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  1. UWP Community Toolkit Orbit View

    Orbit View Currently have 2D plane so for Mixed Reality Apps third Dimension needed to expand it functionality.
    Like for example for Space apps where Earth have satellites, NEO and space stations and they all have orbits based on earth so orbital view in 3D make it better in Mixed reality

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      0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Editable Combo Box

      Request for an editable combo box that allows:
      - keyboard focus for the edit box
      - ability to type a value that matches an item in the dropdown
      - ability to type a value that does not match an item in the dropdown (enabled as a control option)
      - auto complete of the item name while typing
      - keyboard navigation for opening the dropdown using Alt + down arrow.
      - keyboard navigation for moving through the list of items in the combo by using left and right arrow keys

      64 votes
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        1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • We need backward compatibility for XAML, regardless the contiditional check

        We need backward compatibility for XAML just like Android, for example, we can just use NavigationView without any conditional check at all.

        Conditional check doesn't actually solve the problem, it doesn't suit the control like NavigationView, since at the end developer still have to create a "NavigationView" with SplitView, which is really pain to maintain.

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          0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add WordPress Service support

          Currently UWP Community Toolkit includes seven services that are very useful but more is always better, it would be awesome to add more and more services, including a big one for a lot of people, WordPress.
          Could this be posible?

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve BrightnessOverride API to support Desktop / Mobile

            Consider a full screen application where you'd like to temporarily control that brightness.

            1) Camera app using display as a flash to light-up when using front facing camera.
            2) Clock app to control the brightness of display at night time
            3) Night mode in news app Mailonline app to provide a better reading experience in the evenings / nights.

            A previous uservoice "API to control screen brightness" https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/2359006-api-to-control-screen-brightness was marked closed after Creators update with Brightness control being introduced.

            BrightnessOverride would fit the purpose except it requires IoT / Embedded mode and therefore cannot use this API. Please extend the…

            6 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make RequestRestartAsync work in Desktop Bridge application

              CoreApplication now has a RequestRestartAsync method, but it fails in a Desktop Bridge app with "NotInForeground".

              Could you add this to the list of UWP APIs supported in Desktop Bridge? I really need to be able to programmatically restart my app.

              I wonder if this is because of the way the Desktop Bridge technology wraps the WPF application. Any ideas on how I can cause the app to restart?

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • New UI Control to add Tags with close button

                New control to add multiples tags with close button and auto suggestion functionality.
                eg. In stack overflow or any other forums we have option to add multiple tags related to our question.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add .NET Standard support for OneDrive service

                  Add .NET Standard support for OneDrive service (a la Bing service)

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                    0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add TimedTextStreamDescriptor to enable subtitles from MediaStreamSource

                    The MediaPlayerElement supports various subtitle formats. But when we play a video file using MediaStreamSource, it is not possible to pass through the subtitle streams, because we cannot create MediaStreamDescriptors for them. So audio and video works, but subtitles don't work.

                    Since subtitles are demuxed on-the-fly during playback, we cannot use TimedTextSource either, this would require the complete stream/file to be available during creation...

                    This would be very helpful to make the MS initiated FFmpegInterop truly unviersally useful.

                    5 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • (TextBoxRegEx ) Add check of the letters at input:

                      Currently the input will be validated if the focus of the Textbox lost.
                      It would be good, if TextBoxRegEx will be automatically delete letters at input like the TextBoxMask.
                      Maybe a new ValidationMode type would make sense here.

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                        0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        10 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add 3D Viewer Object

                          Can you add the 3D Viewer object that is used by Paint 3D and Mixed Reality Viewer? Include the mouse and keyboard support. Make it available for .Net WPF also and via nuget.

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                            0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • MediaStreamSample: Add way to create sample from Direct3D Surface

                            It is possible for us to get a D3DDevice from MediaStreamSource, as indicated by admins here:

                            https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/31915711-mediastreamsource-add-way-to-use-imfgetservice-fr

                            I can verify that this works. But unfortunately it is not possible to create a MediaStreamSample from D3D Surface. So while we can use D3D to do hardware accelerated video decoding, it is not possible to pass the decoded samples (in a surface) to the MF pipeline through MediaStreamSource.

                            Please add an overload to create a MediaStreamSample from a D3D Surface. This will allow us to do full hardware accelerated video decoding.

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                              0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow configuration for the x:Bind compiler

                              x:Bind is great and I love it. But it would be even better if we could configure the compiler somehow through a special screen in the properties or through an optional configuration file.

                              In such a configuration we could enter for example default binding modes for specific dependency properties, like for example TwoWay for TextBox.TextProperty.

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                                0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Increase the character limit for [mailto: &body section] and [EmailMessage.Body]

                                In [this](https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sqlserver/en-US/6187a2cc-2683-4b15-b1e6-d90f3703ad0b/uwp-c-emailmanager-message-body-getting-truncated?forum=wpdevelop&prof=required) following forum post, the character limit for an email body generated via code from an app is noted.

                                1) This limit is not in the [EmailMessage](https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/api/windows.applicationmodel.email.emailmessage) documentation. Not helpful.

                                2) This limit appears to be arbitrary and not on par with other platforms (iOS / Android / Mac OSX). This limitation is a contribution to a diminished user experience (and developer experience) when compared to these other platforms.

                                3) The aforementioned forum post suggests using a remote API as a work around. This idea is so bad on so many levels.

                                So, what is…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • We need a classic TabControl for Desktop applications

                                  For a classic desktop application, we need a TabControl. Currently you can use the Pivot or there are 3rd-party vendors providing a TabControl. But as this is such a central control, it should be part of the platform.
                                  If you build it, it would be great if you could add configurable close-functionality to the tab-header that is bindable to a ViewModel.

                                  I’ve spent some hours to build a small MVVM/UWP/Pivot Prototype that does the typical stuff we do today in WPF with TabControl. And I was impressed how far I got. Sample is here:
                                  https://github.com/thomasclaudiushuber/Uwp-Tab-Control-Spike

                                  Big asks are asks are …

                                  57 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • API to set where compact overlay window is shown

                                    Compact overlay window is always shown at the right-top corner.

                                    Please make it possible to locate at the other three corners.

                                    4 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Disable sets

                                      Please give developers the option to not participate in the upcoming sets feature.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • ContentDialog locking and placement

                                        ContentDialog is currently far too difficult to use, for two reasons: locking, and placement.
                                        1. Locking. Since only one ContentDialog can be shown at a time, a lock is needed (such as SemaphoreSlim(1,1) or a sequential queue of TaskCompletionSource). In other words, the class is not complete because normal use of it requires wrapping it in additional code.

                                        Recommendation: ContentDialog should do the locking so that the user does not have to. This means that ContentDialog.ShowAsync will wait until any currently-displayed ContentDialog is dismissed before showing the new dialog.

                                        2. Placement. If ShowAsync() or ShowAsync( ContentDialogPlacement.Popup) is used, then the…

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                                          0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Adaptive Tiles: optional elements and priority

                                          Currently when the last element(s) of the tile doesn't fit (because of users with unusual scaling settings for example) it get's "discarded" out of view which is understandable.
                                          But it would be nice to choose what elements get discarded first in case there's isn't enough space on the tile.
                                          It also helps with dealing with the scenario where because of the users scaling settings there is too much space on the tile where the developer could have shown extra info.

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