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  1. 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!

    • 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 →
          • 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.

            2 votes
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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 →
              • 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

                  15 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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 →
                        • 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 →
                          • Conditional xaml based on api version

                            While Windows 10 is updating most devices to the latest versions like Creators Update there are a lot of devices that do not update immediately or even now not at all (IoT devices, mobile devices, low spec machines).
                            As a developer for UWP that means you have to target a lower buid version but you will create a lot adaptive code for the design(er) while you would like to have such stuff in Xaml or Xaml style/theme files as the designing part should take it into account.

                            Something like <ForVersion Version="Name/number">, with support for ResourceDictionary, so that adaptive code is…

                            1 vote
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                              1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Christophe was great to give a detailed outline on this.


                              Thanks for the feedback. With the fall Creators update we are introducing conditional runtime statements in markup.
                              You can append a conditional statement to your namespace with the following syntax:
                              xmlns:Creators=“using:foo?IsApiContractPresent(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract,4)”
                              Objects and properties marked with the ‘Creators’ namespace will only be parsed if the conditional statement is true.
                              Sample markup to conditionally show text:
                              xmlns:Creators=“http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation?IsApiContractPresent(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract,4)”/>;

                              This will work for apps running on the Creators update and later (min version 15063). We’re in the process of adding documentation, samples and tooling for the feature. To write adapative code that works on prior version, you’ll need to use on the methods outlined here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/debug-test-perf/version-adaptive-code

                            • Desktop to UWP packaging project on visual studio community 17

                              the Desktop to UWP packaging project is not available anymore under VS 17

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                                1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • set/force geofence system to use location determination without gps

                                When you set a geofence it is using gps, cellular, wifi an so on to determine the location of the device which is working good.
                                But the gps as we know use significaly more battery than other ways and sometimes it would'n be neccessary to use gps (cellular position would be enough) for example if your geofence is not a critical stuff or the user choose better battery consumption.(not using gps) instead of higher accuracy (using gps).

                                Please add this function if it possible.

                                Thanks

                                26 votes
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                                • IMEI

                                  Is there an API to fetch IMEI for Windows phone 8.1 and higher that be uniquely identified by MDM developers?

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                                    0 comments  ·  Device - Phone / Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Cannot download files from Device Portal.

                                    This is a bug, not an idea. I'm trying to back up one of my app's database file using device portal (my only option currently) but the save button on the file does not do anything. Please fix it.

                                    3 votes
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                                      Completed  ·  3 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • CSS inline style linking and or in separate file

                                      CSS inline style linking and or in separate file

                                      Instead:

                                      <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="theme.css">
                                      Can be it:

                                      <StyleSheet URI="../theme.css"/>

                                      <Window or Page...>
                                      <Stylesheet URI="../theme.css"/>
                                      <Button FontWeight="Bold">
                                      <WrapPanel>
                                      <TextBlock Foreground="Blue">Multi</TextBlock>
                                      <TextBlock Foreground="Red">Color</TextBlock>
                                      <TextBlock>Button</TextBlock>
                                      </WrapPanel>
                                      </Button>
                                      </Window or Page...>

                                      /* default styles */
                                      Button {
                                      Background: #ff00ff;
                                      &.primary {
                                      Background: Blue;
                                      }
                                      &.secondary {
                                      Background: #ffaaaa;
                                      }
                                      }
                                      /* default window style */
                                      Window {
                                      Button: {
                                      Background: Aqua;
                                      }
                                      }
                                      /* styles in a warning dialog */
                                      .warning {
                                      Margin: 10;
                                      Background: #ee7600;

                                      Button {
                                      &.primary {
                                      Background: Orange;
                                      }
                                      &.secondary {
                                      Background: #aa0099;
                                      }
                                      }
                                      }

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

                                        you can do this with XAML styles and generic.xaml file.

                                        Note i intentionally broke the XML so it will display

                                        in app.xaml
                                        Application.Resources>
                                        ResourceDictionary>
                                        ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
                                        ResourceDictionary Source=“/Styles/TextBlock.xaml”/>
                                        /ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
                                        /ResourceDictionary>
                                        /Application.Resources>

                                        in a folder called /styles/
                                        ResourceDictionary
                                        xmlns=“http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation”;
                                        xmlns:x=“http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml”>;

                                        ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries> ResourceDictionary Source=“/Styles/_Colors.xaml”/> ResourceDictionary Source=“/Styles/_FontSizes.xaml”/> ResourceDictionary Source=“/Styles/_Thickness.xaml”/> /ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries> !—Common texts—> Style x:Key=“PageTitleStyle” TargetType="TextBlock"> Setter Property=“VerticalAlignment” Value=“Center”/> Setter Property=“FontWeight” Value=“SemiLight”/> Setter Property=“FontSize” Value=“{StaticResource LargeFontSize}”/> Setter Property=“TextTrimming” Value=“CharacterEllipsis”/> Setter Property=“TextWrapping” Value=“NoWrap”/> Setter Property=“Margin” Value=“{StaticResource PageTitleMargin}”/> /Style> Style x:Key=“BodyTextStyle” TargetType="TextBlock"> Setter Property=“FontWeight” Value=“Normal”/> Setter Property=“FontSize” Value=“{StaticResource MediumFontSize}”/> Setter Property=“TextTrimming” Value=“CharacterEllipsis”/> Setter Property=“TextWrapping” Value"Wrap"/> /Style> !—List texts—> Style x:Key=“ListTitleStyle” TargetType="TextBlock"> Setter Property=“FontWeight” Value=“SemiBold”/> Setter Property=“FontSize” Value=“{StaticResource MediumFontSize}”/> Setter Property=“TextTrimming” Value=“CharacterEllipsis”/> Setter Property=“TextWrapping” Value=“NoWrap”/> /Style> Style x:Key=“ListSubTitleStyle” TargetType="TextBlock"> Setter Property=“FontWeight” Value=“Normal”/> Setter Property=“Opacity” Value=“0.6”/> Setter Property=“FontSize” Value=“{StaticResource MediumFontSize}”/> Setter Property=“TextTrimming” Value=“CharacterEllipsis”/> Setter Property=“TextWrapping” Value=“NoWrap”/> /Style>

                                        /ResourceDictionary>

                                      • FolderPicker

                                        Please implement the FolderPicker UWP API on Xbox One. The FilePicker API is supported, but not FolderPicker.

                                        I am writing a UWP app for Win10, Xbox One, Phone, HoloLens, and require the ability for a user to select one more files (local or OneDrive) to import to isolated storage.

                                        A user may possibly want to import a few hundred files at a time, all located in a single folder.

                                        With the current API limitation, I can get the Xbox to display a FilePicker, but realistically a user is not going to select files one by one for a large amount.

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                                          Completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Device - Xbox  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • E_CREATING_ISOLATED_ENV_FAILED with BaseImage 14965

                                          DesktopAppConverter.ps1 : DesktopAppConverter : error
                                          'E_CREATING_ISOLATED_ENV_FAILED': Failed to create the isolated environment. See inner exception for more details.
                                          At line:1 char:1
                                          + ./DesktopAppConverter.ps1 -ExpandedBaseImage "C:\ProgramData\Microsof ...
                                          + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                          + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorException
                                          + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorException,DesktopAppConverter.ps1

                                          Please, provide working set!

                                          Also, you write that the last Project Centennial released version is 1.0.1 (here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/bg-bg/windows/uwp/porting/desktop-to-uwp-run-desktop-app-converter?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396), but the actual version is 1.0.0 (here: https://aka.ms/converterimages).

                                          More than 3 times is experimented starting with removing the setup baseimage 14965, the last DesktopAppConverter is used from converterimages!!!

                                          Also, If the version of the Windows Store is later than the installed…

                                          2 votes
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