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  1. Modern Windows UI in Win32 desktop applications

    Bring modern Windows UI to existing Win32, WPF and Windows Forms desktop apps with the option to adopt islands of Windows.UI.Composition and Windows.UI.XAML content incrementally. Allows desktop apps to incrementally adopt UI innovations and creates a bridge to UWP for app UI.

    234 votes
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      66 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • SVG splash screen image

      Now that Xaml and DirectX support SVG images I'd love to provide my splash screen image as an SVG file.

      It would save a tons of space to only have one small SVG for a simple icon rather than a dozen large png files. In fact, the smaller file size might also mean the app would load faster. So often the png splash screen is larger than all of the app's compiled code.

      (I'd also be OK using a Xaml Path.)

      28 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve App Store team responce time.

        Allow their to be faster response times for contacting App Store after submitting feedback link found at the bottom of the certification report after having your app rejected.

        As its very inconvenient to have to wait for 5 business days to have a response, and you may need to have your app on the store in less time depending on an urgency which I have due to needing to have my app passed for one of my love ones who have passed away.

        23 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create UWP(or Xamarin) Community Tutorial where devs can help creating tutorials

          We can see the support of communities in UWPCommunityToolkit. It would be nice to have a UWP(or Xamarin) Community Tutorial where devs can contribute to the tutorial and make it up to date. As a self-learner, it is very hard to find a tutorial to learn new things.

          10 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Animated Vector Graphics support in the Visual Layer / XAML

            Add support for Animated Vector Graphics in the Visual Layer/ XAML to enable smooth animations, scaling, and integration with effects.

            47 votes
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              1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • ApplicationView - Window Size improvements

              ApplicationViewWindowingMode Enum

              For my work app, we wanted the app to launch maximised. The closet option is to launch it FullScreen but that obscures the task bar.

              Auto give little control over the first launch of the app.

              This meant that I ended up using PreferredLaunchViewSize during first launch and then Auto on subsequent launches.

              This is what I am currently using

              var currentAppView = ApplicationView.GetForCurrentView();

              currentAppView.SetDesiredBoundsMode(ApplicationViewBoundsMode.UseVisible);

              var di = Windows.Graphics.Display.DisplayInformation.GetForCurrentView();

              var size = new Size(di.ScreenWidthInRawPixels, di.ScreenHeightInRawPixels);
              size.Height -= 100;
              size.Width -= 100;

              ApplicationView.PreferredLaunchViewSize = size;

              ApplicationView.PreferredLaunchWindowingMode = ViewModelLocator.AppSettingsInstance.WindowSizeSet ? ApplicationViewWindowingMode.Auto : ApplicationViewWindowingMode.PreferredLaunchViewSize;

              ViewModelLocator.AppSettingsInstance.WindowSizeSet = true;

              This seems a bad…

              12 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Rate Application Reminder

                Add a control that reminds users to rate your UWP app after a certain amount of time or app launches.

                Like this:
                http://www.telerik.com/blogs/introducing-rate-application-reminder-for-windows-phone

                10 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add WPF UniformGrid to UWP

                  The WPF UniformGrid (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.controls.primitives.uniformgrid(v=vs.110).aspx) is missing in UWP. It doesn't seem to quite have an equivalent in UWP in order to get even spacing of a grid automatically, as well as other features like setting rows/columns and first column for calendar type applications.

                  8 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a Custom RichEditBox with all the basic features Like Text Formatting, Support for Inking Like OneNote

                    It is very difficult to Create a Custom RichEditBox with all the basic features Like Text Formatting, Bullets and numbering, Support for Inking Like OneNote and also to support adaptive layout, that's too much work for basic Text editing. So my opinion is to create two new controls. One is TextCanvas for Display and Editing both Text and Inking. The other is TextCanvasToolbar for Text Formating and Ink editing.

                    56 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Classic Main Menu

                      When building line-of-business-apps for enterprises, we often focus on desktop only. Today we're using WPF for these tasks. But if we want to use UWP for it, we would need a classic menu like we have it in Visual Studio and serveral other "expert applications" (=app with a lot of functionality) that require more than just a hamburger menu or some flyouts

                      88 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  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

                        20 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Implicit Datatemplates to UWP

                          This Idea has already been posted for WinRT 5 years ago: https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/2831450-implicit-datatemplates-for-winrt

                          I'd like to have implicit DataTemplates in UWP. The main scenario is MVVM and resolving a View from a ViewModel. This scenario is described in this post: https://www.thomasclaudiushuber.com/2017/03/10/building-a-classic-tabbed-and-databound-desktop-app-with-uwp/

                          62 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Dynamically Load Assembly

                            Add the Assembly.Load method which accepts byte[] as a parameter in order to load an assembly in to the app domain. All the other platforms support this: .Net, Silverlight, Android (Xamarin), and even iOS (Xamarin)!

                            Why is the UWP team stubbornly resisting this? Without this UWP is more or less a toy because any customization requires that the app be deployed completely separately. Other platforms allow for customization to be downloaded and dynamically loaded in to the app domain.

                            71 votes
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                              8 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Editable Combo Box

                                Request for an editable combo box that allows:
                                - keyboard focus for the edit box
                                - ability to type a value that matches an item in the dropdown
                                - ability to type a value that does not match an item in the dropdown (enabled as a control option)
                                - auto complete of the item name while typing
                                - keyboard navigation for opening the dropdown using Alt + down arrow.
                                - keyboard navigation for moving through the list of items in the combo by using left and right arrow keys

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

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • PasswordBox with NumericPin overrides InputScope for other controls

                                    We are experiencing an issue where the presence of a PasswordBox with a NumericPin InputScope overrides the InputScope of other controls on the page--until the PasswordBox has received focus.
                                    On a touch screen, this manifests every time a user reaches the first page in our UWP App that has a NumericPin-scoped PasswordBox.
                                    Repro steps:
                                    1) Create a new "Blank App" UWP project
                                    2) Add the XAML below to MainPage.xaml
                                    3) Build and run the app
                                    4) Before doing anything else, click the "Show touch keyboard" button in the notification tray such that the touch keyboard appears.
                                    5) See that the…

                                    3 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • BUG: Setting PreferredLaunchWindowingMode before PreferredLaunchViewSize is set results in undefined behavior

                                      BUG: Setting PreferredLaunchWindowingMode before PreferredLaunchViewSize is set results in undefined behavior

                                      Repro project:
                                      https://github.com/riverar/fuzzy-chainsaw

                                      Documentation:
                                      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/api/windows.ui.viewmanagement.applicationview#Windows_UI_ViewManagement_ApplicationView_PreferredLaunchViewSize

                                      Credits:
                                      David Golden (@GoldenTao), Rafael Rivera (@WithinRafael)

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Chat control functionality for ListView

                                        The main impediments when creating a Chat-like control using a ListView is that we don't have a native way to handle incrementalLoading at the top of list.

                                        There is already an example we can reuse in UWP samples https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/tree/master/Samples/XamlBottomUpList

                                        We already have the PullToRefreshListView in the toolkit, so we can also integrate this functionality into the control and change the name to something more suitable like ListViewEx and have both of the functionality in a single control.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • We need a classic TabControl for Desktop applications

                                          For a classic desktop application, we need a TabControl. Currently you can use the Pivot or there are 3rd-party vendors providing a TabControl. But as this is such a central control, it should be part of the platform.
                                          If you build it, it would be great if you could add configurable close-functionality to the tab-header that is bindable to a ViewModel.

                                          I’ve spent some hours to build a small MVVM/UWP/Pivot Prototype that does the typical stuff we do today in WPF with TabControl. And I was impressed how far I got. Sample is here:
                                          https://github.com/thomasclaudiushuber/Uwp-Tab-Control-Spike

                                          Big asks are asks are …

                                          51 votes
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