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  1. JDQJHBDUJQHDUJQ

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    1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Raspberry Pi 3b+ / 4b support

    With the release of the Raspberry Pi 4, there is a need to create support for these new, powerful devices. With Windows IoT Core not even supporting the 3b+ yet, I have doubts this will happen. It's hard to convince my boss to use Windows IoT Core when most sensors/displays aren't supported, and that the most recent release is still targeting a 3 year old device.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Windows IoT  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Add an API to retrieve all files from a folder that matches the speed of Win32 call

    With UWP, getting the file count for 8k files using CreateFileQueryWithOptions or GetFilesAsync on a SSD will take 9 seconds.
    With WPF, getting the same file count using dirInfo.GetFiles will take 10 milliseconds.

    31 votes
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    2 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Make MediaPlayer.RealTimePlayback do true real-time work.

    First, let me use a case to demonstrate a problem.
    Code:
    mediaPlayerElement.Source = MediaSource.CreateFromMediaStreamSource(mediaStreamSource);
    mediaPlayerElement.MediaPlayer.Play();
    mediaPlayerElement.MediaPlayer.RealTimePlayback = true;

    where mediaStreamSource is a customized MediaStreamSource. This allows a UWP to know exactly when the playing starts, samples are requested, samples are rendered. It shows that the rendering sometimes starts after 30 H.264 video frames are reported on a powerful PC. This means a 3-second delay for a video with a 10 fps frame rate. This makes interactive real-time streaming unusable. The delay is arbitrary. The best case is about half a second. That is acceptable.
    Please make RealTimePlayback do true real-time…

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. TextBlock should not be sealed

    Sealed classes fly in the face of OOD, so there should be an incontrovertible reason for making a class sealed. I don't accept the rational that sealing the class makes it perform better. If you don't want the performance hit of virtual methods, then don't make them virtual. There's no justification for sealing the entire class.

    5 votes
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    2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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#

    13 votes
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  7. Allow audio from background task without requiring foreground activation

    I would like to have the ability to play audio from background task without requiring the app to be in foreground first.

    Both android and iOS have this feature. This is a road block for alarm clock apps that require custom audio uploaded by the user to be played.

    Details here.

    https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/issues/1067

    9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Support of SQL Server Express LocalDB

    It would be nice if UWP would support LocalDb as an alternative to SqlLite. The last has many restrictions and lack of features e.g. "Change Tracking".

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Structured Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. MediaPlayerElement Styling

    I have a MediaPlayerElement in a Grid and I want to change the default black background to white when I resize the window. I horizontally stretched the MPE so I want to update the component color, not the grid one.

    How can I do that ? I tryed to update the MPE style without success...
    I created a post on stackoverflow here:
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/56706701/update-background-color-around-mediaplayerelement

    Someone told me that it is not possible today ?!

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. No user-consent prompt on first run of broadFileSystemAccess-capable UWP app

    When running an app which requires broadFileSystemAccess capabilities, no user-consent prompt appears on the first use. Instead, the app crashes with a System.UnauthorizedAccessException. Going into Settings to enable this privacy permission prevents the crash, and the app works normally. However, there is no prompt to enable this permission as described in the docs.

    19 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are working on it. We are working on updating docs and adding in the prompt like other restricted items.

    A code pattern like this should be a way to catch this scenario.
    {
    StorageFolder folder = await StorageFolder.GetFolderFromPathAsync(@"C:\Foo");
    }
    catch(Exception)
    {
    // prompt user for what action they should do then launch below
    // suggestion could be a message prompt
    await Launcher.LaunchUriAsync(new Uri(“ms-settings:appsfeatures-app”));
    }

  11. required data notice for microsoft applications for Mac

    After getting a "Required Data Notice" pop up, I am unable to close or clear the pop-up. It's holding me *******; running in the background, triggering my fans, etc. The only choice is to say OK. I don't want to do that without understanding what/why this is needed. There's a link to "Learn More", but that article is not helpful and I didn't see any reference to it being necessary (or helpful) for Mac. After a long online chat with Microsoft tech support, I was told my concerns would be shared with this site and that I would receive feedback…

    1 vote
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  12. Error Reporting - Mac

    On Office 365 for Mac: It should be possible to disable Microsoft Error Reporting without disabling connected experiences. Error Reporting (a) is annoying and (b) causes trouble with restarting my iMac - it has interrupted restart several times.

    Previous versions of Office allowed the user to manually turn off Error Reporting within the app. This version of Error Reporting has no preferences of its own, presumably because it lives online instead of on my computer. It's a useless app that causes problems with my system.

    I was just on a support chat and the agent asked me to post this.…

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. DisplayMonitor get monitors resolution scale

    I'm developing an uwp application that can show text on mutiple screens. However, I found that when using displaymonitor, I couldn't get the resolution scale of the other monitors. Can you put some function to do that. Or is there any way to get the resolution scale?

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Create project APK converter and Deployment. I'd call it project play. It really should be easy to install apk files in Windows 10 Phone.

    Create Project Play. I know you can't steal from google, but we should at least be able to download apk files via google play store online or any other trusted apk provider and install apps via a deployment program embedded in our phones.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Device - Phone / Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Developer platfrorm learning

    I find that you are charging a fee to use developer platform learning rather hilarious. I have been learning on google for Free, guess I better stick with them. .many of us aren't rolling in green bucks, nor will we possibly be able to repay thousands of dollars in student loans back. Good luck, I will still utilize Some Resources. I wandered in hoping you were looking for someone like myself with odd characteristics or floaty ideas. But I cant afford you, so I know you could never afford me,

    TaTa…….ChirpDaDDy

    1 vote
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  16. 1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  Windows ML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. I'm can't run my app Microsoft Store

    I'm can't run my game app, what I relised in Microsoft Store. Microsoft Store say, buy my app! Why?! Is my profile, not pk, not phone...

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Show ToolTip for the disabled control in UWP

    I want to show the tooltip for the disabled control in UWP.

    In winform, there's a ToolTipService.SetShowOnDisabled(https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.windows.controls.tooltipservice.setshowondisabled?view=netframework-4.7.2) method for me to achieve it, but in UWP, I have not found the similar method.

    4 votes
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  19. Estamos engajados no projeto TechRaiz.net portanto a construção de aplicativos da área de trabalho é de extrema importância para continuidad

    Estamos engajados no projeto TechRaiz.net portanto a construção de aplicativos da área de trabalho é de extrema importância para continuidades de negócios da organização, um vez que se trata de uma empresa de Private Equity Silver Laker Partner Startup Nonprofits Subsidiária da Microsoft Corporation , Empresas Parceiras da Microsoft, e demais empresas de tecnologia de software e hardware reuni9das na Missão Digital do NAI.org.us pelo Quadrante Mágico do GARTNER para a Aliança Digital,, pronta para levar o computador empresa de tecnologia e serviços privados, por um ONE_STOP-SHOP Microsoft , Empresas Parceiras da Microsoft e das referidas empresas de tecnologia de…

    1 vote
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  20. UWP local storage throws unhandled exception when using String.Empty as key

    ApplicationData.Current.LocalSettings.Values is an IPropertySet which is IDictionary<T, K> among others.

    Using the TryGetValue function (from IDictionary) which should throw only if the argument is null, throws an unhandled COM exception if I use string.empty as key. String.empty should be a valid key for dictionaries with string keys.

    1 vote
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