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  1. Unsafe code support in WP7 Silverlight/Xna

    Please consider to enable support for unsafe code in Silverlight and Xna apps. It's very usefull when you want to make application with, for example , voice or image processing

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      0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (Silverlight-style)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Synchronize call log with Outlook Journal - or allow API

      I would like to be able to synchronize call log with the Outlook Journal. Outlook Journal has a group called Phone Calls and it is only natural that it would sync with your phone.
      If not direct synchronization that at least allow API for developers to use this feature.
      And if not direct synchronization at least allow backup of the call log.

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      • Support System.Windows.Messaging

        Please enable support for Silverlight's System.Windows.Messaging functionality in WP7 to enable Agent <-> App Frontend Communication.

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          0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • equivalent app to go sms pro

          Have an app that says if your message was sent, a place to lock messages/contacts (private box), group texts, etc. NOT an app that you have to.invite friends and only those have downloaded the same app can use.

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            0 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Global Phone Events

            Like Android we need Phone level events like (SMS received/sent event, Camera ON/OFF event, Phone turned ON/OFF event, Keypad lock event etc.) so that we can trigger our application on such events. At the moment developers do not have any control on such tasks. And its very frustrating to see other platforms like (Android and Blackberry) developers can easily do it.

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              0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Remove the limit of 3 app's

              Hi,
              I am a developer aplications, and even have done some projects for the university.
              I'm developing more than 10 applications, however, has encountered an obstacle. I can not develop, because I can not transfer more than three applications for AppHub. How can I remove this limit so I could develop / end applications?
              thanks.

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                0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve ussd data processing with Unicode support.

                Using Vodafone GSM and the used data includes Unicode characters thus whole message is failed.

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                • Ensuring the Submission process is speeding up, as updates hang in the supmission process for 2+ weeks.

                  A s developer is loosing about 30% of his revenue per sale and the annual dee they charge, you would expect that Microsoft will provide a fantastic service, especially that there are not a lot of devellopers in this area. but the service is horrendus as apps and updates are all haning for 2+ weeks in the submission section. If i could host my own apps and regerster them in a central "Store" then I would have had my critical updates completed weeks ago.

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                    0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Get Screen Capture

                    Allow screen capture to be taken from background task OR through mdm protocol. This is useful for techs using mdm systems - for example if a user has an issue and calls their tech support, they can request a screen capture and help them resolve.

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                      1 comment  ·  Enterprise  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • create a tesco clubcard app

                      tesco club card app shows you points and you have you clubcard bar code avaible on your phone to scan at checkout

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                      • SMS Backup from XDA!

                        Just found this out on XDA website... http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1448197

                        A way to back up your SMS... all credit goes to XDA and Mr. shinichi_wtn! ... They are being shut down... so show your support, go to http://www.xda-developers.com/ and help them stay online... they have provide such wonderful solutions and "out of the box or cloud thinking!"

                        Here is the basic info, go to the website to read the details.

                        SMSBackup V0.3, a small app to backup your sms
                        Thunder_ in XDA have found that windows phone itself has a backup mechanism, it may backup messages on a regular basis, and store…

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                        • 4 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • SharePictureTask

                            I love being able to share short text messages quickly by ShareStatusTask.

                            I want to be able to do the same thing with pictures - i.e. I want to be able to add a picture to the media library and then start the SharePictureTask to let the user see and share it from the Pictures Hub

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                              0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Contacts sub folders

                              Create settings to sync contacts (sub) folders other than the default primary contacts folder in outlook/exchange/office365. I like to select the address books which I want to sync into my People hub, just like the functionality in the Calendar where you can select the calendars you want.

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                              • add history call number or people's number to SMS

                                add history call number or people's number and name into SMS.

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                                • show used data volume

                                  Show used volume, so you can see how much MB of your inclusive volume is already used.

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                                  • Open it up

                                    Open the damn thing up. Less than 5% market share and the platform is more locked up than my wife's vagina. Had a great idea for an app and after 10 seconds of research I found it was impossible to do with WP7.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • Allow expired accounts to be restored

                                        My original account expired and I was forced to create a new account when I decided to enroll again. However, since the original account is tied to my Microsoft Id (which is used everywhere else!) it is now a pain to log into Dev Center. In fact, how does one do it? When I navigate here I am connected via the expired account. But logging out and back in is no good since I am not asked which account I want to use.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Nokia Lumia 610 update

                                          Nokia lumia 610

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