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  1. 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 →
                                • 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 →
                                  • HeaderedContentControl

                                    Please add HeaderedContentControl to the community toolkit. It is just few lines of code, but useful, since content with some header is present everywhere in the UI. More reasoning about it here: https://github.com/Microsoft/UWPCommunityToolkit/issues/995

                                    7 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  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

                                      5 votes
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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.

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