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  1. 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.

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      6 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable removing language code from the "language history"

      If you ever selected "ru" and "ru-ru" laguages then it causes Tile localization show the en-us(default) tile localization to show.

      When I removed the "ru" language code and published my new version, the old version still remains with "Replaced and unpublished". Wich means the new version not fully replaced the old version.
      And this causes me very serious problems:

      1. Some of my users will still receive the old version of my app (after weeks). The store randomly gives the old or the new version of my app.

      2. My app has a WP7 version and a WP8 version XAP…

      31 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix VoiceCommands so they work whether the app is in the foreground or not

        Right now, Voice Commands registered for an app only work when an app is off, or in the background. They do not work if you are in the application already, and use Speech from the Windows key to navigate somewhere else in the app.

        To the end user, it appears that the command is recognized and the system is taking you there, then it closes without actually doing anything. This appears to the end user like a bug in my application, not a system-wide OS bug.

        I understand this was not necessarily the designed use case, but consider that the…

        31 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Cortana/Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow HTTP Requests Started In The Foreground To Complete In The Background

          It is a common scenario for the user to initiate a network transfer, then turn off the screen or switch to another app while the transfer is still in progress. Apps should get at least 60 seconds of background processing time to complete such network transfers and process the response. I'm aware that the Background Transfer Service is available, but there are cases where this is not usable, because it requires the data to be transferred to be written to temporary files in the storage. This is also a capability that other mobile platforms have, and I think it is…

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            0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Desktops cpu/GPU and other temperature on device portal

            Should show temperature data on device portal.

            31 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • SJIS, EUC のエンコーディングのサポートをして欲しい。

              外部データの読み取りなどで未だに SJIS や EUC を読み取らざるを得ない場合があります。この場合に備えて System.Text.Encoding で SJIS や EUC のサポートをして欲しい。
              PC版の Silverlight でもサポートされていないようなので、難しいかもしれないですがお願いします。

              もし標準サポートできない場合は、代わりに codeplex 等で C# 実装の MS謹製? エンコーディングクラスを公開して頂けるとありがたい。

              当たり前の事ですが、 IE9 で SJIS, EUC のページを参照したところ正しくエンコーディングが行われているので、WP7 どこかにエンコーディングを行うコードはあるはずです。

              31 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Unsorted  ·  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

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                  1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Windows Application Driver support for UWP applications on emulators and physical devices

                  Windows Application Driver support for UWP applications on emulators and physical devices to allow testing UWP applications across diffrent platforms.

                  30 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow Windows Runtime public class inheritance

                    Windows Runtime is a great platform, but it lacks some really basic things.

                    One of those basic things is public class inheritance. Windows Runtime should allow public non-sealed classes. This is already implemented for XAML classes, now this should be available for all Windows Runtime components.

                    You could also consider implementing this partially: for example, allow inheritance only between managed WinRT classes, and deriving managed classes from native WinRT classes.

                    30 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Classic Main Menu

                      When building line-of-business-apps for enterprises, we often focus on desktop only. Today we're using WPF for these tasks. But if we want to use UWP for it, we would need a classic menu like we have it in Visual Studio and serveral other "expert applications" (=app with a lot of functionality) that require more than just a hamburger menu or some flyouts

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                        3 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Full emulator support in WinAppDeployCmd

                        There appears to be no way to deploy an app to a Windows 10 Emulator outside of manually doing so in Visual Studio. We also have no entries listed for Windows 10 emulators (running or not) in the 'devices' output.

                        The biggest issue/ask is to deploy an app to an emulator via that command line tool, in much the same way the AppDeployCmd worked for 8.1. Without that, we have no means to wrap our own tooling to launch and install built apps to the emulator.

                        The older tooling (AppDeployCmd.exe) would allow us to list the available emulators we could…

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                          0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide API to lock & unlock the screen, and provide API to display customized window to replace the default unlocking window

                          The customized unlock apps are very popular on android and symbian, we hope that we could do the same on WP7.

                          28 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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)

                            28 votes
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                              4 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!

                            • App Metadata Should Be Part of the Project

                              I would like to see the metadata be part of the project in VS. This would allow (as others have suggested) a more streamlined process for tracking changes and perhaps even uploading a single package without having to fill in the blanks. An editor (like properties/settings) would be great.

                              28 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • unpaired Bluetooth guest for crowd tracking

                                On iOS, Android, BLE trackers like Trackr can anonymously make an encrypted connection via other users' devices running the tracking app; ideal for crowd tracking your lost device. this may be a blocking issue for getting good tracking devices into the platform

                                27 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Accurate Timer API tuned for precision

                                  Windows Phone has for some time some unfortunate issues with any timer based apps, where the background events do not fire in an accurate and precise point in time.

                                  It would be helpful if APIs could be provided for both background and foreground apps. Including a possible ContentDialog which could be displayed even outside the app for custom actions when an alarm is completed. And a possible "Time Remaining" label which could be displayed in the Action Centre.

                                  26 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make VariableSizedWrapGrid Virtualizing.

                                    Currently only VirtualizingStackpanels can virtualice and reuse datatemplates , decreasing a lot the memory footprint. If we use diferent datatemplates, why not make every panel virtualizable?

                                    26 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Hide support email address on Windows Store's App webpage

                                      There has been a huge spike in spammers scraping the Windows Store website for apps' support email.

                                      The automated script leaves a 5 star review and asks that you do the same for their app. Here is an example:

                                      *****************************************
                                      Hello Lancelot Software,

                                      What if we will exchange apps reviews? I recenlty rated your app https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/hacked/9nblggh6850j with 5 stars and caption and text 'Great Tool' / 'I will admit that installing this app was an ordeal. I want to thank Lancelot for taking the time to communicate quickly with me. I like the ease of the app and recommend this…

                                      26 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • WebBrowserコントロールで戻るや進む、再読み込みなどの機能を追加してください。

                                        WebBrowserコントロールで戻るや進む、再読み込みなどの機能を追加してください。

                                        26 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow apps to read reserved file types on SD card

                                          The SD Card support in WP8 is practically useless because built-in apps are the only ones allowed to access what are known as 'reserved file and URI associations'. (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/develop/jj207065(v=vs.105).aspx)

                                          This means it is impossible to create an app that plays video or audio files stored on the SD card. Many WP8 devices ship with only 8GB, which makes the use of the SD card essential, especially to store large files, such as video. We are presently working on a WP8 version of an app to play sign language videos, but are stymied by this restriction. We cannot read…

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                                            3 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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