Ink To Code

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  1. Allow for Dummy data / images

    When i do a wireframe demo it would be helpful to put in some dummy data/images so users can get more an idea of function. This is something I do with pen and paper today.

    4 votes
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    • Touchscreen without Pen Support

      Add a toggle to be able to draw with touchscreen devices that do not have pen support. Similar to how "touch writing" is implemented in the ink workspace sketchpad.

      13 votes
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      • Make it available outside the United States and Canada

        Make it available outside the United States and Canada

        65 votes
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        • Properties Window

          A property grid style UI piece that allows me to change the Height/Width/Left/Top/Text of a selected item.
          The most irritating thing to change is the text. Adding a Sign Up button usually seems to make recognition happen on the space so its a Sign button, then the text changes to Up

          2 votes
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          • Positioning options like you have in powerpoint or visual studio designers.

            Positioning options like you have in powerpoint or visual studio designers.
            Snap lines,
            Align Left/Right/Center
            Make same height etc

            2 votes
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            • 24 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Code Generation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                It’s an interesting feature to consider. We have some ideas around how to generate project skeletons based on the UI generated files. We’ll post an update if this makes it into backlog planning.

                In the meantime, if this is something you’re interested in, upvote this idea. It helps us get an understanding of what’s important to you!

              • Make it available outside the United States and Canada

                Make it available outside the United States and Canada

                12 votes
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                • Undo should remove unrecognized gestures

                  Currently undo (ctrl-z) only undoes recognized gestures. If you draw some ink and it is not recognized, pressing undo should remove that ink but instead removes the last recognized element you added and leaves the new ink in place.

                  1. Create an Image with the box + X gesture
                  2. Draw a squiggle that will not be recognized.
                  3. Press Ctrl-Z

                  Expected: Squiggle is removed.
                  Actual: Image is removed.

                  6 votes
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                  • Be able to import XML from Android apps.

                    So i already have a code base with XML views in Android and it would be great to sketch up modifications and then export them back to android studio as their UI designer is painful especially in a session with users..

                    1 vote
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                    • Sync with OneDrive so that the project is available across all my devices (laptops at least)

                      For multiple reasons:
                      - Sharing with others
                      - Working on one laptop then picking up on another
                      etc

                      6 votes
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                      • 6 votes
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                        • 1 vote
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                          • Combobox, Listbox support

                            Add support for Combobox/Listbox - using a triangle and box size as an indicator for which to add. Love what you have so far - looking for to what's next! Thanks!

                            11 votes
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                            • I Can't install on my laptop

                              Interesting idea, I'm also c# developer and so I would test it.

                              Unfortunately, I Can't install on my laptop, and I've windows 10 16299.192. Is this issue related with my cpu? I've the intel I7 q720@1.60GHz

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                              • Make it a Visual Studio Code Extension

                                Turn in into a VSCode extension, with HTML/PWA support maybe.

                                4 votes
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                                • Add Import for XAML so you can modify existing Views

                                  Add Import option to support import of XAML so you can modify existing UWP views.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Get app button for download doesn't work at https://aka.ms/geti2c

                                    I've tried logged in at the Store, tried with Edge, Chrome and Firefox, none of them does actually work.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Turn it into an automatic code generation tool based on rules and models, using machine learning, and node-based visual programming.

                                      Turn it into an automatic code generation tool based on rules and models, using machine learning, and node-based visual programming.

                                      Example of use of machine learning, which could be incorporated into the "Ink To Code"

                                      pix2code
                                      Generating Code from a Graphical User Interface Screenshot
                                      https://github.com/tonybeltramelli/pix2code
                                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqKeXkhFA3I

                                      Among the possibilities and resources for this tool are:

                                      Design of software projects in UML
                                      Reverse database engineering for automatic generation of ERD models and class models
                                      Drag and Drop Designer to create graphical interfaces for WEB and Mobile
                                      Automatic generation of software applications based on model and node-based visual programming along with a…

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Patent Notice

                                        Hello Microsoft,

                                        I am the inventor of the patented invention, the Wireframe Recognition and Analysis Engine (US8943468).

                                        Wireframe Recognition and Analysis Engine (US Patent 8943468):
                                        https://www.google.com/patents/US8943468

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Pages with Arrows

                                          Instead of the top-level construct being a View, make it a Page. Then, allow arrows to be drawn from buttons on a page, which would code-gen a very basic stack nav.

                                          4 votes
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