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Welcome to the Universal Windows Platform Developer Feedback site. This site provides the Windows developer community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

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  1. Allow an Window to minimize programatically

    This is only relevant for desktop UWP apps.

    There are genuine use cases when we need to keep an app running when close button is pressed. One such case is here:

    https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/18075751-remove-in-process-appservice-lifetime-restrictions

    You can at least provide any of these solutions.

    1. Add system tray support so that app can be minimised to system tray.
    https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/12817866-uwp-system-tray-support

    2. You can only allow an app to catch close button event and minimise it to task bar programatically.

    You need to provide CoreWindow.Minimise() api in this case.

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      1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Folder upload, creation, and download

      I need to select multiple files to be downloaded/uploaded one time
      not one by one each time

      I also want to create folders to store things in.

      34 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Print from WebView

        Give us a Print() function for the UWP WebView control. Using WebViewBrush isn't an acceptable response.

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          2 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  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…

          34 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Cortana/Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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

            34 votes
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              0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  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…

              33 votes
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                1 comment  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Grouped ComboBox

                In WPF we had the possibility to have groups within the ComboBox list. We now have this option for ListView and GridView, but not for the ComboBox control.

                For example:

                - Fruits (group name)
                -- Banana (item name)
                -- Apple (item name)
                -- Orange (item name)

                - Vegetables (group name)
                -- Carrot (item name)
                -- Cucumber (item name)

                WPF example:
                https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/9866362/30957493-b5719ff8-a43a-11e7-9c46-043f5a3404b8.jpg

                32 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Alarm volume settings

                  Hello,
                  it would be great if user and dev could modify alarm volume. I know you have tweaked alarm volume in Insider builds, but you simply cannot cover all user need if you don't provide them the slider. Many users still complains about given volume, even fade in doesn't save the situation.

                  The best it would be if also dev could set volume granularly on each Toast notification. User might want lower volume for morning alarms and louder volume for alarm used during busy day.

                  That would make all the users happy :)

                  Thanks!

                  32 votes
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                  • Ribbon Control

                    Add an easy to use and customizable Ribbon control like the ones found in the Office Mobile apps, that scales on PCs to Phones. While we can implement it ourselves, it does require a lot of work, and putting it in a XAML control would make life so much easier.

                    32 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  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.

                      32 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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 →
                        • New Helper for Downloading from the web

                          Downloading from the web is a very common thing to do in Apps but it doesn't have any dedicated control for it. So it would be nice to have one.

                          Feature request for this control:

                          1. Download.URI(URI) should set the item to be Download
                          2. Download.GetInfo.Name, Download.GetInfo.Size, ... to get the Info about the item to be Downloaded
                          3. Download.Start, Download.Pause, Download.Stop
                          4. Download.GetPercentage to get the download compleated percentage so that it can be used for creating ProgessBar
                          5. Download.GetSpeed to get the download speed
                          6. Should support Background Download

                          Issue link: https://github.com/Microsoft/UWPCommunityToolkit/issues/1309

                          31 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • UWP framework for Geolocation and Marker based Augmented Reality applications (in replacement of GART and SLART toolkits)

                            Please make developing Augmented Reality (Geo and Marker) apps for all UW Platforms easy and UNIVERSAL with a good framework. Improved and reliable Geolocation support is also a must have.

                            31 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Disable Scrolling and zooming in WebView

                              Using the webview control is sometimes a big pain. Please create properties for disable Scrolling, Pan and Zoom and Auto ressizing the webview.

                              31 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  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.

                                31 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow C# style boolean conversion with x:Bind

                                  With x:Bind we can invert a boolean property with a ValueConverter like this:

                                  Visibility="{x:Bind IsLoading,Converter="{StaticResource BooleanInverseConverter}"

                                  But wouldn't it be much cleaner for that widely used boolean case to write just this:

                                  Visibility="{x:Bind !IsLoading}"

                                  To generated the code should be possible, and also to check in that generation whether IsLoading is a boolean or not. Even without checking, it won't compile if IsLoading wouldn't be a boolean, which is fine.

                                  Thanks,
                                  Thomas

                                  30 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add PullToRefresh to MasterDetailsView 'Master Panel'

                                    Master Panel in MasterDetailsView was intended to be used as PullToRefreshListView because usually, the ListView in Master Panel is dynamically changing, It is often used for showing Collections of Emails, Articles, etc. So why not include EnablePullToRefresh as a property of MasterDetailsView. It would save the user a lot of time and effort.

                                    30 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  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…

                                      30 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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.

                                        30 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Stabilize Virtual Desktop API

                                          Currently there's a set of COM APIs, that provide access to Virtual Desktop-related features, like pinning apps to desktops, switching desktops, etc. Unfortunately, most of it is undocumented, and does not seem to be stabilized (2018 Spring Update for instance changed IApplicationView's CLSID, so apps using it stopped working).

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                                            10 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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