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  1. Print from WebView

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

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      1 comment  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • BLE devices / ibeacons

      Implement native APIs for communicating with BLE devices / 'ibeacons.'

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      • Centennial should be an SDK - not a mere converter

        It should be possible to create Visual Studio Centennial Project in WinForms, WPF, Win32, MFC, etc, which should also allow mixing of UWP Code (Like XAML UI) with full interop between native and UWP Platform. This should be the standard way to create and distribute powerful applications that are not restricted by the sandbox like universal apps.

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          2 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Tab control like in Microsoft Edge

          It can happen that sometimes we do need a control to store a list of pages/elements that looks like a Pivot control but with a infinite list of pages/elements. So, I think the tab (header) control of Microsoft Edge can be reused with :

          * A list of elements (with an icon/title/close button)
          * A possible template for previewing element (like a small window)
          * A plus button to add more elements
          * And maybe other buttons

          Linked to https://github.com/Microsoft/UWPCommunityToolkit/issues/894

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            1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • [Bug] - ListBox.ScrollIntoView doesn't work properly

            If a ListBox has elements with different sizes and you call ScrollIntoView to the last Item, the ScrollViewer doesn't scroll to correct position.

            You can reproduce it adding rectangles with 100px, 200px and 300px of height and calling ScrollIntoView to the last item.

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              2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support appium app & device actions to support end-to-end lifecycle testing

              POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/shake
              POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/lock
              POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/install_app
              POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/remove_app
              POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/app_installed
              POST /session/:sessionId/appium/app/launch
              POST /session/:sessionId/appium/app/close
              POST /session/:sessionId/appium/app/reset
              POST /session/:sessionId/appium/app/background

              23 votes
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                0 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add $0.49 IAP price point

                I think that having and IAP price point of $0.49 could be wildly attractive to end users and get more purchases for developers. Having $0.99 as the bottom for things like ad removal, when many *full apps* cost $0.99 can sometimes be a tough sell.

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                  2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • DataGrid Control for WinRT

                  Some business applications require this type of control!!!
                  Windows Store Apps for the line-of-business (LOB) apps need help.

                  23 votes
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                    on the backlog  ·  6 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    23 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • offline voice recognition

                      Android supports text-to-speech and vice versa without online connectivity. This is great for dictation. Please add this feature to Windows Phone.

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                        0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Access Cards API

                        API to emulate Radio Access Cards using NFC. That way WP can be used as a universal access card. A lot of corporate users who have to carry their access card with them will appreciate it. It will eliminate the situation when a person forgets his access card and has to go to the security office to get a temporary one.
                        One possible application of such API is ability to configure the access card ID from Active Directory. That way IT administrators will be able to provision new access codes using familiar infrastructure.
                        It will also make a corporation more…

                        22 votes
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                        • Preserve exif information of Images while saving in Isolated storage or Media library

                          We can access exif info (limited) using a Picture object when dealing with Media library. But if we try to save an Image within app inside Media library or some Isolated storage we can't prserve exif info of that image. A better manipulation of exif APIs will be very helpfull. Read the given link for more details: http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/p/84673/510718.aspx#510718

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                            1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Need native support for recurring toast notifications

                            Currently there is no way to schedule recurring notifications using ScheduledToastNotification.

                            The only workaround provided by MSFT is to manually periodically wake up and reschedule a bunch of notifications ahead of time. But this is simply not an elegant solution... It could result in creating hundreds of notifications manually and, what if the user doesn't open the app often and meanwhile disable the app's background task entirely?

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                            • screen recording api

                              An api to let us create us create a screen recording app.

                              22 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Sortable Observable Collection

                                Currently for dynamic data binding controlls like listbox, <a href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms668604%28v=vs.95%29.aspx">ObservableCollection</a> is recommended. However the collection does not implement Sort, and it does even implement Move (so you can implement sorting on your own by extending it). Can we have a sortable observable collection for WP7?

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                                  4 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • "TextTransform" property in Xaml, like with CSS

                                  As with CSS, it would be very useful if we could set text based framework elements to be UPPERCASE, lowercase, Title Case, etc with a TextTransform property in Xaml.

                                  This would eliminate the need to create a string converter, and allow the transformation of text which is not added through data binding.

                                  An example of it in use would be:
                                  <TextBlock Foreground="White" Text="My Application" TextTransform="Upper" />

                                  <Button Content="cancel" TextTransform="Sentence" />

                                  <TextBox TextTransform="Lower" Text="{TemplateBinding Text}" />

                                  21 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  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

                                    21 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support integrated logon in WebDriver for UI testing

                                      I currently use the CodedUI testing framework as it allows me to logon to IE as a different user/password. The sites that we test use Windows Authentication and ASP.NET Impersonation as they run on an intranet. We do not use "Basic" authentication so cannot pass credentials on the url.

                                      I would prefer to use the WebDriver/Selenium approach but it does not support our logon scenario.

                                      We frequently need to automate tests that run as different test users so that we can test workflow etc. This means that we are forces to use the CodedUI framework.

                                      Can Windows logon capability be…

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                                        1 comment  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Theme aware Splash Screen Images

                                        I like the functinality of the SplashScreenImage.jpg file, but it's too limited for what I'm trying to do. At a minimum I need to have 2 images that are auto selected based on the phone's current theme. SplashScreenImageLight and SplashScreenImageDark would be great!

                                        After that, it would be great to have the option to select an image from IsolatedStorage so that my app can update its splash screen image as needed.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 税金関係の手続きについて、日本語のサポートを提供してほしい。

                                          有料アプリを公開する際に必要になる ITIN あるいは EIN について、取得が不要になるのがベストですが、取得のためのサポートを日本語で提供してほしいと思います。
                                          現状、W-7 とか SS-4 とかの書類を書いて提出しなければなりませんが、Instructions ももちろん英語なので、ちゃんと書けているか自信がありません。
                                          申請には、お金も時間もかかります。NG だとがっくり来ます。
                                          MS さんの方でテンプレートを用意して頂くとか、書いたものを添削して頂くとかして、一発で取得できるようにして頂きたいと思います。

                                          よろしくお願いいたします。

                                          ところで、Web で検索すると、EIN の取得方法は結構見つかりますが、ITIN はほとんど見つかりません。
                                          取得代行をやっている業者も、EIN はありますが、ITIN はありません。
                                          ただ、どちらを取るべきかと言えば、本来は ITIN だと思うのですが…。
                                          ITIN の場合、パスポートの公証をしてもらわないといけないので、それだけで結構な費用が掛かり、何度も申請する気にはなれません。

                                          21 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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