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  1. 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…

    18 votes
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      3 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • "Accessibility: Color Picker"

      Accessibility Bugs:
      In the ColorPicker control, when the IsAlphaEnabled is set to true, this is not accessible.
      1. The label for the RGB hex field when it accepts the alpha channel is incorrect. Currently it reads, "RGB hex...". it should read "Alpha RGB Hex" and also provide formatting requirements to prevent mistakes.

      2. Auto formatting is incorrect for 8digits. If I enter a 6 digit Hex value. That 6 digit hex value is by default a 100% opacity. I would expect the auto formatting to respect this. It's as simple as replacing the "0" with "F". For users with vision…

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        2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • dvd and Blu Ray Playback support

        There is a very high demand from the users of media applications on Windows 10 to have support of DVD and BLU-RAY playback in the media apps, and currently there is no API which can be used to support that in a uwp app. As a developer I would really appreciate if such an API feature is created for uwp SDK.

        3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  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.

          5 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • WebView for WPF and WinForms

            Bring WebView with Edge to WPF and WinForms applications

            13 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide API to relaunch the app if it was closed as part of a system update reboot

              When a machine automatically reboots as part of installing updates any running apps are closed.
              Upon a person next logging into the device it would be nice to be able to have the app restart automatically too.

              A small number of non-UWP desktop apps do this but rely on service components to trigger restarting the app which is undesirable in a modern/UWP environment.

              I'd like to see a way for any UWP app to opt-in to being automatically restarted when the user logs in after a shutdown caused by an automatic reboot. Having the app receive activation parameters that indicate…

              7 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Webview crash with too long URIs

                Web view crash with too long URIs
                When redirecting from a webpage to a non supported URI that is longer than 2084 characters the Webview will crash without the throwing any exception.
                The weird part about this is that if you redirect the webview to a URI starting with http:// or https:// or you send it to a malformed URI (someting:aLotOfText) of the same length it will be able to handle it.

                Example repository:
                https://github.com/jeroen1602/UWPWebviewCrash

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                  1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  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…

                  4 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Cortana/Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • DatePicker date bug when system timezone changes

                    There seems to be a bug in the DatePicker control that appears when the system TimeZone changes.

                    This can be easily reproduced, start by creating a UWP app that has the DatePicker control, and a TextBlock below it, bind them both to a DateTimeOffset object that will contain the value of DateTime.Now.

                    Reproduction steps:
                    1) Start the app, controls show DateTime.Now
                    2) Use TZUTIL in CMD to change Timezone to something that makes the date change (For instance, from UTC-12 to UTC+14)
                    3) Update controls with DateTime.Now

                    Expected: DatePicker shows DateTime.Now.
                    Actual: DatePicker shows old day, when opened shows correct…

                    5 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • New design advertisement control on uwp platform

                      Hi, the existing Microsoft Advertising SDK for xaml is out of date, and designed for a long time. When using it in my app, the horizontal ad always can't show ads, and even doesn't have a click event to count the use clicks.

                      And the interstitial video ad always show the same ad.

                      5 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add CanUserEdit for DataGrid

                        https://github.com/Microsoft/WindowsCommunityToolkit/issues/2316
                        Currently it detects whether editable itself. This should be configurable by the developer.

                        4 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • DataGrid Virtualization

                          DataGrid should detect IItemsRangeInfo in order to support virtualization.

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 3D Volumetric Content in the Visual Layer/ XAML

                            Enable 2D application developers to easily use 3D volumetric content in XAML/Composition by configuring spatial scenes and manipulating transforms and skeletal animations.

                            11 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Setting Width based on ActualWidth introduces render bug

                              When I set the width of a Grid inside a ListView.ItemTemplate to the ActualWidth of the Parent ListView, the first element won't render content. If I remove it, the first line renders correctly. If I remove/re-add that line or add a name/remove a name property, some redraw happens and the first line becomes visible. I tried to work around it to force an UpdateLayout on the elements, but to no avail.

                              I packaged the app, tested it on a clean laptop in dev modus and it occurs there as well.

                              I can provide the sample app that i created in…

                              1 vote
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                                1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • GridView multiple selection using mouse rectangle selection

                                UWP's Gridview has only Single/Extended/Multiple selection methods. There is no selection method by mouse rectangle selection, like we select in windows explorer. i.e. click-drag to draw a rectangle to select multiple GridView items, using mouse.

                                2 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Compilation of {x:Bind} to a global / static ViewModel fails when using Mode OneWay or TwoWay

                                  Compilation fails with error CS1061 in MainPage.g.cs: "MainPage.MainPage_obj1_Bindings" does not contain a definition for "bindingsTracking" and no extension method "bindingsTracking" accepting a first argument of type "MainPage.MainPage_obj1_Bindings" could be found.

                                  This is the same error that was marked Completed here:

                                  https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/19316077-compilation-of-x-bind-to-static-fields-fails-if

                                  5 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add in Windows.Media.Casting Namespace desktop as Casting Source!

                                    Improvements of casting via Miracast to support desktop as casting source.

                                    8 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • [UWP] Flyouts should inherit ThemeResources through their Target

                                      Currently it is difficult to re-theme a section of the UI that involves flyouts by following the lightweight styling guide to override resources (i.e. placing a resource with the same key in the Resources of the element at the root of that UI section). ThemeResources inside flyouts attached to items in the sub-tree are not updated. However, it appears that if the RequestedTheme of the root element is updated then the flyouts are updated to follow that theme, so it seems to have been acknowledged that flyouts should inherit theme resources through their Target, so I suggest that this should…

                                      2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Xaml findancestor

                                        Add a 'FindAncestor' mode to the RelativeSource MarkupExtension for UWP as implemented for WPF. This would have enabled me to access the IsSelected property of my ListViewItem from the DataTemplate within the ListViewItem's control template directly instead of having to access it via a very circuitous route.

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  App Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • WebAuthenticationBroker should use Edge as IE is going out of support

                                          WebAuthenticationBroker is becoming obsolete as websites like GitHub are dropping support of the IE browser.

                                          See example here:
                                          https://twitter.com/DMelidonis/status/983380820508504064

                                          13 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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