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Please - allow readonly access to Call History and Text History

For creating more contact centric views of contacts

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    GerryGerry shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: we need this API.  ·   · 
    AkashAkash shared a merged idea: Call Log API for Win 8.1  ·   · 
    SharjeelSharjeel shared a merged idea: API to read Phone Call History  ·   · 
    Completed  ·  Clint RutkasAdminClint Rutkas (Admin, Windows Developer) responded  · 

    With the capability of uap:Capability Name=“chat” in your app’s package manifest, the chat capability allows apps to read and delete Text Messages. This capability also allows apps to store chat messages in the system data store. This capability is required to use some APIs in the Windows.ApplicationModel.Chat namespace. The chat capability must include the uap namespace when you declare it in your app’s package manifest as shown below.

    To get access to call history, “PhoneCallHistoryPublic” is new with 10586 SDK. The phone call history is an API that is inside the Windows.ApplicationModel.Chat namespace.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/mt270968.aspx
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/windows.applicationmodel.chat.aspx

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      • HarshHarsh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There is no PhoneCallHistoryPublic class. MS provided PhoneCallHistoryManager class inside
        Windows.ApplicationModel.Calls which is of no use as it comes under restricted capabilities namspace. Windows store does not accept apps with restricted capabilities.

        looks like PhoneCallHistoryManager has been introduced only for enterprise mobile management organizations but not for users.

      • AtuAtu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please sir I have got a great app idea and I need it to implement in Windows Phone c#.
        Request you to allow to access call log.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please allow real-time access to the incoming calls like API with messages: I need decide block or allow calls in realtime. Blocking feature does not allow me notify users about possible treats. This just blocks all numbers from list

      • Mike-EEEMike-EEE commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        1600+ votes, and it's been almost three years since the last MSFT response on this... what is the status of this (popular -- currently rated #4) feature request?

        MSFT: What is the purpose of getting user feedback if you neither engage nor listen to your users?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is sorely needed. Some people want to use their Surface Pro 3 to send and receive texts from their paired Windows Phone. It seems silly that such an app can not be developed.

      • AndrewAndrew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really hope this comes with W10. Even if your app had to go through more checks to make sure this wouldn't be exploited. How else are we meant to get apps for smart watches etc that can handle the sending a receiving of texts.

      • Daniel HalanDaniel Halan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a really valuable feature for Enterprise / LOB / SaaS Apps, to be able to send Phone Number + Call Length to back-end system, one of many possible features,
        To keep track of all communication with Internal and External entities.

        As of now Android is our primary mobile platform due it being able to provide these APIs

      • aloahaaloaha commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Because of such limitations we are currently considering to shift all development activities to Android

      • Jeremy StaffordJeremy Stafford commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This functionality should be included. One of the things that kept me and a number of friends from windows phone was the lack of convenience tools for which this could facilitate. For instance, MySMS is available on android and iPhone and allows you to send text messages from your web browser instead of having to pick up your phone. You would need some control over sending texts or at least using the history to keep everything in sync.

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