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  1. Make ESENT (Jet Blue) open source

    Please, make ESENT (Jet Blue) technology open source and available on .NET Core and Xamarin for operating systems other than Windows. ESENT is a wonderful technology, but because it is not cross-platform, SQLite is used as de facto standard for embedded DB scenarios.

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      0 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Changing DataContext modifies previously bound view model

      Using the fall creator's update version of UWP, it seems that when a data context is changed to a new view model, the previous view model is updated with null values. This is the same as if the DataContext is set to null before changing view models. It doesn't make sense why the bound values are updated when the DataContext is changed.

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        0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • New UI Control to add Tags with close button

        New control to add multiples tags with close button and auto suggestion functionality.
        eg. In stack overflow or any other forums we have option to add multiple tags related to our question.

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          0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create calendars on Exchange-type UserDataAccount

          Currently is not possibile to create a new Calendar inside an Enterprise Exchange user account.

          It's only allowed to create an app calendar which lives on local device

          Please, add AllAccountsReadWrite to UserDataAccountStoreAccessType in order to allow to creates calendars on remote calendar providers

          7 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide a class in Windows.Services.Store namespace that can be used to simulate license info during testing.

            The Windows.Services.Store namespace does not provide a class that you can use to simulate license info during testing. If you use the Windows.Services.Store namespace to implement in-app purchases or trials, you must publish your app to the Store and download the app to your development device to use its license for testing.

            Provide funtionality similar to CurrentAppSimulator class found in Windows.ApplicationModel.Store namespace.

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              0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  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.

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                0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 15.4.3 / designer crash

                I reported that since studio 15.4.3 the designer crash due to attached properties

                <Style TargetType="controls:MapItem">
                <Setter Property="Canvas.Left" Value="{Binding X, Mode=OneWay}"/>
                <Setter Property="Canvas.Top" Value="{Binding Y, Mode=OneWay}"/>

                Changing to last UWP solve the designer problem; but the attached properties are not working (the binding) and I have to do set binding by code

                see : https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/147336/1543-xaml-designer-crash.html?childToView=149773#comment-149773

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                  1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Access/Invoke Point of Service (POS) peripheral devices through background tasks

                  Need to support APIs to access POS peripheral devices through background tasks

                  Use case to be achieved-
                  In an app that collects status information of assets, the user should be able to scan barcode of an asset (background task), and enter other information in the app (foreground task) while the barcode data is being retrieved (background task) and sent to the app (data transfer from background task to foreground task)

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                  • reveal effect in hamburger menu

                    Please add reveal effect on each item on the listview in the hamburger menu control as per creators fall update.

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                      0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Optional package In-proc code plug-ins with C# or VB.NET

                      The possibility to make optional packages plugins with code for in-process with C#, and/or VB.net, instead of C++.
                      While understandable that there are big challenges to overcome to make this possible, but currently the bar to create optional packages is too high due that the time, investment and issues that can occur makes it not that worh it due the C++ requirement.

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                        1 comment  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • editing store listings

                        When I make store listings for several languages, I would like to be able to just right click on a listing then copy it and edit, not .be troubled with details on .cvs and excell. also would like to see when exactly a listing was updated. because i have quite ea few...

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                          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support CreateStreamedFileAsync in Windows Explorer

                          The CreateStreamedFileAsync() method is there since Windows 8 to delay creation of file data. However, when using the result in a Drag+Drop or Clipboard operation, Windows Explorer errors out with 0x80004002 "No such interface supported”. It can be used between UWP apps but not in Windows Explorer, which really is a shame.

                          There are desktop Win32 APIs for delay creation of files, that are used heavily e.g. in WinZIP and similar applications, to delay actual unzip of files until really required, but they cannot be used in UWP.

                          Please support the UWP equivalent called CreateStreamedFileAsync in Windows Explorer!

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                            1 comment  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Request to add to the UWP BLE API to query BLE stack connection settings? Things like MinConnectionInterval, MaxConnectionInt

                            Please add to UWP BLE API, methods to interrogate BLE stack connection settings. Things like MinConnectionInterval, MaxConnectionInterval, SlaveLatency, and Connection Supervisory Timeout

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                              0 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • FlipPdfViewerControl

                              You may wish to consider my FlipPdfViewerControl for inclusion in the toolkit. It is a compendium of various PDF viewer tutorials rolled into a single user control.

                              I have no doubt it could be improved by community involvement. You may find it here:

                              https://github.com/Swifter/FlipPdfViewer

                              The documentation may be found here:
                              https://swifter.github.io/FlipPdfViewerControl/PdfProject.html

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                                0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                  0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • FolderPicker and FilePicker with Startup-Path

                                  Under UWP it is still not possible to open a folder or file out of the sandbox. Even to suggest a path is not possible.
                                  So your are not able to suggest a folder or file to the user by a path-string. So at the moment i have to tell my customers: open the folder-picker and navigate from the pictures-library to the path:D:\very long path..\final_folder.
                                  and thereby... the folderpicker has no preview to the content in a folder.
                                  so this is now in 2017 after the great fall creators update still a ridiculous status of the great iniative: change to…

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                                  • Azure ad helper

                                    We'll, currently I have a Uwp app that needs to call a web.api service that is secured with azure ad. I have been looking for samples and tutorials to do this, and I have found some. But they all differ in what to do exactly.

                                    What would be helpful is to have a service in the toolkit to get an azure ad token.

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                                      0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Diff syntax highlighting in MarkdownTextblock

                                      For example:
                                      @@ -52,17 +52,6 @@
                                      // Unchanged code
                                      - // Deleted line
                                      + // Added line

                                      This would be useful for GitHub related scenarios.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • AppPinManager

                                        Windows 10 Creator update & Fall creator update allows to the developer pragmatically add the app shortcut in the startmenu and TaskBar
                                        To implement this feature , we have to follow the some of steps , to elimated those steps ,
                                        I have created AppPinManager helper class , just call those helper fuunction , it will takecare to add into the startmenu or TaskBar

                                        Regards,
                                        Vinoth

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                                        • Ability to disable System Back button through the SystemNavigationManager

                                          Having access to the Visibility of the System Back button is good, but there are some scenario's where I think it would make sense to have a Disabled state for this button which could be toggled by Dev's in certain scenarios.

                                          For example a long running task where the user is not allowed to back out until it completes. I know it is possible to block the handle of the BackRequested but I think the user should know when that button is disabled or not for consistency and user experience.

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