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Welcome to the Universal Windows Platform Developer Feedback site. This site provides the Windows developer community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

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  1. subscriptions

    Hi, is it possible to get the active subscription count added in to the console and in to downloadable reports? We can get the number of acquisitions for IAP but this doesn't tell us about how many are currently active or anything around churn. It's very difficult to work out how many active subscribers we have.

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    • Docs Site Filter Setting by Framework/Platform

      Developers tend to work within one framework (UWP/WPF/ASP/etc) at a time. It would be extremely useful (time saving) if the Docs site had a saved filter setting for this that helped restrict search results, API browsing, etc. I think a lot of users waste a lot of time finding themselves browsing some Docs site page which turns out to not be applicable to their development framework. For example, I keep wasting time browsing through search result pages that turn out to be for WPF when I'm doing UWP development, and it's common for that to not be entirely clear at…

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      • in perfmon show minimum average and maximum in the list view

        In Perfmon each counter has a Last, Average, Minimum, Maximum valu that is displayed when you click on the counter.

        In the listview below it shows the counter details but not the stats that are displayed when you click on a counter.

        It would be literally awesome if the stats could be displayed so we can easily see the differences on the chart view without having to switch between counters easily.

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        • Sideloading is far to complicated!

          Sideloading is far to complex! Try sideloading an enterprise app for all users...
          Don't botter fixing this, I advise the company to switch to android for 'apps anyway' (hint sideloading on android works like a breeze).

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          • FltSendMessage

            Hi everybody,

            I'd like to make proposal for improvement FltSendMessage function return value. The case is when user calls it with non-zero timeout + reply required and function exits with STATUS_TIMEOUT. The problem in this case is that there is no way to understand was message delivered in user mode app or not.

            Thanks,
            Alex

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            • Typos on May Windows 10 Version 1803 Support KB articles in Known Issues section

              https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4103721/windows-10-update-kb4103721 and https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4100403/windows-10-update-kb4100403 each contain several typos "Window 10" vs "Windows 10". It's difficult to identify the proper place to submit KB documentation issues, as it is not integrated into GitHub like docs.microsoft.com.

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              • Make Notepad open-source

                Notepad has been updated to support Line endings from Unix, Linux, and Mac. I think we should take it one step further and make Notepad opensource like Powershell so the open-source community can continue to add features to Notepad to become the go-to text editor for performing quick edits of programming.

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                • filter call stack

                  I would like the ability to filter the call stack when trying to trace a function call. Some basic things to filter would be:

                  -System library calls
                  -Greyed out function calls
                  -Anything that isn't in the current project
                  -Show external calls only
                  -Show calls to a specific project
                  -Finding a specific function in the call stack

                  Essentially make it as searchable as the solution explorer with the ability to add some exclusion rules

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                  • Add Option to Automatically Remove Automatic Hyper-V Checkpoint

                    When testing applications in Hyper-V guests the automatic checkpoint feature makes it easy to remove all the changes that the application makes, but you need to tell it to remove the changes each time. How about an option to automatically delete the automatic checkpoint when the machine starts?

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                    • Use developer IDs to sign apps to be distributed outside of the store

                      With the publisher in the manifest locked to the developer name as well, this should be implemented to make UWP apps much easier to distribute outside of the store.

                      Apple does this already with there apps (scroll down to the "Outside of the Mac App Store" section": https://developer.apple.com/macos/distribution/

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                      • deploy apps to my Windows 10 mobile device from VS

                        I have been trying to get my son into programming and so far his dev experience has been less than exciting. He wants to debug his game real time, but the emulator is a pain to deal with forces and gps etc. Allegedly this works, however, I have found thread after thread of people looking for a real solution but no one appears to make any headway because VS gives useless feedback. I have spent an entire day trying to get something, anything working. if I choose device, I get a generic error (vie tried every suggestion I can find…

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                        • Bring full support for Common Lisp to the platform

                          With F# still not providing a way to code a full application for the desktop using UWP after several years of people waiting, I want to call for bringing Common Lisp to the platform. Developers deserve a first class functional language to develop UWP apps in and MS had used Lisp for MS Bob way back in the day. Machines now have the power to really make Lisp shine and show all it can do to empower UWP developers to create amazing solutions.

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                          • Support Process Isolation for Containers on Windows 10

                            Both Process Isolation and Hyper-V Isolation for Containers are available in Windows Server 2016 but Windows 10 only supports Hyper-V isolation.

                            Hyper-V isolation has benefits, but also has many drawbacks such as resource allocation, performance as well as stability. A simple check of the Docker for Windows issues board ( https://github.com/docker/for-win/issues ) shows a large imbalance of Windows 10 and Hyper-V isolation related issued, where the Windows Server 2016 issues are much less common.

                            I have Docker build scripts that build 5 Docker images, this script runs in 1 minute and 40 seconds on WIndows Server 2016, but takes 5…

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                            • Allow copy&paste in settings pages for path instructions AND especially in "Failure/Error" outcomes ... for self repair fix research/lookups

                              Allow copy&paste in settings pages for path instructions AND especially in "Failure/Error" outcomes ... for self repair fix research/lookups. Being FORCED to take screen shots & "THEN" EXTRACT necessary text is pointless when said "copy&paste" is harmless ,,, why limit something this trivial when it can be readily worked around ??? It's a control carryover from as far back as W95 & W98 ...... Linux & Mac system systems have never had this issue

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                              • Intellisense for Windows.Devices.I2c types incorrectly expose <sup> tags

                                Intellisense for Windows.Devices.I2c classes, such as I2cController, expose <sup> tags making reading Intellisense tips difficult and time consuming.

                                e.g: "Represents the I<sup>2</sup> C controller for the system"

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                                • Switch to LF style line endings in all Windows Applications.

                                  Every modern operating system on this planet uses LF style line endings, except for Windows, which still writes one more useless byte at every end of a line. It is time for a change! Switch the default to LF style line endings in the whole operating system!

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                                  • Resolve or suppress ATL (atlcom.h) code analysis warnings

                                    When running through C++ Code Analysis, projects using ATL will minimally hit the following atlcom.h warnings:

                                    Warning C6386
                                    Buffer overrun while writing to 'm_pDACL': the writable size is 'pDACL->AclSize' bytes, but '8' bytes might be written.

                                    Warning C6386
                                    Buffer overrun while writing to 'm_pSACL': the writable size is 'pSACL->AclSize' bytes, but '8' bytes might be written.

                                    Warning C6386
                                    Buffer overrun while writing to 'newACL': the writable size is 'aclSize' bytes, but '8' bytes might be written.

                                    Warning C6386
                                    Buffer overrun while writing to 'newACL': the writable size is 'aclSize' bytes, but '8' bytes might be written.

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                                    • Automate updates for on Bash Ubuntu on Windows 10

                                      It would be nice to have a way to automate update/upgrade Bash Ubuntu on Windows 10 that does not require to start Bash.
                                      To clarify, that this can be done from Windows 10 as a part of Windows administration and configuration, for instance via Group Policies, PowerShell, Windows Updates, Schedule Tasks, etc.

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                                      • Create UWP(or Xamarin) Community Tutorial where devs can help creating tutorials

                                        We can see the support of communities in UWPCommunityToolkit. It would be nice to have a UWP(or Xamarin) Community Tutorial where devs can contribute to the tutorial and make it up to date. As a self-learner, it is very hard to find a tutorial to learn new things.

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                                        • I would like to use containers, and VmWare the same time on Windows 10.

                                          I am unable to use containers and VmWare/VirtualBox on Windows 10 at the same time due to the restriction of Hyper-V. This restriction does not exist on Linux, and MacOS. Why force me to reboot to disable/enable Hyper-V? Why does Hyper-V lock out other virtualization software?

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