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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:

  • Windows developer platform (APIs, runtimes, and controls)
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Your suggestions will be reviewed by the Windows platform developer team to help with planning ideas and to better understand how developers are using the platform.

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If you’re new to UserVoice, two things to keep in mind are (a) List items (and item rankings) represent community interest in features, and not the actual priority list for the product team; and (b) Suggestions made using this forum will be moderated if they do not actually represent a feature request (or if too many different ideas are included in one suggestion).

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  1. Severe Bug: Crash when using StoreServicesFeedbackLauncher to lauch Feedback Hub

    Calling StoreServicesFeedbackLauncher.LaunchAsync() in a UWP app now causes an unhandled Win32 exception if the target platform is set to Windows 10 version 1809. See https://stackoverflow.com/questions/52769958/microsofts-feedback-hub-now-crashes-my-uwp-app for another report of this.

    This means that the Feedback Hub can't be used by apps targeting Windows 10 version 1809 or later.

    I have installed the Store Services SDK using the NuGet package method as described here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/uwp/monetize/microsoft-store-services-sdk#install-the-sdk.

    A workaround or fix would be appreciated.

    10 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    A change was made in the Windows core platform where the feedback hub with app context count not launch from a non-UI thread, sadly, the engagement SDK was not updated to support this change. We have updated the SDK to call the launch of the feedback hub from calling thread, we have tested extensively to ensure that it works in the most common scenarios and have updated the SDK (both the MSI and the NuGet) to support this change. If your application is in the Microsoft Store, the application was updated automatically to your end users.

  2. Microsoft store for business

    My app "EditPlus" is currently available in Microsoft Store. However it seems that this app isn't listed in Microsoft Store for Business. Do I need to do something to add this app in Store for Business? Isn't it supposed to included in Business store automatically?

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    Completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Make UWP great again with RDP client

    RDP integration with UWP is a very important missing API that we had in FORMS and WPF, can you please make a new one that we can use in our internal Apps so we can migrate existing old Form apps to UWP and Windows 10?

    1 vote
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    2 comments  ·  Enterprise APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. issues with cppwinrt C++/WinRT v2.0.190405.3

    This version of the library has some issues.
    One cannot use single_threaded_vector.

    The compiler reports 3 functions as abstract.
    If you copy the code below from the windows sdk cppwinrt, then it compiles.

    Seems that the ivector implemnation does not implement interfaces

    namespace winrt::impl
    {
    template <typename D, typename T> struct produce<D, wfc::IIterator<T>> : produce_base<D, wfc::IIterator<T>>
    {
    int32_t WINRT_CALL get_Current(arg_out<T> current) noexcept final
    {
    try
    {
    clear_abi(current);
    typename D::abi_guard guard(this->shim());
    *current = detach_from<T>(this->shim().Current());
    return error_ok;
    }
    catch (...) { return to_hresult(); }
    }

    int32_t WINRT_CALL get_HasCurrent(bool* hasCurrent) noexcept final
    {
    try
    {
    typename D::abi_guard guard(this->shim());
    *hasCurrent = this->shim().HasCurrent();
    return error_ok; …

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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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    3 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. [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…

    1 vote
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    4 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    1 vote
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    2 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Possibility to delete an app completely from Dashboard

    Please add the possibility to delete an app completely from your Dashboard on Dev Center.
    Right now it's only possible to hide an submitted app from store. It's so sad that developers have to stay with all of their apps which are completely useless and already hided from store for a long time.

    328 votes
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    63 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    There is a link in the dashboard that does “show/hide products”, this enables this feature. Was in insider access for dev center and is available now for everyone.

  9. Exclude suspending in desktop

    Some apps can work intensively in background, for example it maybe video converting, online financial data processing and more.
    Now UWP application will suspended when it go offscreen.

    I offer to disable suspending in desktop/tablets for user selection (he can choose 'best performance' or 'power saving' options for example)

    315 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Background Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    131 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. App Extensions should also be allowed to run as a separate app

    This experience would be great for things such as Lastpass or Evernote, it would allow you to only have to install one app, and that app would also provide it's extension hooks into apps such as Microsoft Edge, Mail, etc. However, if you opened the app itself, it would show it's own experience, such as the LastPass vault, or Evernote in full. This means that these apps can hook into multiple apps if necessary.

    1 vote
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    2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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…

    1,493 votes
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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…

  13. HttpClient: Allow inspection of server certificate during SSL handshake

    Right now, we can only inspect the server certificate after a request was done, by using 'RequestMessage.TransportInformation'.

    Because of this, it is not possible to have a decent implementation of SSL pinning using the HttpClient (or any other method without rebuilding the entire networking stack), The request should not actually take place if the certificate validation fails.

    It is possible to install allowed certificates through the Package.appxmanifest file and then checking Exclusive trust. But unfortunately, this is application wide, and so all certificates of all services of websites that might be called in the app must be included.

    6 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Read access to Notification APIs

    Allow developers access to all Toast Notifications, including call, SMS, and email.

    Without access to these notifications, smartwatches, desktop notification apps, automation apps, etc... are completely unavailable to Windows Phone.

    While I suspect that OEM partners (Samsung, Nokia) and hardware partners (Pebble, Agent) will be allowed access, it prevents innovation on the Windows Phone platform for every day developers. Require the app to notify the user(similar to location), then get out of the way.

    690 votes
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  15. WinRT custom components desktop

    Remove the limitations which inhibits WinRT *custom* components to be used on a desktop application.
    1. Make the interop with .NET straightforward instead of messing pinvokes
    2. Make all developers become more familiar with WinRT
    3. Allows C++ developers to produce components with a well-known ABI avoid the messing to recompile tons of sources every time

    37 votes
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    9 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    if your class library uses this attribute, this is possible. There currently are UWP libraries such as Ink that use this and are callable from non-UWP apps. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/windows.foundation.metadata.dualapipartitionattribute.aspx

    Reference to the Ink library where you can see the attribute: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/windows.ui.input.inking.directink.aspx

    If this wasn’t what you’re looking for, please respond

  16. Background Downloading for Third-Party Apps for WP

    Unlike Windows 8.x/RT, Windows Phone does not permit third-party apps to download in the background, at least to the same extent as first party apps, e.g. the WP App Store. Please enable the necessary APIs that could allow developers to permit background downloading, a number of WP apps could serve to benefit greatly (e.g. Torrex, wpTorrent, PODCASTS, etc). It will also clearly position WP as a strong contender against rival OS in the sense that it would operate like a powerful platform.

    398 votes
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  17. Custom Application Bar for Windows Phone

    With Windows 8.1, you are able to insert controls into the app bar as well as the ApplicationBarButtons Separators, etc. First Party apps like the OOBE, IE and Calendar seem to be able to add things like Buttons and EditBoxes in there. More customisation options would be very handy for developers, while maintaining the bar's states "Minimised, closed, full, open" and the menu area below.

    224 votes
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    7 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Selectable TextBlock

    We need a TextBlock property that makes it so you can select text. Often, making a TextBox read-only is not sufficient because the TextBox doesn't have the same formatting capabilities as the TextBlock.

    1 vote
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  19. Please add the RadialGradientBrush to Windows Store / Universal App XAML

    This brush is missing in XAML/C# though there is createRadialGradient in WinJS

    90 votes
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  20. wifi direct apis + wifi configuration change

    wifi direct apis, i think it is a protocol implementation. also it would be better to change the wifi configuration manually, like changing the ip address, dns, etc.

    15 votes
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