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  1. App-specific launchers

    App-specific launchers: instead of opening a site's web page, check whether a compatible app is installed or registered. UX is much better and

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      1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Add a clock control inspired by Material Design

        I'm currently working on a clock control for my UWP todo-list app 2Day (www.2day-app.com).

        I'm creating this control using inspiration from the great Material Design WPF toolkit. The very early work in progress version is available on my repo: https://github.com/japf/uwp-material-clock

        Would you be interesting having this control as part of the UWPCommunityToolkit?

        If you think that control could be part of the toolkit, we can start discuss the requirements so that I can submit a PR :-)

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          1 comment  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add "favorite" to ImageProperties, as well as an API to enumerate Favorites from the Photos app so devs can expose and detect fav pics

          Right now it is very difficult (and completely undocumented) to determine if a photo or picture is marked as a favorite by a user, or to retrieve a list of favorites (similar to getting the list of pictures in the KnownFolders.CameraRoll, etc). If a user has taken the time to mark pictures as favorites, we should celebrate that and make it simple for developers to use that in their own applications.

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            0 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Explain Rejected Tax Profiles

            We've had our tax profiles rejected over and over again, without ever knowing what could be wrong. Clearly, "Your tax profile is not valid." is not much of a useful error message. Even our tax adviser finally had no idea how to deal with that. We had to go through Symantec tech support chat, Microsoft tech support chat, and finally Windows Store support chat who had to look up the error for a few days in order to finally get an idea what's wrong.

            Suggestion: Show exactly that error message in the Windows Store dashboard.

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              1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Integrate HockeyApp in the Dev Center

              Since Application insights for mobile is discontinued soon, the dev center analytics will be broken.

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              • Windows 10 mobile 10.0.15063 map

                Map became unusable after phone 10.0.15063 update. Because:
                a) It is extremely slow. ResolveCompleted event comes after ten seconds.
                b) It draws MapPolygons blurred with jagged borders.
                c) It draws MapPolylines in wrong positions (very, very often). They take right position then after manual shifting of map, but initially 20-30% of them are misplaced after being added to MapElements collection. Most often it occurs near map borders.
                d) Lines on traffic layer are blurred, jagged and looking bad.

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                  2 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to change language font for phone Browser. The Tamil language font comes with WP8 is really rendered ugly!...

                  This could be a font rendering issue. The Tamil fonts are rendered beautifully in iPhone. It is ugly in WP8

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                    • Allow rotation/scaling of MapIcons so that they stick relative to when the map is rotated.

                      Allow rotation/scaling of MapIcons so that they stick relative to when the map is rotated. As an example, I place an MapIcon at a particular Lat/Long the rotate that MapIcon 156 deg. As the map is rotated the icon mains it;s relative rotation to the map. Prefer that i could stream XAML or other vector as MapIcon source to it will scale correctly. Also would like to place triggers at oom levels but that is a seperate issue.

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                        0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add file template for ResourceDictionary in Visual Studio (as Blend has such template).

                        I was surprised cause there is no ResourceDictionary template in "Add new ite..." dialog. Though Blend has this template.

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                          0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow other formats than PCM and float for a FrameOutputNode created with CreateFrameOutputNode of class AudioGraph

                          Allow other formats than PCM and float for a FrameOutputNode created with CreateFrameOutputNode of class AudioGraph.

                          Other Formats like MP3 or OGG would be nice. One Scenario is that of a shoutcast source for Internet Radio streaming. A shoutcast source transmits MP3 data via TCP to a shoutcast Server. If a FrameOutputNode would allow to get the encoded MP3 data then that data could easily transmitted via a TCP Stream. Currently I have to save a MP3 stream to a file and then read from the file and transmit it over TCP. This burden would be eliminated would MP3 Frames…

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                            1 comment  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                            • 2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                • 2 votes
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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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                                    • Support UWP/XAML development in Windows 7

                                      A XAML designer for Visual Studio in Windows 7. I know there are no plans for running UWP apps in Windows 7, but a designer would be nice and would virtually remove the need to upgrade to Windows 10 before writing apps for it.

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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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