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  1. In webb for HoloLens, Running apps section should have a column that tell the user account under which a app/process is running

    In webb for HoloLens, Running apps section should have a column that tell the user account under which a app/process is running

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • With Sets should come some clear and carefully set out guidance for App UI and Top Bars in apps

      Sets is set to be the biggest change to Window and App UI, and so before it goes live, Microsoft needs to establish clear UI goals for making apps look like they belong and fit into these Tabs.

      I have been exploring how you would go about making App layouts "work" within their Tab, and thought I would share and pass it on.

      I am open to be convinced, but without a Top Bar of some kind, I don't think Apps can look good with Sets.

      https://imgur.com/4LvK4ux.png

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        0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • SerialDevice can't receive data in some cases

        Windows.Devices.SerialCommunication.SerialDevice can't receive data in some cases.

        To reproduice:
        1) Take sample from here: https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-iotcore-samples/tree/develop/Samples/SerialUART/CS

        2) In MainPage.xaml.cs change line 97 from serialPort.BaudRate = 9600; to serialPort.BaudRate = 115200;

        3) Comment lines from 105 to 108, where serial device settins read. This should be commented:
        /*txt += serialDevice.BaudRate + "-";
        txt += serialDevice.DataBits + "-";
        txt += serialDevice.Parity.ToString() + "-";
        txt += serialDevice.StopBits;*/

        4) Run application and set breakpoint ReadAsync method after line
        if (bytesRead > 0)

        5) Connect to port and try to send data to it

        6) You will see that "await loadAsyncTask" never ends...

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          0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • App Crash or Freeze, 'Entry point not found' for UWP builds from certification server which uses buggy SupportedAPIs...

          The last three days I was working hard to solve a problem, submitting our UWP app to the store. Now I know why it was not working and I want to make my knowledge public. Maybe it will help someone.

          Problem:

          We have an UWP app targeting Windows 10 fall creators update which was published successfully to the sore previously.
          A new version fails the certification process with “10.4.2 App Crash or Freeze”
          Debug build of the app is starting and working on our developer machine
          Side loadable release builds are also starting and working on our build and test…

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            2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Load PathIcon "data" from svg file added to project

            Suggestion for Pathicon "DataUri Property" for loading PathIcon from a Svg File, instead of specifying messy vector strings, nobody really wanted to put this stuff ("F1 M 16,12 20,2L 20,16 1,16") in their xaml. Example:

            <PathIcon
            DataUri="ms-appx:///Svg/MyButton.svg"
            HorizontalAlignment="Center"/>

            Notice: "DataUri Property" and Resource path ms-appx:/// pointing to svg file added to visual studio project under an Svg folder.

            Another possibility is to allow DataUri to point to a text file holding this type of stuff: "F1 M 16,12 20,2L 20,16 1,16". Example:

            <PathIcon
            DataUri="ms-appx:///PathIcons/MyButton.txt"
            HorizontalAlignment="Center"/>

            Then, MyButton.txt can contain:

            "F1 M 16,12 20,2L 20,16 1,16".

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              1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • [Bug] UWP SwipeControl: unexpected behaviour when FlowDirection is RTL

              Scenario:
              App language is English (FlowDirection: LTR)
              Swiping a SwipeControl item from the right to the left will reveal the options on the right (as if dragging the item to the left, revealing options behind it. EXPECTED)
              User changes the language to Arabic (FlowDirection: RTL)
              Expectation: User swipes from the left to the right to reveal the options on the left (as if dragging the item to the right to reveal options behind it)
              Currently: user swipes from the right to the left to reveal the options on the left (as if the item is moving in the opposite direction…

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                0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Binding by DependencyProperty in addition to string in PropertyPath (code behind)

                It's not possible to bind to a custom attached property in a different namespace in code behind. Binding in WPF the PropertyPath took the DependencyProperty itself as an argument, so you could do this. In UWP, it only takes a string instead which will throw an exception if given a namespace. It'd be great for the PropertyPath in UWP to also work the way WPF did and take the DependencyProperty to create the binding path from any source.

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                  0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • TextBox control need HeightLines property

                  Would be nice if you could set the height of a TextBox using number of Lines. Example:

                  <!-- Set TextBox Height to 10 lines (REQUESTED FEATURE)-->
                  <TextBox HeightLines="10" AcceptsReturn="true"/>

                  <!-- Set TextBox Height to 300 pixels (CURRENT ONLY PIXELS)-->
                  <TextBox Height="300" AcceptsReturn="true"/>

                  The reason why its a good idea to add a HeightLine property is that it allows everything to be done in XAML, setup the FontSize, FontFamily, and the Pixels size automatically to expand to match exactly 10 lines. Previously, this is messy because it requires setting from C# code, to measure height of font and multiply by number…

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                    0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 1 vote
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                      0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TimedTextSource.Parsed event or similar

                      It would nice to have something like Parsed event in TimedTextSource,
                      that allows to configure cues StartTime and Duration properties.
                      In Resolved event it is ignored and texts are rendering in old start time.

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                        0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • StoreAppLicense define relationsip between isActive, isTrial and StoreAppLicense is null

                        It is not clear in what order I should check these properties to allow a user to continue.

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                          0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Services.Twitter - add support for additional members of tweet JSON; add support for expanded t.co URLs

                          Several members of returned JSON from Twitter's API are missing from the Services.Twitter implementation.

                          This returns the full URL of a t.co shortened URL in a tweet:
                          entities > urls > unwound > url

                          The title of the URL as displayed in the URL card on the tweet:
                          entities > urls > unwound > title

                          For quote tweets, a parameter named quoted_status returns information about a quoted tweet.

                          Info came from here:
                          https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/tweets/data-dictionary/overview/intro-to-tweet-json.html

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                            0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • IAsyncOperation proliferation needs to stop

                            WinRT is littered with Async getters that greatly impede porting code and add unnecessary complexity for many cases. They are a welcome *addition* to the API, but they should not be the *only* way to obtain data. When I've already created a dedicated thread anyway off the main UI for processing, I don't need nor want WinRT API's spawn even more threads. From now onward, please add Sync() methods first, and optionally add supplementary Async() method for long operations. Although the intentions of increased threading throughput are respectable, focus on writing API's that are foremost developer friendly. Remember Steve Balmer…

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                              0 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • HLS playback unstable on build 14393.2248

                              Hi,

                              I developed an app that plays public HTTP live streams. It worked fine and I used it long time till mid May 2018, when many of HLS streams wouldn't play stable. It plays from few seconds to several minutes than starts hiccuping then finally stops. It reproduces for these streams all the time on Windows Phone 10, as well as Windows Phone Emulator as well as Windows 10 Desktop, all build 14393.

                              The "good" streams continue playing smoothly on all those devices.
                              The "bad" streams play smoothly on fresh versions of Windows Phone (Lumia 950 XL, build 15xxx), and…

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                                0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Cpu.o.s 1.0

                                Tengo el software que puede desaparecer windows pesa 250 mb mas poderoso que cualquier otro oferten

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                                  0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • enable debugging for xbox in xbox device portal.

                                  Currently there is no way to collect console logs of an installed UWP app from xbox. It would be good to have an option in xbox device portal so that we can see the javascript console logs like network logs in HTTP monitor tab.
                                  Also it would be great if there is an option to inspect and debug.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Device - Xbox  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Typos on May Windows 10 Version 1803 Support KB articles in Known Issues section

                                    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4103721/windows-10-update-kb4103721 and https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4100403/windows-10-update-kb4100403 each contain several typos "Window 10" vs "Windows 10". It's difficult to identify the proper place to submit KB documentation issues, as it is not integrated into GitHub like docs.microsoft.com.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add WPF UniformGrid to UWP

                                        The WPF UniformGrid (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.controls.primitives.uniformgrid(v=vs.110).aspx) is missing in UWP. It doesn't seem to quite have an equivalent in UWP in order to get even spacing of a grid automatically, as well as other features like setting rows/columns and first column for calendar type applications.

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                                          1 comment  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Developers Dashboard: Allow response to anonymous feedback

                                          In the developer dashboard page there is the option to review and comment on costumer feedback. This is a very nice capability and thank you for providing it! Unfortunately, if the gives feedback on your application anonymously there is no option to comment on that feedback or change status etc. I understand if the comment is anonymous then they will not receive emails on my comments, but it would still be very nice to be able to comment on the feedback and track the status for my own use or for future customers to see if they are perusing previous…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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