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  1. 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

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      0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • ucrtbase bug: _wspawnve is broken

      There is a serious bug in CRT (ucrtbase) which is part of Windows 10.
      The long story (please read it, since it contains all information about this bug): https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/PY-17069#comment=27-1803709

      The short story:
      _wspawnve is broken when launched from Explorer (not cmd) because ``cenvarg.cpp`` expects undocumented environment variable ``=C`` (covered here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20100506-00/?p=14133) and this variable is not provided by Explorer.

      Tool to reproduce.

      ```
      #include<process.h>
      // Works from cmd.exe, but not from Explorer on Win10 :)
      void main() {
      const wchar_t* const args[] = {L"c:\\windows\\system32\\cmd.exe", L"/?", NULL};
      const wchar_t* const envs[] = { L"FOO=BAR", NULL};
      int r;

      _wspawnve(P_WAIT, L"c:\\windows\\system32\\cmd.exe", args,…

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        8 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  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 →
          • Greater information on Installed Apps list

            On installed apps shows more information what the size of the application, the version, when it was installed, if it came from the store or not, their dependencies.

            Actually the list of installed apps are useless is terrible just shows one app at a time

            23 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  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 →
                • 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 →
                  • 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 →
                    • 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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                          • 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.

                            22 votes
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                              0 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?

                              22 votes
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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}" />

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                                  0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  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 →
                                      • Add auto mode to "FlowDirection" property

                                        If "FlowDirection" value equal to Auto and first character in the text string was type of RTL language Flow Direction set to "RightToLeft" and if that was type of LTR language Flow Direction set to "LeftToRight"

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                                          2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            3 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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