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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  App Platform - Japan  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow HTTP Requests Started In The Foreground To Complete In The Background

      It is a common scenario for the user to initiate a network transfer, then turn off the screen or switch to another app while the transfer is still in progress. Apps should get at least 60 seconds of background processing time to complete such network transfers and process the response. I'm aware that the Background Transfer Service is available, but there are cases where this is not usable, because it requires the data to be transferred to be written to temporary files in the storage. This is also a capability that other mobile platforms have, and I think it is…

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        0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  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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          0 comments  ·  App Platform - Japan  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            3 comments  ·  App Platform - Japan  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Deploy while debugging/deployment should unlock the screen

            When developing with the phone connected via USB, having the screen lock itself is very annoying, and makes app deployment fail.

            Some WP7 phone (not the AT&T Samsung Focus) have a "never" screen timeout. However this is for battery and powered scenarios, and you don't want to be manually switching it back and forth all the time. Some of us are stuck with a phone that locks itself all the time. The screen lock also interrupts or prevents app deployment. This makes Visual Studio fail to start the debugging session.

            An app deployment should unlock the screen and reset the…

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              4 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  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  ·  App Platform - Japan  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable in-game video playback

                Allow video to be treated as an object, such as Texture2D, so that it can be sized, positioned and incorporated into gameplay.

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                  0 comments  ·  XNA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Wi-Fi Miracast (Wireless Display), Direct (P2P), Voice Enterprise, EAP-TLS

                  Platform Support for Wi-Fi Certified Direct (Peer-to-Peer), Wi-Fi Certified Miracast (Wireless Display), Wi-Fi Certified Voice Enterprise (I.e. 802.11r, Subset of 802.11k, Wi-Fi WMM, Wi-Fi WMM-PS), Wi-Fi Certified WPS (NFC, PIN, Pushbutton). Also, add support for EAP-TLS and VPN, DirectAccess for enterprise deployments. HomeGroup for home deployments.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Siri-like speech API for apps to contribute speech functionality

                    If WP7 had a Siri-like speech recognition system, it would be great if apps could contribute their own functionality to the list of things recognized by the system speech engine. For example, if I write an app that can locate my friends, my app should be able to contribute the verb "locate" to the system-wide speech engine. Whenever the user says "phone, locate my friends" my app will be a candidate for being launched to perform the action.

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                      2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show queue position and estimated time for app submissions

                      Hi,

                      so there are a lot of discussions about "Certification takes too long".
                      It would be helping if we can see somewhere the queue position/estimated time remaining of our submissions in the dev center.
                      I think it is better to know how ~long I have to wait instead of just waiting and no end in sight.

                      Guys, what do you think?

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                        0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add "never" in lockscreen timeout, when the Phone is connected to PC

                        Please, add "never" in lockscreen timeout when the Phone is connected to PC, but I'm not debugging my app (I.E. I'm writing code)

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                          3 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  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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                            0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  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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                              2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • support to save audio file to medialibrary

                              This will benefit for applications which create audio, or recording voice, it will be easy and unified way to export audio files instead of create extra server program.

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                                1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • roaming application data

                                There is a feature in windows 8 for roaming application data which allows Windows 8 automatically transitions certain application data between user devices.
                                I suggest to have access to user's roaming data from WP8.
                                For example, user can play a windows version of a game as well as a mobile version of the game and scores will add up.
                                Follow up:
                                It looks like Microsoft is planning to do that but the functions are not implemented yet.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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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                                    5 comments  ·  App Platform - Japan  ·  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 →
                                    • Add more details to the crash report

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

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                                        1 comment  ·  Dev Center - use Dev Center forum  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 日本語版で、さして意味のない縦書きUIは止めてほしい

                                        日本語版のWindows Phoneでは、ロックスクリーンをはじめとして、Poeple Hubの発言者表示やMusic&Video Hubのメニューなど随所に縦書きUIが織り込まれています。

                                        一概に縦書きを否定するつもりはないのですが(ロックスクリーンやカレンダーなどは確かにそこそこかっこいいとは思います)、People Hubなどはタイムラインに無駄な余白が入りまくる、英語名の発言者の名前が非常に読み難い上に半分ぐらいで切れてしまって誰だかわからないなど、機能を阻害している部分があるように感じられますし、デザイン上もMusic Hubのように日本人が見ても明らかに不自然かつガイジン臭いカッコ悪さが気になります。
                                        また、アプリケーションから縦書きメニューなどが簡単に使用できるわけでもありません。本当に使い勝手が良いのならばアプリからも容易に使用できるよう環境が整えられていてしかるべきです。それがなされない、ということは、ようするにデザイン上に小手先勝負で奇をてらっているだけといわれてもしょうがないのではないでしょうか?

                                        とにかく、正直WP7.5での縦書き表示はWindows Phone本来のcoolさを少なからず損なっていると感じられるので、次期バージョンではデザイン全体の再検討を含めて再考いただきたいと思います。

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                                          0 comments  ·  App Platform - Japan  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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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