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  1. Allow C# style boolean conversion with x:Bind

    With x:Bind we can invert a boolean property with a ValueConverter like this:

    Visibility="{x:Bind IsLoading,Converter="{StaticResource BooleanInverseConverter}"

    But wouldn't it be much cleaner for that widely used boolean case to write just this:

    Visibility="{x:Bind !IsLoading}"

    To generated the code should be possible, and also to check in that generation whether IsLoading is a boolean or not. Even without checking, it won't compile if IsLoading wouldn't be a boolean, which is fine.

    Thanks,
    Thomas

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      4 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • AutoSuggestBox should have SelectAll() method like TextBox

      In UWP, TextBox has a method called SelectAll() that selects all the text in the Text property of the TextBox control. AutoSuggestBox should have the a method that performs the same action.

      6 votes
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        0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Universal XAML

        Universal XAML - Embrace UNO UWP and extend it.

        Make possible for Developers to use the same XAML dialect on Web, Mobile, Desktop and IoT Applications

        Also make all this work with all .NET languages, including F#

        3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • UWP Grid should have ShowGridLines property from WPF

          The WPF Grid control had a ShowGridLines property. This is helpful for layout debugging. This property is missing in UWP.

          18 votes
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          • SwipeControl should support mouse input

            The SwipeControl control should support mouse input as well as touch input. Currently it only supports touch input.

            I appreciate that swipe controls have come out of developments around touch interfaces. However on a platform that allows for a single app to run on both desktop and touch devices I think that users will be expecting to be able to interact with the app in similar ways across devices.

            Microsoft have set precedent for this in their own apps. Outlook for example utilises a SwipeControl type arrangement (that can be interacted with using a mouse) for marking emails as read…

            25 votes
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              6 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Modern Windows UI in Win32 desktop applications

              Bring modern Windows UI to existing Win32, WPF and Windows Forms desktop apps with the option to adopt islands of Windows.UI.Composition and Windows.UI.XAML content incrementally. Allows desktop apps to incrementally adopt UI innovations and creates a bridge to UWP for app UI.

              380 votes
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                88 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Reveal Highlight Dropped Frames

                In recent 19H1 builds, particularly 18329, the reveal highlight effect will occasionally drop frames when users hover over supported controls.

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                  1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow TextBox Cursor to be something other than I-Beam

                  Currently the only way to set a new cursor is on the Window.Current.CoreWindow.PointerCursor instance. Unfortunately, the TextBox control overrides this setting even if the control is ReadOnly or Disabled. The TextBox is a standard ListItem element and when using them to display lists of items it's not user friendly to change the cursor to an I-Beam when in fact the user cannot enter any text and the application simply wants the user to scroll through the list as in the following example:

                  <RelativePanel x:Name="thisRelativePanel">
                  <TextBox x:Name="thisTextBox" Text="Hello" KeyDown="ThisTextBox_KeyDown" IsReadOnly="True" PointerEntered="ThisTextBox_PointerEntered" PointerExited="ThisTextBox_PointerExited" />
                  </RelativePanel>
                  private void ThisTextBox_PointerEntered(object sender, PointerRoutedEventArgs e)
                  { …

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                    0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • MediaTransportControls do not auto-hide correctly

                    MediaTransportControls no longer auto-hide correctly for UWP apps on desktop when using the mouse pointer. When the pointer is used to click the play/pause button, the transport control bar begins to hide and then immediately pops back up again. This bug does not occur with a game controller.

                    This appears to be related to the introduction of MediaTransportControls.ShowAndHideAutomatically property in Build 16299.

                    I am using Windows v1809.

                    This bug is reproducible in any app which uses the transport controls, including the XAML Controls Gallery app (under Media) available in the MS Store. The link to the app can be found…

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TreeView event for child re-ordering

                      The UWP TreeView control lacks an event to notify that child nodes have been re-ordered due to a drag and drop. The DragItemsCompleted event is fired but there is no direct information in the arguments about whether the child ordering has changed or whether a child has been added.

                      3 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Xamarin.Forms - Prevent keyboard from showing on Entry field focus

                        Currently, Entry field in Xamarin.Forms provides no functionality to prevent soft keyboard from showing up entirely. There are solution out there that will hide it but they make things even worse since now you have keyboard popping up briefly, then disappearing from the screen.

                        It feels like having a way to disable keyboard from showing up entirely on an Entry field makes sense. For example, I make my own buttons, that resemble keyboard. Tapping on each of these, puts some characters in the Entry field without showing keyboard but only when Entry field receives focus.

                        Another example, scanning with external…

                        3 votes
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                        • Select Treeview node from code

                          The TreeView (from Windows Update 1803) lacks the possibility to select a ceirtain TreeViewNode from code.

                          For example an "IsSelected" property could be added to a TreeViewNode or a function like selectNode(TreeViewNode) to the TreeView.

                          11 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 3D Volumetric Content in the Visual Layer/ XAML

                            Enable 2D application developers to easily use 3D volumetric content in XAML/Composition by configuring spatial scenes and manipulating transforms and skeletal animations.

                            16 votes
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                              • Create Grid with number of Rows and Columns in one line

                                To create Grid with 2 rows and 2 columns:

                                <Grid>
                                <Grid.RowDefinitions>
                                <RowDefinition/>
                                <RowDefinition/>
                                </Grid.RowDefinitions>
                                <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
                                <ColumnDefinition/>
                                <ColumnDefinition/>
                                </Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
                                </Grid>

                                but what if I want 4*4 or more? syntax is just too long..
                                would be nice to be something like one-liner:
                                <Grid columns=4 rows=4/>

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                                • EMF

                                  Control able to display EMF as XAML object

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                                  • EMF

                                    Control able to display EMF as XAML object

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                                    • print page sizes

                                      Within UWP - The ability to manually and fully configure the page size output. Not use the ENUM mediapagesize, but something like WinForms where the specific page size can be selected.

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                                      • PlaneProjection

                                        PlaneProjection with Storyboard animations is presently unusable when any of the Rotation properties are applied (RotationX, RotationY, RotationZ).

                                        If you have code like this:
                                        storyboard.AddAnimation(img, duration, oldpp.RotationX, rotationX, "(UIElement.Projection).(PlaneProjection.RotationX)", ef);
                                        storyboard.AddAnimation(img, duration, oldpp.RotationY, rotationY, "(UIElement.Projection).(PlaneProjection.RotationY)", ef);
                                        storyboard.AddAnimation(img, duration, oldpp.RotationZ, rotationZ, "(UIElement.Projection).(PlaneProjection.RotationZ)", ef);
                                        storyboard.AddAnimation(img, 800, 0, 200, "(UIElement.Projection).(PlaneProjection.LocalOffsetX)", ef);

                                        storyboard.Begin();

                                        followed by

                                        … setup code then

                                        storyboard.AddAnimation(img, 800, 200, 0, "(UIElement.Projection).(PlaneProjection.LocalOffsetX)", ef);

                                        You get a bounce in the in animation with the resulting end point of the animation being incorrect.

                                        This used to work. It's a horrific bug that was introduced with an OS change and affects windows 1703 and above.

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                                        • Add PaneBackground Property to NavigationView

                                          It is currently possible to change the background brush of the NavigationView itself, but the Pane, in particular, is not so straightforward. Users can modify the designated ResourceKey, but cannot change this brush outside of XAML.

                                          Users would benefit greatly from a "PaneBackground" property that can be set to an AcrylicBrush, etc. Especially, since the pane of this control is currently opaque by default in a WPF XAML Island.

                                          To reproduce this situation, please create an "XAML island" in a WPF application. Setting the child to a NavigationView. Then, from C#, search the NavView object for a simple PaneBackground property.…

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