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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
  • Documentation on docs.microsoft.com: Sign in at the bottom of the page to give documentation feedback via Github
  • 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. Possibility to add test users without new submission

    Adding new test users without new submission. Posibility to add new test users in real-time mode. It will be more quickly and easier.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. DataSets

    Add ADO.NET to the Silverlight .Net framework so you can use DataSets when working with XML and Relational Data via C# in Windows Phone 7.

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Better WriteableBitmap implementation

    I need to write to a bitmap which is very painful (imagine a vnc client for example) on windows phone right now, so please support the Copy- and WritePixels methods and some others.

    5 votes
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  4. 3 votes
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    3 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Input (Mouse, Touch, Controller)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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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  7. 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.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. SecureString is missing in UWP

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

    7 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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 →
  11. 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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  12. 2 votes
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  13. 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 →
  14. 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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  15. 6 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. New features supporting Python on Windows?

    Please use this topic to suggest new product features for Windows that could better support Python developers in using Windows OS as their development environment.

    For feedback or issues relating to the docs, use:
    https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/windows-uwp/labels/Python%20on%20Windows

    For feature suggestions relating to WSL, use: https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/266908-command-prompt-console-windows-subsystem-for-l

    For WSL bugs, use: https://aka.ms/winbashgithub

    0 votes
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  19. Run Multiple Application Foreground and background

    Run multiple apps on foreground and background

    0 votes
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  20. Uninstall an application in Apps & Features (settings) as User (non-admin)

    When I create an applicaton that in installes as a User (no admin permissions) I expect it to be uninstalled as a User also (I actually require it).
    Apps & Features (from Settings) always executes the uninstaller asking for administrator access.
    The old Control Panel option "Programs and Features" handles this correctly.

    1 vote
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