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  1. Add the ability to retrieve the serial number of NFC tags

    With the ability to read the serial number of NFC tags, we have a value that can't be tampered with. In this way, we can make a system that checks the authenticity of tags, by verifying that serial numbers are contained in a database, for example.

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      7 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • SD Card APIs to create/write/delete files

      In my application some data required to save on disk, There is limited storage in Phone memory, I just need api to write or create files folder wise on external memory like memory card..

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        4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Authenticated Proxy support in Code (HTTPWebrequest / WCF / Sockets)

        Currently it's not possoble to make connections behind proxy servers that require authentication.
        This very much limits business type apps that can use resources or run apps while connected to a work network.

        It's only currently possible via the web browser.

        77 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add an Estimated Revenue Report

          In any publisher platform, the most important number presented to publishers is their revenue, and it's completely missing from WP Dev dashboard.

          There's no way to know how much money you're making until you're paid. All you can see is the amount you were already paid (which for some reason shows up as a big text even though once you got that money you don't really care about that number anymore) and how many paid downloads you have (which doesn't include the price charged for it, so if you ever change the app price, you can no longer figure out…

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            1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Force a user to leave a comment in the review if it's 2* or less

            Many users leave bad reviews without leaving notes.
            How can the developer know what needs to be improved in the app, if it's not mentionned.

            76 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • How many users are using which version of my app?

              I have released several versions of my app throughout its life cycle. Knowing how many users are using which version of my app would be great.

              Something like: %10 is using version 1.0.0.0, %20 is using version 1.1.0.0, %70 is using version 1.1.1.0 etc. on my dashboard.

              75 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Show scrollbars in WebBrowser control

                Please show the scrollbars in the WebBrowser control. For details and a workaround that's not working as smooth as it is when it was implemented in the control itself.

                http://www.pitorque.de/MisterGoodcat/post/Somethings-Missing-from-the-WebBrowser-Control.aspx

                74 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Controlling players implementing Background Audio

                  Currently, I can detect and control what the embedded Zune player is currently playing.
                  The same can't be done with 3rd party apps implementing background audio streaming like soundtracker etc.

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                    1 comment  ·  XNA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    • WPSDK 8 support on Windows 8 - Develop WP 8 apps on Windows 7

                      I think you should allow Windows 7 computer owners the ability to develop Windows 8 phone apps. They have a device to develop on, I believe the only thing you can't do is use the emulator. I have everything up and running, except VS express 2012 won't recognize my windows 8 phone and deploy to it, so I can test my app. Can I manually place the .xap file using file explorer, or is there some way to fix this? It gives me this error 'Microsoft.SmartDevice.Connectivity.PlatformNotFoundException'
                      Is it possible to fix this?

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                        2 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable removing language code from the "language history"

                        If you ever selected "ru" and "ru-ru" laguages then it causes Tile localization show the en-us(default) tile localization to show.

                        When I removed the "ru" language code and published my new version, the old version still remains with "Replaced and unpublished". Wich means the new version not fully replaced the old version.
                        And this causes me very serious problems:

                        1. Some of my users will still receive the old version of my app (after weeks). The store randomly gives the old or the new version of my app.

                        2. My app has a WP7 version and a WP8 version XAP…

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                          3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Implement Radio Interface Layer !!!

                          In Windows Mobile 6.5, this library exist, and it's very good for retreive lot of cell tower informations ( Cell ID, MNC, MCC, LAC, IMEI, IMSI ) lot of information we do not have access with Windows Phone!!

                          68 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add WebAuthenticationBroker to WP7 and WP8

                            Port over the Windows 8 Class "WebAuthenticationBroker" from Windows 8.

                            68 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide a Share Extension to Share Links from IE

                              In IE for Windows Phone, you have the ability to share a link to the current page you're on from an Application Menu Item. The options are as follows:

                              Messaging
                              E-Mail
                              Social Networks.

                              I would like the ability to easily share a link to another application. It would work in much the same way the Photo Hubs Extension works. You would see a 3rd party app that supports the Share Link extension. Clicking it would open the app at a specified task. Then, one of the query string parameters that's used to launch the task could just be the URL…

                              67 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add Header property to TextBox control

                                Even the "TextBox Control Design Guidelines for Windows Phone" (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh202916%28v=vs.92%29.aspx) says that a TextBox must have a Header such property isn't supported by the TextBox control. Even the "Windows Phone 7 Toolkit for Silverlight" contains some improved controls using Header property the TextBox control was forgotten? See also: http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/p/76127/576970.aspx

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                                  3 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Windows Live(Hotmail)アドレス帳のふりがな対応

                                  Windows Phone本体やGmailはふりがなに対応しているのに、Liveアドレス帳がふりがなに対応していないため(中では持っているのかもしれませんが)、連絡先データの登録先として使用するのを躊躇してしまいます。
                                  アプリ利用者にGmailを推奨するような状況でもよいのでしょうか?

                                  そもそもLive全般でWebインターフェイスを全て刷新してほしいぐらい使い勝手が悪いのも問題ですが...。

                                  65 votes
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                                  • Internet Explorer Mobile でCSSの position:fixed をサポートして欲しい

                                    CSSの「position:fixed」は、スマホサイトの制作において、ツールバーを画面上に固定しておく、ボタンを固定しておくといったケースで利用頻度の高いプロパティです。これをIE Mobileでもきちんとサポートしてください。

                                    64 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • HttpWebRequest - ability to set referrer

                                      Add Ability to set referrer and other custom headers when using HttpWebRequest

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                                        1 comment  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • MediaPlayer support for BackgroundAudioAgent

                                        In trying to develop a custom playlist application, it is apparent that it is impossible to integrate the BackgroudAudioPlayer with the XNA.MediaLibrary. This means that applications that wish to use the capabilities of the BackgroundAgent are restricted to using only local audio files that are deployed with teh application, or audio streaming sources. There is no way to access the phone's MediaLibray.Songs to have the BAP play these files in teh background. This is highly restrictive because we can only use the MediaPlayer for foreground applications. Unless of course we go with a predetermined SongCollection such as SongCollection limitedPlaylist =…

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                                          3 comments  ·  XNA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix VoiceCommands so they work whether the app is in the foreground or not

                                          Right now, Voice Commands registered for an app only work when an app is off, or in the background. They do not work if you are in the application already, and use Speech from the Windows key to navigate somewhere else in the app.

                                          To the end user, it appears that the command is recognized and the system is taking you there, then it closes without actually doing anything. This appears to the end user like a bug in my application, not a system-wide OS bug.

                                          I understand this was not necessarily the designed use case, but consider that the…

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                                            3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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