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  1. 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.

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      0 comments  ·  Device - Xbox  ·  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…

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        0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  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 →
        • Convert a company account into an individual

          I made the mistake of registering a dev account using the type company instead of individual. Now I cannot change it to individual. This is not good enough. I have to be able to change dev account type. Please make this happen as soon as possible.

          2 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Button in the UI (notificationcenter) to switch between different Bluetooth Devices

            Hi Dev Team,

            is it possible to get an switch for changing between different bluetooth devices. I know there is one in the notificationcenter to switch bluetooth on and off. But if you want to switch between different headphones you have to go to the settings app and connect to them directly (Example).

            I found no quick way to solve this problem.

            Thank you

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              0 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add .webm to list of file extensions that are considered part of the video library (also .dds for pictures library)

              It's nice that the MediaPlayer supports .webm videos, but for some reason these files are not considered as video library files, by which I mean if you register your app to open this extension and you also add the video library capability to your app, you would expect the neighboring files query to contain neighboring .webm files, but it does not. Please can you add the .webm extension to the relavent list? Also, can you do the analogous thing for .dds files but with the pictures library?

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                0 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add PaneBackground Property to NavigationView

                It is currently possible to change the background brush of the NavigationView itself, but the Pane, in particular, is not so straightforward. Users can modify the designated ResourceKey, but cannot change this brush outside of XAML.

                Users would benefit greatly from a "PaneBackground" property that can be set to an AcrylicBrush, etc. Especially, since the pane of this control is currently opaque by default in a WPF XAML Island.

                To reproduce this situation, please create an "XAML island" in a WPF application. Setting the child to a NavigationView. Then, from C#, search the NavView object for a simple PaneBackground property.…

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                  on the backlog  ·  2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • AppBarButton with MenuFlyout Flyout is broken in the 1809 update

                  I am targeting Windows 10 version 1809 and that is also my OS version. If I have an AppBarButton inside a CommandBar and set the Flyout of the AppBarButton to a MenuFlyout then it doesn't work properly - the MenuFlyout opens Ok, but it doesn't block the background and it's impossible to close it without clicking a MenuItem in the MenuFlyout (even clicking on the AppBarButton to try and close it doesn't work). This used to work fine before version 1809. Perhaps something got broken when the new CommandBarFlyout that's been added in 1809 was introduced.

                  A workaround is to…

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow UWP Thickness Struct to Individually Set Left, Right, Top and Bottom in XAML

                    In UWP it's impossible to individually specify Left, Right, Top and Bottom values in XAML for the Thickness struct. For example, the following is possible in WPF but impossible in UWP:

                    <Thickness x:Key="MyThickness"
                    Left="{StaticResource LeftOffset}"
                    Top="0"
                    Right="0"
                    Bottom="0"/>

                    UWP only allows...
                    <Thickness x:Key="MyThickness">5,0,0,0</Thickness>

                    Individual values cannot be set in XAML. This can limit common resources and re-usability and require unnecessary hard-coding of Thickness values.

                    Please add this capability to UWP Thickness.

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ubuntu linux etc etc fusion

                      Ubuntu linux etc etc fusion

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                        0 comments  ·  Cortana/Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • change the developer option of the USB linked phone

                        i want to open the developer option to run file transfering mode

                        2 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Device - Phone / Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Outlined TextBlock

                          We can easily create an outlined text in WPF.
                          https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/wpf/advanced/how-to-create-outlined-text
                          In UWP, I only found a way with Win2D, but it will draw like a picture, the layout arranges will not work (such as TextWrapping).

                          3 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  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.

                            4 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Circular flipview control with position indicators

                                A flipview like behavior that has position indicator on the bottom and changing items is infinite and circular. Swiping from the last item woudl change to the first item and the position idicator will chane to the first as well. Just like a carousel that is found on different web UIs.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • CodecQuery.FindAllAsync throws unhandled win32 exception

                                  The following code provided by https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/audio-video-camera/codec-query results in an exception "An unhandled win32 exception occurred in MediaElementControl.exe [16416]
                                  CodecQuery thisCodecQuery = new CodecQuery();
                                  IReadOnlyList<CodecInfo> thisReadOnlyList;
                                  thisReadOnlyList = await thisCodecQuery.FindAllAsync(CodecKind.Audio, CodecCategory.Decoder, string.Empty);

                                  I have tried changing the Min version to Build 17763 without change.

                                  I also tried the following without change:
                                  thisReadOnlyList = await thisCodecQuery.FindAllAsync(CodecKind.Audio, CodecCategory.Decoder, "");

                                  And, I tried the following that at least allowed me to handle an exception of System.ArgumentNullException "Value cannot be null." for the SubType:
                                  thisReadOnlyList = await thisCodecQuery.FindAllAsync(CodecKind.Audio, CodecCategory.Decoder, null);

                                  I get the same problems when I try:
                                  thisReadOnlyList = await thisCodecQuery.FindAllAsync(CodecKind.Audio, CodecCategory.Encoder, string.Empty);

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                                    0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • UWP Timepicker suppor various type of time formats

                                    Allow to set in timepicker various type of time. For example H:mm:ss or only hours and UI of control will reflect theese formats.

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                                      0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • [Bug] Broker Infrastructure doesn't respect "Always Allow in background"

                                      Applications configured for "Always allow in background" do not in fact receive reliable invocation of SocketBroker "KeepAliveTimerExpired" or TimeTrigger events, making the development of dependable always-connected UWP applications not possible.

                                      Even though a device may have a full battery and all conditions for a trigger to run are true, app packages can fail to receive events after an arbitrary number of hours or until the 'User Present' system state arises. At which point a "flood" of delayed SocketActivity events will arrive all at once. Indeed other applications may still continue to receive trigger invocations whilst particular ones set to "Always…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • In vs, we need an easy way to generate GUI frommanagement pack

                                        When using System Center Authoring Tool in SCOM or SCSM, it's convenient with the GUI window generated from management pack(xml file).
                                        So we think it could be better if we can have such feature in vs IDE.
                                        Thanks

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                                          0 comments  ·  App Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • ListBox feature to only display complete lines

                                          Default behavior of the Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.ListBox is to display a portion of the text in the last or first lines which do not entirely fit in the listbox. This forces users to scroll up and down to see all of the text.

                                          The calculation to limit the rows in a listbox to only lines that can be shown is simply ListBox.ActualHeight/TextBlock.ActualHeight. I recommend a property such as "VerticalAlignment" with an enum that includes None, FitWholeLines, Shrink, Grow, whatever.

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