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  1. UWP app as internet site on Azure

    Think about this concept:
    UWP application as an Internet site on Azure-based servers with its own domain. This would be modernization of the Internet pages.

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    • Pinning Secondary Tiles to an Group in Startscreen

      Pin your secondary tile to an given or to creating sub group in the startscreen

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      • when pinning secondary tile on startscreen, let us also create a subgroup too...

        when pinning secondary tile let us create an sub group on startscreen too
        so all our secondary tiles grouped automatically???!!!! for our apps

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        • Get All Cookies without Uri

          In UWP in Windows.Web.Http.HttpCookieManager you can only get Cookies via this API

          public HttpCookieCollection GetCookies(Uri uri);

          Unfortunately I am not going to know all uri's the cookies are in without tracking every single domain visited (which is what I currently have to do). I do this so I can clear all Cookies.

          An API that would take 5 minutes for someone to write up and save me a lot of coding is

          public HttpCookieCollection GetAllCookies();

          Or secondary to that a DeleteAllCookies() or ClearCookies() API as that is the only reason I need to get all of them and I can't…

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          • 1 vote
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            • Re-issue the [public facing] windows API as Ada 2012

              Ada 2012 has the ability to express pre- and post-conditions and add them in an easy manner; if these were to be put into the APIs you could block erroneous data from being passed into the API's function, which in turn should make things more stable (or at least give more meaningful error-messages than 0x80072f8f, 0x800f0906, 0xc004f074 and the like).

              Ada also has excellent language-interfacing and can directly import C and C++ functions w/ ease, so you could use Ada as a simple glue-language, merely letting it perform your pre- and post-condition checking for you.

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              • C# UWP app: exception.StackTrace should include full stacktrace

                When an error occurs it happens a lot that exception.StackTrace is null (in the App UnhandledException handler for instance).
                This is in fact documented and the offical recommendation is to try/catch closer to the code (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/windows.ui.xaml.application.unhandledexception).
                The problem is we can't put try/catch everywhere and we would like to understand crashes but without a stacktrace it is difficult.

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                • make cross platform windows application deployment tool or cmd

                  please make windows app deployment tool like ADB for android cross platform so that we can access device from all plateform

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                  • Make option to change scrollbar from right to left side of windows. It will be big help for graphic designers using cintiq tablets.

                    Make option to change scrollbar from right to left side of windows. It will be big help for left-handed graphic designers using cintiq tablets.

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                    • Marketplace for Sample UWP Apps - mobile app starters, themes, and plugins

                      Would be nice to have a market place where you can buy sample starters , themes and plugins from independent developers.

                      The open source platform IONIC has such a market place and I think it's great !!

                      Please see examples below of what i regards as good examples of starter apps to get you going in UWP.

                      https://market.ionic.io/starters/ion-full-app
                      https://market.ionic.io/starters/ionic-starter-messenger
                      https://market.ionic.io/starters/barebone-ionic
                      https://market.ionic.io/starters/catalogue-ionic---full-application

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                      • Marketplace for UWP Apps.

                        Would be nice to have a market place of beautifully designed apps submitted by independent developers.

                        There exist a couple of UWP libraries , but their purpose is not to show beautifully designed apps implementing the material design principles of the framework.

                        The open source platform IONIC has such a market place and I think it's great !!

                        Please see examples below of what i regards as good examples of starter apps to get you going in UWP.

                        https://market.ionic.io/starters/ion-full-app
                        https://market.ionic.io/starters/ionic-starter-messenger
                        https://market.ionic.io/starters/barebone-ionic
                        https://market.ionic.io/starters/catalogue-ionic---full-application

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                        • HttpClient: Allow inspection of server certificate during SSL handshake

                          Right now, we can only inspect the server certificate after a request was done, by using 'RequestMessage.TransportInformation'.

                          Because of this, it is not possible to have a decent implementation of SSL pinning using the HttpClient (or any other method without rebuilding the entire networking stack), The request should not actually take place if the certificate validation fails.

                          It is possible to install allowed certificates through the Package.appxmanifest file and then checking Exclusive trust. But unfortunately, this is application wide, and so all certificates of all services of websites that might be called in the app must be included.

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                          • Clipboard content should be persistent

                            The Clipboard content for example a file copied in the Clipbord get lost if the the App is closed but it should be persistent.

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                              • Allow developers to set AutomationId on CoreWindows and MessageDialog in UWP apps

                                When developing Coded UI test for a localized UWP apps, test becomes dependent on texts that are localized. On most controls this can easily be handled by an AutomationId, but on the CoreWindow and MessageBox (incl. buttons) you cannot set any AutomationId’s so the coded UI test has the use the title to find the elements.

                                Please make support for setting set AutomationId on CoreWindows and MessageDialog!

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                                • Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 release for "Preview for Developers"

                                  It would be nice if Microsoft released Windows Phone 8.1 update 2 for the developer preview, because it would be nice to use the latest version, especially since windows Phone 10 is still unfinished.

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                                  • FileSavePicker

                                    FileSavePicker
                                    Let the program select the Dlg-Open-Directory between
                                    1) the last saved-directory (the actual implemented action)
                                    2) the directory defined by SuggestedStartLocation
                                    3) the directory defined by last action with FileOpenPicker

                                    Usecase for 2:
                                    The App knows that it is a totaly new/clear situation
                                    and the best option for the Save-Dlg is the 'SuggestedStartLocation'

                                    Usecase for 3:
                                    User opens file, the Dlg for SaveAs should start in the 'FileOpenPicker-directory'

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                                    • Native support for master-detail scenarios

                                      UWP really needs a way to handle master-details situations easily, maybe something like UISplitViewController offered in iOS SDK

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                                      • if and when Andeoid apps and ios apps come to windows 10 mobileif and

                                        If and when Android apps or if they are used as a universal windows app.

                                        Please could you organise them and put them into categories e.g Snapchat with social media etc. This could work :)

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                                        • Live.com homepage

                                          https://doc.co/YSpoxj
                                          The link above is a Sway that explains my suggestion better than i can do so here.

                                          I sincerely hope it makes a difference
                                          (Didn't know where else to give this suggestion as there is no live.com uservoice)

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