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  1. Faster certification

    Current certification process is too heavy and still not automated. It could take up to 5 days to submit and publish update, because If you submit small bugfix in Friday, your submission will be delayed until Monday and then it could take up to 3 days. I think, there is no need in manual certification more often than once a month or one time per minor version.

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      0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Open the Windows 10 emoji panel in a TextBox control from code.

      It is possible to open the emoji panel with keyboard shortcuts (Windows logo + .). It would be nice to be able to open the panel from code as well.

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        0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please fix the UWP WebView File Upload on Windows 10

        The file selection dialog works just fine when I click on an element displayed in a UWP WebView. However, if I cancel the file upload dialog then come back at it, I am unable to click on the webview element again.

        I posed this question on StackOverflow; so far the there are no conclusive answers: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/53491593/error-clicking-on-element-after-going-to-file-upload-dialog-then-cancelling-imag

        I tested this with WPF's WebBrowser and with the standalone browsers--the interaction turned out fine; I can cancel on the file upload and come back to try uploading it again just fine.

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          0 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Do we have a quota limitation to call the MapService and MapControl in UWP app?

          I want to use MapService and MapControl in our UWP app, we know there are quota limitation for Bing Maps Keys, but we are not sure if this limitation is expanded to the MapService and MapControls.

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            0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • present DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL action button for store apps that have free trials

            I have an app listed on the store here
            https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/deskrule-desktop-search-engine/9nblggh43z1v
            it is declared as "free to try" but prospective users just see a big BUY button, and to get the free trial they have to hunt for the […] button and its menu. I am sure this limits the # of people willing to try the app!

            The default action button for free to try apps should be DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL instead of "buy"

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              0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • UWP: Removing items from Listview shows white rows

              When the object of class inherited from ObservableCollection is used as ItemsSource of Listview, removing two items at once works incorrectly.

              Repro project: https://github.com/xamarin/Xamarin.Forms/files/2607694/UWP_listview_issue.zip

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                0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • identify what version of office the users are using with Microsoft Office Add-in

                We have an add-in to Microsoft Office and we can see the OS version of our customers that are installing but we cannot see the version of Office, ie. 2010, 2013, 2016, etc. It would be helpful to see the Office version as well.

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                  0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Microsoft Docs to provide clarity on different types of queries.

                  It would help if an explicit clarification on USB drivers can be made in the following link at microsoft - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/install/where-setup-searches-for-drivers.

                  Query - If a USB driver is not found within the OS driver set, will OS request the driver to be installed from the USB device?

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                    0 comments  ·  Input (Mouse, Touch, Controller)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Get rid of .idl for C++/WinRT Components

                    I've tried using WinRT/C++ Components and it's just a terrible experience. One thing that will help is just get rid of the .idl requirement. I don't think C++/CX needed anything like that. And it's just a text file, VS doesn't even understand it, so we've gone backwards 20 years. And I can't even get the VS template to compile, and that's just the simplest example.

                    Please rethink how WinRT Components are written. Just have an annotation on public classes or something. Something that's sensible and requires minimal extra work. .IDL's were surely created by someone who just loves header files…

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                      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Can files in FutureAccessList please open with CreateFile2?

                      This was promised years ago, but every release it seems CreateFile2 continues to deny access to file paths stored in FutureAccesList.

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                        0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Where is the ApplicationWindow API?

                        Saw the talk given by Roberth on a new ApplicationWindow API that allows for some very nice windowing scenarios. However, the API never made it out?

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=132&v=hZU0HDTI-zs

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                          0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TextBox focus bug when inside ScrollViewer

                          If I have a TextBox (which is wide enough to have a delete button) inside a ScrollViewer, then clicking near the right-hand side of the text box (where the delete button would appear it had focus) fails to focus the text box (the delete button appears after the mouse down and then somehow interferes with the focus). This does not happen if the text box is not inside a ScrollViewer.

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                            0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bug: StrokeDashArray property only applied to first element on page

                            When the StrokeDashArray property is defined as a Setter in a XAML Style, it is only applied to the first element on the page to use that Style. Other elements on the page ignore the StrokeDashArray property as defined in the Style.

                            This problem also occurs if the Style is applied -- and when it's RE-applied -- in the code-behind at run-time.

                            This problem also occurs with new elements created at run-time using the Style.

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                              0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Docs Site Filter Setting by Framework/Platform

                              Developers tend to work within one framework (UWP/WPF/ASP/etc) at a time. It would be extremely useful (time saving) if the Docs site had a saved filter setting for this that helped restrict search results, API browsing, etc. I think a lot of users waste a lot of time finding themselves browsing some Docs site page which turns out to not be applicable to their development framework. For example, I keep wasting time browsing through search result pages that turn out to be for WPF when I'm doing UWP development, and it's common for that to not be entirely clear at…

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                              • UWP Adcontrol for WPF/Winforms apps

                                Should be able to use the UWP advertising SDK and adcontrols in WPF/Winforms apps so that they can be monetised

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  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.

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                                  • [UWP] RadioButton IsChecked in XAML does not work properly

                                    Up until now I have always added a GroupName to RadioButton controls as a hard-coded string in XAML. However, I recently discovered that this GroupName seems to apply to the entire window, hence it can't be used inside user controls which are designed to be used more than once.

                                    I then realised that specifying a GroupName is not necessary if the radio buttons are siblings within a container. However, in this case specifying IsChecked="True" in XAML does not work if you have more than one set of radio buttons within a page (inside separate containers) - it seems like all…

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                                    • [UWP] BitmapDecoder.Properties.GetPropertiesAsync causes app window to hang indefinitely for web and heic images

                                      Calling BitmapDecoder.Properties.GetPropertiesAsync (with any argument) cases the app window to hang indefinitely if the image the decoder is decoding is a webp or hiec image. Support for these has been added in Windows version 1809, which I am using and I'm also using the corresponding SDK version. Interestingly, the lower level WIC APIs are fine, and also the BitmapEncoder can set properties fine. Please can this bug be fixed?

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                                      • XBOX optical drive access in UWP

                                        to build Blu-ray player for the Xbox One

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                                        • Xbox Dev Mode Companion installed means that sometimes connected Xbox randomly boots

                                          Having installed and used the app, I have found that the previously connected to Xbox boots randomly of its own accord. I have also seen this happen with a colleague's Xbox after I recommended using the app.

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