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  1. 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.

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      2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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)

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        3 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…

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          3 comments  ·  Cortana/Speech  ·  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…

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            2 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

          • 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.

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              3 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • WinAppDriver - Support to Win 7 and 8

              Current WinAppDriver supports only win 10, it would be great if we have support to Win 7 and 8

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

                Should show temperature data on device portal.

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  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 →
                  • 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.

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                      4 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • USB API

                      Windows Phone devices have an USB port on the bottom. It would be great to have an API that allows developers to communicate to third Party devices via the USB port. That way new acessories can be developed for Windows Phones. Right now we can only use the headphone jack for wired communication which does not allow for a lot of data Transfer and therefor Limits communication and development of Hardware accessories.

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                        1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  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

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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?

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                            0 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  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。

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                            • 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 →
                              • Remove Search Restrictions

                                Remove the 50 apps limit from the phone and 100 app limit from the marketplace web site when users search for an app with a search term. If an app can not be found with its ideal keyword (becuase over a hundred apps already have used that search term) then new apps cannot be found with their ideal search terms. The concept of paging using skip and take very easily resolves this issue. It's quite dissapointing that a Bible app cannot be found with the search term bible.

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                                  11 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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)

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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!

                                  • 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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                                      5 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  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.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 入力キーボードに、キャレットを左右に移動するキーを付けてほしい。

                                        文字を入力する際に、指定した場所から削除したり追記する際に、タッチでキャレットを移動させるのは非常に難しいので実装して頂きたいです。

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                                        • Provide APIs for detect current keyboard language

                                          Please provide APIs for detect current keyboard language and information about selected language (LTR or RTL ,...) and provide trigger or event for inform about changing keyboard language

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                                            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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