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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. [UWP] Files created with DownloadsFolder.CreateFileAsync cannot be loaded with StorageFile.GetFileFromPathAsync

    Files created with DownloadsFolder.CreateFileAsync cannot be loaded by the full path name with StorageFile.GetFileFromPathAsync. This doesn't really make sense as the documentation states, "All apps can create files and folders in the Downloads folder and can access the files that they create". Attempting to do this results in the following error:

    Exception thrown: 'System.UnauthorizedAccessException' in System.Private.CoreLib.dll
    WinRT information: Cannot access the specified file or folder (C:\Users\{Username}\Downloads\{PackageName}_y356m3t891zm4!App\{FileName}.pdf). The item is not in a location that the application has access to (including application data folders, folders that are accessible via capabilities, and persisted items in the StorageApplicationPermissions lists). Verify that the file…

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      1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Determine whether the user opend the app with double click file or context menu open with

      I need a way to determine whether the user opend the uwp app with a double click on the file or whether the user used "open with" (for example right click on the file open with; or Photos app -> open with).

      In both scenarios the app will be launched with FileActivetedEventArgs with the verb "open".

      See: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/51171176/determine-whether-the-user-opend-the-app-with-double-click-file-or-context-menu/51182980#51182980

      2 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  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.

        63 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add support for X11-like mouse selection copy/paste and selection buffer

          When I'm switching from my Ubuntu to Windows, I often keep attempting to do this Primary Selection style copy/paste. It really annoys me it doesn't work, and kills the productivity. As you can tell, I'm bothered with this to a point I'm here at the uservoice. I'd really love to see it added.

          2 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Input (Mouse, Touch, Controller)  ·  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.

            369 votes
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              86 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Customizeable FileSavePicker UI

              Let users add their own Checkboxes, Comboboxes, etc to the FileSavePicker UI.

              Example: https://www.dummies.com/wp-content/uploads/227482.image0.jpg

              2 votes
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                0 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • [UWP] ScrollViewer layout cycle bug

                There is quite a bad bug in the UWP ScrollViewer control that causes a layout cycle exception to be thrown. It occurs under these conditions.
                1. The ScrollViewer contains a panel like a Grid with VerticalAlignment set to stretch (the default).
                2. The ScrollViewer height changes when the window resizes (or for some other reason).
                3. The ScrollViewer height is less than the height of the content of the panel, and the vertical scrollbar is showing (e.g. hover over it with the mouse).
                4. The window is resized with the scrollbar still showing so that the ScrollViewer height is greater…

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                  1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • ScrollHeader support of stackview

                  Please add support of other containers like StackView or RelativePanel for ScrollHeader

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Xbox Dev Mode Companion freeze after conntect

                    The 'Xbox Dev Mode Companion' app freeze every time when i connect to a Xbox. Tried a classic Xbox One Dev kit and an Xbox One X Dev kit for both the app freeze after the connection. In this state is the app not usable. Please fix that.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Device - Xbox  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • subscription

                      Changing from one subscription IAP to another (for instance, upgrading from a monthly to yearly IAP) is listed as not yet supported.

                      Quote from:

                      https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/monetize/enable-subscription-add-ons-for-your-app

                      "Customers cannot switch subscription periods using the http://account.microsoft.com/services page for their Microsoft account. To switch to a different subscription period, customers much cancel their current subscription and then purchase a subscription with a different subscription period from your app."

                      Can this ability please be added.

                      Thanks,
                      Rob.

                      5 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Extend maximum size for CompactOverlay view mode.

                        The ApplicationViewMode CompactOverlay (also known as "Picture-in-Picture", "Mini-Mode" or "Always-on-top") for UWP apps has a maximum window size, which seems to be a square with sides of approximately half screen height.

                        I got several user feedback if I could provide a larger compact overlay.
                        Unfortunately I can not, since this is limited through Windows.

                        Is there a good reason for this somehow arbitrary limit? (Other than "our product manager said 500 pixels are a good maximum width and height for something called compact"😋)
                        Could you please increase the maximum size or better: remove it at all! Seems my users would…

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Adult Content Needs to Be Properly Defined

                          Windows Store Policy for Adult Content:

                          11.7 Adult Content

                          Your app must not contain or display content that a reasonable person would consider pornographic or sexually explicit.

                          Pornographic and sexually explicit needs to be well defined. Microsoft support working for Report App are taking down apps which have partial, but no ******* nudity. Partial nudity is not pornographic nor sexually explicit. Game of Thrones is on the Windows Store and contains full frontal nudity and graphic *** scenes, so it is quite ridiculous when apps are removed that have partial nudity or body parts blurred out or covered.

                          Furthermore, Age…

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • in perfmon show minimum average and maximum in the list view

                            In Perfmon each counter has a Last, Average, Minimum, Maximum valu that is displayed when you click on the counter.

                            In the listview below it shows the counter details but not the stats that are displayed when you click on a counter.

                            It would be literally awesome if the stats could be displayed so we can easily see the differences on the chart view without having to switch between counters easily.

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Several ListView pen input issues when DragToReorder is enabled

                              We're seeing a range of interaction glitches with the ListView control in UWP, when the "drag to reorder" behavior is enabled. You can see this in the standard UWP demo, DragAndDropSampleNative, in its first section ("drag and drop to reorder"). Compare the behavior between the leftmost list ("All items") which has no drag-to-reorder and the second list ("Selection").

                              1) When using pen on a ListView to scroll (standard OS behavior since Windows 1709), almost every time you stop scrolling / lift pen, there's a "flash" on the ListView - it grays out briefly and then returns to normal.

                              2) When…

                              2 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • DNS-SD _services._dns-sd._udp.local. (find all service types) does not work

                                DNS-SD _services._dns-sd._udp.local. (find all service types) does not work.

                                I am using Microsoft's DNS-SD which aims to implement the Zeroconf standard RFC 6763. https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6763

                                I got nearly everything working, except the case of finding all service types on the network using the service type "_services._dns-sd._udp" on the local domain.

                                This is really useful for making debugging tools, such as making a Service Discovery browser.

                                I get no results when I try plugging "_services._dns-sd._udp." (or "_services._dns-sd._udp") as the System.Devices.Dnsd.ServiceName in the aqsQueryString.

                                You can see this for the summary on this feature here or in the RFC.
                                https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/qa/qa1337/_index.html

                                For comparison, I've…

                                5 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow applications that require elevated privileges/admin rights to be submitted to the store

                                  I have a disk imaging (which I have already converted) application that writes bytes directly to disk (USB and SD cards). It requires admin rights to get a lock on the disk. The app gets rejected during submission to the store as some features are disabled as admin privileges are required. It would be good if we could submit utility tools to the store as there is no way to perform these tasks without admin. Maybe warn the user when downloading the app or more stringent verification process for these apps but don't block them completely as you're hurting both…

                                  24 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Dev Dashboard: Can’t delete garbage feedback

                                    As a developer that has to stay on top of feedback, I receive feedback from users around the world. Some of these users are dirtbags and send me garbage feedback like "asdfasdfasdf". I cannot delete this feedback.

                                    This clutters up my feedback interface and impacts load times.

                                    I contacted support and they can't delete it either SRX1428283722ID

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • message center icon keep showing 99 new messages

                                      message center icon keep showing 99 new messages even i see the messages

                                      2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • preserve product name

                                        today when i want preserve new product name (game ) =>
                                        Create this product in a sandbox
                                        i got this alert :
                                        Unexpected error, we couldn't complete your request. Please try again later.

                                        Correlation ID: ae4d1680-798c-4b18-be5b-54051b71d071

                                        plz fix it

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Add the link for the feedback hub to the store's app review form

                                          Could you add the link for the feedback hub to the store's app review form? I believe that the 'app review' and 'report for developers' should be divided.
                                          Because - a lot of user post a bug report to the app review on the Microsoft Store.
                                          But, In fact, most of these posts should be handled with feedback hub. By using feedback hub, we - app developers - can contact with the users to get know the detail and track the defects.
                                          Is it possible to add the note to the review form as following?
                                          "If you have a trouble…

                                          7 votes
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