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  1. Allow alarms to break through Quiet Hours

    Hello.
    My alarm app which uses alarm-scenario toasts cannot break through Quiet Hours.

    I received plenty, I mean really plenty feedback from users desperately wanting alarms to break through Quiet Hours.

    7,367 votes
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      In the future, we’ll look at enabling this! It’s definitely important that third party apps can do the same as first party apps (like how the first party alarm app can break through quiet hours).

      Thanks for all the votes! If you also need this feature for your app, let us know by voting!

    • Add Iran to Devs Account Registration

      Please , Add Iran to your supported countries list in Developer Account Registration.
      We'll develop great apps for Windows Store.

      2,684 votes
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        252 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We appreciate the interest in Windows 10 and we’re looking into what’s possible. Currently, we don’t have immediate infrastructure to support Iranian developers but we’re investigating solutions.

      • Possibility to delete an app completely from Dashboard

        Please add the possibility to delete an app completely from your Dashboard on Dev Center.
        Right now it's only possible to hide an submitted app from store. It's so sad that developers have to stay with all of their apps which are completely useless and already hided from store for a long time.

        622 votes
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          45 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Replace Xamarin.Forms Xaml syntax with latest UWP Xaml

          Now that Microsoft has bought Xamarin, integrated it in Visual Studio and made it free, it would be awesome to replace Xamarin.Forms Xaml syntax with current UWP so that Devs can benefit from all the new rich features such as RelativePanel, x:Bind, Adaptive Triggers, Live Visual Tree etc and also no learning curve for Xamarin.Forms-specific naming conventions (e.g StackLayout instead of StackPanel)

          245 votes
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            5 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            This is great feedback. We are excited about the Xamarin acquisition and the .NET ecosystem around cross-platform apps. We are currently looking at this and similar feedback on how we can improve the experience of working with both Xamarin.Forms and UWP implementations of XAML.

          • Add Overlay UI like Android

            The new Notification access is awesome but is it possible to add Overlay UI and " Services " ( you will find it under accessibility settings in Android) to RS2. It will make UWP more powerful like win32 and also let dev make some powerful and useful apps like " Universal Copy " and 'Native Clipboard" . I am adding some screenshots too. You can install those Android apps yourself. Screenshot_2016-06-12-11-02-35.png http://i.imgur.com/bpHQXue.png
            Screenshot_2016-06-12-11-02-14.png http://i.imgur.com/mJBcme2.png
            Screenshot_2016-06-12-11-01-36.png http://i.imgur.com/dTfqzrO.png
            Screenshot_2016-06-12-10-59-52.png http://i.imgur.com/SEmJSNe.png
            Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-47.png http://i.imgur.com/WzD5NUW.png
            Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-41.png http://i.imgur.com/oin3msr.png
            Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-21.png http://i.imgur.com/YCyUP59.png
            Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-14.png http://i.imgur.com/77WIVRf.png
            Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-21-26.png http://i.imgur.com/vV9Ct3N.png
            I really want the Universal Apps to grow more powerful. I hope…

            95 votes
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            • Shell Context Menus.

              Please add Shell Context Menus API for UWP apps.
              We need way to integration with Windows Explorer context menu.

              31 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add PowerShell to Device Portal

                There should be a PowerShell prompt in Device Portal that lets me run extra commands.

                76 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please add support for standalone application conversion in Centennial

                  Presently you can only convert installer packages in .exe or .msi. Please add functionality to convert non-installer packages or standalone applications developed as 32 bit Win apps as well.

                  83 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add API for developers to make true Live Tile Clocks

                    I have an app in the store to make a live tile clock. It worked fairly well on WP8.1, but now on W10M, when you go to the start screen, until the tile notification refreshes, the live tile shows the default app tile. I checked with multiple clock tile apps in the store and they all have this same fundamental issue. (blank or app logo on tile until tile notification refreshes). What would be nice is, instead of sending tile notifications for every minute, if there was a way to better adjust the live tile image every minute. Something like…

                    30 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hey William! Andrew from the Windows Notifications team here. Definitely true that there needs to be a better way for Live Tile clocks to work.

                      Maybe if tile notifications could be marked as “Display instantly”, the clock tiles would be able to work correctly when opening the Start Screen.

                      I believe we delay displaying the notifications for performance reasons (we don’t render them till you open Start), but we also have a little delay in there to “cascade” the displaying of notifications, so everything doesn’t flip all at once. But by cutting out the second step with the “Display instantly” flag, it could maybe work.

                      Anyways, thanks for the feedback! It’s useful!

                    • Device Portal on Phone should show battery life remaining

                      HoloLens has a battery life indicator in Device Portal. As another device with a battery, Windows Mobile should also have one.

                      99 votes
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                        on the backlog  ·  0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • F# support in .Net native for UWP

                        There has been some discussion on the blog post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2015/07/30/universal-windows-apps-in-net.aspx?PageIndex=2#comments for supporting F# in the .Net native toolchain for UWP. I had posted this on the VS uservoice site https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/7542181-add-f-support-for-net-native but it looks like that was the wrong place to do that. I hope the votes that request got will be considered for this. A lot of people are moving to F# PCLs for library code and to be able to use those PCLs in the UWP and get native compilation via .Net native tools would be great.

                        2,107 votes
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                          76 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          F# team just posted an update on their GitHub. https://github.com/Microsoft/visualfsharp/issues/1096

                          This is still a work in progress. One key thing from that post is some of these features and fixes have already been underway for months. While we’ve been investigating F#-specific issues in .NET Native, the team has continued to improve .NET Native. One feature known as “universal shared generics” is likely to have improved .NET Native’s support for F#, even without that being an explicit goal of the feature.

                        • Allow users with the developer role to create app packages in Visual Studio

                          It's great that the Dev Center now allows multiple users to access the same account, and I can submit app packages as a user with the developer role: https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/apps/mt489008.aspx.

                          However, it would be even better if it allowed users with the developer role to create app packages in Visual Studio. At the moment, it is impractical for me as a developer to keep asking my boss for his Microsoft account just to create app packages.

                          327 votes
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                            working on it  ·  7 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Set break/trace-points in XAML x:Bind to have it set in code-gen

                            When debugging XAML apps, it should be possible to set a breakpoint or tracepoint on an x:Bind and have the debugger stop on the code-gen binding.

                            The generated bindings code is very large and not easy to follow. Further, it doesn't even exist until compilation and even then isn't visible to the user in VS.

                            The idea here is to set a breakpoint or tracepoint in XAML and have VS break on the appropriate code-gen method instead.

                            229 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Desktop converter Failed on build 14383

                              I was able to run the converter on build 14316 and 14352. However, on build 14383, I got this error.

                              Running Installer in Isolated Environment

                              [2016-07-11T20:14:52] No installer valid exit codes specified. Using defaults: 0
                              [2016-07-11T20:14:52] Replace any occurence of <log_folder> in -InstallerArguments with C:\shared\logs
                              [2016-07-11T20:14:52] Creating Isolated Environment
                              [2016-07-11T20:14:54] Starting the Isolated Environment
                              [2016-07-11T20:16:55] An error occurred running your installer in isolation
                              [2016-07-11T20:16:55] Invoke-IsolatedInstall : error 'E_STARTING_ISOLATED_ENV_FAILED': Failed to start the isolated environment. See inner exception for more details.
                              [2016-07-11T20:16:55] Disposing of the Isolated Environment
                              [2016-07-11T20:16:55] Moving any logs in C:\DesktopAppConverter\3a482e38-4390-47a7-9d77-7297b11f7938\shared\logs to C:\DesktopAppConverter\3a482e38-4390-47a7-9d77-7297b11f7938\logs
                              [2016-07-11T20:16:55] Moving any dac output in…

                              10 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • UWP System tray support

                                I would like the ability to give my app the ability to be in the system tray.

                                In addition, I would like the ability to minimize my app to the system tray as well.

                                109 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Let me see network traffic in Device Portal

                                  I can use Fiddler on my desktop to view my network traffic. I want to do the same thing for my other Windows devices to help debug my apps.

                                  38 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Microsoft Store Engagement and Monetization SDK doesn't open Feedback reliably

                                    When using the App Feedback feature of the SDK, the tooling opens the Feedback window but it doesn't reliably drill down into the app area. This may result in feedback being submitted to Microsoft incorrectly.

                                    11 votes
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                                      working on it  ·  4 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Exclude suspending in desktop

                                      Some apps can work intensively in background, for example it maybe video converting, online financial data processing and more.
                                      Now UWP application will suspended when it go offscreen.

                                      I offer to disable suspending in desktop/tablets for user selection (he can choose 'best performance' or 'power saving' options for example)

                                      548 votes
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                                        14 comments  ·  Background Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • The installed Centennial executable does not know about its installed folders and cannot find them.

                                        For example, if in the msi/ appx is added folder, like Samples or Projects, it cannot be found by the open/ save dialogs, with set "Initial Directory", opened by the installed executable, even if the folder is installed in the installed executable's folder. Actually, initially I constructed the msi by placing the folder in the Documents folder, but the Centennial does not install it there, but in the VFS\.... It will be hard for the user to find these kind of folders too.

                                        16 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • FutureAccessList Token

                                          The FutureAccessList has an issue. After a firmware update for my phone I was unable to retrieve folders/files from a token. The token I was asking for was present in the FutureAccessList but it gave me a FileNotFoundException.

                                          37 votes
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                                            5 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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