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  1. PDF API can't handle loading AES 256 bit encrypted pdf's

    In the Windows.Data.PDF API, on implementing PdfDocument.LoadFromFileAsync I receive an unspecified error.

    After some diagnosis, I found that the issue is caused by the API not handling PDF files encrypted with AES 256 Encryption that the later acrobat versions use.

    As AES 256 encryption in PDF's is commonplace, the API should be able to support it?

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        0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • can you please create a nectar card app

          apps has your nectar that you are able to scan in stores, also shows you your points balance, and allows you to shop online and collect more nectar points.

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          • Make listview group header selectable

            When using a ListView bound to a CollectionViewSource with Grouped items, it would be great to have the option to make the Grouped Item selectable/interactive. This supports the use case for providing a detail view for both the underlying item represented by the Group Header Template as well as that of the represented by the ItemTemplate.

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            • SharePictureTask

              I love being able to share short text messages quickly by ShareStatusTask.

              I want to be able to do the same thing with pictures - i.e. I want to be able to add a picture to the media library and then start the SharePictureTask to let the user see and share it from the Pictures Hub

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              • Supprt VB.NET WithEvents

                Add support for VB.NET WithEvents feature.

                In contrast to += in C# the AddHandler statement in VB.NET does not create a handler method. Thus one has to manually dig through MSDN to find the correct signature.

                The WithEvents clause in VB.NET allows to add handler methods the VS code designer by selecting the events from a ComboBox at the window top.

                Some (all?) UWP classes seem not to support WithEvents.

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                • make call forwarding / call divert once I have pick up the incoming call

                  If my mobile is part of a PBX I need to transfer calls between another phones on the PBX. Nowadays there is not any feature to make call forwarding / call divert once I hace pick up the incoming call.

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                  • [Bug] IMFSourceReader could ignore SetCurrentPosition call if it is reading FLAC

                    Hi! I use IMFSourceReader on UWP and noticed following bug with FLAC decoding: it will not change position if SetCurrentPosition will be called right after initialization. It is working correct with .mp3 and other codecs, but not with FLAC.

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                      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      • AudioGraph AudioFrame output make me confused!

                        I did a research on AudioFrameOutputNode, It is strange that it often generate AudioFrame without any audio data, the AudioFrame's Duration property is 0 miliseconds, but the RelativeTime property is not.

                        And the RelativeTime, it seems not correct, sometimes the Duration is larger than RelativeTime. Sometimes, the previous frame's RelativeTime is 00:00:01.500, but the next frame's RelativeTime is 00:00:01.300.

                        I'm confused, what the **** is that?!

                        Also, the AudioGraph can't to be ensure generate 10ms of AudioFrame data, even though I have set the QuantumSizeSelectionMode property to ClosestToDesired.
                        This is bad for signal analysis scenario.

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                        • The Windows Phone Developer site has no way of deleting a payment method

                          When entering a payment method, there's no option to delete an existing payment method before entering a new one. This is a problem when credit cards constantly fail authorization.

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                            1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • When Bing search results suggests an app, the app should show relavent search results

                            For example, I search for "Star Wars"
                            The IMDb app is suggested.
                            I click on IMDb and it opens.
                            Now I must search again for "Star Wars" in IMDb.
                            IMDb should open to the "Star Wars" page directly from bing's search results.

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                            • Track Clipboard changes in background in Win8

                              I was working on clipboard manager application for windows 8, and discovered that there is no way to catch Clipboard.ContentChanged event when application is running in background, seems the life cycle of WinRT app doesn't allow this.

                              Wish I would have a possibility to create a background task that is triggered by clipboard content changed system event.

                              Thank you.

                              2 votes
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                              • Add vorlonjs to Device Portal

                                Please add vorlon.js to Device Portal

                                2 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow expired accounts to be restored

                                  My original account expired and I was forced to create a new account when I decided to enroll again. However, since the original account is tied to my Microsoft Id (which is used everywhere else!) it is now a pain to log into Dev Center. In fact, how does one do it? When I navigate here I am connected via the expired account. But logging out and back in is no good since I am not asked which account I want to use.

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                                  • Allow access to binary data of Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Media.Song class

                                    The MediaPlayer class can play Song objects, but there is currently no way to get at the song data. Allow binary access would allow custom vizualizations, media players, and audio enabled games.

                                    This would also solve another requested issue where devs want to get visualization data. With access to the song binary, this data could just be created by the dev.

                                    http://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-app-platform/suggestions/1908309-enable-microsoft-xna-framework-media-visualization

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                                    • Make querying files of a StorageFolder faster

                                      StorageFolder.GetFilesAsync() is incredibly slow (~7 seconds for a folder with ~3500 files). Back in Windows Phone 8.0 Silverlight-times, I was able to get the content of the CameraRoll much faster (via the MediaLibrary, <1 second for the same amount of files).

                                      How can it be, that this became so extremely slow with the UAP?

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                                      • Votes gatekeeping feedback / bug reporting is ridiculous!

                                        Voting for issues should be a completely separate thing from submitting bug reports. As it stands I have several "showstopper" issues regarding successful use of WSL/Ubuntu/bash that cannot be submitted because of this stupid limitation.

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                                        • Add ability to swipe-open the SplitView pane for one-handed phone use

                                          I would propose adding the ability for the SplitView pane to be opened by swiping in from the left side of the screen. This would mimic the Android capability that already exists for its Navigation drawer.

                                          I have actually implemented this in one of my apps so you can see it in action. It is in an app called Drudge Live (https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9wzdncrdm04m), and in the app the swipe-open capability is only enabled on phones. In the app Settings you can disabled the swipe-open or make the swipe-in detection area wider if the user's phone makes getting close to…

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