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  1. Improve extensions enumeration API

    It should be possible to enumerate all available app extensions from the Store, particularly those which are not installed. This will allow to implement in-app extension catalog, which is a common scenario.

    I haven't found any possible way to do that, so I assume it doesn't exist currently.

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      0 comments  ·  App Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • XBox Emulator for Apps

      Users are asking me frequently for a XBox version of my app.
      Unfortunately I do not own a XBox, nor would getting one make sense (it is a free app, so I am not really interested in spending lots of money just for developing purpose.)

      Aside from my personal dilemma of a missing device, it would definitely make sense to be able testing code in an emulator first instead of having lots of hardware around all the time.

      It's just the same like with mobile. Here we have several emulators, and I usually make use of them first instead of…

      9 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Device - Xbox  ·  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

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          0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • DevCenter shows health data for apps not released to the store

          Recently, the DevCenter team did a regression that internal packages (destined for QA team for example) will still send data to the DevCenter health report view.

          This is a regression. I don't see the benefit and it put noise into data with real customers data.

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            0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable WinAppDriver for Xbox and Mobile

            Right now WinAppDriver only works on desktop.

            Getting these capabilities across the Windows ecosystem would fulfill the promise of a unified Windows. Making it possible for us to write tests, and code once and have it being tested in an autonomous way. So that in theory, our applications could report and find bugs for us.

            Before our users find them.

            Thanks in advance. Looking forward to the progress you're doing :D

            48 votes
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              on the backlog  ·  2 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • CopyFrameToStereoscopicVideoSurfaces not work

              the CopyFrameToStereoscopicVideoSurfaces can only get left eye content when playing Stereoscopic Video.

              project to reproduce the bug:

              https://1drv.ms/u/s!AgQabsfCwh56hhpkvrmRHihShtxA

              or a project does not use win2D

              https://1drv.ms/u/s!AgQabsfCwh56hht2PLGlI1LjOY0o

              the video is red+blue, but CopyFrameToStereoscopicVideoSurfaces can only get red part

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                1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Windows 10S Intune Enrollement Policy

                Using the Windows10SInstaller5932 when converting an Intune Managed Windows 10 Education device we are prompted during the initial configuration to set a PIN (Windows Hello) despite having this feature disabled via Intune policy.

                A clean Windows 10S installation from ISO does not appear to experience this issue.

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Donationware ability for Windows Store

                  It's a lot easier to build a following when it's free. Keeping this in mind, was thinking of making some of my products donationware. Would it be feasible to somehow make this type of offering as part of the store?

                  The ability for an end user to donate allows me to make the app free. Donations should be supported

                  Any feedback is appreciated, Thanks, John.

                  60 votes
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                    11 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Need a DirectManipulationCompleting event for ScrollViewer

                    The DirectManipulationCompleted event of the ScrollViewer fires too late - it only gets called when the animation of the scrolling finishes.

                    What would be really helpful is to provide an event (maybe something like DirectManipulationCompleting) that would fire as soon as the pointer is released (e.g. finger lifts up from screen).

                    Original request is from this link -
                    https://github.com/Microsoft/WindowsUIDevLabs/issues/181#issuecomment-264689907

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                      0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • UWP: Allow creation of PDFs to disk without printer dialog interaction

                      Presently, one cannot print in UWP without invoking the print dialog. This hinders automation in the creation of PDFs. Why not allow the creation of PDFs without print dialog interaction?

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                        0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • UWP XAML should be backwards compatible with older Windows 10 Versions

                        Currently it is really painful to add new Controls from newer Windows SDK versions to apps and still support older versions.

                        There needs to be a way to define new XAML Controls/Properties/Etc., as currently if you want to add these, with a lower Minimum version, it has to be from code-behind.

                        Ways this could potentially be fixed:
                        Have a separate Class Library that only supports new SDK versions, and it will only be loaded into the app on newer SDK versions, therefore you can write safe XAML markup including new Controls and Properties.

                        Like how Xamarin.Forms does it, instead of…

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                          2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks for the feedback William! With the fall Creators update we are introducing conditional runtime statements in markup. This will be backwards compatible to the Creators update and later (min version 15063).

                          You can append a conditional statement to your namespace with the following syntax:
                          xmlns:Creators=“using:foo?IsApiContractPresent(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract,4)”

                          Objects and properties marked with the ‘Creators’ namespace will only be parsed if the conditional statement is true.

                          Sample markup to conditionally show text:
                          xmlns:Creators=“http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation?IsApiContractPresent(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract,4)”/>;
                          < Button Background=“Green” Creators:Content=“Show text if on creators”/>

                          We’re in the process of adding documentation, samples and tooling for the feature. You can live on the bleeding edge and use it now – be aware that there might be some rough edges in tooling :).

                          To write adapative code that works on versions before the Creators Update, you’ll need to use on the methods outlined here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/debug-test-perf/version-adaptive-code

                        • allow mobile broadband handling

                          Hello Dev Team!

                          If it possible please allow/make mobileBroadband management in Radio class. (from foreground and background).
                          Wifi and bluetooth work well but the mobileBroadband is in "This value is defined for future use, and is not currently available." state currently.

                          Thank you

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                            3 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • [Bug] x:Bind event binding fails compiling with differing parameter names

                            According to the documentation, it is possible to x:Bind events to a handler.
                            According to the docs:
                            "For events, the target method must not be overloaded and must also:

                            - Match the signature of the event.
                            - OR have no parameters.
                            - OR have the same number of parameters of types that are assignable from the types of the event parameters."

                            When working with parameters, this works as long as the parameters have the default names.

                            So for the CalendarView.SelectedDatesChanged event, the following signature works:
                            SelectedDatesChanged(CalendarView sender, CalendarViewSelectedDatesChangedEventArgs arg)

                            Now if you change the name of one of the parameters,…

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                              0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Iran to Devs Account Registration

                              Please , Add Iran to your supported countries list in Developer Account Registration.
                              We'll develop great apps for Windows Store.

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                                255 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • TimeSpanPicker control

                                Both TimePicker and TimePickerFlyout support Hour and Minute and Period (AM / PM) selection. However second selection is often very useful and needed.

                                A control that offers hour, minute & second selection would be helpful.

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                                  0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Crash analytics for Win32 Desktop apps

                                  As per https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/projects/events/build/2017/dev-center-analytics-for-win32-developers?playlist=Dev-Center-Store-Services, the Dev center has support to monitor Crash reports for native win32 desktop apps without publishing into the store. But I couldn't find any option in my dev center account to support this functionality.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Depth Textures D3D11_DSV_READ_ONLY_DEPTH API design introducing severe overhead

                                    In DX11 you can't read and write to the same texture, and that's fine, I can live with that.
                                    However the API was designed that it will introduce severe overhead in the following scenario.

                                    Say I have 100 objects to draw.
                                    These objects are semi-transparent (alpha-blending) so I need to draw them sorted by distance to camera (back to front) and not by state changes.
                                    Let's assume I have 50 objects which are Soft Particles (SP)
                                    And 50 objects that are triangle meshes (TM)

                                    Both SP and TM use alpha blending.
                                    SP don't do depth writes, but they do depth-tests…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • [PullToRefresh] Add support for RefreshIndicator to stay visible after invoking until refresh task is complete

                                      The PullToRefreshList, as now, does not keep the Refresh indicator open while the task do get more data is running.

                                      Expected behavior:

                                      After releasing to refresh the list should animate back to top (as a simple list do) and while awaitng for the data to be fetched the Refresh indicator content should be visible or have a property to control its visibility (i would prefer this one)

                                      Effective result:

                                      After releasing the pointer or finger the list abruptly return to position 0 and the refresh indicator is hidden

                                      12 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow Upload to store the UWP App that use SDK Preview

                                        For example, MS provide the lot of sdk and new technologies about Win10 Fall CU. The SDK itself support the side-by-side installation, then we can try the new API with our UWP Apps.

                                        But, there are no way to distribute this kind of app to testers or customers that use Win10 Insider preview. It only allow the Customer Update SDK level.

                                        I belive that Store should control the SDK level more grained.
                                        You know, many of Microsoft Apps are updated with new SDK, and it'll be available at the store during Insider Preview. If our - ISV - UWP App…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Absolutely need a status page for devcenter service status

                                          Hey guys,
                                          it's extremely annoying when I face service issues with devcenter, with no knowledge if they are investigated or not.
                                          I don't want all the time contact support, wait, wait, wait and "yeah we have issues", or now is just Saturday...I've to wait til Monday?

                                          With service issue, I mean, devcenter backend is down or doesn't work properly in some ways.

                                          Cam'on we need a service status page, with "we have issue, we're working on". At least we're not totally in the dark, in a limbo where we don't know if the issue is just a transient one or…

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