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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)
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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.

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  1. Provide a way to mark a Store submission as a bug fix so it can skip or fast-track certification

    From my recent experiences it seems that an app submission can pass certification with no problems, but then a subsequent submission that only makes a very minor code change such as bug fix can fail certification. I accept that this will probably happen in general because full checks cannot be applied every time and different testers may pick up on different things.

    However, it concerns me that one day I will run into the following hypothetical scenario:
    I release a major app update which passes certification fine. I then notice a critical bug in the app which I need to…

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      1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • SwipeControl should support mouse input

      The SwipeControl control should support mouse input as well as touch input. Currently it only supports touch input.

      I appreciate that swipe controls have come out of developments around touch interfaces. However on a platform that allows for a single app to run on both desktop and touch devices I think that users will be expecting to be able to interact with the app in similar ways across devices.

      Microsoft have set precedent for this in their own apps. Outlook for example utilises a SwipeControl type arrangement (that can be interacted with using a mouse) for marking emails as read…

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        6 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Modern Windows UI in Win32 desktop applications

        Bring modern Windows UI to existing Win32, WPF and Windows Forms desktop apps with the option to adopt islands of Windows.UI.Composition and Windows.UI.XAML content incrementally. Allows desktop apps to incrementally adopt UI innovations and creates a bridge to UWP for app UI.

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          88 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • ComboBox IsEditable Dropdown width bug

          When ComboBox IsEditable=true, dropdown width is set to textbox width. This means, when empty and set to auto-width, the dropdown width is very narrow and text for longer options are occluded. This behavior is different from ComboBox when IsEditable=false, where dropdown width is conveniently adjusting to the widest item. However, unlike winforms, ComboBox DropDownWidth property is not available for developers to fix it themselves. As a result, we have to change the ComboBox width itself or wait for the SDK fix.

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            1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please improve the Store Certification process!

            Please provide some consistency in the certification process. I submitted a game for publishing on Monday. It went through the entire process in about 2 hours. The game wasn't set to be published until Friday at Midnight.

            Over the course of the week, some fixes were made to the game's code and was resubmitted for publication on Thursday around 10am.

            It's been sitting in "Certification in Progress" now for 2 days. If it doesn't go through, I'm going to miss my published release date.

            If you can't give a reasonable estimation on release times, maybe let us put multiple releases…

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              0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Cannot submit app to the store using cppwinrt and XAML.

              I am using cppwinrt to build an app for the store, but the XAML IDL generation seems to be generating invalid metadata.
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              The overloaded methods GetXamlType of type <App>.XamlMetaDataProvider in file <App>.winmd have the same number of in parameters without one that has DefaultOverloadAttribute. Exactly one method overload must have DefaultOverloadAttribute.

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                2 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Reveal Highlight Dropped Frames

                In recent 19H1 builds, particularly 18329, the reveal highlight effect will occasionally drop frames when users hover over supported controls.

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                  1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fix keyboard showing/hiding events for UWP on IoT Core

                  According to this documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/design/input/respond-to-the-presence-of-the-touch-keyboard I should be able to receive notifications for the input pane showing or hiding. This is not the case.

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                    0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix Schema For Hid DeviceCapability

                    Some Hid devices can not be included under DeviceCapability in the Package.appmanifest. This means that some hardware devices can not be used. The error is: 'vidpid:‭2B24‬ 0001' violates pattern constraint of 'any|vidpid:[0-9a-fA-F]{4} [0-9a-fA-F]{4}( (usb|bluetooth))?|model:[^;]{1,512};.{1,512}'

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                      2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make UWP great again with PowerShell Integration

                      Is it possible to provide a new API that allows the use of PowerShell/System.Automation like it was used in previous UWP dev platforms? PowerShell is great and UWP could benefit by integrating PowerShell with in a new API. Using FullTrustProcess/Windows Runtime components does not work.
                      Thank you

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                        1 comment  ·  Enterprise APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Only compile XAML as needed

                        When building a UWP project, editing any file in the project results in every XAML file being re-compiled, regardless of if the file references anything in the changed file. In smaller projects, compilation happens fast enough to not matter. In our project with ~200 XAML files, MarkupCompilePass1 and MarkupCompilePass2 combined take 79 seconds.

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                          0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • [BUG] Page.NavigationCacheMode="Enabled" breaks NavigationView in version 1809

                          In Windows version 1809, Navigating to a new page that has been created from a page within a NavigationView where Page.NavigatonCacheMode="Enabled", and then navigating back again causes the NavigationView to stop responding to NavigationViewItem clicks. This works as expected in version 1803,

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                            0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • MediaPlayer does not play on calling Play method when app is minimized

                            I want to start a sound, even when the app is minimized. The play action can be initiated from an App Service (Desktop Bridge). My app has the background audio capability and uses extended execution. So the app is not suspended and keeps running in the background. But if I start a sound using MediaPlayer when the app is minimized, the sound does not play. As soon as I open the app, the sound starts. Minimizing again will not affect the sound: it keeps playing.

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                              1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • KeyboardSelection in Selectors (ListBox, ComboBox, ListView, GridView)

                              Keyboard selection in Selectors (ListBox, ComboBox, ListView, GridView) for UWP apps doesn't really work.

                              I came up with a solution for this using a KeyboardSelectionBehavior, Have a look at:
                              WinRT: https://reflectionit.nl/Blog/2013/windows-8-xaml-tips-creating-blend-behaviors
                              Silverlight: https://www.reflectionit.nl/blog/2010/keyboard-selection-on-silverlight-listbox-and-combobox

                              I think this could also be useful for the toolkit. I'm not sure if it should be a Behavior or an AttachedProperty.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow TextBox Cursor to be something other than I-Beam

                                Currently the only way to set a new cursor is on the Window.Current.CoreWindow.PointerCursor instance. Unfortunately, the TextBox control overrides this setting even if the control is ReadOnly or Disabled. The TextBox is a standard ListItem element and when using them to display lists of items it's not user friendly to change the cursor to an I-Beam when in fact the user cannot enter any text and the application simply wants the user to scroll through the list as in the following example:

                                <RelativePanel x:Name="thisRelativePanel">
                                <TextBox x:Name="thisTextBox" Text="Hello" KeyDown="ThisTextBox_KeyDown" IsReadOnly="True" PointerEntered="ThisTextBox_PointerEntered" PointerExited="ThisTextBox_PointerExited" />
                                </RelativePanel>
                                private void ThisTextBox_PointerEntered(object sender, PointerRoutedEventArgs e)
                                { …

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                                  0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Convert a company account into an individual

                                  I made the mistake of registering a dev account using the type company instead of individual. Now I cannot change it to individual. This is not good enough. I have to be able to change dev account type. Please make this happen as soon as possible.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make WebView Control usable in UWP console app

                                    Make WebView control or something like it usable in UWP console app. Sometime developers just need to run script to collect the data in the website which doesn't requirement UI.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • UWP CommandBar SecondaryCommands KeyboardAccelerators

                                      SecondaryCommands KeyboardAccelerators in a CommandBar only work until the SecondaryCommands menu is opened, then when closed they stop working. This has been tested in 1809.

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                                        • AppBarButton with MenuFlyout Flyout is broken in the 1809 update

                                          I am targeting Windows 10 version 1809 and that is also my OS version. If I have an AppBarButton inside a CommandBar and set the Flyout of the AppBarButton to a MenuFlyout then it doesn't work properly - the MenuFlyout opens Ok, but it doesn't block the background and it's impossible to close it without clicking a MenuItem in the MenuFlyout (even clicking on the AppBarButton to try and close it doesn't work). This used to work fine before version 1809. Perhaps something got broken when the new CommandBarFlyout that's been added in 1809 was introduced.

                                          A workaround is to…

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