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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:

  • Windows developer platform (APIs, runtimes, and controls)
  • Dev Center (dashboard, reporting/analytics, submission process, etc.)
  • Microsoft Store

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.

What this forum is not intended to cover or capture:

  • Windows consumer suggestions: Use the Windows Feedback Hub app built directly into Windows 10
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  • Visual Studio / .NET: Use the Visual Studio UserVoice site

If you’re new to UserVoice, two things to keep in mind are (a) List items (and item rankings) represent community interest in features, and not the actual priority list for the product team; and (b) Suggestions made using this forum will be moderated if they do not actually represent a feature request (or if too many different ideas are included in one suggestion).

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  1. Provide method to close the SIP

    Controls displaying the SIP when focused should provide a method to close the SIP to ensure data binding is applied. Currently if the user clicks the "save" button right after using the SIP, the data entered is not persisted to the object bound to the control.

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      0 comments  ·  Input (Mouse, Touch, Controller)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • More Feedback for requests that will ship in the next Update

      This System for featuresuggestion is good, but I miss the feedback to the feedback.
      At the moment only one idea is marked as planed. Even some of the ideas will ship in the next Update they haven't marked as planed or startet.
      Which would give the people that use this Platform give a positive feedback and get there Votes back without manualy search for votes they no longer need because it will be provided in the next Update

      3 votes
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      • Open device management API for parental control or schools

        We need more control over the device so childrens activities can be regulated.

        I thought about something like the MDM is doing with exchange server and its policies or the "My Family" feature but for third party apps.

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          0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Communication between apps and between Apps and OS

          Currently apps are executed in sandboxes and there's no way to apps can work together. E.g. one app to look up information in the internet opens up another app that can scan barcodes..

          The same is true for applications and the OS itself. Some kind of handlers on context menus of certain objects would be great. E.g. the context menu of images could list tasks provided by apps dealing with images. In more detailed/extremely simplified: What about having an app that rotates an image, an app that uploads images into the web and an app that is capable to send…

          6 votes
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          • SecureString is missing in UWP

            SecureString exists on WP but not on winrt. Please add it

            7 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Kiosk mode needs App Update APIs

              Kiosk mode for business users is a great idea. However when an app is running in Kiosk mode, the update process is unstructured/uncontrolled.

              It would be great for a permanently running app to have an API which notifies it when an update is available, to notify when an update is forced, to permit the app to check for an update easily and also to permit the app execute the update. This would enable the user to be told when an update is available and allow them (or the app) to schedule the update. E.g. in a production system there may…

              4 votes
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              • Media Capture in JS/HTML5 on Windows Phone 8.1

                We can't take photos on apps made by JavaScript with Windows Phone 8.1! Windows 8.1 allow it!

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Widget Project Tempalte for Windows/Windows Phone

                  Live tiles are fine, but we need a true way to make tiles more dynamic and that would be accomplished with a widget application template. In a similar way to the new lock-screen apps, allow developers to create an app that runs inside a tile of larger dimensions that then current pre-defined tile sizes.

                  The app should have full access to touch events on the tile so it can respond to them. For example, I could create a mail widget which shows me the 3 most recent messages and when I tap it's UI, I can take some action on…

                  3 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • MediaComposition for Windows 8

                    Support Windows.Media.Editing on Windows 8. Currently it is supported on Windows Phone only.

                    2 votes
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                    • 2 votes
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                      • Custom Brokers

                        Provide Custom System Brokers for WinRT platform.
                        We need IO Brokers to enable copy and paste scenarios in Universal App in Phone and tablet.
                        We need PVR broker to act as a middle man, this may not apply to Phone and Tablet.
                        We need real Background Download Broker so we can have torrent or custom Download scenarios (some of them may not apply to specific form factor)

                        I am sure you get the Idea ! :D

                        2 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Drag and drop for digital whiteboard

                          Drag and drop is good when you have a ListView or GridView, but when trying to drag other items, there is no simple way to implement this.

                          I could see digital whiteboard apps being big. A tray of tools and controls that apply to that app. Like an inkwell, you select to tool to use in the drawing surface.

                          2 votes
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                          • Chinese....

                            support chinese

                            9 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Device - Phone / Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow edits to metadata for published apps.

                              Allow developers to alter/edit an applications metadata, including description, images/graphics, pricing and keywords etc... once the app is published without resubmitting. This would make bug fixes to spelling and screeshots simple & would save Microsoft from having to test submissions for Metadata only.

                              4 votes
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                              • 6 votes
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                                • People extras

                                  Just like the picture/music extras to be able to integrate in a persons/phone numbers(unkown caller))

                                  So to add phone services to easy search for numbers or To be able to start a "contact/message" app from the contact card.

                                  4 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • New multitask

                                    When I see the Palm pre's multitask switch, I know there is something MS can do better. Hopefully with fluently switch and creative gesture and UI.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • AddOn

                                      Allow Store Product Add Ons to be deleted or at least hidden if they are not active.

                                      Over time our list has become unmanageable due to not realizing once submitted even if the add on is never used it cannot be removed. Even just hiding inactive products by default would help us manage our list of add on products better.

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                                      • Add RCS Messaging API support in UWP

                                        RCS messaging allows networks to send text messages over a data connection. Now that Windows 10 has LTE support, RCS Messaging API should be introduced so we can take advantage of this messaging protocol in our UWP apps...

                                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Communication_Services

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                                        • My country "Maldives isnt listed in Aure sign up"

                                          My country "Maldives isnt listed in Aure sign up". Can you add it

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