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Welcome to the Universal Windows Platform Developer Feedback site. This site provides the Windows developer community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

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Your suggestions will be reviewed by the Windows platform developer team to help with planning ideas and to better understand how developers are using the platform.

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  1. Allow direct printing without Modern UI print dialog

    In Windows Store apps there is no way to programmatically initiate a print job.

    Under WPF, it is possible to initiate printing to the default printer by simply calling Print() on a properly configured PrintDocument object.

    We have a popular photo booth app in the Windows Store. It is able to provide a fully automated photo booth experience for the user's event guests EXCEPT when it comes to printing. In order to print, the guests must leave the tailored kiosk experience and interact with the local print dialog.

    If it were running under WPF, then it would simply print the…

    189 votes
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  2. UWP: Allow creation of PDFs to disk without printer dialog interaction

    Presently, one cannot print in UWP without invoking the print dialog. This hinders automation in the creation of PDFs. Why not allow the creation of PDFs without print dialog interaction?

    9 votes
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  3. PDF/XPS Writer that can generate documents programmatically from UI

    We need a way to save documents generated and populated within our apps to PDF or XPS. Presently the only way to do this is through the print UI (requires user interaction)

    5 votes
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  4. Need to print mixed size and mixed orientation docs through Universal Apps

    Hi,
    We need to print and see the output of mixed orientation and mixed size documents through WSDA (Windows Store Device App) driver.Please let us know the application list which supports page size with different orientation in Windows 10 Universal Apps. Kindly let us know your feedback whether it is supported in any of the Universal apps or is it a limitation in Universal apps.

    Thanks

    1 vote
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  5. Enable setting printer input bin in code

    In windows forms, it is easy to have users print without a dialog and to code the printer output to use a specific paper bin.

    This functionality is missing in UWP. One of our applications has users print checks from a shared check printer with the check stock in tray 4. 700+ users as 52 sites do this and it has worked fine in VB6 for the last 16 years.

    Now that we want to upgrade the applications to a modern environment, we find that UWP does not do it and WPF makes it hard leaving only Winforms.

    3 votes
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  6. Mismatched rendering for xaml pdf printing

    From WinRT to UWP, my xaml-generated pdf is not rendering the same.
    See below the template of my button and the two different renderings. Correct in pages and designer but not when printing it to a pdf.
    Code: http://s3.postimg.org/cttm2rmjn/buttons_code.png
    In-app (classic page): http://s3.postimg.org/y27ak710j/buttons_ok.png
    Xaml pdf printing: http://s3.postimg.org/52cw47ieb/buttons_nok_pdf.png

    Other strange differences did show up as well - especially in Grids - but the example above is the craziest one.
    Please tell me if you want some details about other mismatches.

    3 votes
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  7. Windows Store printing in VB is unusable

    Compared to the HTML sample, the VB Print sample is so convoluted, obfuscated and unecessarilly complexified, it is downright unusable. Why force users through so much pain when it is suppose to help them develop in VB ?

    Please provide a simpler example with a clearer coding.

    1 vote
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  8. DPWS Printing/Scanning

    The built-in support for some DPWS devices would be nice, especially printing to WSD printers (or capturing images from WSD scanners) would be a significant feature. Implementing such protocol is not impossible and printing from applications would be welcome not only by developers but by end users as well - once available in Office applications etc.

    4 votes
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