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  1. FM Radio RDS support if FM Radio APIs are brought in

    If FM radio APIs are brought in, it would be amazing if we could get RDS support as well. This would allow apps to say they were listening to KEXP instead only 93.1 and the station information as well.

    For FM radio APIs, please vote here: https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/17399074

    72 votes
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      7 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 14 votes
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        0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Submission Desktop bridge App no work

        Hello, I had verified the Desktop Bridge Email several days ago , but now I has no reach out other email, I try to submission my converted app to store , but get errors like that :

        Package acceptance validation error: You don't have permissions to specify the following namespaces in the appx manifest file of the package QYPlayer_1.1.0.0_x86.appx: http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/foundation/windows10/restrictedcapabilities

        next what I need to do ?

        4 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Rome SDK for Xamarin.Forms

          Could you add support of Xamarin.Forms to the Project Rome SDK?
          I've tried to use the Microsoft.ConnectedDevices.Xamarin.Droid 0.4.0 with Xamarin.Forms apps, but it's difficult because the platform related methods - such as oAuth - are tied to the implementation of Android Activity.

          10 votes
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          • Add skeleton tracking to Xbox One UWP platform

            The skeleton tracking is not working on XBOX. You can verify this with the CameraStreamCorrelation sample.

            MediaFrameSourceKind.Custom is not available on the XBOX. It is available on the PC, though.

            The following streams are available on the PC:

            Color
            Depth
            Infrared
            Custom
            The following streams are available on the XBOX:

            Color
            Depth
            Infrared
            As a result, skeletal tracking apps do not work on the XBOX platform. Are there any plans to support skeleton tracking on the XBOX?

            13 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add Temperature API

              Please add an API that allows to read the temperature from the device (e.g. mobile phone CPU temperature).

              5 votes
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              • Enable Hyper-V on all version of Windows

                For developing and testing virtualized apps with the latest features we need Hyper-V but it isn't available on all versions, so our best option is install Linux.

                Similar issue: https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/7761381-allow-to-develop-and-test-windows-phone-apps-on-al

                66 votes
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                  12 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow UWP apps without .NET Native

                  In 2017, .NET Native is still not mature and still has bugs. But for UWP apps to be published in the App Store, you must use .NET Native. Interestingly, Apps wrapped with Desktop Bridge do not have to use .NET Native. So, please allow UWP apps without .NET Native! (This would automatically enable us to write apps in F#, too, as a side effect).

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • ucrtbase bug: _wspawnve is broken

                    There is a serious bug in CRT (ucrtbase) which is part of Windows 10.
                    The long story (please read it, since it contains all information about this bug): https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/PY-17069#comment=27-1803709

                    The short story:
                    _wspawnve is broken when launched from Explorer (not cmd) because ``cenvarg.cpp`` expects undocumented environment variable ``=C`` (covered here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20100506-00/?p=14133) and this variable is not provided by Explorer.

                    Tool to reproduce.

                    ```
                    #include<process.h>
                    // Works from cmd.exe, but not from Explorer on Win10 :)
                    void main() {
                    const wchar_t* const args[] = {L"c:\\windows\\system32\\cmd.exe", L"/?", NULL};
                    const wchar_t* const envs[] = { L"FOO=BAR", NULL};
                    int r;

                    _wspawnve(P_WAIT, L"c:\\windows\\system32\\cmd.exe", args,…

                    24 votes
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                      8 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Horizontal ListView with Next and Previous Buttons

                      I am suggesting a new control with following features.

                      1. a type of Horizontal one row ListView/GridView.
                      2. Only Horizontal Scrolling available because its one row only
                      3. Scrolling/Navigation Buttons, on right side next button on left side of the control will be a previous button.

                      Next/Previous Behaviour : the available screen will show the max number of items in the row of the control according to size of the control and size of the items in it. When the user will press button for next items, then items will scroll and next set of items will appear on the…

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • LaunchUriAsync with default video/audio player

                        Allow app to launch URI with http schema in default video or audio player (not only store player, win32 apps support will be great).

                        Now in current API if try to open http-URI with Launcher.LaunchUriAsync and option { ContentType = "video/mp4" }, it will opened in default web-browser.

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Clipboard content should persist even if it contains a delayed format

                          I've noticed that when you create a DataPackage containing both data provided directly (let's say text, using SetData) and delayed formats like a bitmap (using SetDataProvider), when closing the application the whole clipboard content is cleared.
                          I expect that the content set directly (the text) to persist after closing the application.

                          13 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • IServiceProvider for Markup Extensions for WPF parity

                            This would enable.
                            - IProvideValueTarget interface
                            - INameScope interface

                            This is part of the larger ask of Add Markup Extensions
                            https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705/suggestions/7232264

                            9 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Put a HierarchicalDataTemplate into the Platform

                              You're building on a TreeView-control, as your backlog on https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/platform shows. I'm using the TreeView of your official samples on https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/tree/dev/Samples/XamlTreeView. The point that I really miss when working with hierarchical data is the HierarchicalDataTemplate like we have it today in WPF. So I suggest that you bring the HierarchicalDataTemplate to UWP. It makes especially sense when you release a control for hierarchical data like the TreeView.

                              30 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create ActualStartLocation in FileOpenPicker

                                The FileOpenPicker has the SuggestedStartLocation and the official description of how it works is:

                                "The SuggestedStartLocation is not always used as the start location for the file picker. To give the user a sense of consistency, the file picker remembers the last location that the user navigated to and will generally start at that location."

                                So SuggestedStartLocation remembers where you were, and continues to open that same folder every time. This is not always the best solution, for example, pretend you had a UWP app that asked the user to select a picture and a music file. In this situation,…

                                11 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • InkOverlay control to enable inking on top of TextBoxes and more

                                  A content control that enables the user to use inking to enter text in TextBoxes (including RichEditBox)

                                  see: https://github.com/Microsoft/UWPCommunityToolkit/issues/469

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Major shostopper: all JavaScript apps using camera preview will crash after latest Windows Update 10.0.15063.608!

                                    Each JavaScript app that uses a Video element in the UI and calls the play() function to stream the video preview from camera to the app page will Crash after recent Windows 10 update 10.0.15063.608

                                    You can easily reproduce the behaviour using your own sample code at:
                                    https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/tree/master/Samples/CameraGetPreviewFrame/js

                                    or

                                    https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/tree/master/Samples/CameraStarterKit/js

                                    This crash occurs in all JavaScript apps that use the MediaCapture API to display camera Video previews.

                                    For this reason apps programmed in JavaScript that use Video or photo capturing are from now on non-functional in Windows 10.

                                    1 vote
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                                      1 comment  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • HeaderedContentControl

                                      Please add HeaderedContentControl to the community toolkit. It is just few lines of code, but useful, since content with some header is present everywhere in the UI. More reasoning about it here: https://github.com/Microsoft/UWPCommunityToolkit/issues/995

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Add CornerRadius property to Button

                                        It would be nice to be able to easily create rounded or circular buttons in UWP without creating custom control template.

                                        Reveal effect introduced in Fluent Design should also work.

                                        3 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Open Services library to Xamarin

                                          The Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.Services project should also be usable in a Xamarin environment.

                                          28 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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