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  1. Notify me when new feedback comes to Feedback hub

    Currently we have no notifying system to the developers when the customer add new feedback to the feedback hub. We, developers should check the developer dashboard every day and day. It's tooo painful. Is it possible to add the notification system? Just ping by mail is enough. Uservoice already have it.

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      0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Dev Dashboard: Can't delete (dummy) apps/games

      As an early adopter of the platform, I have a number of "test" apps and/or games. I can't delete or hide them in the dashboard. This eats up screen real estate and impacts load times.

      I contacted support and they can't delete them either (SRX1418420784ID)

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Dev Dashboard: Can’t delete garbage feedback

        As a developer that has to stay on top of feedback, I receive feedback from users around the world. Some of these users are dirtbags and send me garbage feedback like "asdfasdfasdf". I cannot delete this feedback.

        This clutters up my feedback interface and impacts load times.

        I contacted support and they can't delete it either SRX1428283722ID

        4 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add support do disable Xbox 360 controller Inputs on Universal Apps.

          I'm currently using a controller mapper like Xpadder and JoyXoff with my Xbox 360 controller.

          Everytime I open a UWP app, both Xpadder and the app recognize input thus doubling the signal.

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  App Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 1803 NavigationView built-in back button placement looks terrible.

            For 1803, I like that the backbutton is now built-in to the NavigationView control. However, the placement of the button looks terrible next to the hamburger button.

            I was actually excited to see it was built into the Nav control because i can't figure out where to place the backbutton either such that it doesn;t look weird and out of place... but, the built-in nav backbutton doesn't solve the problem either... it still look weird and extreme beta...

            3 votes
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              3 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Update and shut down

              When you choose "Update and shut down" option when an update is available, let it complete everything before shutting down, therefore when I turn on the PC next time everything is already completed and there's nothing else to finish.

              I always choose that option at night when I shut down the PC and in the morning I always still have something else unfinished to be updated.

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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' />

                14 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make Notepad open-source

                  Notepad has been updated to support Line endings from Unix, Linux, and Mac. I think we should take it one step further and make Notepad opensource like Powershell so the open-source community can continue to add features to Notepad to become the go-to text editor for performing quick edits of programming.

                  5 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Extend maximum size for CompactOverlay view mode.

                    The ApplicationViewMode CompactOverlay (also known as "Picture-in-Picture", "Mini-Mode" or "Always-on-top") for UWP apps has a maximum window size, which seems to be a square with sides of approximately half screen height.

                    I got several user feedback if I could provide a larger compact overlay.
                    Unfortunately I can not, since this is limited through Windows.

                    Is there a good reason for this somehow arbitrary limit? (Other than "our product manager said 500 pixels are a good maximum width and height for something called compact"😋)
                    Could you please increase the maximum size or better: remove it at all! Seems my users would…

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  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.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • SVG splash screen image

                        Now that Xaml and DirectX support SVG images I'd love to provide my splash screen image as an SVG file.

                        It would save a tons of space to only have one small SVG for a simple icon rather than a dozen large png files. In fact, the smaller file size might also mean the app would load faster. So often the png splash screen is larger than all of the app's compiled code.

                        (I'd also be OK using a Xaml Path.)

                        71 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add SOCK_SEQPACKET and SOCK_DGRAM to AF_UNIX

                          Following the comments on the blog post for AF_UNIX, it would be nice to see SOCK_SEQPACKET and/or SOCK_DGRAM support.

                          https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/2017/12/19/af_unix-comes-to-windows/

                          Having SOCK_SEQPACKET would remove the burden of distinguishing between independent messages from the user. It also allows greater compatibility for existing POSIX-compatible applications, as was the original goal for implementing AF_UNIX.

                          This would be comparable to the "message" mode of Windows named pipes, making AF_UNIX sockets a more complete replacement.

                          12 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Imitating cortana voice commands or using cortana via text string programatically

                            Create an api that takes as an argument a command as a STRING.
                            And using that string the api may activate the command, like cortana does when you say "Hey cortana ", MY COMMAND, but without voice interaction.
                            For example: If i want to shut down, or take a photo, or search for dolphins, or want to show the weather to the user, or whatever, from the uwp app itself. This way the app is very robust and flexible.
                            Offcourse the api can throw CommandNotFoundException.
                            Cortana must already do that, after it "understands" the text, but i want to expose…

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Cortana/Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • DNS-SD _services._dns-sd._udp.local. (find all service types) does not work

                              DNS-SD _services._dns-sd._udp.local. (find all service types) does not work.

                              I am using Microsoft's DNS-SD which aims to implement the Zeroconf standard RFC 6763. https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6763

                              I got nearly everything working, except the case of finding all service types on the network using the service type "_services._dns-sd._udp" on the local domain.

                              This is really useful for making debugging tools, such as making a Service Discovery browser.

                              I get no results when I try plugging "_services._dns-sd._udp." (or "_services._dns-sd._udp") as the System.Devices.Dnsd.ServiceName in the aqsQueryString.

                              You can see this for the summary on this feature here or in the RFC.
                              https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/qa/qa1337/_index.html

                              For comparison, I've…

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • BaseImage 16299

                                Installing BaseImage 16299 FailsThe DesktopAppConverter 2.1.1.release_2017-10-25 fails when Installing BaseImage "Windows_InsiderPreview_DAC_16299.wim" with PowerShell Error Record:
                                Ausnahme beim Aufrufen von "ProcessBaseLayer" mit 1 Argument(en): "Der Wert liegt außerhalb des erwarteten Bereichs."
                                PowerShell Stack Trace:
                                bei Expand-BaseImage, C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopAppConverter_2.1.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\converter_util\BaseImageOps.ps1: Zeile 388
                                bei Setup-ExpandedImages, C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopAppConverter_2.1.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Setup.ps1: Zeile 245
                                bei Setup-DesktopAppConverter, C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopAppConverter_2.1.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Setup.ps1: Zeile 139
                                bei <ScriptBlock><Process>, C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopAppConverter_2.1.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\DesktopAppConverter.ps1: Zeile 382
                                bei <ScriptBlock>, <Keine Datei>: Zeile 1
                                Inner Exception[0]:
                                System.Management.Automation.MethodInvocationException: Ausnahme beim Aufrufen von "ProcessBaseLayer" mit 1 Argument(en): "Der Wert liegt außerhalb des erwarteten Bereichs." ---> System.ArgumentException: Der Wert liegt außerhalb des erwarteten Bereichs.
                                bei Microsoft.Windows.ComputeVirtualization.ContainerStorage.StorageFunctions.ProcessBaseImage(String path)
                                bei Microsoft.Windows.ComputeVirtualization.ContainerStorage.ProcessBaseLayer(String path)
                                bei CallSite.Target(Closure , CallSite…

                                5 votes
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                                  21 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Group-based license assignment in Windows Store for Business

                                  Allow license assignment for an application to be tied to Azure AD group, similar to how licenses in Office 365 can be managed. This way as membership in a group changes, the license assignment for app will automatically change. Currently, I can assign a license to all members of a group, but it isn't kept up to date.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Dev Dashboard: Clicking pretty much anything reloads the entire page

                                    As a developer, I'm always in the Dev Dashboard. Despite being built to appear as a single-page app, clicking pretty much any link in Dev Dashboard will result in an entire reload of the page, to include navigation bars and columns. This is very slow.

                                    This behavior makes quick health checks and submissions nearly impossible. I now avoid logging in until absolutely required.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Dev Dashboard: Can’t delete customer groups, even when they’re not used anywhere

                                      As a developer, I manage customer groups for package flighting and customer segmentation. When I'm done using a Customer Group, I cannot delete or hide it. (I also created a few test groups I can't delete in the past as part of my exploration of the dashboard.)

                                      Unused groups eat up screen estate and impact load time of the page.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Dev Dashboard: I don't know what a Current Rating ID of 4544c68c-6026-433b-be71-e662dd2f88e4 means

                                        As a developer, I create submissions for my apps. Ensuring my app has correct Age Ratings is an important step of this process.

                                        In the Age Ratings area, I'm told my "Current Rating ID" is 4544c68c-6026-433b-be71-e662dd2f88e4.

                                        I don't know what that means. I hope it's right.

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create UWP(or Xamarin) Community Tutorial where devs can help creating tutorials

                                          We can see the support of communities in UWPCommunityToolkit. It would be nice to have a UWP(or Xamarin) Community Tutorial where devs can contribute to the tutorial and make it up to date. As a self-learner, it is very hard to find a tutorial to learn new things.

                                          41 votes
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