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  1. 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…

    10 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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…

      9 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

        6 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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          • 7 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.

              26 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

                12 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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                  • 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.

                    5 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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                        • ScrollHeader support of stackview

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

                          2 votes
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                          • Add IncrementalLoading support for StaggeredPanel (or other custom panel)

                            Currently IncrementalLoading doesn't work when setting ListView/GridView's ItemsPanel to StaggeredPanel (or other custom panel)

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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' />

                              20 votes
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                              • Add Support for Incremental Loading with the DataGrid

                                As far as I can tell, the DataGrid does not support incremental loading.

                                Working with big datasets and remote databases this is an essential feature.

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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…

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Fully implemented Twitter and LinkedIn services for .NET Framework

                                    Now that both services were migrated to NET Standard, it'd be great to have implementations for the .NET Framework, along with the already existing ones for UWP.

                                    The required changes would be coding the implementation of the four platform-dependent interfaces that these services depend on.

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                                    • Add LineHeight property for MarkdownTextBlock

                                      LineHeight is pretty important for an easier reading experience and I let my app's users select line height for their own liking. The regular TextBlock control has this property but unfortunately, MarkdownTextBlock lacks this property. It would be nice to have.

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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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                                        • coachmarks

                                          Add a control similar to react-joyride, that helps in creating instructional ui.

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