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  1. Allow changing the country and name after registration on Windows Phone Store, PubCenter and Windows Store

    Allow changing the country and name after registration on Windows Phone Store, PubCenter and Windows Store.

    79 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ancestor binding missing

      Currently the RelativeSourceMode only supports None, TemplatedParent and Self.

      Would be really helpful to have FindAncestor API added, just like in Silverlight 5 and WPF.

      77 votes
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        3 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • FM Radio RDS support if FM Radio APIs are brought in

        If FM radio APIs are brought in, it would be amazing if we could get RDS support as well. This would allow apps to say they were listening to KEXP instead only 93.1 and the station information as well.

        For FM radio APIs, please vote here: https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/17399074

        73 votes
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          7 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Dynamically Load Assembly

          Add the Assembly.Load method which accepts byte[] as a parameter in order to load an assembly in to the app domain. All the other platforms support this: .Net, Silverlight, Android (Xamarin), and even iOS (Xamarin)!

          Why is the UWP team stubbornly resisting this? Without this UWP is more or less a toy because any customization requires that the app be deployed completely separately. Other platforms allow for customization to be downloaded and dynamically loaded in to the app domain.

          71 votes
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            8 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Need more info for stack trace

            Now with Win10 Dashboard the stack trace only provide a snippet of the error which is included in the error lines. However with the new dashboard this is the only information that is provided on the dashboard. It's not enough for devs :(

            71 votes
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              11 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Can you include in this user voice entry the specific details of what is missing? we are working on improving these reports, and the more specific information we have about issues the more we will be able to add.

            • provide quiet hours API

              Dear Dev Team!

              Please provide an API for quiet hours in Windows 10 (mobile) where developers can set the quiet hours parameters from foreground and background.

              Thank you

              71 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Implement XAML style triggers

                Hi! Please implement style triggers for Windows Phone XAML (BAML?). Sometimes they're much more useful than data binding (for example, when I need a StaticResource as a property value).

                67 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable Hyper-V on all version of Windows

                  For developing and testing virtualized apps with the latest features we need Hyper-V but it isn't available on all versions, so our best option is install Linux.

                  Similar issue: https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/7761381-allow-to-develop-and-test-windows-phone-apps-on-al

                  66 votes
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                    12 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow subpixel font smoothing (DirectWrite) in UWP apps

                    Currently UWP have less readable grayscale font smoothing. It makes UWP apps look worse than desktop apps on standard DPI screens. Allowing subpixel font rendering would make them look on par with desktop apps.

                    66 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Emulating Camera

                      It would be extremely helpful if the emulator could use webcams as camera emulation. Otherwise AR scenarios are hard to develop without a range of devices. It has become even more needed with the addition of WXGA and the different scalings in WP8.

                      66 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add TreeView control to UWP same as in System.Windows.Controls.TreeView

                        Add TreeView control to UWP same as in System.Windows.Controls.TreeView

                        66 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          In release 16190 of the Windows 10 SDK Preview Build, we have introduced the following new controls: NavigationView, TreeView, RatingsControl, ColorPicker, ParallaxView and PersonPicture to the Windows.UI.XAML.Controls namespace. It also adds brushes for Acrylic and Reveal, part of the Fluent Design System. See also the new XAML Controls Gallery in the Windows Universal Samples collection.

                          https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/tree/master/Samples/XamlUIBasics

                        • allow mobile broadband handling

                          Hello Dev Team!

                          If it possible please allow/make mobileBroadband management in Radio class. (from foreground and background).
                          Wifi and bluetooth work well but the mobileBroadband is in "This value is defined for future use, and is not currently available." state currently.

                          Thank you

                          64 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support To New Applications (New & Rising list)

                            Platform should support new applications that are not big companies'. In these days all new applications don't appear in New+Rising category, and some new applications are dying. We have communicate with Microsoft Support about this situation and they said "We don't promise "New applications always enter New+Rising category" to developers. It is so embarrassing for small companies or freelance developers. You should support new applications, you should support us.

                            63 votes
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                              13 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Payoneer as a payment method for Windows Phone Store / Windows Store / PubCenter earnings.

                              Add Payoneer as a payment method for Windows Phone Store / Windows Store / PubCenter earnings.

                              63 votes
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                                10 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add Implicit Datatemplates to UWP

                                This Idea has already been posted for WinRT 5 years ago: https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/2831450-implicit-datatemplates-for-winrt

                                I'd like to have implicit DataTemplates in UWP. The main scenario is MVVM and resolving a View from a ViewModel. This scenario is described in this post: https://www.thomasclaudiushuber.com/2017/03/10/building-a-classic-tabbed-and-databound-desktop-app-with-uwp/

                                62 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support using a Binding in a Style Setter in Window Store apps

                                  SL5 (as well as WPF) support setting the Value of a Style Setter to a Binding but XAML Windows Store apps do not (maybe because it was based on a snapshot of SL4).

                                  62 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Donationware ability for Windows Store

                                    It's a lot easier to build a following when it's free. Keeping this in mind, was thinking of making some of my products donationware. Would it be feasible to somehow make this type of offering as part of the store?

                                    The ability for an end user to donate allows me to make the app free. Donations should be supported

                                    Any feedback is appreciated, Thanks, John.

                                    61 votes
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                                      11 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Shell Context Menus.

                                      Please add Shell Context Menus API for UWP apps.
                                      We need way to integration with Windows Explorer context menu.

                                      60 votes
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                                        9 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Editable Combo Box

                                        Request for an editable combo box that allows:
                                        - keyboard focus for the edit box
                                        - ability to type a value that matches an item in the dropdown
                                        - ability to type a value that does not match an item in the dropdown (enabled as a control option)
                                        - auto complete of the item name while typing
                                        - keyboard navigation for opening the dropdown using Alt + down arrow.
                                        - keyboard navigation for moving through the list of items in the combo by using left and right arrow keys

                                        60 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve WinRT Frame caching and navigation behavior

                                          Windows Runtime API has presented Frame class, which page caching and navigation logic differs from a corresponding Frame class from Windows Phone Silverlight API set. This new Frame class gives a lot of pain to developers, because in many cases it cannot provide such app and navigation state management, which can be used to create good and predictable user expirience. Therefore, I want to request adding of some improvements in WinRT API to bring Frame's behavior closer to it's analog from WP Silverlight.

                                          More info about the problem can be found here:
                                          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11539755/winrt-frame-and-page-caching-how-to-create-new-page-instance-on-navigate-and
                                          http://caliburnmicro.com/announcements/application-state-part-1/
                                          http://caliburnmicro.com/announcements/application-state-part-2/
                                          http://caliburnmicro.com/announcements/application-state-part-3/
                                          https://github.com/Caliburn-Micro/Caliburn.Micro/issues/95

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