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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.

    4,993 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.

      2,646 votes
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        249 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.

        588 votes
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          43 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)

          204 votes
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            5 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  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…

            79 votes
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            • 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.

              2,070 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.

                323 votes
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                  working on it  ·  7 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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.

                  71 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  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.

                    62 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      76 votes
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                        on the backlog  ·  0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  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.

                        225 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • winappdriver: Support objects search by XPath

                          Currently searching for objects via XPath isn't supported, will it be possible to implement it?

                          53 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  UI Testing  ·  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.

                            35 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  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)

                              522 votes
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                                14 comments  ·  Background Processing  ·  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.

                                72 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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.

                                  34 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support appium app & device actions to support end-to-end lifecycle testing

                                    POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/shake
                                    POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/lock
                                    POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/install_app
                                    POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/remove_app
                                    POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/app_installed
                                    POST /session/:sessionId/appium/app/launch
                                    POST /session/:sessionId/appium/app/close
                                    POST /session/:sessionId/appium/app/reset
                                    POST /session/:sessionId/appium/app/background

                                    27 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Windows & WP have an wrong text display problem for mixed RTL & LTR text

                                      Wrong text display when write an English(LTR) word inside an Persian(Farsi) or Arabic(RTL) text(See Picture) when APP language et to English( This mean is Controls "FlowDirection"="LeftToRight")

                                      http://www.4shared.com/download/6wEhQ5Dcba/RTL_Problem2.jpg?sbsr=9d532eaef2551bc183b0d3a8201742533d0d56b269bcfb13&lgfp=3000

                                      For solve this problem must "FlowDirection" property set automatic for RTL and LTR text through checking first char in text.
                                      Like this Suggestion

                                      https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/8524696-add-auto-mode-to-flowdirection-property

                                      And for better performance

                                      https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/253374-missing-platform-apis/suggestions/8526205-provide-apis-for-detect-current-keyboard-language

                                      247 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support integrated logon in WebDriver for UI testing

                                        I currently use the CodedUI testing framework as it allows me to logon to IE as a different user/password. The sites that we test use Windows Authentication and ASP.NET Impersonation as they run on an intranet. We do not use "Basic" authentication so cannot pass credentials on the url.

                                        I would prefer to use the WebDriver/Selenium approach but it does not support our logon scenario.

                                        We frequently need to automate tests that run as different test users so that we can test workflow etc. This means that we are forces to use the CodedUI framework.

                                        Can Windows logon capability be…

                                        23 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • WCF UserNameAuthentication Support

                                          UWP WCF needs Username Password Authentication.

                                          There's really no explanation necessary. No username/password authentication, no WCF.

                                          49 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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