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  1. 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 →
    • 3 votes
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      • Manage Windows phine in Windows 8

        I would like a "phone remote" in windows 8. So that i can manage the phone, send messages, manage apps, account, settings and so on. all this by using the bigger and faster interface of the computer.

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        • screen capure with mediaelement

          Even if mediaplayer does not contains copyrighted media (phone recorded video), it is not possible to capture its content.

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          • Provide maximum stack trace details in the crash report

            Currently the stack trace information is rather limited. Sometimes it is cut off in the middle and doesn't lead to the origin of the exception. It would be great if you give the complete stack trace with ALL nested exception stack traces plus as many details on that matter as possible.

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            • Access to Point of Interest (POI) data on the device

              Windows Phone 8 has great offline maps with a lot of rich data. However, from a dev perspective, I cannot access most of the data displayed on a map. Please expose Point of Interest to developers. Specifically, I would like to query for POIs near-by (within a few kilometers). I DON'T want build a mapping (visually) application but use it for route calculation / travel guidance.

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              • Allow an application to load under the lock keypad's lower, right-hand corner for faster loading

                I'd like the ability for an application to be quick loaded from the right-hand corder of the lock keypad. If that's not possible, allow a button to be overriden and pressed during the locked screen process. This would allow an app (quick view of calendar, twitter, or something else that could be sensitive) to be viewed quickly without having to login. Then, it would be up to the app developer to allow that functionality. I have a specific app idea that won't work without this. Please feel free to contact me directly regarding this.

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                  0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 解决Focus的BUG啊。。。。

                  Focus里面的mango好多的BUG的,距离感应之类的。。。。。

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                  • WP8 - MapElements impliment Tap event or allow for tags

                    When using MapElement derived controls, such as MapPolygon, expose a Tap event. In the event arguments allow some type of identification of the backing object -- such as the Tag property.

                    Or don't make these objects sealed, so that we can add the needed functionality ourselves.

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                    • ShareStatusTaskで入力文字が消える

                      以下の手順でShareStatusTaskに入力した文字が消えてしまいます。

                      1. 以下のコード例でShareStatusTaskを起動する
                         var task = new ShareStatusTask();
                         task.Status = "#feedback ";
                         task.Show();

                      2. いくらかの文字を末尾に追加で手入力する
                      3. Backボタンを長押ししてFastApplicationSwitchingを起動
                      4. 特にアプリを切り替えずに、再度利用していたアプリケーション戻る

                      Statusプロパティに初期値として文字を設定しない場合は問題ありません。ユーザーが入力した状態を保持できないのは困ったことなので、消えないようにしてください。

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                      • Make Ussd code Working

                        Make Ussd Codes Running on Windows Phone With Os Version 7.8

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                          • Add google talk to threads

                            Allow chatting in threads with google talk, similar to how facebook chat is implemented in threads.

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                            • Localizable Notifications (Toast)

                              Toast Message seem to be localizable only serversided. That has at least 2 disadvantages:
                              1 more work to do for programmers (always check if user has changed the language and notify the webservice so it can change Toast messages
                              2 if user changes language and dont start app, there is no way of notifying the webservice that is has changed, so user will get wrong language toasts..

                              Change it to a localizable mechanism please

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                              • Extand the storage API so they are actually useful and remove the pointless reserved format plicy

                                Why is it that every single nice API that allows for great things to be developed on this platform has to have some stupid limitation? Why do you reserve the media formats supported by the phone? We can't even read a god forsaken txt file from SD cards. Why even bother introducing the API in the first place...

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                                • Enable Wifi calling and texting

                                  Tmobile has wifi calling for when you have no cell signal, but you have wifi. No windows phones have this capability. Also add orientation lock please. Otherwise this is the best OS by far. Incredible UI!

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                                  • key board problem during charging in samsung omnia w

                                    sir, i have samsung omnia w. its running latest update. when i charged my phone, then the key press becomes laggy and hard

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                                    • Asphalt 6.xda

                                      Asphalt 6 for platform Windows Phone.

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                                      • 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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                                        • Allow direct printing without Modern UI print dialog

                                          In Windows Store apps there is no way to programmatically initiate a print job.

                                          Under WPF, it is possible to initiate printing to the default printer by simply calling Print() on a properly configured PrintDocument object.

                                          We have a popular photo booth app in the Windows Store. It is able to provide a fully automated photo booth experience for the user's event guests EXCEPT when it comes to printing. In order to print, the guests must leave the tailored kiosk experience and interact with the local print dialog.

                                          If it were running under WPF, then it would simply print the…

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