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  1. 42 votes
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    • [BUG] CurrentCulture should reflect the regional format defined by the user

      Before UWP, CurrentCulture reflected the Regional Settings format and CurrentUICulture reflected the Display Language. That behavior is good but has changed in UWP (both now reflect the same thing: Display Language), making it unecessarely hard for developers to correctly respect the user's preference when displaying dates and numbers.

      This behavior should be fixed or a new property should be made available in the SDK to enable us to get the user defined settings for regional format. We shouln't have to relly on workaround like this one: https://www.pedrolamas.com/2015/11/02/cultureinfo-changes-in-uwp/

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        1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Failing to start isolated environment

        [msft]
        Right now creating an isolated environment fails for some installers. if you see “E_STARTING_ISOLATED_ENV_FAILED” or “800705B4”, chances are it is this. If you feel it isn’t, please create a new issue.

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        I was able to run the converter on build 14316 and 14352. However, on build 14383, I got this error.

        Running Installer in Isolated Environment

        [2016-07-11T20:14:52] No installer valid exit codes specified. Using defaults: 0
        [2016-07-11T20:14:52] Replace any occurence of <log_folder> in -InstallerArguments with C:\shared\logs
        [2016-07-11T20:14:52] Creating Isolated Environment
        [2016-07-11T20:14:54] Starting the Isolated Environment
        [2016-07-11T20:16:55] An error occurred running your installer in isolation
        [2016-07-11T20:16:55] Invoke-IsolatedInstall : error…

        42 votes
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          27 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  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/

          41 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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…

            41 votes
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            • Ability to force speaker on Phone (or other devices) when headphones are plugged in

              When using FM radio, i have my headphones plugged in. If i have access to the FM radio APIs, i need the ability in my app to force audio to go through the speakers, not the headphones.

              I believe this should be a user based permission API in case the user doesn't want me to have this ability.

              41 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable WinAppDriver for Xbox and Mobile

                Right now WinAppDriver only works on desktop.

                Getting these capabilities across the Windows ecosystem would fulfill the promise of a unified Windows. Making it possible for us to write tests, and code once and have it being tested in an autonomous way. So that in theory, our applications could report and find bugs for us.

                Before our users find them.

                Thanks in advance. Looking forward to the progress you're doing :D

                41 votes
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                  on the backlog  ·  2 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Let me see network traffic in Device Portal

                  I can use Fiddler on my desktop to view my network traffic. I want to do the same thing for my other Windows devices to help debug my apps.

                  40 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • NFC / FeliCa 対応

                    説明不要と思いますが、ユーザーの実利やライバルモバイルOSとの競争を考えれば不可欠と思います。

                    また、端末メーカーの独自実装ではなく、公式APIとしてアプリ開発者が柔軟に使用できる環境により、今ある利用方法を超えた新しい応用例を生み出してくれると思います。

                    40 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allows 1080x1920 pixel screenshots to be uploaded to Dev Center

                      When uploading screenshots, we are given the choice to upload one of the these sizes: 768 x 1280, 720 x 1280, or 480 x 800 pixels

                      I would like to recommend adding the ability to upload screenshots in 1080x1920 pixel size. Lumia 1520 takes screenshots in 1080x1920 size and having to resize 8 screenshots across multiple languages is not how a developer should spend time. 1080x1920 is the same aspect ratio as 720x1280 so it should be easily down scalable.

                      38 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • [UWP] Capture WebView http request

                        Need capture all the http request or resource request, such as : http request in js, css, image resouces file…
                        http request includes get or post request(url and body)

                        While android and ios can do it. UWP need it.

                        Thanks,
                        Jimmy (win10app@outlook.com)

                        37 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to control FM radio via APIs like we did in Silverlight for Windows Phone

                          With Silverlight in Windows Phone, i had the ability to use FM radio APIs. In UWP, I cannot use these APIs as they weren't brought over. I would greatly apperciate if these APIs could be added to UWP.

                          https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/ff769541(v=vs.105).aspx#BKMK_FMRadioAPI

                          36 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make it possible in WebView to accept invalid certificate for HTTPS website.

                            There is currently no way, how to display in WebView HTTPS web page with invalid certificate, even with user specific opt-in.
                            It's possible to specify in HttpClient types of invalid certificates to accept, same opt-in should ideally work in WebView as well.

                            36 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • WebView: Expose DOM as C#/.NET API

                              It's great to introduce an Edge Browser into a UWP application via the WebView. It would be especially powerful and useful to be able to access the DOM that is in the currently loaded page of the WebView control and have full control over querying it and even modifying it if necessary.

                              There have been many DOM APIs created in MSFT's history, so it's now time to build another one. :)

                              36 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • CameraCaptureTask

                                Add a boolean to CameraCaptureTask to indicate whether you want it to save the picture taken to be saved to the camera roll.

                                35 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support path lengths longer than 260 (MAX_PATH)

                                  I'd like to see Windows API's, Command Prompts, File Explorer support a much longer file path. 32,768 (2^15) would be very helpful.

                                  The limit is documented here under "Maximum Path Length Limitation":

                                  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa365247(v=vs.85).aspx

                                  I'd like to see Windows updated to support

                                  34 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Enterprise APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • [UWP] Need http proxy function

                                    While http proxy function lost since windows phone,
                                    Now in UWP we can only set http proxy(ip+port,username+psw) in the connected Wifi manually.

                                    We need set it in codes.

                                    Thanks,
                                    Jimmy (win10app@outlook.com)

                                    34 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      From Sidharth:
                                      This idea tracks allowing apps to set a custom system proxy for specific HTTP requests. Today, in the UWP platform, the system proxy gets used by default and apps have the option of not going through the proxy.

                                      If you have a scenario that depends on being able to set your own custom proxy from within a UWP app, please add your vote and add a comment with your scenario. Thanks!

                                    • Universal Apps drag & drop - remove read-only attribute

                                      Please add a "Windows 10 Apps" category to this UserVoice.

                                      When drag/dropping files/folders onto Universal Apps, the read-only attribute is set, making it impossible to edit those files/folders. There should be a way, e.g. through manifest, to allow this kind of interaction.

                                      After all, drag/drop is a conscious user interaction (like a picker) and does not happen without their knowledge.

                                      34 votes
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                                        7 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Vector Tiles, App List icons, and App Bar icons

                                        It would be nice to see Windows Phone move to optional vector based icons instead of static bitmaps.

                                        This would allow the application bar (or appbar) to resize if say HD screens were added.

                                        Ideally, users would only need 2 icons for the marketplace: 'Tile' (contains the application name), and 'List' (just the icon for the app list). Appbars could be created at 48x48 and resized as needed.

                                        I know this is a pain on developers that are not designers or have designers, but an option would be nice time saver for the future. Currently I know of developers creating…

                                        34 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for this suggestion! We totally understand that there’s a ton of icons at various sizes that you have to create when building a new app. In the future, we will look at how we can improve this experience (vector images would likely be the solution).

                                          In the meantime, here’s two great resources that help generate all the various scale factor images…

                                          - Photoshop actions (for full control): http://blogs.msdn.com/b/madenwal/archive/2015/11/24/photoshop-templates-amp-actions-for-generating-image-assets-for-windows-10-uwp-applications.aspx - Visual Studio extension (fastest option): https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/09611e90-f3e8-44b7-9c83-18dba8275bb2?SRC=VSIDE

                                          Thanks!
                                          Andrew – Windows Notifications

                                        • Show scrollbars in WebBrowser control

                                          Please show the scrollbars in the WebBrowser control. For details and a workaround that's not working as smooth as it is when it was implemented in the control itself.

                                          http://www.pitorque.de/MisterGoodcat/post/Somethings-Missing-from-the-WebBrowser-Control.aspx

                                          33 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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