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  1. WebBrowserコントロールで戻るや進む、再読み込みなどの機能を追加してください。

    WebBrowserコントロールで戻るや進む、再読み込みなどの機能を追加してください。

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 52 votes
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      • Detect VPN status

        When a VPN is configured on a Windows Phone 8.1 device, non obvious badness will occur.

        Even if it is not currently active it will intercept local network traffic and prevent some apps which are supposed to operate against a home network from working (UPnP, network shares, home media sharing, etc).

        There is no way with the current SDK for a developer to detect this.

        This leaves developers with only unappealing options:

        1. Suffer with negative ratings because of broken functionality with apps that worked under 8.0 or without a VPN.
        2. Prompt all users with a warning that they…

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          2 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • VPN support so we

          Support VPN, PPTP, L2TP OpenVPN etc.
          I have moved outside the U.S. and see that my Wp7 cannot connect to a vpn. I don't see support for vpn in WP8 either. IOS and Android support multiple types of VPN middleware.

          I was going to purchase a Nokia 920 but now I am leaning towards a Samsung Galaxy due to this limitation.

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          • Provide access to Mango scan text API

            Mango provides a good feature to scan an image for a text. It would be great to provide a new launcher/task which uses this new existing funtionality to get a string from an image.
            Otherwise we need to create our own control to scan an image and extract strings with an ocr library. I'm not happy to implement something which is already there.

            Even if this API would use a webservice and needs network access, I would be fine with that.

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              1 comment  ·  Sensor + Settings APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 入力キーボードに、キャレットを左右に移動するキーを付けてほしい。

              文字を入力する際に、指定した場所から削除したり追記する際に、タッチでキャレットを移動させるのは非常に難しいので実装して頂きたいです。

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                • Continuous Integration - Dev Center API for updating (beta/normal) app xap files.

                  It would be great to have opportunity to automate app distribution for beta and even normal apps that will be update by CI server. It could be just the REST API that will need some basic parameters and new xap file.

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                    2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • provide an api for 3rd party apps to control podcasts now that they have a separate app

                    I love to run to podcasts. A lot of apps let you control music, but nonelist podcasts. I reached out to caledos runner developers and they mentioned no API exists for this.

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                      1 comment  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • SMS notification/subscription support

                      Application developers currently (pre-Mango) have no facilities to access the c contents of an incoming SMS message. It would be great if applications could register for such a capability thus enabling scenarios such as SMS challenge authentication.

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                        3 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • ListBox.ScrollIntoView doesn't work properly

                        If a ListBox has elements with different sizes and you call ScrollIntoView to the last Item, the ScrollViewer doesn't scroll to correct position.

                        You can reproduce it adding rectangles with 100px, 200px and 300px of height and calling ScrollIntoView to the last item.

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                          1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 税金関係の手続きについて、日本語のサポートを提供してほしい。

                          有料アプリを公開する際に必要になる ITIN あるいは EIN について、取得が不要になるのがベストですが、取得のためのサポートを日本語で提供してほしいと思います。
                          現状、W-7 とか SS-4 とかの書類を書いて提出しなければなりませんが、Instructions ももちろん英語なので、ちゃんと書けているか自信がありません。
                          申請には、お金も時間もかかります。NG だとがっくり来ます。
                          MS さんの方でテンプレートを用意して頂くとか、書いたものを添削して頂くとかして、一発で取得できるようにして頂きたいと思います。

                          よろしくお願いいたします。

                          ところで、Web で検索すると、EIN の取得方法は結構見つかりますが、ITIN はほとんど見つかりません。
                          取得代行をやっている業者も、EIN はありますが、ITIN はありません。
                          ただ、どちらを取るべきかと言えば、本来は ITIN だと思うのですが…。
                          ITIN の場合、パスポートの公証をしてもらわないといけないので、それだけで結構な費用が掛かり、何度も申請する気にはなれません。

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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Need ShellTile.TileData() function

                            Currently,we can CREATE/UPDATE a ShellTile using a ShellTileData,but can not to get ShellTileData from an existing ShellTile.

                            Please release ShellTile.TileData() function in next build.

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                              0 comments  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support for rendering engines like WebKit and Gecko etc.

                              Since many devs these days use consider only WebKit while developing mobile websites these websites do not render good using IE(which uses Trident isn't much HTML5 compliant). It degrades browsing quality and I'm unable to create a new browser which can fix this issue. UC Browser and IE10 are already there but they use Trident and are hopeless while browsing most of the websites that use vendor specific prefixes and non-standard code.

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                                0 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add "bool IsLoopingEnabled" property to Pivot and Panorama control

                                It will be great to have an option to disable the infinite looping of Pivot and Panorama controls and use them in a similar way like Picture/Article browsing, etc.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • DreamSparkのアカウントでも、デプロイ数を10にしてほしい

                                  AppHubのアカウントは現在DreamSparkのプログラムから登録していますが、デプロイできるアプリ数が 3 に制限されています。
                                  どういう経緯で学生アカウントはデプロイ数を3にしたのかはわかりませんが、たくさんアプリを作りたいという思考とそれに費やせる時間がたくさんある学生にとって、この数では気軽にアプリは作れません。
                                  プライベート配布で審査に一度通したり、ベータテストとして申請したとしても、それが反映されるのには時間が掛かります。

                                  デバイスのロック解除数が減るならわかりますが、アプリのデプロイ数が減るのは不思議な話です。
                                  できることなら、一般アカウントと同等の10までにしてほしいところです。

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                                  • Add phone model to the crash report

                                    The following additional fields should be added to the crash report:
                                    Date of crash
                                    Phone model

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                                    • Add support for passive BT LE iBeacon devices

                                      Extend the DeviceInformation class to support or provide an API to get access to the beacon advertisement packets. Currently, we cannot discover passive Bluetooth devices which cannot be paired.

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                                      • Full file management Windows.StorageFile, Windows.StorageFile.KnownFolders and raw Media file access as in Windows 8.1

                                        Hi,
                                        I think it's useful if both windows phone 8.x and windows 8.x will have a similar way to access filesystem content and implement ALL the APIs here:

                                        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh465199.aspx
                                        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh464978.aspx
                                        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/windows.storage.knownfolders.aspx
                                        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/jj218966.aspx

                                        In particular, having only the possibility of accessing media files through the XNA API doesn't deliver a UX on par with other platforms.

                                        As an example, we have a media player app for iOS, Android, Windows 8.1 that does some sound processing and mixing between mp3 files available in the library and the recording of the mic.

                                        Currently, it is not possible for us to release this feature…

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                                        • Support multiple media elements

                                          To support things like midroll video advertisments, multiple MediaElements are needed. This is supported in Silverlight for the web.

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