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  1. 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.

    18 votes
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      on the backlog  ·  0 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      17 votes
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      • Grouped ComboBox

        In WPF we had the possibility to have groups within the ComboBox list. We now have this option for ListView and GridView, but not for the ComboBox control.

        For example:

        - Fruits (group name)
        -- Banana (item name)
        -- Apple (item name)
        -- Orange (item name)

        - Vegetables (group name)
        -- Carrot (item name)
        -- Cucumber (item name)

        WPF example:
        https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/9866362/30957493-b5719ff8-a43a-11e7-9c46-043f5a3404b8.jpg

        17 votes
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          0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Error Reporting Service

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

          17 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  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.

            17 votes
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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!

            • To enable customizing window border color

              Currently we customizing titlebar background and foreground, but border is not.
              I hope to customize window border color and gorw effec color.

              17 votes
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                1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  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.

                17 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  UI Testing  ·  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

                  17 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  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.

                    17 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  UI Testing  ·  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

                      17 votes
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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]

                      • 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…

                        16 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • SD-Card access on WDP

                          add can access sd-card from WDP :)

                          16 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable removing language code from the Dev Center "language history"

                            Please enable removing language code from the Dev Center "language history"

                            For example if you ever selected "ru" and "ru-ru" laguages and you published this xap to the Store then it causes Tile localization to show the en-us(default) tile localization which is bad.

                            Note: in your .csproj file, there is a SupportedCultures entry like this:
                            <SupportedCultures>de-DE;ru;ru-RU
                            </SupportedCultures>

                            When I removed the "ru" language code and published my new xap version, the old xap version still remains in the Store with "Replaced and unpublished". Wich means the new version not fully replaced the old version and this causes me very serious…

                            16 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enhance Microsoft.Phone.Scheduler Alarm and Reminder classes

                              The Alarm and Reminder classes in Microsoft.Phone.Scheduler are very limiting and do not allow for any customization. Ideally these classes would be extended to accept a UserControl object that would be shown instead of the standard Title. The UserControl should run in the context of the application that created the Alarm or Reminder, and as such would have access to the appropriate view models. From there the application could be fully launched if desired.

                              16 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • PIN should not count as a biometric device for UserConsentVerifier

                                The documentation for UserConsentVerifier says that it:

                                > Checks for availability of a biometric (fingerprint) verifier device and performs a biometric verification.

                                However, if you have a PIN on your system, it treats that as a biometric device as well. This is not what the documentation indicates. UserConsentVerifier should not treat a PIN as a biometric device. It might make sense to have another method alongside RequestVerificationAsync that allows consent verification via PIN or password, but there needs to be a way to request biometric-only consent verification.

                                16 votes
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                                • Screenshots - all resolutions and languages at once

                                  Now on Windows Phone 8 when we have 3 resolutions taking screenshots may take a lot of time. You have to run one emulator, take screenshots, close it and run another and so on. We can scale wxga to wvga(it still requires some work), because they have the same ratio, but we can't do this with 720p. Emulators are even slower than the WP7.1 ones, so the process is really long.
                                  Consider also option where you have application in several languages. You have to take screenshots in one language, change it to another, wait until emulator reloads and so on.…

                                  16 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • DockPanel Control

                                    Windows XAML needs a version of DockPanel from WPF. There are lots of simple scenarios that Grid and RelativePanel just can't handle that require a custom layout today, but could be done in WPF using a simple DockPanel. DockPanel should be ported to Windows XAML.

                                    16 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  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.

                                      16 votes
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                                      • APIs to control volume

                                        I would like to programmatically set and get the volume for Windows. If my app is currently playing audio, it would be nice if my app could control the experience and interact how i would want it to outside of the system experience. I want my user to stay inside my app.

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                                          5 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Acces to raw wifi,bt and cellular data

                                          Allow access to raw data such as signal strength imformation to allow creation of indoor location positioning using available wifi, bluetooth or cellular networks when no gps data is available.

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