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  1. Allow C# style boolean conversion with x:Bind

    With x:Bind we can invert a boolean property with a ValueConverter like this:

    Visibility="{x:Bind IsLoading,Converter="{StaticResource BooleanInverseConverter}"

    But wouldn't it be much cleaner for that widely used boolean case to write just this:

    Visibility="{x:Bind !IsLoading}"

    To generated the code should be possible, and also to check in that generation whether IsLoading is a boolean or not. Even without checking, it won't compile if IsLoading wouldn't be a boolean, which is fine.

    Thanks,
    Thomas

    18 votes
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      2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable the Windows 10 Hyper-V Default Switch to work with Cisco AnyConnect

      The following Hyper-V networking Configuration breaks DNS name resolution on the Virtual Machine:
      1. Connecting the host to a non-corporate (remote) WiFi network.
      2. Connecting to the corporate network via Cisco AnyConnect on the host.
      3. Start a VM and connect it to the Default Switch (NAT)

      When a VM is connected to the default switch and the host is connected to the corporate network via Cisco AnyConnect, the VM looses the ability to resolve DNS addresses. The VM is able to ping both public addresses and corporate addresses; however, it is unable to resolve names on either the public…

      199 votes
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        19 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We’re investigating how to best handle VPN and add more configuration around VPN.

        Please:
        1) Upvote if this is important to you. That helps us prioritize.
        2) Let us know which VPN technology you’re using/care most about.
        3) Explain what behavior you’d like to see.

      • 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).

        26 votes
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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.

          26 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Added support to gyroscope to new XInput standard & new gamepad

            The gyroscope will add new types of gameplay to the games. The gyroscope has long been used on PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U and other gaming systems. It's time to add it to the XInput standard.

            It would also be cool to make a new gamepad with a gyroscope.

            A few examples of using a gyroscope in games.

            1. First person shooter, Third person shooter.

            In shooting, the gyroscope can be used for more accurate aiming during shooting, for reloading, repelling an enemy, driving a vehicle, for balance when overcoming obstacles and so on. Wishes for developers: optional use of…

            8 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Input (Mouse, Touch, Controller)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • WebView for WPF and WinForms

              Bring WebView with Edge to WPF and WinForms applications

              13 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • SwipeControl should support mouse input

                The SwipeControl control should support mouse input as well as touch input. Currently it only supports touch input.

                I appreciate that swipe controls have come out of developments around touch interfaces. However on a platform that allows for a single app to run on both desktop and touch devices I think that users will be expecting to be able to interact with the app in similar ways across devices.

                Microsoft have set precedent for this in their own apps. Outlook for example utilises a SwipeControl type arrangement (that can be interacted with using a mouse) for marking emails as read…

                14 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • DatePicker date bug when system timezone changes

                  There seems to be a bug in the DatePicker control that appears when the system TimeZone changes.

                  This can be easily reproduced, start by creating a UWP app that has the DatePicker control, and a TextBlock below it, bind them both to a DateTimeOffset object that will contain the value of DateTime.Now.

                  Reproduction steps:
                  1) Start the app, controls show DateTime.Now
                  2) Use TZUTIL in CMD to change Timezone to something that makes the date change (For instance, from UTC-12 to UTC+14)
                  3) Update controls with DateTime.Now

                  Expected: DatePicker shows DateTime.Now.
                  Actual: DatePicker shows old day, when opened shows correct…

                  5 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Animated Headered TextBox

                    I would like to add a AnimatedHeaderedTextBox control to the Toolkit. Are you interested?

                    I can add only a style + behavior or create a custom control for it. What do you prefer?

                    See:
                    https://reflectionit.nl/blog/2017/xaml-animated-headered-textbox-style
                    https://reflectionit.nl/blog/2017/xaml-animated-headered-textbox-style-part-2

                    8 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add click event for row- Datagrid

                      Please add a click event for row in datagrid.
                      The selection changed event does not work when is necessary to open a new page.
                      Because to select the same row is necessary select another row and then re-select the previous row.

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Full-Trust UWP Desktop Applications

                        Look, the concept of "UWP apps can run on your phone (RIP) and your Xbox," while admirable, isn't practical for most applications. Many applications need only Desktop support. UWP is too "safe" so as to be impractical for so many desktop apps, and WPF is like a third-class citizen with Microsoft in the background cheering "Upgrade to UWP!"

                        The sandbox nonsense has to go. Allow UWP applications to tick a box in the .appxmanifest declaring it as a full-trust desktop application. Prevent full-trust apps from targeting phone and Xbox if you have to. Show a notice to users upon install…

                        27 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide API to relaunch the app if it was closed as part of a system update reboot

                          When a machine automatically reboots as part of installing updates any running apps are closed.
                          Upon a person next logging into the device it would be nice to be able to have the app restart automatically too.

                          A small number of non-UWP desktop apps do this but rely on service components to trigger restarting the app which is undesirable in a modern/UWP environment.

                          I'd like to see a way for any UWP app to opt-in to being automatically restarted when the user logs in after a shutdown caused by an automatic reboot. Having the app receive activation parameters that indicate…

                          7 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 3D Volumetric Content in the Visual Layer/ XAML

                            Enable 2D application developers to easily use 3D volumetric content in XAML/Composition by configuring spatial scenes and manipulating transforms and skeletal animations.

                            10 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Imitating cortana voice commands or using cortana via text string programatically

                              Create an api that takes as an argument a command as a STRING.
                              And using that string the api may activate the command, like cortana does when you say "Hey cortana ", MY COMMAND, but without voice interaction.
                              For example: If i want to shut down, or take a photo, or search for dolphins, or want to show the weather to the user, or whatever, from the uwp app itself. This way the app is very robust and flexible.
                              Offcourse the api can throw CommandNotFoundException.
                              Cortana must already do that, after it "understands" the text, but i want to expose…

                              3 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Cortana/Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • [UWP] Files created with DownloadsFolder.CreateFileAsync cannot be loaded with StorageFile.GetFileFromPathAsync

                                Files created with DownloadsFolder.CreateFileAsync cannot be loaded by the full path name with StorageFile.GetFileFromPathAsync. This doesn't really make sense as the documentation states, "All apps can create files and folders in the Downloads folder and can access the files that they create". Attempting to do this results in the following error:

                                Exception thrown: 'System.UnauthorizedAccessException' in System.Private.CoreLib.dll
                                WinRT information: Cannot access the specified file or folder (C:\Users\{Username}\Downloads\{PackageName}_y356m3t891zm4!App\{FileName}.pdf). The item is not in a location that the application has access to (including application data folders, folders that are accessible via capabilities, and persisted items in the StorageApplicationPermissions lists). Verify that the file…

                                3 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable HDR output mode for MediaPlayerElement for Third-party App

                                  Fact 1:
                                  Current only Microsoft Movie & TV app have this capability, when User play HDR video the TV will indicate it's output HDR color format

                                  Fact 2:
                                  Microsoft Media Player don't support HDR

                                  Fact 3:
                                  so as my Video Player App. even though Hardware decoding HEVC HDR Video Sample will not HDR output , color seems over exposure, beacause not enough Color space availabale.

                                  Please expose this Feature for Developer, even just as a restricted capability will be sufficent.

                                  refer to:
                                  https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/chuckw/2017/12/15/directx-and-uwp-on-xbox-one/

                                  HDR
                                  UWP on Xbox One apps have limited access to the High-Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities of the…

                                  2 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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.

                                    365 votes
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                                      86 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Office VSTO add-in on Windows Store or Office Store

                                      At the moment a VSTO add-in cannot be published on Windows Store or on Office Store.
                                      An idea could be extending Desktop App Converter tool in order to manage VSTO add-in.
                                      Another solution could be simply extend Office Store in order to publish VSTO add-in.

                                      62 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • New design advertisement control on uwp platform

                                        Hi, the existing Microsoft Advertising SDK for xaml is out of date, and designed for a long time. When using it in my app, the horizontal ad always can't show ads, and even doesn't have a click event to count the use clicks.

                                        And the interstitial video ad always show the same ad.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Compilation of {x:Bind} to a global / static ViewModel fails when using Mode OneWay or TwoWay

                                          Compilation fails with error CS1061 in MainPage.g.cs: "MainPage.MainPage_obj1_Bindings" does not contain a definition for "bindingsTracking" and no extension method "bindingsTracking" accepting a first argument of type "MainPage.MainPage_obj1_Bindings" could be found.

                                          This is the same error that was marked Completed here:

                                          https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/19316077-compilation-of-x-bind-to-static-fields-fails-if

                                          4 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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