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  1. Add feature to [file sharing] in service OneDrive

    Please, allow us to SHARE a file with someone when uploading this file via OneDrive SDK integration in WP!...

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      0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • API to detect Battery Saver state

        Since certain functionality of an app can be impacted by the state of Battery Saver, and API to detect Battery Saver's state should be provided so that developers can alert a user or change functionality based on what Battery Saver is doing.
        Case in point is the usage of BackgroundUploader/BackgroundDownloader. If using either of these and a user exits the app *while Battery Saver is active* the transfer is aborted. As such, it would be nice to be able to alert my users this may happen to them if their device is in Battery Saver mode.

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          0 comments  ·  Sensor + Settings APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Usage Without Releases

          In the usage statistics, I don't want to care about the specific releases of my app, and that makes the chart really weird, with more than one value for each point in time (most notable in months). A single line should go through all the months regardless of the release, or at least we should be able to turn that filter on or off.

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow On/Off button for any app to be placed into Action Center

            Although the Action center quick settings are really useful, it's still quite limited - no option to toggle Mobile data or force Battery Saver.

            It would be ideal to allow ANY developer to place his app On/Off button inside this Action Center, for instance:
            - enable/disable Fitbit tracking
            - turn lights on/off at home via light controlling app
            - Start Xbox One remotely via Smartglass app
            - and much more, the possibilities are endless!

            Ideally it should be as powerful as Secondary tiles.

            23 votes
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              1 comment  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Wrong behaviour of a flyout

              There is a problem when you attach a flyout (I've tested with MenuFlyout) to a button and you set the DataContex of the page (important: without setting datacontext: this.DataContext = this; everything works fine) - the first time you click the button, the flyout appears and works fine, but when you hit it the second time, the flyout appears AND the theme of the page is changed (no idea why).
              The sample project reproducing the problem: http://1drv.ms/1rBLLls

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                0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Problem with StorageFile.MoveAsync()

                There is a problem with moving a StorageFile from LocalFolder to MusicLibrary (I've not tested with other KnownFolders). When you try to move a file, the app hangs - the asynchronous task is never completed.
                NOTE also that the same problem is when you want to download a file directly to MusicLibrary - this will also hang.
                Contrary when you perform copy/delete on the same StorageFile - it works fine.
                The sample code with the problem: http://1drv.ms/VPbpVf

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                  0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Slider wrong behaviour with valuerange < 1.0

                  Slider is not working properly if we set minimum and maximum below 1.0 - value is dispalyed incorrectly and it's not possible to move the thumb to the left. Simple code to compare the behaviour you can download from here: http://1drv.ms/1rBKHyd

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                    1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Socket API to access email server (Hotmail, gmail, etc)

                    Please, provide for us an API to access emails from the most common providers, like Hotmail, returning useful informations like subject, body, sender, etc.
                    Does not exist - in the entire internet - an example of how to do this using the API [Windows.Net.Networking]...

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                      0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Why Kenya is not included as one of the countries in pubcentre

                      Currently the only country that is available as a supported country from Africa in pub centre is South Africa. Please make it available also for us developers here in Kenya

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • missing browser support for replace function when updating an app

                        Whenever I want to update an App I have to use the "Add new package" function instead of the "Replace Package" function because this is lacking of support in Firefox. Therefore I have to reenter all the app informations and screens for each update done.
                        Please add support for this function in Firefox.

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                          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Use the same name of the app in both stores without linking the apps

                          Before the merging of the Stores it was possible to have an app with the same name both in Windows Phone and Windows 8 without being linked.

                          In fact, one of my apps still works that way using an alias.

                          Unfortunately, with the merging we seem to have lost this ability. The only option I have if I want to not have linked my apps is to provide them with a different name! There's no option for alias as it seems to have dissapeared for brand new created apps.

                          Why is that I'm not able to use my reserved name…

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                            0 comments  ·  Store Center + Publication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • precise information on suspensions before removal of apps

                                please send more information on app before removal of suspension.

                                I believe there is a process in place before removing or suspending an app.
                                - somebody spends sometime, testing it or checking required things.

                                I am asking whoever checks or tests it, put more information of their findings, rather than giving the developers generic policy numbers like 1.1 or 3.6. Which will help the developer to clear it quickly than spending time on finding what it could be wrong.

                                Please show positive attitude that, we need you developers. Please do remember most of the developers are independent, you are the…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Prevent vocal command to start bing search if drive mode enabled.

                                  When I driving my car and need to make call at 99% of times the phone use vocal commands for starting bing search instead of call contact. But if I press power button and unlock device and open phone and say "call <person name, device start calling correctly! This in driving mode activated. Also in italian translation, after reading sms, the device say "fatto" for ending operation but work only if I say "ho finito". If I say "fatto" vocal command unrecognized! Other little bugs: with my lumia 820 before first WP8 upgrade work fine with vocal commands but from…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • File picker should filter by specified extensions

                                    When utilizing the File Picker and specifying one or more extensions, the dialog that gets shown to the user should filter to these extensions, not show everything but only have those items selectable.

                                    Example:
                                    FileOpenPicker picker = new FileOpenPicker
                                    {
                                    SuggestedStartLocation = PickerLocationId.VideosLibrary,
                                    ViewMode = PickerViewMode.Thumbnail,
                                    };
                                    picker.FileTypeFilter.Add(".mp4");
                                    picker.FileTypeFilter.Add(".mpg");
                                    picker.FileTypeFilter.Add(".mov");
                                    picker.FileTypeFilter.Add(".mpeg");
                                    picker.FileTypeFilter.Add(".avi");
                                    picker.FileTypeFilter.Add(".wmv");
                                    picker.FileTypeFilter.Add(".mp2");

                                    picker.PickSingleFileAndContinue();

                                    This code will show you EVERY FILE in your pictures library, though clearly I only want videos. Very frustrating to end users.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • Allow more specific queries on FindAppointmentsAsync

                                        Allow more specific queries on Appointments.

                                        For example:
                                        - Appointments. included in one or more calendars (using CalendarId)
                                        - Appointments. that are happening at the current time

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                                          0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Bug with New+Rising app placement

                                          I seem to be experiencing a bug with how my app is placed on New+Rising section. I submitted the first live build of my app to the store on 08/20/2014. The next day I attempted to find my app on in Games>New+Rising, but after searching through several pages I narrowed it down to Role Playing games. When I did find my app, it was at the bottom of the ninth page.

                                          The reason this appears to be a bug is that I checked the other apps before it on the same page, and there were many that were poorly/not rated…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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