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  1. Allow context menu verbs with file explorer integration without setting the app as default for the file type

    I want to add a context menue for *.jpg files to my app without setting the app as default app for *.jpg files.

    For example, my app wants to add the context menue "resize images" for jpg files. But I don't want to set it as default app for jpgs, as the app isn't capable for viewing images.

    See also: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50664134/how-integrate-uwp-app-into-context-menu-of-windows-explorer-for-jpg
    Related /similar uservoice
    https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/17592220-allow-context-menu-verbs-with-file-explorer-integr
    https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/18935833-fix-uap3-verb-multiselectmodel-player

    7 votes
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    • Xaml findancestor

      Add a 'FindAncestor' mode to the RelativeSource MarkupExtension for UWP as implemented for WPF. This would have enabled me to access the IsSelected property of my ListViewItem from the DataTemplate within the ListViewItem's control template directly instead of having to access it via a very circuitous route.

      3 votes
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      • Add support do disable Xbox 360 controller Inputs on Universal Apps.

        I'm currently using a controller mapper like Xpadder and JoyXoff with my Xbox 360 controller.

        Everytime I open a UWP app, both Xpadder and the app recognize input thus doubling the signal.

        4 votes
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        • Provide separate X and Y Scale components for ManipulationDelta events

          Currently the ManipulationDelta event args provides a single scale factor for pinch/stretch events. Providing separate x and y factors would enable it to be used on objects without fixed aspect ratios. It's awkward to have different means of resizing objects. The Whiteboard app, for example, resizes graphic images with pinch/stretch because they have fixed aspect ratios. Text boxes, on the other hand have little "handles" attached to use for resizing. With separate x and y scale measurements, both objects could be resized via pinch/stretch.

          2 votes
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          • Offer poolmon as standalone application

            I have a driver causing a memory leak. Microsoft's official support reccomends that I use a tool called poolmon to find which driver is causing the leak.

            Poolmon is not offered as a standalone tool, and only as part of the Windows Driver Kit, so I must download the entire Windows Driver Kit to access this one small tool.

            In order to download the Windows Driver Kit, I must first install Visual Studio 2017.

            I am not going to download multiple GBs of **** that I will never use to fix a memory leak. That just turns my memory leak…

            6 votes
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            • Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8 (Xaml) could not be found.

              I have built an app that targets Windows 8 and the customer is looking for a servicing fix on Windows 8. I have got the fix ready, but in order to produce a fix I need to be able to compile with the Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8 (Xaml). Is there anywhere I can find a copy and download it?

              2 votes
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              • Add store URI schema support for app extension searching

                Add store uri schema like ms-windows-store://assoc/?AppExt=%q to search app extensions

                3 votes
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                • please give my elderly mother her windows, it is hard for them to learn over maybe and you could call it easy windows mom and dad

                  I have been building computers and my first was a dos and i played game'son it. and now that i am in my 50's Iam still playing and building but my mother and her friends cant keep up with windows they are having a hard time finding there way around windows please give them back the old windows that they can navigate. and we can say its windows for Mom and dad.

                  2 votes
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                  • The next crazy Idea: Stop spoiling your customers with annoying Software

                    You know it for sure: one developer produces great software like Google Chrome, Paint.net or many others.

                    The other developers try to force customers to use their software, for example M$ with Edge and "Paint 3D". M$ even tries to pay customers to use Bing & Edge.

                    This is the crezy idea:
                    M$ could try again to develop great software again as many years before which your customers want to install themselves, because it's just fun to work with and it brings great benefits to users.

                    **** of customers by M$ with forced and uncompetitive software like Edge, Paint 3D,…

                    2 votes
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                    • Improve extensions enumeration API

                      It should be possible to enumerate all available app extensions from the Store, particularly those which are not installed. This will allow to implement in-app extension catalog, which is a common scenario.

                      I haven't found any possible way to do that, so I assume it doesn't exist currently.

                      9 votes
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                      • Allow WebView to access files in the Local folder

                        Allow the WebView to display URI from the application's local folder.

                        Currently I developinng an application based on Xamarin.Forms and it is not possible on UWP to access files in the local folder. On Android this is no problem.

                        3 votes
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                        • Fix <uap3:Verb MultiSelectModel="Player">

                          Currently, MultiSelectModel does not work as documented:

                          Player: Your app is activated one time. All of the selected files are passed to your app as argument parameters.

                          As far as Anniversary Update and Creators Update are concerned, MultiSelectModel has no effect and only one file is passed as argument to the application regardless of how many files have been selected in Explorer.

                          Please support the passing of all selected files as command arguments.

                          3 votes
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