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  1. Map - Image scale with zoom

    Want to add an image (like Radar, Cloud layer, drone image, etc) to a Phone Map and have it scale relative to the zoom layer.

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      1 comment  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 19 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow withdrawal of an app in Processing Certification status

        I recently submitted an app, but the process hung when I clicked Submit. I went through the whole process again, but received the message that the alias was already in use. Thinking this meant that my app name was already being used by someone else, I changed the name slightly. This submission went through smoothly. I later found that the original submission had also been successful, even though it had hung, so that there were now two duplicate submissions in "Processing Certification" with slightly different aliases. I wanted to delete the extra one but but could not. I could only…

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          0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • sync apps settings online

          Provide API to easy save settings of an app online (and restore after unnstall or reset/change phone), using a Microsoft account (http://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-dev-platform/suggestions/3781612-microsoft-account-login) and online service (skydrive/azure ?)

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            0 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Give acces to call Logging API

            We need access to a logging API class

            16 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Show no start menu shortcut

              I want to convert a command line tool to a Centennial app, but it shows a start menu shortcut, which is not very useful. It works from cmd (with AppExecutionAlias), but the shortcut is not needed. Please add an ability to not add any shortcut at all.

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                1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Screenmirroring

                please copy the screenmirroring class from android to UWP, Windows 10. It is a shame, that any smartphone can connect to TVs but only top hardware devices under Windows 10 can do screenmirroring / project

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                  0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • UWP Windows Always On Top

                  Allow an API to cause the window to be always on top. This is great when watching a video while other apps are in full screen. It'll be like Picture in picture (PIP).
                  Another use case for this would media player controls so that they are always visible. Also, an application like ColorPic.

                  133 votes
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                    13 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Need (improved) Alarm & Reminder APIs in WP8.1 RunTime for creating Universal apps

                    There's currently no way to create a universal app that has alarm/reminder functionality because these APIs are not included in the new WP RunTime.

                    Also, the existing Alarm & Reminder APIs for WP8 are very limited. When they eventually get added into the new RunTime, can you guys please consider the following possible improvements?

                    1. Able to select a song from Music Library as the alarm/reminder tone.
                    2. Allow custom snooze time.
                    3. Vibrate only support.
                    4. Allow customizing the Alarm/Reminder popup.

                    I raised a request on the uservoice site over a year and a half ago, it's got 15k…

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                      This topic contains a few things, we feel there are ways to do this now (listed below) and work arounds. If there are targeted APIs you are looking for, please create a single UV item for each one as this allows us to close items out.

                      What has been done:
                      1. There is now a way to create an alarm/reminder in universal windows apps;
                      2. The alarm/reminder supports custom snooze time (you can choose to let system handle snooze, or wake up your background task to do it manually);
                      3. The alarm/reminder supports vibrate only (just like toast) that can be overwritten by user to turn off vibration;
                      4. The alarm/reminder supports a good level of customizability (custom optional inline image, custom additional actions, etc)
                      There are several blog post that describes above capabilities with more details:
                      http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tiles_and_toasts/archive/2015/07/02/adaptive-and-interactive-toast-notifications-for-windows-10.aspx
                      http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tiles_and_toasts/archive/2015/07/08/toast-notification-and-action-center-overview-for-windows-10.aspx
                      http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tiles_and_toasts/archive/2015/07/09/quickstart-sending-a-local-toast-notification-and-handling-activations-from-it-windows-10.aspx

                      What we know that’s missing and hope to support in…

                    • Support for tables in the MarkdownTextBlock XAML Control

                      The UWP Community Toolkit Sample App contains a page on how to use the MarkdownTextBlock control. The Markdown text used for demonstrating the features contains code for a table, which unfortunately isn't rendered as a table.

                      So the output looks like this:

                      > Reddit has the ability to represent tabular data in fancy-looking tables. For example:
                      > some|header|labels :---|:--:|---: Left-justified|center-justified|right-justified a|b|c d|e|f

                      It would be nice if tables would work.

                      2 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support for fenced code blocks for the MarkdownTextBlock XAML Control

                        In GitHub Flavored Markdown (GFM), you can create code blocks using triple backticks (```, see https://help.github.com/articles/creating-and-highlighting-code-blocks/)
                        While asking for syntax highlighting may be a bit too much at this point, basic support for the triple backtick syntax would be nice. The GFM language specifier behind the backticks could be ignored in the first iteration.

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • ViewManagement extension methods

                          From a developer’s prespective setting properties for TitleBar / StatusBar require use of code behind as there is no declarative support.

                          https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/api/Windows.UI.ViewManagement

                          We should provide extension such that that would enable developers to set TitleBar and StatusBar from XAML using attachable properties.

                          7 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add support for images and videos for Markdown

                            It would be nice to add an image display support for Markdown Textblock. It is very lacking to complete the work with this feature

                            15 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Network Service for monitoring

                              The existing ConnectionHelper provides a few basic properties that query underlying NetworkInformation class provided by SDK.

                              The ConnectionHelper does not follow best practices or advice as documented on MSDN https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows.networking.connectivity.connectionprofile.getnetworkconnectivitylevel.aspx which state “The GetNetworkConnectivityLevel method may take time in some cases to determine the current value of the network connectivity level. The recommended process for determining the network connectivity level is to register a handler for the NetworkStatusChanged event on the NetworkInformation class. When a notification is received of a network status change, obtain the new connectivity level by calling the GetNetworkConnectivityLevel method on the profile returned by the GetInternetConnectionProfile…

                              16 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Unneded Data in Baseimage

                                Hi,
                                I noticed that there are unneeded Parts in the Base Image,
                                (At least they look unneded to me.)
                                Like the Content of the Folter 'c:\Program Files\WindowsApps\DeletedAllUserPackages'
                                Or the 3 WER-Reports witch are send (almost) every time we ran the Converter.
                                There are also a couple of Temp Files witch may be unneded.

                                Not sure if there is any reason to keep them, or if it makes sense to remove them, but they look mostly unneded to me.

                                2 votes
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                                  Completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • W_NO_ICONS_EXTRACTED

                                  警告: DesktopAppConverter : warning 'W_EXE_NOT_DISCOVERED': The application executable could not be determined from any
                                  shortcut. MakeAppx will fail until you fix the Application Executable property in the AppxManifest.xml
                                  警告: DesktopAppConverter : warning 'W_INSTALL_PATH_NOT_DISCOVERED': Converter could not determine your application's
                                  install path. Please use the -AppInstallPath parameter to move app binaries outside of VFS.
                                  警告: DesktopAppConverter : warning 'W_NO_ICONS_EXTRACTED': No icons are extracted. Please check more details:
                                  '使用“2”个参数调用“ExtractAndSaveIcons”时发生异常:“系统找不到指定的文件。”'.
                                  警告: DesktopAppConverter : warning 'W_CANNOT_MAKEAPPX_WITHOUT_EXE': Unable to create appx package without setting the
                                  'Application Executable' property in the AppxManifest.xml. Please set the 'Application Executable' property in the
                                  AppxManifest.xml before calling makeappx manually.
                                  Warning…

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                                    Completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add ms-appdata Uri protocol for LocalCache folder

                                    It would be great to have a way to point files in the LocalCache folder via ms-appdata protocol.

                                    If you want to provide stuff that must not be included in the app backup but should be easily reachable via Uri, the LocalCache is here to help, but we can't reference it at the moment.

                                    That's pretty weird.

                                    7 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • API to Get/Set Volume and vibration settings for notifications

                                      Currently, when developing a alarm clock app, there is no way to tell if the user has his phone set to vibrate only, so a soundeffect set by the user is played even if he has set his phone to vibrate. I find this very confusing, even though the builtin alarm clock behaves the same way.
                                      This would also be good to have for games, so when you launch a game in a quiet environment not all heads turn the user's way :)

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                                        829 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        This already works! If you don’t want your toast notification to break through the vibrate-only settings, you can send your toast using the reminder scenario. You can still do looping audio using the audio element, and setting your audio to loop. Only alarms break through the vibrate setting – not reminders.

                                        Basically…

                                        And in NotificationsExtensions, the Scenario property is on the ToastContent object.

                                        If you would like a generic way to get volume/vibration settings, open a new feedback – this feedback was specifically talking about alarms.

                                      • [Bug] AudioGraph: Memory leaks

                                        To reproduce create AudioGraph with FileInputNode and DeviceOutputNode. You may use AudioCreation sample from https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/tree/master/Samples/AudioCreation/cs/AudioCreation. Open and close files multiple times and you will see slowly growing memory consumption.

                                        4 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Desktop App Converter will not allow me to enter a publisher name with a comma in it.

                                          My certificate name includes a comma in the name, but desktop app converter will not allow me to enter a publisher name with a comma. I tried surrounding it with quotes, but then the names don't match during the signing process.

                                          What do I do?

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