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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

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      3 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Can you bring back cppwinrt's xaml programmatic support

      Earlier this year (but with cppwinrt still new!) I created a complete complex UI using cppwinrt's programmatic support for xaml: e.g. StackPanel(), Grid(), RowDefinitions, Column Definitions, Children().append(), etc. Quite a lot of work but it easy to read and ran great. Is all of that gone? Or is there still a way to use those cppwinrt features?

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        15 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • VisualState setters should support custom attached properties

        The VisualStateManager ignores Visual State Setters using custom attached properties. This works with normal attached properties, so it's confusing that it doesn't work for custom ones. The hack to get this to work is really ugly and requires custom code for every case using reflection: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/expression/en-US/0f9826e1-48d2-4cd7-8253-a5b9aaf0e03d/uwpadaptative-triggers-with-custom-attached-properties-in-windows-10-uwp

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          2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • UWP Grid should have ShowGridLines property from WPF

          The WPF Grid control had a ShowGridLines property. This is helpful for layout debugging. This property is missing in UWP.

          16 votes
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            0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add PaneBackground Property to NavigationView

            It is currently possible to change the background brush of the NavigationView itself, but the Pane, in particular, is not so straightforward. Users can modify the designated ResourceKey, but cannot change this brush outside of XAML.

            Users would benefit greatly from a "PaneBackground" property that can be set to an AcrylicBrush, etc. Especially, since the pane of this control is currently opaque by default in a WPF XAML Island.

            To reproduce this situation, please create an "XAML island" in a WPF application. Setting the child to a NavigationView. Then, from C#, search the NavView object for a simple PaneBackground property.…

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              on the backlog  ·  1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Select Treeview node from code

              The TreeView (from Windows Update 1803) lacks the possibility to select a ceirtain TreeViewNode from code.

              For example an "IsSelected" property could be added to a TreeViewNode or a function like selectNode(TreeViewNode) to the TreeView.

              12 votes
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                4 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Binding to Page.DataContext no longer works with a local Static Resource

                Since I upgraded to the most current version of VS/UWP, the following code no longer works in Designer:

                <Page.Resources>
                <viewmodel:view x:Key="VIEW"/>
                </Page.Resources>
                <Page.DataContext>
                <Binding Source="{StaticResource VIEW}"/>
                </Page.DataContext>

                This was a very elegant and convenient way to tie a page to a viewmodel class. Now, as a workaround, I have to declare the DataContext of the first control to the static resource... that is error prone, to say the least.

                Why, just why, did you have to change that??? I now how to manually fix a lot of pages to make them usable in Designer again...

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                  2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  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…

                  20 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • TreeView event for child re-ordering

                    The UWP TreeView control lacks an event to notify that child nodes have been re-ordered due to a drag and drop. The DragItemsCompleted event is fired but there is no direct information in the arguments about whether the child ordering has changed or whether a child has been added.

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                      1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • "Accessibility: Color Picker"

                      Accessibility Bugs:
                      In the ColorPicker control, when the IsAlphaEnabled is set to true, this is not accessible.
                      1. The label for the RGB hex field when it accepts the alpha channel is incorrect. Currently it reads, "RGB hex...". it should read "Alpha RGB Hex" and also provide formatting requirements to prevent mistakes.

                      2. Auto formatting is incorrect for 8digits. If I enter a 6 digit Hex value. That 6 digit hex value is by default a 100% opacity. I would expect the auto formatting to respect this. It's as simple as replacing the "0" with "F". For users with vision…

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                        2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  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.

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                        • GridView multiple selection using mouse rectangle selection

                          UWP's Gridview has only Single/Extended/Multiple selection methods. There is no selection method by mouse rectangle selection, like we select in windows explorer. i.e. click-drag to draw a rectangle to select multiple GridView items, using mouse.

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                          • themeshadow

                            How to use the ThemeShadow in UWP? the documentation does give a clear instruction, something must be missing here.

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                              0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Outlined TextBlock

                              We can easily create an outlined text in WPF.
                              https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/wpf/advanced/how-to-create-outlined-text
                              In UWP, I only found a way with Win2D, but it will draw like a picture, the layout arranges will not work (such as TextWrapping).

                              2 votes
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                              • [UWP] Flyouts should inherit ThemeResources through their Target

                                Currently it is difficult to re-theme a section of the UI that involves flyouts by following the lightweight styling guide to override resources (i.e. placing a resource with the same key in the Resources of the element at the root of that UI section). ThemeResources inside flyouts attached to items in the sub-tree are not updated. However, it appears that if the RequestedTheme of the root element is updated then the flyouts are updated to follow that theme, so it seems to have been acknowledged that flyouts should inherit theme resources through their Target, so I suggest that this should…

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                                • 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.

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                                  • Allow x:DefaultBindMode on App Element in App.xaml

                                    Today we have the x:DefaultBindMode attribute to define the default binding mode generated for a compiled data binding created with x:Bind.

                                    We can set that mode on an element or on a parent element.

                                    It would be a huge advantage to support this attribute also on the App-object in the App.xaml-file, and to make this the "ultimate root".

                                    This would allow me to specify an application wide default binding mode, and I could set it in this single place for example to OneWay.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Several ListView pen input issues when DragToReorder is enabled

                                      We're seeing a range of interaction glitches with the ListView control in UWP, when the "drag to reorder" behavior is enabled. You can see this in the standard UWP demo, DragAndDropSampleNative, in its first section ("drag and drop to reorder"). Compare the behavior between the leftmost list ("All items") which has no drag-to-reorder and the second list ("Selection").

                                      1) When using pen on a ListView to scroll (standard OS behavior since Windows 1709), almost every time you stop scrolling / lift pen, there's a "flash" on the ListView - it grays out briefly and then returns to normal.

                                      2) When…

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                                      • Partial stars in RatingControl

                                        It would be nice to use rating control with partial stars.
                                        Example:
                                        https://imgur.com/a/SoHMsyd

                                        It can be a Step property.
                                        For example: Step = 0.5 and MaxValue = 5.

                                        Thanks!

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                                        • Ability to type when using TimePicker

                                          It's a pain to use the TimePicker control on desktop. When selecting the minutes, you have to scroll through a huge list of 60 numbers...

                                          Instead, you should be able to just type "45" to select 45!

                                          I'm using the time picker in my app, Power Planner, and two users have complained about this (and I've complained about it myself). This should be part of the built-in control! It's quite terrible to use on desktop presently!

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