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Welcome to the Windows Platform Developer (WPDev) Feedback site. This feedback forum provides the WPDev community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

  • Windows developer platform (APIs, runtimes, and controls)
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  1. Make porting from WPF practical

    Rob Caplan [MSFT] recently wrote elsewhere " There are several ways for a control to do custom rendering that weren't available when this thread was fresh. In particular, Xaml/DirectX interop allows a large amount of flexibility to create custom rendered controls."

    However, I have spent the better part of a work week trying to find a _practical_ approach to custom rendering in WinRT/XAML controls and have found nothing. As near as I can tell, I can either use UserControls, template controls (which seem to be just a glorified version of UserControls, in that one is still limited to aggregating existing…

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      0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • inform Microsoft to include a good UI for the dashboard and to make some arrangement to display total downloads in the main page

      Microsoft should include a good UI for the dashboard and to make some arrangement to display total downloads in the main page.like that of google Android dashboard,,the windows developer dashboard is simply boring stuff

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      • Add a Uservoice like feed back system into the Windows Store

        Extend the user reviews so that users can give feedback and suggestions for new features and allocate votes for existing suggestions. A mini-UserVoice associate with each app in the store.

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        • Improved Reports: More information (Uninstall rate, Usage, etc.)

          I'd love to have better and improved reports to improve my app and tune the descriptions of my app store listings (ASO). For this, I hope you could add the uninstall rate, usage (how often, how long a user uses my app), etc. Maybe just add the reports Android developers have in the Google Play Store. Thanks a lot!

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          • Skype Windows phone 7.8

            Problème anstalation

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            • Fix freeze up problem

              Open phone to home screen and constantly says loading or resuming. No apps or windows running and eats up the battery. This is the second Nokia Lumia 1520 I've had and both had the same problem. Honestly can't wait to go back to Android...

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              • how i can set background image in my app by code and save the setting

                how i can set background image in my app by code and save the setting

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                • need developer contact email in store itself

                  Some developers providing no means of contact for providing feedback make dev contact details available in store itself near app description as I play store

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                  • Wp 8.1 Map control should be MVVP compliant!

                    Map control for windows phone 8.1 is not MVVP compliant and this forces me to create View aware ViewModels that makes them untestable and not easily reusable.

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                      0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Let User disable swipte to go back

                      The User should ne able to disable all Navigation gestures in ie.

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                        • lock screen unlock/lock tone comes even when i ha disabled it in ringtones+tones settings

                          Lock screen lock/unlock tone automatically comes by fault even when it is being disabled from ringtones+settings.

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                          • lumia 630 phone gets slow after installing windows phone developers preview

                            After participating in windows phone developers preview phone gets slow.
                            For example:

                            1. When i press back key to ser my home screen it came back with a slight glitch.

                            2. Cortana's results get above to its symbol when after resulting a query or search and remains there until i close it.

                            3. General stability gets low and phone gets slow.

                            4. I feel that battery now drains a bit faster as of new folders or something store live tiles checking. I don't know exactly.

                            Hope you fix this soon!

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                            • Disable the password lock on Kids Corner

                              When we set password lock for the main screen, the same password is used in the Kids corner. Either allow to set a different password or remove the password of it like it was before in WP8.0. The kids using the phone should not be using the main user password.

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                              • Voice to text!

                                I work in a Microsoft store and I get alot of feedback from customers wanting certain features. Voice to text limitations are really bugging people. You should be able to do V2T anywhere you can type. For example this submission would have been so much quicker if I could use V2T, instead I spend about two minutes typing this up.

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                                • Microsoft store requires massive work

                                  App store is one of the major failure of Lumia. That is it is so inefficient that it doesn't deliver a simple task of searching an app. Moreover, companies like instagram should be encouraged to launch there full version applications.

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                                    • Official creates.

                                      In windows store show, "developed by" and show all the popular official developers with a blue dot.

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                                        • Square or circle apps view.

                                          In settings show a circle or square app view.
                                          I'm tired of everything being square.

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