Universal Windows Platform

Welcome to the Windows Platform Developer (WPDev) Feedback site. This feedback forum provides the WPDev community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

  • Windows developer platform (APIs, runtimes, and controls)
  • Dev Center Store (developer portal, back-end services, reporting/analytics and process)
  • Windows Stores (Windows and Windows Phone)

Your suggestions will be reviewed by the Windows platform developer team, providing feedback to help with planning ideas and to better understand how developers are using the development platform.

What this forum is not intended to cover or capture:

If you’re new to this whole UserVoice thing, we’d like to note two important things about this site: (a) List items (and item rankings) represent community interest in features, and does not represent an actual priority list for the product team; and (b) Suggestions made using this forum will be moderated if they do not actually represent a feature request.

How can we improve the Windows dev platform?

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. 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.

    178 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add official support for the Modern C++ projection written by Kenny Kerr

      From http://moderncpp.com/

      "Modern is a Standard C++ language projection for the Windows Runtime. The Modern compiler produces a header-only library designed to provide Standard C++ developers with first-class access to the Windows API.
      It takes advantage of C++11 and beyond to provide a truly modern language projection for the Windows Runtime. So while it is still COM under the hood, a C++ developer should think in terms of references rather than pointers. Practically nothing is off limits to the developer hungry for power, but you don’t need to sacrifice productivity or safety along the way. About the only thing that…

      168 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Device Portal on Phone should show battery life remaining

        HoloLens has a battery life indicator in Device Portal. As another device with a battery, Windows Mobile should also have one.

        167 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          on the backlog  ·  1 comment  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • UWP Input Validation

          As an enterprise developer we need a richer set of Line of Business features. Input validation is fundamental to business applications and should not require us to roll our own or find a 3rd party solution.

          166 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            10 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  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.

            163 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              8 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve CameraCaptureUI on Windows 10 desktop

              The current design of the CameraCaptureUI on Windows 10 desktop/tablet renders it useless.
              In Windows 8.1 :
              - The CameraCaptureUI was shown in full screen
              - You could take a picture by clicking anywhere on the screen

              In Windows 10 :
              - The CameraCaptureUI is shown in a very small window
              - You have to click on a small button to take a photo

              How to you intend your Surface Pro users to keep the Surface steady with one hand, while taking a look at the small preview and clicking on a small button with the other hand?

              Can you…

              161 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                19 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • UWP System tray support

                I would like the ability to give my app the ability to be in the system tray.

                In addition, I would like the ability to minimize my app to the system tray as well.

                159 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow unsafe code

                  Full unsafe code support would:
                  1) Allow more code to be shared across platforms, and
                  2) Increase the performance of applications that needed it.

                  Here's a use case example:
                  I'm the author of BEPUphysics, a real-time simulation library. I wish to support many platforms as best I can with as much common code as possible. Unfortunately, in the current situation, I can't have the best of both worlds. If my goal is optimal performance, I must maintain separate codebases for a bunch of low-level queries and data structures. On the other hand, if my goal is as much common code…

                  149 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  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.

                    149 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      13 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • UWP Windows Always On Top

                      Allow an API to cause the window to be always on top. This is great when watching a video while other apps are in full screen. It'll be like Picture in picture (PIP).
                      Another use case for this would media player controls so that they are always visible. Also, an application like ColorPic.

                      144 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        fine feedback. :)  ·  6 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 :(

                        142 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          8 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.

                        • Add Overlay UI like Android

                          The new Notification access is awesome but is it possible to add Overlay UI and " Services " ( you will find it under accessibility settings in Android) to RS2. It will make UWP more powerful like win32 and also let dev make some powerful and useful apps like " Universal Copy " and 'Native Clipboard" . I am adding some screenshots too. You can install those Android apps yourself. Screenshot_2016-06-12-11-02-35.png http://i.imgur.com/bpHQXue.png
                          Screenshot_2016-06-12-11-02-14.png http://i.imgur.com/mJBcme2.png
                          Screenshot_2016-06-12-11-01-36.png http://i.imgur.com/dTfqzrO.png
                          Screenshot_2016-06-12-10-59-52.png http://i.imgur.com/SEmJSNe.png
                          Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-47.png http://i.imgur.com/WzD5NUW.png
                          Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-41.png http://i.imgur.com/oin3msr.png
                          Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-21.png http://i.imgur.com/YCyUP59.png
                          Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-14.png http://i.imgur.com/77WIVRf.png
                          Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-21-26.png http://i.imgur.com/vV9Ct3N.png
                          I really want the Universal Apps to grow more powerful. I hope…

                          142 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 入金方法に関しての改善

                            ■入金を一括に済ませて欲しい

                            現状では収入がタイトルごとに振り込まれます。
                            更に日本での売上と、海外での売上が別々に入金されます。

                            振り込まれる回数分、銀行から海外送金の受け取り手数料を請求されます。
                            私が利用している銀行では一回につき1500円の手数料がかかります。
                            2作品を配信するだけで手数料が6000円もかかってしまいます。
                            手数料がもっとかかる銀行の場合、収入より高額になることもあります。

                            配信しているXbox360とWindowsPhoneの全ての作品を一括で振り込めるようにして欲しいです。

                            以下のコミュニティーフォーラムで既に要望がありますが、再び要望を出します。
                            http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/p/47156/282405.aspx

                            ■入金タイミングを指定できるようにして欲しい

                            現状では年に4回、一定以上の売上がある場合入金されます。

                            売上額が少額で銀行の海外送金の受け取り手数料を差し引くと割りに合わないので、年に1回だけの送金にしてほしいことがあります。

                            送金前に次回のロイヤルティー支払い期間に繰り越すか選択できるようにしてほしいです。

                            この2点が小規模な作品を多数配信することや、ちょっとしたアプリの配信に不利になっています。
                            マーケットプレイスとXBLIGでより多くの作品が配信されるようになるためにもこれらの改善を希望します。

                            136 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow CookieContainer to be Serialized/Deserialized

                              Currently, serialization and deserialization of the CookieContainer doesn't work. The documentation says to use the CookieContainer if one needs to save off HttpOnly cookies. It seems that saving the CookieContainer isn't possible.

                              "If the server sends HTTPOnly cookies, you should create a System.Net.CookieContainer on the request to hold the cookies, although you will not see or be able to access the cookies that are stored in the container."

                              136 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                9 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  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

                                134 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  4 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Deep zoom & pan / multiscale image

                                  I request that the MultiScaleImage library to be able to access isolated storage. There are many places where apps will not connect to a cell tower [e.g. in a general aviation (or commercial) aircraft where cell phones do not work well [it is illegal to use in any case] and also in isolated rural areas. Also, why pay data charges to view the same image over and over [aren’t music & photo libraries stored on phones?] And finally memory is very cheap. Some suggest that large images (even broken into tiles) are inappropriate for storage on a phone – that…

                                  133 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Implement System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter in WinRT APIs

                                    TypeConverter is helpful because it allows the author of a type to provide intrinsic support for determining to/from which types a type may be converted and actually converting between types - most typically for converting to/from string but other types as well.

                                    123 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      6 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Fix Altitude Bug in GeoCoordinateWatcher and Geolocator when using in WP8

                                      Fix Altitude Bug in GeoCoordinateWatcher and Geolocator when using in WP8. On my lumia 520 (WP8) i get jumping values of altitude, even outdor with a strong and good GPS-signal. The altitude jumps from 27m to 200m up and down, 200m is the right value. The values from GPS-accuracy are top. This occurs In both classes on WP8. I always use the DisiredAccuray = high! I have read, that another user have the same problem with WP8-Phone, like HTC. All GPS-App in the store have the same problem with the jumping altitude.
                                      But i found a solution. If you take…

                                      116 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      • Allow direct printing without Modern UI print dialog

                                        In Windows Store apps there is no way to programmatically initiate a print job.

                                        Under WPF, it is possible to initiate printing to the default printer by simply calling Print() on a properly configured PrintDocument object.

                                        We have a popular photo booth app in the Windows Store. It is able to provide a fully automated photo booth experience for the user's event guests EXCEPT when it comes to printing. In order to print, the guests must leave the tailored kiosk experience and interact with the local print dialog.

                                        If it were running under WPF, then it would simply print the…

                                        110 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          7 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • PhoneのOS側でユーザーが認証済みの認証情報が使える、Live SDK相当のAPI。

                                          現状、SkyDriveへのアクセスなどLice SDK (API)を使う場合、ユーザーに認証情報をOSとは別途入力してもらわないといけない。
                                          また、OAuth認証をする場合、そのための画面遷移を用意するのも大変です。
                                          (Live SDK Developer Previewなどありますが)
                                          SkyDriveへのアクセスやその他のLive APIについて、ユーザーが追加で認証情報を入力することはせず、利用できるSDKがあるといいのではないでしょうか。
                                          アプリに対してOSが使っている認証情報を使ってもいいかの確認画面が出て、ユーザーが同意すれば、アプリに認証情報を渡すことなく利用できる形態であれば、アプリ側が認証情報を持つ必要もなくなります。

                                          110 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base