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  1. Zoom able image control

    Image control with zoom in and out by double tap or Slider's value in desktop and pinch zoom in touch enabled screen.

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      2 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Animated Headered TextBox

      I would like to add a AnimatedHeaderedTextBox control to the Toolkit. Are you interested?

      I can add only a style + behavior or create a custom control for it. What do you prefer?

      See:
      https://reflectionit.nl/blog/2017/xaml-animated-headered-textbox-style
      https://reflectionit.nl/blog/2017/xaml-animated-headered-textbox-style-part-2

      4 votes
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      • CalcBinding for UWP

        CalcBinding is an advanced Binding markup extension that allows you to write calculated binding expressions in XAML, without custom converters. CalcBinding can automatically perform bool to visibility conversion, inverse your expression and more. CalcBinding makes binding expressions shorter and more user-friendly.

        This is only available for WPF - https://github.com/Alex141/CalcBinding

        Here are some examples

        <Label Content="{c:Binding A+B+C }" />

        <Label Content="{c:Binding A*0.5+(B.NestedProp1/C - B.NestedProp2 % C) }" />

        <Button Background="{c:Binding '(A > B ? media:Brushes.LightBlue : media:Brushes.White)'}"/>

        <TextBox Text="{c:Binding 'Math.Sin(Math.Cos(A))'}"/>

        <Button Visibility="{c:Binding !IsChecked}" />

        <c:Binding 'A and B or C' />

        13 votes
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        • 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.

          9 votes
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          • Add custom CalendarView control

            Add a custom CalendarView control with more personalization options than the one included in the SDK.

            List of features:
            - Individual CalendarMonthView control, so that if you want to display standalone months, you can (maybe you display a grid of 4 months, etc)
            - CalendarView control that consumes the CalendarMonthView
            - CalendarView supports swiping up/down to switch months
            - CalendarView supports arrows that appear when hovered allowing mouse users to switch months
            - CalendarView supports mouse scroll to switch months
            - CalendarView supports adding buttons/elements that stay fixed while scrolling (like a Go To Today button)
            - CalendarMonthView allows custom…

            21 votes
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            • 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.

              26 votes
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              • Add SwitchPresenter Control

                Add a 'switch' statement for XAML which allows app developers to modify parts of a layout based on a value.

                See more: https://github.com/Microsoft/UWPCommunityToolkit/issues/1908

                4 votes
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                • DataGrid DoubleTap Event Specific to the DataGridRows Themselves

                  Currently, to interact with a DataGrid's rows, you must specify a SelectionChanged event. This can become inefficient and somewhat confusing when users are able to select more than one items. Because of this, I would like the functionality to only execute the SelectedItem code when a row is DoubleTapped. Previously, it was possible to add an EventSetter to the DataGridRows' style (As mentioned here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22790181/wpf-datagrid-row-double-click-event-programmatically), but since EventSetter is now not apart of UWP, I am left without this functionality. My proposed solution is to add a "RowDoubleTapped" event directly to the UWP DataGrid class itself. I need this…

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                  • Enhance LoadingControl to disable navigation when running.

                    Would it be possible to enhance the loading control to disable navigation when it is running? E.g. the back button. Template 10 has a Loading (Busy) page that has this functionality.

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                    • Use ContentPresenter in MasterDetailsView instead of ListView

                      Currently, In MasterView, we can only use ListView. It limits the use case of MasterView. We can't use Pivot, Semantic Zoom, GridView, PullToRefresh, SlidableListItem and more. But if it accepts ContentPresenter then the limit would be endless.

                      Don't fake the page navigation using Storyboard. Then devs can use Connected Animations.

                      16 votes
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                      • Grouped ComboBox

                        In WPF we had the possibility to have groups within the ComboBox list. We now have this option for ListView and GridView, but not for the ComboBox control.

                        For example:

                        - Fruits (group name)
                        -- Banana (item name)
                        -- Apple (item name)
                        -- Orange (item name)

                        - Vegetables (group name)
                        -- Carrot (item name)
                        -- Cucumber (item name)

                        WPF example:
                        https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/9866362/30957493-b5719ff8-a43a-11e7-9c46-043f5a3404b8.jpg

                        24 votes
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                        • Display cached and on demand downloaded data in ListView using incremental loading

                          Let's say there is a app which display news stories. The app does not want to have too many stories on the screen and load stories on demand. The first time the app is opened it downloads news article and display's say the top 10 to user in a ListView and rest are stored locally. These are displayed if the user scrolls down (Incremental Loading Collection Helpers are great addition).

                          Now let's say next day, the app is opened again. App immediately displays yesterday's news stories and works in background to load new stories (or user pulls to refresh). As…

                          4 votes
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                          • Control to create an App Tour Guide

                            Control explanation: This control should cover the entire app with a semi-transparent background except the highlighted UIElement so that the user can interact with the UIElement. In short, we need a UWP alternative to ShowcaseView (https://github.com/amlcurran/ShowcaseView)

                            Use of the control: This control will help the user to take a tour of the app in an interactive way.

                            GitHub issue link: https://github.com/Microsoft/UWPCommunityToolkit/issues/764

                            12 votes
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                            • Services.Twitter - add support for additional members of tweet JSON; add support for expanded t.co URLs

                              Several members of returned JSON from Twitter's API are missing from the Services.Twitter implementation.

                              This returns the full URL of a t.co shortened URL in a tweet:
                              entities > urls > unwound > url

                              The title of the URL as displayed in the URL card on the tweet:
                              entities > urls > unwound > title

                              For quote tweets, a parameter named quoted_status returns information about a quoted tweet.

                              Info came from here:
                              https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/tweets/data-dictionary/overview/intro-to-tweet-json.html

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                                • Numeric TextBox with min and max value and decimal place and comma formatting

                                  I know that text boxes can be customized easily. But the UWP textboxes are not that god when it comes to numeric input. I'm currently working on a software that has a lot of numeric input. That's why I'm suggesting a specialized textbox for numbers.

                                  I'm suggesting a textbox with the following feature:
                                  1. Only allows numeric input
                                  2. Allow entering negative values
                                  3. Allow entering decimal values
                                  4. Format the text with a specific number of decimal place (i.e. 1.456 -> 1.46)
                                  5. Format numbers with commas on thousands (i.e. 1,000,000.00) on mouse leave and remove commas when editing. …

                                  6 votes
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                                  • 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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                                    • Add support for non-static MicrosoftGraph service init

                                      I find the static initializer a bit cumbersome to use, ie:
                                      MicrosoftGraphService.Instance.Initialize("<ClientId>");
                                      if (!await MicrosoftGraphService.Instance.LoginAsync())
                                      {
                                      var graphClient = MicrosoftGraphService.Instance.GraphProvider;
                                      var user = await graphClient.Me.Request().GetAsync();
                                      textBox1.Text = user.DisplayName;
                                      textBox2.Text = user.Mail;
                                      }

                                      I'd rather have an instance model:
                                      var mgs = new MicrosoftGraphService("<ClientId>");
                                      if (!await mgs.LoginAsync())
                                      {
                                      var graphClient = mgs.GraphProvider;
                                      var user = await graphClient.Me.Request().GetAsync();
                                      textBox1.Text = user.DisplayName;
                                      textBox2.Text = user.Mail;
                                      }

                                      I think we can support this by adding a simple constructor that takes in the same parameters as Initialize. Would still keep the Instance property to prevent breaking changes

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                                      • Add LoginHint to LoginAsync/GetUserTokenV2Async() in order to reduce prompts

                                        Add LoginHint as optional param to LoginAsync() and plumb through GetUserTokenV2Async. Developers will pass in a UPN (user@domain.com) which will bypass the initial Realm Discovery Dialog - thereby reducing the number of dialogs the user sees during login to the graph.

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                                        • AppPinManager

                                          Windows 10 Creator update & Fall creator update allows to the developer pragmatically add the app shortcut in the startmenu and TaskBar
                                          To implement this feature , we have to follow the some of steps , to elimated those steps ,
                                          I have created AppPinManager helper class , just call those helper fuunction , it will takecare to add into the startmenu or TaskBar

                                          Regards,
                                          Vinoth

                                          9 votes
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