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  1. Cortana Extensions

    A way to create the Voice Command Definition (VCD.xml) for Cortana using C#. Currently here: https://github.com/WilliamABradley/CortanaExtensions
    It was inspired by NotificationExtensions, where you can create the Cortana VCD.xml using C# instead of figuring out how to define the XML yourself.
    This can be really helpful if you want to easily create a Multi-Lingual Cortana Experience, if you use RESW. As well as a RESW File Code Generator (Or RESX), and a tool like the MultiLingual Toolkit.

    8 votes
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      0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  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

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add PullToRefresh to MasterDetailsView 'Master Panel'

        Master Panel in MasterDetailsView was intended to be used as PullToRefreshListView because usually, the ListView in Master Panel is dynamically changing, It is often used for showing Collections of Emails, Articles, etc. So why not include EnablePullToRefresh as a property of MasterDetailsView. It would save the user a lot of time and effort.

        25 votes
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          0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Selection indicator for RotatorTile

          RotatorTile's behavior is like an automated FlipView. I think it's good if RotatorTile has an indicator which shows what index is selected, or maybe another control that can be attached to RotatorTile.

          1 vote
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            0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Eyedropper ability to pick color outside of the UWP app

            Add eyedropper ability to pick color outside of the UWP app.
            Really helpful for drawing apps!

            5 votes
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              0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • BUG: PreferredLaunchViewSize behavior differs between launches, is undocumented

              BUG: PreferredLaunchViewSize must be 500x320 or higher at first launch (assuming 100% scale size). Subsequent launches can be user-defined as long as size is >= SetPreferredMinSize.

              Repro project:
              https://github.com/riverar/fuzzy-chainsaw

              Documentation:
              https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/api/windows.ui.viewmanagement.applicationview#Windows_UI_ViewManagement_ApplicationView_PreferredLaunchViewSize

              Credits:
              David Golden (@GoldenTao), Rafael Rivera (@WithinRafael)

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Take Panoramic Photos(360) using UWP ?

                Hi ,

                Microsoft has added in the Camera App the Panorama Mode which works in some devices and tablets. Don't know if it is a specific number of devices that currently this feature works.

                Anyway.

                Is this possible to use this feature in our Windows App Store Universal Apps and if we can , do we have any sample code to accomplish this ?

                Don't want a solution with the scrollviewer and the compass because I have already done that.

                The panorama mode is beautiful and if only we could have a button to call the API from inside our…

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                  0 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Convert EXE to APPX by command lines? Why not telling us to use floppy disk? Come on! Wake up, MS! It's 21 century.

                  Convert EXE to APPX by command lines? Why not telling us to use floppy disk? Come on! Wake up, MS! It's 21 century.

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                    0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • XamlCompiler failes with Xaml Internal Error error WMC9999: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

                    1 Create new UWP App in VS 15.5 (Target 16299, Min 16299)

                    2 In MainPage.xaml.cs add
                    public int Test { get; set; }

                    3 In MainPage.xaml add into the root Grid element
                    <GridView>
                    <GridView.ItemsPanel>
                    <ItemsPanelTemplate>
                    <Grid ColumnSpacing="{x:Bind Test}"></Grid>
                    </ItemsPanelTemplate>
                    </GridView.ItemsPanel>
                    </GridView>

                    (Notice that Intellisense suggests "Test" for the bind path)

                    4 Compile
                    C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\bin\10.0.16299.0\XamlCompiler\Microsoft.Windows.UI.Xaml.Common.targets(353,5): Xaml Internal Error error WMC9999: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

                    The same with old stlye Binding works fine

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                      0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 17 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • ExpressionAnimation should support resting points that can invoke keyframe animations

                        Add ability to conditionally trigger a keyframe animation from an expression animation in order to support more complex animation scenarios. See GitHub issue for more information and scenarios (https://github.com/Microsoft/WindowsUIDevLabs/issues/239)

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improvements with WebView Rendering Performance

                          Comparison results with Edge on the right:
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4Rrhw15xXI
                          Page for testing
                          http://output.jsbin.com/surane/quiet
                          App tested is WebView, Release.
                          Tried both WebViewExecutionMode.SeparateThread and
                          WebViewExecutionMode.SameThread
                          Even rendering on separate thread will block UI thread (for example "Reveal highlight" effect while bigger page is loading, or typing into TextBox will lag while javascript in the page is running)

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                            0 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Submission Desktop bridge App no work

                            Hello, I had verified the Desktop Bridge Email several days ago , but now I has no reach out other email, I try to submission my converted app to store , but get errors like that :

                            Package acceptance validation error: You don't have permissions to specify the following namespaces in the appx manifest file of the package QYPlayer_1.1.0.0_x86.appx: http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/foundation/windows10/restrictedcapabilities

                            next what I need to do ?

                            5 votes
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                            • I need a ClickOnce like Deployment method for my UWP LOB Application

                              In my WPF app I created a ClickOnce that I deployed to my Azure website (URL) and warns the user and update the App before it is shown. I need a similar feature for UWP.

                              2 votes
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                                on the backlog  ·  0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Master-Detail with x:Bind is not working properly: Changes are lost when selecting new item in master

                                Master-Detail with x:Bind is not working properly. When you use x:Bind to bind a TextBox to a property of the SelectedItem of a ListView, this problem exists:
                                1. you change the value in the TextBox
                                2. you select a new item in the listView
                                3. Your changes from 1 are lost, because the selection in the ListView changes before the LostFocus-event of the TextBox was raised. That means the change was never written back to the original item.

                                This bug, more description and the code to reproduce it can be found in this blogpost:
                                https://www.thomasclaudiushuber.com/2016/07/16/uwp-the-master-detail-problem-with-the-events-selectionchanged-lostfocus-and-how-to-fix-it/

                                5 votes
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                                • WinAppDriver: switch context from native to webview

                                  Allow WinAppDriver to switch context from native to webview. This will enable automatic testing on hybrid windows apps where DOM inspection is necessary.

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • [Bug] DataTemplate referencing POCO from another project in the solution

                                    if the <DataTemplate x:DataType="models:LocalStatus"> references POCO class that is in a seperate project, the XAML will not compile. I have to make a stub of the class in the local project which causes duplicate of code. I submitted this to the VS forum but they said to post the issue here. Thanks.

                                    <GridView x:Name="FriendsGrid" ScrollViewer.VerticalScrollMode="Auto" animations:ReorderGridAnimation.Duration="300" Visibility="{x:Bind ViewModel.HasFriends, Mode=OneWay}" ItemsSource="{x:Bind ViewModel.FriendsStatus, Mode=OneWay}" SizeChanged="GridView_SizeChanged">
                                    <GridView.ItemTemplate>
                                    <DataTemplate x:DataType="models:LocalStatus">
                                    <StackPanel Padding="3,3,3,3">
                                    <RelativePanel Tapped="Friend_Tapped" Padding="0,0,0,16" Width="224" Height="244" Opacity=".9" Background="{x:Bind Color}">
                                    <Image RelativePanel.AlignHorizontalCenterWithPanel="true" RelativePanel.AlignVerticalCenterWithPanel="true" x:Name="Icon" Width="141" Height="86" Source="{x:Bind DeviceTypeImage, Mode=OneWay}"></Image>
                                    <TextBlock TextWrapping="Wrap" RelativePanel.AlignHorizontalCenterWithPanel="True" RelativePanel.AlignBottomWithPanel="True" Style="{StaticResource FriendsText}" x:Name="HandleText" Text="{x:Bind Handle, Mode=OneWay}" ></TextBlock>
                                    </RelativePanel>
                                    </StackPanel>
                                    </DataTemplate>
                                    </GridView.ItemTemplate> …

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                                      0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add Handwriting Recognition to the TextBox & RichEditBox

                                      Imagine writing text directly into the TextBox or RichEditBox canvas without the "Ink-Keyboard-Overlay". Would be a lot more intuitive, useful, and less distractive then the current overlay. Example: Open the Mail-App, write the mail content with the pen directly on the (RichEditBox) canvas, text gets recognised -> Boom done. Example 2: Open your favorite Todo-App, write a new task with the pen (on canvas), text gets recognised -> Boom done. The way ink Input is currently handled is sooo Win32 ;) I know there is InkCanvas and Windows.UI.Input.Inking.Analysis put this should be build into the text controls in a standard…

                                      2 votes
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                                      • .net native 2.0 linker problem

                                        I upgraded to the latest VS 2017 and change my UWP app to use .Net.Native 2.0. It now gets a number of linker problems that are being caused by Microsoft components. An example is:

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                                        warning MCG0007: Unresolved P/Invoke method 'kernel32.dll!SetFileCompletionNotificationModes' for method 'System.Boolean Interop.Kernel32.SetFileCompletionNotificationModes(System.Runtime.InteropServices.SafeHandle, Interop.Kernel32.FileCompletionNotificationModes)'. Calling this method would throw exception at runtime. Please make sure the P/Invoke either points to a Windows API allowed in UWP applications, or a native DLL that is part of the package. If for some reason your P/Invoke does not satisfy those requirements, please use [DllImport(ExactSpelling=true) to indicate that you understand the implications…

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                                        • Make DownloadOperation.Progress property update faster

                                          While downloading a file with BackgroundDownloader, the progress updates every 1MB, which is not really accurate. I've noticed that pausing and resuming the download accelerates the update rate to about every 250 ms. It would be better if it was as fast as the WebClient class used in a desktop application

                                          3 votes
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