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  1. 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!

    • SD-Card access on WDP

      add can access sd-card from WDP :)

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        0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • WinAppDriver: Ability to run application with arguments

        It would be great to have an ability to run application with arguments using WinAppDriver. For example, run installer from MSI package:
        dc.SetCapability("app", @"C:\windows\system32\msiexec.exe");
        dc.SetCapability("args", @"/i C:\installer.msi");

        Currently it is possible to do it using Winium, but not possible to do using WinAppDriver.

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          on the backlog  ·  0 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide Sketch files for templates

          The current design documentation at https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/apps/dn958439.aspx provides only files in Powerpoint and Adobe Illustrator formats.

          My company and thousands of others use Sketch to develop app interfaces, that we then give to our developers.

          None of Powerpoint or Illustrator files are supported by Sketch and vice-versa, so we need Sketch files to start our design work.

          Thanks you very much

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            1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • MediaCapture.InitializeAsync - throws unauthorized exception

            It seems that there is a bug, which appeard after the last WP8.1 Update. MediaCapture.InitializeAsync keeps throwing UnathorizedException. I tested it on my previously (before the update) working example and MSDN sample.

            18 votes
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              6 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Trial feature should be built-in.

              The trial feature should be built-in with automatic enforcement, user prompting, disabling, etc, just as it is in the Windows Store.

              In the Windows store, I can choose trial mode for my app, and then pick the number of days I want the trial to last. From there, everything is taken care of for me. If the user uninstalls during a trial, it tracks this fact and prevents them from starting a new trial later.

              Contrast this with the Windows Phone world, where the developer indicates trial mode in the store, but has to manually track the number of days…

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                0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create/Update/Delete reminders and alarms from a BackgroundAgent

                You can't add/update/delete alarms or reminders from a BackgroundAgent. It'd be great if we at least has the ability to change/edit reminders and alarms that were created by that app.

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                  2 comments  ·  Background Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Error Reporting Service

                  System supported application error reporting service, that would report back to developers application crashes and details.

                  18 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • UWP Grid should have ShowGridLines property from WPF

                    The WPF Grid control had a ShowGridLines property. This is helpful for layout debugging. This property is missing in UWP.

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                      1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Use ContentPresenter in MasterDetailsView instead of ListView

                      Currently, In MasterView, we can only use ListView. It limits the use case of MasterView. We can't use Pivot, Semantic Zoom, GridView, PullToRefresh, SlidableListItem and more. But if it accepts ContentPresenter then the limit would be endless.

                      Don't fake the page navigation using Storyboard. Then devs can use Connected Animations.

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                        2 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • ApplicationView - Window Size improvements

                        ApplicationViewWindowingMode Enum

                        For my work app, we wanted the app to launch maximised. The closet option is to launch it FullScreen but that obscures the task bar.

                        Auto give little control over the first launch of the app.

                        This meant that I ended up using PreferredLaunchViewSize during first launch and then Auto on subsequent launches.

                        This is what I am currently using

                        var currentAppView = ApplicationView.GetForCurrentView();

                        currentAppView.SetDesiredBoundsMode(ApplicationViewBoundsMode.UseVisible);

                        var di = Windows.Graphics.Display.DisplayInformation.GetForCurrentView();

                        var size = new Size(di.ScreenWidthInRawPixels, di.ScreenHeightInRawPixels);
                        size.Height -= 100;
                        size.Width -= 100;

                        ApplicationView.PreferredLaunchViewSize = size;

                        ApplicationView.PreferredLaunchWindowingMode = ViewModelLocator.AppSettingsInstance.WindowSizeSet ? ApplicationViewWindowingMode.Auto : ApplicationViewWindowingMode.PreferredLaunchViewSize;

                        ViewModelLocator.AppSettingsInstance.WindowSizeSet = true;

                        This seems a bad…

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                          2 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow UWP apps without .NET Native

                          In 2017, .NET Native is still not mature and still has bugs. But for UWP apps to be published in the App Store, you must use .NET Native. Interestingly, Apps wrapped with Desktop Bridge do not have to use .NET Native. So, please allow UWP apps without .NET Native! (This would automatically enable us to write apps in F#, too, as a side effect).

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                            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support Vulkan GPU API on UWP

                            Vulkan is an open 3D graphics and compute API, supported by many games ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_Vulkan_support ) and game engines ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulkan_(API)#Game_engines ).

                            17 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Validatable TextBox Control

                              Textbox that indicates Validation Results ("This Filed is Required...")

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                                1 comment  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                fine feedback. :)  ·  Deltakosh responded

                                Hey this is a good feedback. Can you tell us if you see it as an attached property (like IsRequired=“true”) ?

                              • Read currently played song

                                I would like to read currently played song or content in Windows 10. Use case: As neither Groove nor Spotify have a lyrics functionality (anymore) I created a simple UWP app to manage lyrics for songs. I would like to add a function that automatically loads the lyrics to the song that is played right now.

                                To solve that, it would be enough to have read access to the System Media Transport Controls data of other apps. Following data would be great:
                                - Title
                                - Artist
                                - Album cover (optional)
                                - App name
                                - Is playing or not
                                - Is…

                                17 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • winappdriver: support Selenium to handle Windows based alert pop ups

                                  Selenium can handle web based alert pop ups but unable to handle windows based alert pop ups such as the Windows to download or upload files, or the Print window. Current solution to handle this scenario is using Autoit but not the most elegant solution. It would be good see an integrated solution.

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                                    1 comment  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • winappdriver: add logging options

                                    I'd like to see support for having winappdriver log to a local file, as well as support for setting log levels.

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                                      1 comment  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Unify Splash Screen background color

                                      When UWP app has a Splash Screen with transparent background color declared in the app manifest, desktop renders the accent color while phone renders the background color. It does not make sense.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • C# UWP app: exception.StackTrace should include full stacktrace

                                        When an error occurs it happens a lot that exception.StackTrace is null (in the App UnhandledException handler for instance).
                                        This is in fact documented and the offical recommendation is to try/catch closer to the code (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/windows.ui.xaml.application.unhandledexception).
                                        The problem is we can't put try/catch everywhere and we would like to understand crashes but without a stacktrace it is difficult.

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                                        • Low Level NFC Support to access SmartCards via ISO14443 compatible Protocoll

                                          At the moment there are only APIs for reading and writing NFC Tags. Unfortunately this is only a very small part of the NFC capabilities. With an ISO14443 Smartcard support, you would be able to communicate with Smartcards like being used in public transport or supporting payment via NFC Credit Cards.
                                          These capabilities are well supported by other platforms and I would like to see this support on WP8 too.

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