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  1. 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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      • 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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              • 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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                  • 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 →
                          • Network+ settings bug on wp 8.1

                            Open the network + settings and tap on call settings. Hit the power button to go to sleep mode. Wait for 15-20 minutes and switch on the mobile again. The window will be blank with only heading on it. 100% reproducible on Lumia 920 cyan update. I always use this feature, please fix ASAP.

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                                0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Tela de Discagem

                                You can edit the numbers entered in the dial screen without having to delete everything.

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                                Poder editar os números inseridos na tela de discagem sem precisar apagar tudo.

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                                  0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Wider search result range for WP8

                                  When undertaking an app store search on Windows Phone, I only see the top 50 apps from my search.

                                  The Windows Phone Store has thousands of apps to choose from. But I'll never see most of these with such a limited search range.

                                  I realise I can search through the WP store on my PC. But like many others, I generally search on my phone when looking for a phone app.

                                  Other platforms provide a huge search range, covering hundreds of apps. Please expand your search range to at least the top 100-200 apps.

                                  Thanks :)

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                                  • Port API from Silverlight apps to Universel apps

                                    Hello

                                    Because the universal apps are a very good idea a lot of developers will start using it. A big problem with them is the small API's accessible for WP8.1 apps. There are a lot of importent API's not ported from the silverlight apps. For example: setting lock screen.

                                    This is quite strange since WinRT apps can set the lock screen... this means we can't really make universel apps, we can't implement all features on every platform.

                                    Thanks

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                                      0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Literally no financial reports prior to the first payment

                                      Hello,
                                      Literally no financial reports prior to the first payment. That is really poor. If you haven't been paid for the first time you don't really know where you are with your sales. You have no idea about sales numbers broken down by dates, countries, where you sell well, where you don't, etc.
                                      I've noticed that long time ago but wasn't really bothered to raise that up. I've had a chat with a dev support guy and he suggested I'll raise that here. I do apologise if it has been raised already but I haven't found anything related to it. …

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                                      • Display list of submitted Windows Stores (Windows and Windows Phone) with association status

                                        With all the talk and encouragement to use Universal Apps to share code between Windows Store apps and Windows Phone apps, I would like to see a feature in the Dev Centers that gives the current status of both versions of the app, on the same page side by side, including whether they have been associated with each other.

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                                        • IAP reports always show App version as 1.0.0

                                          I did a report on in app purchases today and noticed that every line item shows an app version of 1.0.0 - which most certainly is not the case.

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