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  1. [UWP] ScrollViewer layout cycle bug

    There is quite a bad bug in the UWP ScrollViewer control that causes a layout cycle exception to be thrown. It occurs under these conditions.
    1. The ScrollViewer contains a panel like a Grid with VerticalAlignment set to stretch (the default).
    2. The ScrollViewer height changes when the window resizes (or for some other reason).
    3. The ScrollViewer height is less than the height of the content of the panel, and the vertical scrollbar is showing (e.g. hover over it with the mouse).
    4. The window is resized with the scrollbar still showing so that the ScrollViewer height is greater…

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      3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Full-Trust UWP Desktop Applications

      Look, the concept of "UWP apps can run on your phone (RIP) and your Xbox," while admirable, isn't practical for most applications. Many applications need only Desktop support. UWP is too "safe" so as to be impractical for so many desktop apps, and WPF is like a third-class citizen with Microsoft in the background cheering "Upgrade to UWP!"

      The sandbox nonsense has to go. Allow UWP applications to tick a box in the .appxmanifest declaring it as a full-trust desktop application. Prevent full-trust apps from targeting phone and Xbox if you have to. Show a notice to users upon install…

      33 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • debug window

        Stop polluting the Visual Studio Output Debug window with debug statements:

        shell\shell32\ovrlaymn.cpp(758)\SHELL32.dll!74DADE30: (caller: 74DADFAB) LogHr(12) tid(6030) 80070002 The system cannot find the file specified.
        Msg:[Creating icon overlay handler from ???? failed. The CLSID is {C5994568-53D9-4125-87C9-F193FC689CB2}.]
        onecoreuap\shell\ext\thumbnailcache\lib\thumbcacheobj.cpp(1848)\thumbcache.dll!503F2512: (caller: 503F2624) ReturnHr(2) tid(69e8) 80004005 Unspecified error
        CallContext:[\InitializeCache]
        onecoreuap\shell\windows.storage\drivfldr.cpp(1420)\windows.storage.dll!7650EFCF: (caller: 7645F819) ReturnHr(2) tid(3dd4) 8007000F The system cannot find the drive specified.

        It makes it hard to locate my own debug statements.

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          1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Doesn't work xmlns:rescap="http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/foundation/windows10/restrictedcapabilities"

          The xmlns specified in this article about getting restricted capability is not working.

          Using: <rescap:Capability Name="contacts" /> doesn't resolve. And I still cannot get full access to Contacts on my local PC.

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            0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            From: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/packaging/app-capability-declarations

            The contacts capability provides access to the aggregated view of the contacts from various contacts stores. This capability gives the app limited access (network permitting rules apply) to contacts that were synced from various networks and the local contact store.

            The contacts capability must include the uap namespace when you declare it in your app’s package manifest as shown below.
            XML

            uap:Capability Name=“contacts”

          • Does Desktop Bridge enable COM interop?

            Will Desktop Bridge enable a UWP application to access an existing code base built upon COM?

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              Completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Middle click scrolling

              Middle click scrolling is a default feature that is expected by the users. But it is not available by default.

              It would be nice to have an attached property for ScrollViewer to set middle click scrolling.

              10 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Problem with ColorPicker class

                I'm using the UWP ColorPicker introduced in Windows build 16299. I am having a problem where the color selection cursor can't be dragged around with the mouse cursor. The ColorChanged event is being fired and I'm able to use the results of the event firing, but the ColorPicker cursor just stays in the upper left corner. My project is targeting version 16299.

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                  1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • detect sets status

                  It would be great if apps can detect whether they are in a set or not. I would like to modify the user interface of the app when the app is in a set/tab. If this is implemented I would like to use it in XAML, like I use AdaptiveTrigger.

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                    1 comment  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Expandable Search Control

                    Search text box should be collapse before clicking on search button,
                    Clicking on search icon expands search text box.

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                      Completed  ·  1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add WPF UniformGrid to UWP

                      The WPF UniformGrid (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.controls.primitives.uniformgrid(v=vs.110).aspx) is missing in UWP. It doesn't seem to quite have an equivalent in UWP in order to get even spacing of a grid automatically, as well as other features like setting rows/columns and first column for calendar type applications.

                      27 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow alarms to break through Quiet Hours

                        Hello.
                        My alarm app which uses alarm-scenario toasts cannot break through Quiet Hours.

                        I received plenty, I mean really plenty feedback from users desperately wanting alarms to break through Quiet Hours.

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                          In the Creators Update (build 15063), all third-party alarm apps (toasts using scenario=“alarm”) will break through quiet hours now, just like the first-party alarm app!

                          Thank you everyone for letting us know that this feature was important to you!

                        • Put back the online documentation for things like kernel mode ZwCreateFile

                          All the links even those in your documentation, for Kernel mode functions such as ZwCreateFile have disappeared, and reported as "That link is dead"
                          Please put them back

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Windows Defender SmartScreen does not show publisher name of a signed executable on v1709

                            I have purchased a Standard Code Signing certificate from Digicert and I do not understand why my executable, although signed with a certificate from a trusted CA is displayed as Unknown Publisher by Windows Defender SmartScreen.

                            https://i.imgur.com/BEqKcFJ.png

                            If I disable "Check applications and files" in "Control applications and browser" of the "Windows Defender Security Center" of Windows 10, my editor name appears correctly in the "Open File - Warning security"

                            https://i.imgur.com/uN7rdWe.png

                            So, I'd really like to understand why the SmartScreen filter in Windows Defender still says Unknown Publisher.

                            I understand that the SmartScreen filter is based on a reputation system…

                            11 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Rate Application Reminder

                              Add a control that reminds users to rate your UWP app after a certain amount of time or app launches.

                              Like this:
                              http://www.telerik.com/blogs/introducing-rate-application-reminder-for-windows-phone

                              20 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  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.

                                58 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create a Custom RichEditBox with all the basic features Like Text Formatting, Support for Inking Like OneNote

                                  It is very difficult to Create a Custom RichEditBox with all the basic features Like Text Formatting, Bullets and numbering, Support for Inking Like OneNote and also to support adaptive layout, that's too much work for basic Text editing. So my opinion is to create two new controls. One is TextCanvas for Display and Editing both Text and Inking. The other is TextCanvasToolbar for Text Formating and Ink editing.

                                  61 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add .NET Standard support for OneDrive service

                                    Add .NET Standard support for OneDrive service (a la Bing service)

                                    4 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create a radial items control

                                      Where items are arranged in a circle with configurable distance and size. It should allow to specify the center element. It should provide options to display orbits or lines from the center element.

                                      This control can be useful for creating a social or device graph.

                                      26 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • In-app notifications

                                        It would be great if something like this ( https://github.com/RavinduL/LocalNotifications ) was included in the toolkit. There is a guideline somewhere about not using toast notifications while your app is in the foreground.

                                        More details and the full discussion about this can be found here: https://github.com/Microsoft/UWPCommunityToolkit/issues/1080

                                        26 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Compilation of {x:Bind} to static fields fails if no other bindings exist to the code-behind class

                                          If you attempt to x:Bind to a property on a static field of a class with mode OneWay or TwoWay, the generated binding code does not compile if there are no other bindings to the code-behind class.

                                          Compilation fails with error CS1061 in MainPage.g.cs: "MainPage.MainPage_obj1_Bindings" does not contain a definition for "bindingsTracking" and no extension method "bindingsTracking" accepting a first argument of type "MainPage.MainPage_obj1_Bindings" could be found.

                                          I describe the problem in more detail here: https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/56832/compilation-of-xbind-to-static-fields-fails-if-no.html

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                                            Completed  ·  9 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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