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  1. 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…

    171 votes
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      15 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).

      13 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.

        18 votes
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          1 comment  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  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.

          350 votes
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            84 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.

            57 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  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.

              7 votes
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                1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • WebView for WPF and WinForms

                Bring WebView with Edge to WPF and WinForms applications

                5 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Notify me when new feedback comes to Feedback hub

                  Currently we have no notifying system to the developers when the customer add new feedback to the feedback hub. We, developers should check the developer dashboard every day and day. It's tooo painful. Is it possible to add the notification system? Just ping by mail is enough. Uservoice already have it.

                  15 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  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…

                    14 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Missing 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…

                      6 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow applications that require elevated privileges/admin rights to be submitted to the store

                        I have a disk imaging (which I have already converted) application that writes bytes directly to disk (USB and SD cards). It requires admin rights to get a lock on the disk. The app gets rejected during submission to the store as some features are disabled as admin privileges are required. It would be good if we could submit utility tools to the store as there is no way to perform these tasks without admin. Maybe warn the user when downloading the app or more stringent verification process for these apps but don't block them completely as you're hurting both…

                        15 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 1803 NavigationView built-in back button placement looks terrible.

                          For 1803, I like that the backbutton is now built-in to the NavigationView control. However, the placement of the button looks terrible next to the hamburger button.

                          I was actually excited to see it was built into the Nav control because i can't figure out where to place the backbutton either such that it doesn;t look weird and out of place... but, the built-in nav backbutton doesn't solve the problem either... it still look weird and extreme beta...

                          2 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • BaseImage 16299

                            Installing BaseImage 16299 FailsThe DesktopAppConverter 2.1.1.release_2017-10-25 fails when Installing BaseImage "Windows_InsiderPreview_DAC_16299.wim" with PowerShell Error Record:
                            Ausnahme beim Aufrufen von "ProcessBaseLayer" mit 1 Argument(en): "Der Wert liegt außerhalb des erwarteten Bereichs."
                            PowerShell Stack Trace:
                            bei Expand-BaseImage, C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopAppConverter_2.1.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\converter_util\BaseImageOps.ps1: Zeile 388
                            bei Setup-ExpandedImages, C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopAppConverter_2.1.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Setup.ps1: Zeile 245
                            bei Setup-DesktopAppConverter, C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopAppConverter_2.1.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Setup.ps1: Zeile 139
                            bei <ScriptBlock><Process>, C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopAppConverter_2.1.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\DesktopAppConverter.ps1: Zeile 382
                            bei <ScriptBlock>, <Keine Datei>: Zeile 1
                            Inner Exception[0]:
                            System.Management.Automation.MethodInvocationException: Ausnahme beim Aufrufen von "ProcessBaseLayer" mit 1 Argument(en): "Der Wert liegt außerhalb des erwarteten Bereichs." ---> System.ArgumentException: Der Wert liegt außerhalb des erwarteten Bereichs.
                            bei Microsoft.Windows.ComputeVirtualization.ContainerStorage.StorageFunctions.ProcessBaseImage(String path)
                            bei Microsoft.Windows.ComputeVirtualization.ContainerStorage.ProcessBaseLayer(String path)
                            bei CallSite.Target(Closure , CallSite…

                            5 votes
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                              21 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  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.)

                              68 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • CalcBinding for UWP

                                CalcBinding is an advanced Binding markup extension that allows you to write calculated binding expressions in XAML, without custom converters. CalcBinding can automatically perform bool to visibility conversion, inverse your expression and more. CalcBinding makes binding expressions shorter and more user-friendly.

                                This is only available for WPF - https://github.com/Alex141/CalcBinding

                                Here are some examples

                                <Label Content="{c:Binding A+B+C }" />

                                <Label Content="{c:Binding A*0.5+(B.NestedProp1/C - B.NestedProp2 % C) }" />

                                <Button Background="{c:Binding '(A > B ? media:Brushes.LightBlue : media:Brushes.White)'}"/>

                                <TextBox Text="{c:Binding 'Math.Sin(Math.Cos(A))'}"/>

                                <Button Visibility="{c:Binding !IsChecked}" />

                                <c:Binding 'A and B or C' />

                                12 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  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.

                                  41 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Multiple Instances of UWP Apps

                                    I have used Unity+UWP to develop LOB application that visualizes 3D data from opened files. We also use multiple-top-level windows that are already available. Now client wants to allow opening and visualizing multiple files, which would have been easy with Win32 (just launch another instance). One of the problems in here is Unity code, which is mostly made to be single-instance, but it would be great to have support to launch multiple instances of the same app.

                                    12 votes
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                                    • Add SOCK_SEQPACKET and SOCK_DGRAM to AF_UNIX

                                      Following the comments on the blog post for AF_UNIX, it would be nice to see SOCK_SEQPACKET and/or SOCK_DGRAM support.

                                      https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/2017/12/19/af_unix-comes-to-windows/

                                      Having SOCK_SEQPACKET would remove the burden of distinguishing between independent messages from the user. It also allows greater compatibility for existing POSIX-compatible applications, as was the original goal for implementing AF_UNIX.

                                      This would be comparable to the "message" mode of Windows named pipes, making AF_UNIX sockets a more complete replacement.

                                      11 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Issue with Scroll Bar

                                        Hello guys,

                                        I experienced problem with UWP ListView, particularly using ISupportIncrementalLoading interface as a datasource.

                                        A few words about problem context:
                                        In our UWP app there is a ListView, and it uses ISupportIncrementalLoading as a DataSource.
                                        And while next part of data is loading, ListView is disabled.

                                        So, the problem in that if you scroll ListView in way you catch ScrollBar and pull it to the down,
                                        when you scroll to the end of the list, ListView will be disabled for some period of time (while data is loading).
                                        And if you release mouse button from ScrollBar
                                        while ListView is…

                                        3 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add the link for the feedback hub to the store's app review form

                                          Could you add the link for the feedback hub to the store's app review form? I believe that the 'app review' and 'report for developers' should be divided.
                                          Because - a lot of user post a bug report to the app review on the Microsoft Store.
                                          But, In fact, most of these posts should be handled with feedback hub. By using feedback hub, we - app developers - can contact with the users to get know the detail and track the defects.
                                          Is it possible to add the note to the review form as following?
                                          "If you have a trouble…

                                          3 votes
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