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  1. 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 →
        • 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…

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                2 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  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 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  ·  UWP 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  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • MediaStreamSource: Add way to use IMFGetService from downstream Pins

                      Currently, it is not possible to implement hardware acceleration in MediaStreamSource. For that, we would need to get a d3d device manager from the downstream Pin.

                      If we could call GetService, e.g. on the MediaStreamSourceSampleRequestedEventArgs or in a new "Connected" event, then it would be possible to implement d3d based hardware acceleration in MSS. This would be very useful e.g. for the FFmpegInterop project.

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                        1 comment  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  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  ·  8 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • ucrtbase bug: _wspawnve is broken

                          There is a serious bug in CRT (ucrtbase) which is part of Windows 10.
                          The long story (please read it, since it contains all information about this bug): https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/PY-17069#comment=27-1803709

                          The short story:
                          _wspawnve is broken when launched from Explorer (not cmd) because ``cenvarg.cpp`` expects undocumented environment variable ``=C`` (covered here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20100506-00/?p=14133) and this variable is not provided by Explorer.

                          Tool to reproduce.

                          ```
                          #include<process.h>
                          // Works from cmd.exe, but not from Explorer on Win10 :)
                          void main() {
                          const wchar_t* const args[] = {L"c:\\windows\\system32\\cmd.exe", L"/?", NULL};
                          const wchar_t* const envs[] = { L"FOO=BAR", NULL};
                          int r;

                          _wspawnve(P_WAIT, L"c:\\windows\\system32\\cmd.exe", args,…

                          25 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • DevCenter shows health data for apps not released to the store

                            Recently, the DevCenter team did a regression that internal packages (destined for QA team for example) will still send data to the DevCenter health report view.

                            This is a regression. I don't see the benefit and it put noise into data with real customers data.

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                              0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Today health data is not filtered for internal and retail application packages. We see developers using specific application packages for testing purposes and to review health data. That being said, a developer can filter the report to a given application version: to only narrow down the health report to retail version

                              https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/publish/health-report

                              The filter is in the upper right.

                            • Control Multiple MediaPlayer's Volume on Windows 10 Mobile issue

                              I use two MediaPlayer to do cross-fade effect on my app. I start two task and one for reduce volume to 0 and another for increase volume from 0.

                              It works fine on Desktop. But behave really strange on Mobile. It seems like volume for two players are end up to setting the same. So volume will become louder then quiter reapeatly for both MediaPlayer.

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                                Completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Clipping does not work anymore since Creators Update

                                If you create XAML like this:

                                <Line X1="50" Y1="50" X2="150" Y2="50" Stroke="Black" StrokeThickness="10" Visibility="Visible">
                                <Line.Clip>
                                <RectangleGeometry Rect="50 50 100 10">
                                </RectangleGeometry>
                                </Line.Clip>
                                </Line>

                                it used to work fine and it still does in the designer. But as soon as you run the Code the Line disappears.

                                5 votes
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                                  Completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  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…

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                                    1 comment  ·  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

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                                    • Add CornerRadius to ImageEx

                                      It would be nice to wrap de ImageEx in a control to add a circular aspect to the image

                                      11 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow deployment of apps to a web server

                                        When developing a Windows app for the app store using JavaScript and HTML it should be possible to deploy that application to a web server in some form. This would bring people to the UWP in droves and is the only thing holding me back from using it in any capacity.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Live tiles for Win32 apps

                                          How about Win32 apps to show some in-app details/informations in live tiles in start menu (if pinned)?

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                                            0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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