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  1. [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 →
    • screen recording api

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

      23 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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 + Microsoft 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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              6 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              We brought over the DataGrid control from Silverlight to WinRT. You can access the pre-release nugget package today – aka.ms/win10datagrid

              We also open sourced it – aka.ms/win10datagridsource

              Read more about it here – aka.ms/win10datagriddoc

            • 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?

              22 votes
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              • "Bluetooth smart 4.2"

                The Bluetooth Smart version 4.2 specifications were officially adopted in December 2014 (ttps://www.bluetooth.org/en-us/specification/adopted-specifications) however according this document ( https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn133849(v=vs.85).aspx) no version of windows supports it. If Microsoft really wants to get into the IOT, they should really support version 4.2 with IPv6 communication over Bluetooth

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                • 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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                  • 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 →
                    • 22 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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 →
                        • Add custom CalendarView control

                          Add a custom CalendarView control with more personalization options than the one included in the SDK.

                          List of features:
                          - Individual CalendarMonthView control, so that if you want to display standalone months, you can (maybe you display a grid of 4 months, etc)
                          - CalendarView control that consumes the CalendarMonthView
                          - CalendarView supports swiping up/down to switch months
                          - CalendarView supports arrows that appear when hovered allowing mouse users to switch months
                          - CalendarView supports mouse scroll to switch months
                          - CalendarView supports adding buttons/elements that stay fixed while scrolling (like a Go To Today button)
                          - CalendarMonthView allows custom…

                          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…

                            21 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  UI Testing  ·  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"

                              21 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • provide an api for 3rd party apps to control podcasts now that they have a separate app

                                I love to run to podcasts. A lot of apps let you control music, but nonelist podcasts. I reached out to caledos runner developers and they mentioned no API exists for this.

                                21 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  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 →
                                  • 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.

                                    21 votes
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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。

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                                        1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  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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                                          9 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Zoom able image control

                                          Image control with zoom in and out by double tap or Slider's value in desktop and pinch zoom in touch enabled screen.

                                          20 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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