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  1. Infinite Canvas Export Image

    The infinite canvas control doesn't have (that I could find) a way to export the ink as an image (PNG, JPG, GIF, etc).

    The raw InkCanvas control underneath has ways using the StrokeContainer, but those are both private and unaccessable.

    So can we have either a way to export, or can the underlying (my preference) InkCanvas be exposed as public?

    Thanks!

    Rob.

    3 votes
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    • UWP Adcontrol for WPF/Winforms apps

      Should be able to use the UWP advertising SDK and adcontrols in WPF/Winforms apps so that they can be monetised

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      • Enable hooks to supply own Segoe MDL2 Asset value for back and forward buttons on TabView

        The TabView uses 2 RepeatButtons for the back and forward actions when size is to big to fit in current host container.
        Would be nice if we could supply our own Segoe MDL2 asset values for those buttons on the TabView control, so that we do not need to override the ScrollView style supplied with the toolkit.

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        • Delete Ink by point control

          Have you experienced the stroke deletion using the standard InkCanvas/InkTollbar against the ink deletion experience on the Sketchpad app?
          The Sketchpad app give you a way more natural to delete strokes because it allows you to delete ink by single point, like an eraser on the real life.
          At the moment the UWP APIs does not expose such a way of erasing strokes, you can only erase the whole stroke, and in order to achieve the ink deletion by point there is a lot of code to write as well as having the appropriate know how.
          What do you think…

          11 votes
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          • ScatterView control to support the SurfaceHub / multiuser development

            As discussed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8qTD5g14ks with Nikola Metulev the UX of a UWP app running on a multi-user / multi-touch device, to empower the possibility of the device itself shall be designed the way that several user can interact with the device at the same time.
            The scatter-view idea is just the concept already applied to surface v1 and v2 tables to uwp.
            With the upcoming Surface Hub 2s, 2x and the windows 10 collaborative displays coming i believe is time for the ScatterView to be merged into the Windows Community Toolkit.
            Please upvote if you see the need of such…

            10 votes
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            • OnDevice MarkupExtension

              Maybe I could add my OnDevice MarkupExtension to the toolkit. It can be used for DeviceFamily specific property values. It is inspired on the OnPlatform/OnIdiom markup extensions from Xamarin.Forms 3.2

              <TextBlock Text="{wme:OnDevice Desktop=Hello, Xbox=World}"
              FontSize="{wme:OnDevice Team=42, IoT=60, Default=21}"
              HorizontalAlignment="Center"
              VerticalAlignment="Center"/>

              Source: https://github.com/sonnemaf/WindowsMarkupExtensions

              7 votes
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              • 8 votes
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                • Builders for ToastContent and TileContent

                  Current way of initializing ToastContent and TileContent requires multiple lines of inline-initialization which will make the code messy really fast. Also, the classes that are used for ToastContent don't have good documentations and constructors (usually require user looking up examples for which properties to set).

                  Proposing creating builders class using Fluent Interfaces/Method Chaining pattern to ease the operation of creating a ToastContent/TileContent for faster development of supporting Toast Notification / Tile pinning.

                  5 votes
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                  • 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.

                    27 votes
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                    • 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

                      13 votes
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                      • Add ComboBoxColumn for DataGrid

                        Most DataGrids have readily available ComboBoxColumn where data can be changed to a value from a given collection. In view mode it looks like the normal TextColumn, and in edit mode the ComboBox appears.

                        While it is possible to achieve this with the TemplateColumn having a ComboBoxColumn would be more convenient.

                        4 votes
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                        • Support WebView.AddWebAllowedObject

                          In UWP you can inject an object into the WebView as a global parameter with AddWebAllowedObject

                          This would be very useful in .Net

                          2 votes
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                          • Add click event for row- Datagrid

                            Please add a click event for row in datagrid.
                            The selection changed event does not work when is necessary to open a new page.
                            Because to select the same row is necessary select another row and then re-select the previous row.

                            6 votes
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                            • Add CanUserEdit for DataGrid

                              https://github.com/Microsoft/WindowsCommunityToolkit/issues/2316
                              Currently it detects whether editable itself. This should be configurable by the developer.

                              4 votes
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                              • DataGrid Virtualization

                                DataGrid should detect IItemsRangeInfo in order to support virtualization.

                                5 votes
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                                • Get ride of the extra clicks required to actually change the state of the checkbox embedded in a DataGridCheckBoxColumn

                                  Get ride of the extra clicks required to actually change the state of the checkbox embedded in a DataGridCheckBoxColumn.
                                  It seems that as a result we all end up using a Checkbox in a CellTemplate, making DataGridCheckBoxColumn useless.

                                  1 vote
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                                  • Get ride of the extra clicks required to actually change the state of the checkbox embedded in a DataGridCheckBoxColumn

                                    Get ride of the extra clicks required to actually change the state of the checkbox embedded in a DataGridCheckBoxColumn.
                                    It seems that as a result we all end up using a Checkbox in a CellTemplate, making DataGridCheckBoxColumn useless.

                                    1 vote
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                                    • ScrollHeader support of stackview

                                      Please add support of other containers like StackView or RelativePanel for ScrollHeader

                                      2 votes
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                                      • radialgauge ValueChanged

                                        The RadialGauge control needs a ValueChanged event to enable apps to tie to it and become more event-driven.

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                                        • Add official Acrylic API for WPF apps

                                          It is currently officially impossible to display the acrylic window-background effect in a non-UWP window. Several developers have managed to coax out the private API used to implement this feature in a desktop app (see <https://withinrafael.com/2018/02/01/adding-acrylic-blur-to-your-windows-10-apps-redstone-4-desktop-apps/>); however this API is officially unsupported, can change at any time, and has been changed in a backwards-incompatible manner once in the past.

                                          Would it be too much to ask for an API that wraps whatever mechanism is required to accomplish this? Using the UWP acrylic API in a XAML Island won't quite work for me, as I want to place WPF…

                                          4 votes
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