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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.

    260 votes
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      68 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  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.

      53 votes
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        1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  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

        91 votes
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          9 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • We need backward compatibility for XAML, regardless the contiditional check

          We need backward compatibility for XAML just like Android, for example, we can just use NavigationView without any conditional check at all.

          Conditional check doesn't actually solve the problem, it doesn't suit the control like NavigationView, since at the end developer still have to create a "NavigationView" with SplitView, which is really pain to maintain.

          5 votes
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          • 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

            63 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 …

              55 votes
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                4 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add CornerRadius property to Button

                It would be nice to be able to easily create rounded or circular buttons in UWP without creating custom control template.

                Reveal effect introduced in Fluent Design should also work.

                8 votes
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                • Add a Toolbar to UWP

                  In UWP we have a CommandBar, but it seems it's not easy to use to build a classic toolbar for a desktop application. A toolbar stacks items from left-to-right, and it would be great to have such a toolbar in UWP like we have it today in WPF and several other desktop programming models

                  43 votes
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                  • ExpressionAnimation should support resting points that can invoke keyframe animations

                    Add ability to conditionally trigger a keyframe animation from an expression animation in order to support more complex animation scenarios. See GitHub issue for more information and scenarios (https://github.com/Microsoft/WindowsUIDevLabs/issues/239)

                    4 votes
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                    • [Bug] DataTemplate referencing POCO from another project in the solution

                      if the <DataTemplate x:DataType="models:LocalStatus"> references POCO class that is in a seperate project, the XAML will not compile. I have to make a stub of the class in the local project which causes duplicate of code. I submitted this to the VS forum but they said to post the issue here. Thanks.

                      <GridView x:Name="FriendsGrid" ScrollViewer.VerticalScrollMode="Auto" animations:ReorderGridAnimation.Duration="300" Visibility="{x:Bind ViewModel.HasFriends, Mode=OneWay}" ItemsSource="{x:Bind ViewModel.FriendsStatus, Mode=OneWay}" SizeChanged="GridView_SizeChanged">
                      <GridView.ItemTemplate>
                      <DataTemplate x:DataType="models:LocalStatus">
                      <StackPanel Padding="3,3,3,3">
                      <RelativePanel Tapped="Friend_Tapped" Padding="0,0,0,16" Width="224" Height="244" Opacity=".9" Background="{x:Bind Color}">
                      <Image RelativePanel.AlignHorizontalCenterWithPanel="true" RelativePanel.AlignVerticalCenterWithPanel="true" x:Name="Icon" Width="141" Height="86" Source="{x:Bind DeviceTypeImage, Mode=OneWay}"></Image>
                      <TextBlock TextWrapping="Wrap" RelativePanel.AlignHorizontalCenterWithPanel="True" RelativePanel.AlignBottomWithPanel="True" Style="{StaticResource FriendsText}" x:Name="HandleText" Text="{x:Bind Handle, Mode=OneWay}" ></TextBlock>
                      </RelativePanel>
                      </StackPanel>
                      </DataTemplate>
                      </GridView.ItemTemplate> …

                      3 votes
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                      • Add Handwriting Recognition to the TextBox & RichEditBox

                        Imagine writing text directly into the TextBox or RichEditBox canvas without the "Ink-Keyboard-Overlay". Would be a lot more intuitive, useful, and less distractive then the current overlay. Example: Open the Mail-App, write the mail content with the pen directly on the (RichEditBox) canvas, text gets recognised -> Boom done. Example 2: Open your favorite Todo-App, write a new task with the pen (on canvas), text gets recognised -> Boom done. The way ink Input is currently handled is sooo Win32 ;) I know there is InkCanvas and Windows.UI.Input.Inking.Analysis put this should be build into the text controls in a standard…

                        2 votes
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                        • Add GoupStyle.ItemTemplate

                          This would allow us to easily use different ItemTemplates for each group in conjunction with GroupStyleSelector.

                          There are many cases where you have different kind of data and group them by data type. E.g. imagine a image viewer where you have one group "Folders" and one group "Images". Folders must of course use a very different item template than Images. Or you display search results for various item types in one view.

                          It is possiblte to achieve this right now using the normal ItemTemplateSelector on ListView/GridView. But it causes a context switch from native->.net and back for each item, which…

                          3 votes
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                          • Add Shadows option to UI Elements on XAML

                            Add shadow option to XAML UI Elements.
                            Example usage: <Image Source="ImageLocation.png" Shadow="5,5,5,5"/>
                            Each number represents the shadow in each side.

                            Why? One of basic fluent guidelines are shadows, so it should be easier to devs use it, without the need of 3rd party toolkit or calling the Composition directly.

                            9 votes
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                            • IServiceProvider for Markup Extensions for WPF parity

                              This would enable.
                              - IProvideValueTarget interface
                              - INameScope interface

                              This is part of the larger ask of Add Markup Extensions
                              https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705/suggestions/7232264

                              11 votes
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                              • Listview with GridViewColumn

                                It would be good to see support for setting a GridView inside a ListView which has the ability to add columns. This of course can already be found in WPF any for any developers who want to migrate their classic desktop app to UWP, this would be a big boost.

                                An given example of the API can be seen below:

                                <ListView Margin="10" Name="lvUsers">
                                <ListView.View>
                                <GridView>
                                <GridViewColumn Header="Name" Width="120" DisplayMemberBinding="{Binding Name}" />
                                <GridViewColumn Header="Age" Width="50" DisplayMemberBinding="{Binding Age}" />
                                <GridViewColumn Header="Mail" Width="150" DisplayMemberBinding="{Binding Mail}" />
                                </GridView>
                                </ListView.View>
                                </ListView>

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                                • Put a HierarchicalDataTemplate into the Platform

                                  You're building on a TreeView-control, as your backlog on https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/platform shows. I'm using the TreeView of your official samples on https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/tree/dev/Samples/XamlTreeView. The point that I really miss when working with hierarchical data is the HierarchicalDataTemplate like we have it today in WPF. So I suggest that you bring the HierarchicalDataTemplate to UWP. It makes especially sense when you release a control for hierarchical data like the TreeView.

                                  30 votes
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                                  • Eyedropper ability to pick color outside of the UWP app

                                    Add eyedropper ability to pick color outside of the UWP app.
                                    Really helpful for drawing apps!

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Semantic animations in XAML markup to create beautiful transitions in UWP apps

                                      Ability to provide powerful animations in markup. Provide semantic animations like fadeIn, fadeout, Crossfade etc. with ability to customize.

                                      12 votes
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                                      • Support generics as Page/Control base classes

                                        Please allow generic classes to be base classes of XAML pages/controls. This would improve the developer experience when using libraries such as MVVMCross

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                                        • Slider should have a 'TickOffset' Property

                                          It'd be great if the Slider control could have a TickOffset property to make the tick marks not start at the left-most edge of the control.

                                          For instance, if I have a slider using doubles with a range of [0.5, 3.0] with a TickFrequency of 1, then I see tick marks at 0.5, 1.5, and 2.5. However, I really want them at 1.0, 2.0, 3.0.

                                          The TickOffset would move the initial tickmark by that amount, so in the above case, I'd set it to "0.5" to move the first tick mark from the start of 0.5 to 1.0.

                                          4 votes
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