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  1. Native SQLite database support

    In addition to the existing database support, please add support for SQLite databases, without a LINQ layer like for SQLCE. Just a raw database with SQL commands like we are used to. SQLite is platform independent, that means it is easy to exchange data between Windows, Windows Phone, Android and iOS devices.

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      1 comment  ·  Structured Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Isolated Storage

      Can We Have shared Isolate File so that all the application in the device can share the Global Data.Instead of keeping the same data in each isolated storage file for each app.This Feature may reduce replication of data.

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      • Read documents from subfolders inside documents folder. (Office Hub)

        Windows phone cannot read any docs from a subfolder even it is placed in documents folder. Making the phone category crowded and clutterred and listing very long.

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          0 comments  ·  Structured Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow to set a value to IsDbGenerated fields

          SQLCE for WP7 should allow us to assign explicitely a value to Identity fields marked as IsDbGenerated fields. Currently SQL Server allows it throw this command. SET IDENTITY_INSERT dbo.TableName ON

          It would be great SQLCE for WP7 allows us to set this option using attributes of the Table/Class. In fact other multiplatform databases that work for WP7 as Siaqodb include this and even other features SQLCE for WP7 still not.

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            1 comment  ·  Structured Data  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow game/application data to survive install/re-install

            Currently all data is lost when uninstalling but it would be nice if Zune kept it and put it back when re-installing. That way if my phone gets too full, I can remove a large app e.g. a roleplay game with lots of hours of playtime and then when I have space, reload it and resume where I left off. This annoys the heck out of me on the iPhone so I would love it if we could do better!

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            • Dialing security codes from third party apps

              Please allow us to dial security code from third party apps. To make it safe, you can notify the user if the application uses security code at the time of installation.

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              • A serach in messageswould be a good feature, currently if I want to get a message from the messages only option is go through sequentially

                currently there is no proper way to search my messages, would be great if we can get API / feature which can help to search my messages by text/keyword/user

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