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  1. Disable 3D / Terrain Elevation / Relief of the UWP MapControl

    I want to disable 3D or set every mountain/surface in the map to altitude zero? I need to have a fully flat map. I know I can disable the user from changing the camera's pitch, but it is not enough.

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      1 comment  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Get UNC name of a mapped network drive

      Is it possible within a UWP app to obtain the UNC name of a mapped network drive/folder?
      when I don't have a UNC pathname but instead a 'mapped' pathname, like "Z:\temp", is there an API that allows me to convert this name to the UNC name, e.g. "\\192.168.0.122\temp"?

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        1 comment  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Windows 10 IoT - Change the Ethernet IP Address without plug in a cable ...

        It's not possible to change the IP address of a ethernet adapter in Windows IoT (1809) via Device Portal without plug in a cable

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • hello, i want to close my developer account & get the money from my app sales, which is less than threshold level. how can i do that?

          hello, i want to close my developer account & get the money from my app sales, which is less than threshold level. how can i do that?

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            0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support for Windows Store API & Services to Windows Forms apps

            Currently windows forms apps can't use the Windows Store API, why not? I would like to support addons too.

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              0 comments  ·  Enterprise APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bring waslibs controls/services to community toolkit

              Would be really nice to have everything in a single place, so why not bring all the rest of controls/services/helpers from https://github.com/wasteam/waslibs to windows community toolkit? :)

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Run desktop apps from inside UWP

                  I know the point is to make it safe, but this is really bad idea to prevent running any other apps from UWP.
                  We need to build GUI based on python project. For some reason they want to use only UWP but it's impossible with the restrictions you've made!
                  It's a shame that running a desktop app is banned globally and u should let the programmer / user to decide if they allow run desktop app from UWP or not.
                  For me, this restriction means I'll never prefer to use UWP unless it's a must.

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                    0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create Grid with number of Rows and Columns in one line

                    To create Grid with 2 rows and 2 columns:

                    <Grid>
                    <Grid.RowDefinitions>
                    <RowDefinition/>
                    <RowDefinition/>
                    </Grid.RowDefinitions>
                    <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
                    <ColumnDefinition/>
                    <ColumnDefinition/>
                    </Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
                    </Grid>

                    but what if I want 4*4 or more? syntax is just too long..
                    would be nice to be something like one-liner:
                    <Grid columns=4 rows=4/>

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                      0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add ComboBoxColumn for DataGrid

                      Most DataGrids have readily available ComboBoxColumn where data can be changed to a value from a given collection. In view mode it looks like the normal TextColumn, and in edit mode the ComboBox appears.

                      While it is possible to achieve this with the TemplateColumn having a ComboBoxColumn would be more convenient.

                      5 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make DataGrid bind to DataTable with AutoGenerateColumns="True"

                        It seems like DataGrid can't bind its ItemsSource to a DataTable in .xaml code.

                        I think this would be a nice feature when working with dynamic data.

                        With AutoGenerateColumns="True" it should be able to create columns as well automatically.

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • EMF

                          Control able to display EMF as XAML object

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                            0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • EMF

                            Control able to display EMF as XAML object

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                              0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • UWP application gets Power settings

                              I have UWP application and I want to retrieve the Power and Sleep setting information and display it to the UI.

                              For example: On Windows settings, I set the Sleep timer to Never
                              Then when I open my UWP application and go to Power setting UI, it will reflect the selected settings in the dropdown list.

                              My question now is, Is it possible to control (Read, Update) the Power and Sleep setting in Windows 10 thru C# programming. If yes, Any Tips on how to Achieve this feature in my App that I can Change and Display the Sleep settings…

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                                Can you explain a bit more of your scenario why your app would need read / write access to this setting? Having an application changing global settings without user consent is pretty powerful.

                              • Xbox One Detect network connection type

                                I am developing a UWP application for XBOX One and for analytics purposed I want to detect if the device is connected through Ethernet or WiFi.

                                I tried the Windows API for that but I found out it is not yet supported for Xbox One.

                                2 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Device - Xbox  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Office VSTO add-in on Windows Store or Office Store

                                  At the moment a VSTO add-in cannot be published on Windows Store or on Office Store.
                                  An idea could be extending Desktop App Converter tool in order to manage VSTO add-in.
                                  Another solution could be simply extend Office Store in order to publish VSTO add-in.

                                  64 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • need a way to capture a user clicking the “maximize” button on a UWP app

                                    I'm trying to find a clean way to put my app into full-screen mode (as opposed to maximized mode) when the user clicks the maximize button. The problem is, I can't find any event to identify when the maximize button is clicked.

                                    The reason I'm asking this question is I have a UWP game that runs in FullScreenMode. However, if the user wants to switch it windowed mode, they can. If they want to go back to Full Screen Mode again, there is no way for me to tell that they're trying to request that.

                                    I could add a button…

                                    2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add click event for row- Datagrid

                                      Please add a click event for row in datagrid.
                                      The selection changed event does not work when is necessary to open a new page.
                                      Because to select the same row is necessary select another row and then re-select the previous row.

                                      7 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • ASIO

                                        Can you select ASIO as an input devices?

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                                          0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • GUI app allows console mode

                                          UWP should allow developer to have more choice about when to enable the console mode.
                                          For example, if user click the app icon, the app run in gui mode, but if user run the app by console with arguments, app can run as in console mode.
                                          The pseudocode below shows the basal conception:

                                          //Package.appxmanifest
                                          <Applications>
                                          <Application desktop4:Subsystem="windows" iot2:Subsystem="windows">
                                          ……
                                          <Extensions>
                                          <uap5:AppExecutionAlias desktop4:Subsystem="console" iot2:Subsystem="console">

                                          // main

                                          static class Program
                                          {
                                          static void Main(string[] args)
                                          {
                                          if(args.Length==0)
                                          {
                                          global::Windows.UI.Xaml.Application.Start((p) => new App());
                                          }else
                                          {
                                          //todo: cmd mode
                                          }
                                          }
                                          }

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                                            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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