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[UWP] Need http proxy function

While http proxy function lost since windows phone,
Now in UWP we can only set http proxy(ip+port,username+psw) in the connected Wifi manually.

We need set it in codes.

Thanks,
Jimmy (win10app@outlook.com)

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    From Sidharth:
    This idea tracks allowing apps to set a custom system proxy for specific HTTP requests. Today, in the UWP platform, the system proxy gets used by default and apps have the option of not going through the proxy.

    If you have a scenario that depends on being able to set your own custom proxy from within a UWP app, please add your vote and add a comment with your scenario. Thanks!

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      • krap commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In my application, a website in Russia is blocked. Not every user will be able to independently configure the proxy connection.

      • Max commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There are many web sites, that is blocked in Russia.
        And if my app use content of this sites, proxy is needed.
        System proxy for one app is overhead for user.

      • Jacob Zhong commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In my application, A website is blocked in China, and thus we need to use proxy to get resource from the blocked site. It's complex for user to set proxy over the block, and if set system proxy, some domestic sites are blocked for IP outside China.
        Thus we need to set custom proxy to get access to the resource and not disturbing the user.

      • Sidharth Nabar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This idea tracks allowing apps to set a custom system proxy for specific HTTP requests. Today, in the UWP platform, the system proxy gets used by default and apps have the option of not going through the proxy.

        If you have a scenario that depends on being able to set your own custom proxy from within a UWP app, please add your vote and add a comment with your scenario. Thanks!

        Sidharth

      • win10app commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Some business app need access enterprise intranet network outside company ( e.g. At Home)

        We provide a Server to connect outside with inside network, This scenario we need http proxy.

        The product may include some other different functions, if set system proxy ,

        all the web request will go via the http Server, it’s not our expectation .

        BTW, if let user to set proxy manually, it’s not a good choice.

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