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  1. Full-Trust UWP Desktop Applications

    Look, the concept of "UWP apps can run on your phone (RIP) and your Xbox," while admirable, isn't practical for most applications. Many applications need only Desktop support. UWP is too "safe" so as to be impractical for so many desktop apps, and WPF is like a third-class citizen with Microsoft in the background cheering "Upgrade to UWP!"

    The sandbox nonsense has to go. Allow UWP applications to tick a box in the .appxmanifest declaring it as a full-trust desktop application. Prevent full-trust apps from targeting phone and Xbox if you have to. Show a notice to users upon install…

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      1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  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…

      17 votes
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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 →
        • 17 votes
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            0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  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 →
            • 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!

              • 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 →
                • 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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                    4 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  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 →
                        • 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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                          • Error Reporting Service

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

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                              1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  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.

                              16 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow applications that require elevated privileges/admin rights to be submitted to the store

                                I have a disk imaging (which I have already converted) application that writes bytes directly to disk (USB and SD cards). It requires admin rights to get a lock on the disk. The app gets rejected during submission to the store as some features are disabled as admin privileges are required. It would be good if we could submit utility tools to the store as there is no way to perform these tasks without admin. Maybe warn the user when downloading the app or more stringent verification process for these apps but don't block them completely as you're hurting both…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  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  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  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

                                    16 votes
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                                      working on it  ·  2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow all developers to access restricted capabilities, not just company accounts

                                      I recently browsed the UWP docs and found some interesting APIs about Accessory Management etc. Since I developed an application which could massively profit from those APIs as they allow volume control etc, I wanted to use them. Unfortunately for me, I cannot use those APIs as they are restricted for use and getting access is only possible with a company developer account which I do not have.
                                      Please allow private developers to access those capabilities. For me it is perfectly acceptable to request access to them so they are still under control but I do not want to create…

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                                        11 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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…

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                                          2 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  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.

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                                            4 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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