, etc.) or for that matter I can take more than one provider's internet with variable speeds at home and connect to one PC and use it optimally/efficiently.

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                          • Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 release for "Preview for Developers"

                            It would be nice if Microsoft released Windows Phone 8.1 update 2 for the developer preview, because it would be nice to use the latest version, especially since windows Phone 10 is still unfinished.

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                            • FileSavePicker

                              FileSavePicker
                              Let the program select the Dlg-Open-Directory between
                              1) the last saved-directory (the actual implemented action)
                              2) the directory defined by SuggestedStartLocation
                              3) the directory defined by last action with FileOpenPicker

                              Usecase for 2:
                              The App knows that it is a totaly new/clear situation
                              and the best option for the Save-Dlg is the 'SuggestedStartLocation'

                              Usecase for 3:
                              User opens file, the Dlg for SaveAs should start in the 'FileOpenPicker-directory'

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                              • [BUG] FileSavePicker throws error in certain scenario

                                scenario: user save a file, app is closed, directory is deleted/renamed, next time: Dlg Save file:
                                error shown (folder not exist) and shown dir is: windows/system32
                                expected result should be:
                                -> act directory is defined by SuggestedStartLocation
                                -> or 'old' path but one/some directories up
                                -> the errormessage is not nessesary

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                                  0 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • The date drop down in the Windows Dev Center dashboard to have custom date.

                                  The date drop down in the Windows Dev Center needs to have custom date so the developers can see the total download of their application of any interval they enter. At the moment that is limited to 12 months.

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                                  • if and when Andeoid apps and ios apps come to windows 10 mobileif and

                                    If and when Android apps or if they are used as a universal windows app.

                                    Please could you organise them and put them into categories e.g Snapchat with social media etc. This could work :)

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                                    • About total payout summary

                                      Today I opened the Windows Dev account Payout report , I found up my advertising and my purchased app, already separate into two?
                                      Why this happen? I should get the total payout summary which include advertising and app that had purchased,

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                                      • Live.com homepage

                                        https://doc.co/YSpoxj
                                        The link above is a Sway that explains my suggestion better than i can do so here.

                                        I sincerely hope it makes a difference
                                        (Didn't know where else to give this suggestion as there is no live.com uservoice)

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                                        • Decouple the Business Store from the Retail Store

                                          As the audiences from the Business Store and the Retail App Store are different it makes no sense that to publish to the Business Store you have to submit the app to the Retail Store. This means ISVs will have to deal and support non-business users.

                                          Please decouple this workflow and let ISVs submit their apps to the Business Store and NOT to the Retail Store.

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