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  1. Allow direct printing without Modern UI print dialog

    In Windows Store apps there is no way to programmatically initiate a print job.

    Under WPF, it is possible to initiate printing to the default printer by simply calling Print() on a properly configured PrintDocument object.

    We have a popular photo booth app in the Windows Store. It is able to provide a fully automated photo booth experience for the user's event guests EXCEPT when it comes to printing. In order to print, the guests must leave the tailored kiosk experience and interact with the local print dialog.

    If it were running under WPF, then it would simply print the…

    90 votes
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    • Fix Altitude Bug in GeoCoordinateWatcher and Geolocator when using in WP8

      Fix Altitude Bug in GeoCoordinateWatcher and Geolocator when using in WP8. On my lumia 520 (WP8) i get jumping values of altitude, even outdor with a strong and good GPS-signal. The altitude jumps from 27m to 200m up and down, 200m is the right value. The values from GPS-accuracy are top. This occurs In both classes on WP8. I always use the DisiredAccuray = high! I have read, that another user have the same problem with WP8-Phone, like HTC. All GPS-App in the store have the same problem with the jumping altitude.
      But i found a solution. If you take…

      41 votes
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      • NFC / FeliCa 対応

        説明不要と思いますが、ユーザーの実利やライバルモバイルOSとの競争を考えれば不可欠と思います。

        また、端末メーカーの独自実装ではなく、公式APIとしてアプリ開発者が柔軟に使用できる環境により、今ある利用方法を超えた新しい応用例を生み出してくれると思います。

        40 votes
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        • unpaired Bluetooth guest for crowd tracking

          On iOS, Android, BLE trackers like Trackr can anonymously make an encrypted connection via other users' devices running the tracking app; ideal for crowd tracking your lost device. this may be a blocking issue for getting good tracking devices into the platform

          28 votes
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          • BLE devices / ibeacons

            Implement native APIs for communicating with BLE devices / 'ibeacons.'

            24 votes
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            • Access Cards API

              API to emulate Radio Access Cards using NFC. That way WP can be used as a universal access card. A lot of corporate users who have to carry their access card with them will appreciate it. It will eliminate the situation when a person forgets his access card and has to go to the security office to get a temporary one.
              One possible application of such API is ability to configure the access card ID from Active Directory. That way IT administrators will be able to provision new access codes using familiar infrastructure.
              It will also make a corporation more…

              22 votes
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              • Low Level NFC Support to access SmartCards via ISO14443 compatible Protocoll

                At the moment there are only APIs for reading and writing NFC Tags. Unfortunately this is only a very small part of the NFC capabilities. With an ISO14443 Smartcard support, you would be able to communicate with Smartcards like being used in public transport or supporting payment via NFC Credit Cards.
                These capabilities are well supported by other platforms and I would like to see this support on WP8 too.

                17 votes
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                • PIN should not count as a biometric device for UserConsentVerifier

                  The documentation for UserConsentVerifier says that it:

                  > Checks for availability of a biometric (fingerprint) verifier device and performs a biometric verification.

                  However, if you have a PIN on your system, it treats that as a biometric device as well. This is not what the documentation indicates. UserConsentVerifier should not treat a PIN as a biometric device. It might make sense to have another method alongside RequestVerificationAsync that allows consent verification via PIN or password, but there needs to be a way to request biometric-only consent verification.

                  16 votes
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                  • Acces to raw wifi,bt and cellular data

                    Allow access to raw data such as signal strength imformation to allow creation of indoor location positioning using available wifi, bluetooth or cellular networks when no gps data is available.

                    15 votes
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                    • Developer API for accessing USB connected devices

                      Possibility to list usb devices connected to the phone, and interact with the connect devices.

                      Works on Android, connect a USB hub and a lot of usb gadgets (with no driver support) and open a socket/connection to the device to use it. Use it a lot with IoT gadgets and android, would love to change the android device to a windows phone device and use c#.

                      11 votes
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                      • Add ability to read FriendlyName from SmartCard object

                        The SmartCard sample (https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/tree/master/Samples/SmartCard) demonstrates how to define a friendly name for a virtual smart card when the virtual smart card is created (see RequestVirtualSmartCardCreationAsync in Scenario1_ProvisionTPM). Unfortunately, neither the SmartCard class nor the SmartCardProvisioning class (nor any other related class) provides a means of retrieving the friendly name later. A getter for this value should be added.

                        9 votes
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                        • "Bluetooth smart 4.2"

                          The Bluetooth Smart version 4.2 specifications were officially adopted in December 2014 (ttps://www.bluetooth.org/en-us/specification/adopted-specifications) however according this document ( https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn133849(v=vs.85).aspx) no version of windows supports it. If Microsoft really wants to get into the IOT, they should really support version 4.2 with IPv6 communication over Bluetooth

                          9 votes
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                          • iBeacons support and BLE scanning - Windows Phone

                            Hello Microsoft,

                            Please provide APIs and support of iBeacons technology and also BLE scanning without pairing just like using "Advertising Package", so that we can exchange data to or from target device.

                            9 votes
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                            • Will/does Metro UI support SerialPort control?

                              We would like to connect tablets via USB to RS232 or Bluetooth SPP profile with some industrial devices. From the Win. Dev. Preview it seems that the only way to use SerialPort if the app is written in windows forms or in WPF. Metro style apps does not support SerialPort (at this moment?)

                              9 votes
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                              • Provide a way to disable roaming on a specific PasswordCredential

                                There are situations in which it's necessary to securely store sensitive credentials but having them roam across devices is undesirable. On iOS, this can be done by creating a keychain item with the attribute kSecAttrAccessibleWhenPasscodeSetThisDeviceOnly. On Windows, there does not appear to be a way to add a PasswordCredential object to the PasswordVault with roaming disabled.

                                9 votes
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                                • Improve handling of NFC tags with multiple NFC records

                                  When Windows Phone 8 discovers an NFC tag, it only tries to act upon the first record. If it does not recognize the record, or has no application to deal with it, it stops. There is no message to the user indicating what is going on even. The phone shakes and does its NFC tone, but then stops.

                                  It would be great if the OS moved on to the second, third, etc, NFC record and tried to trigger off of them until there was a success. This is limiting the potential uses of NFC tags on Windows Phone 8 and…

                                  7 votes
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                                  • NavigationService.Navigate() let us pass a parameter of type object along with the URI

                                    If NavigationService.Navigate() would let us pass a parameter of type object along with the URI, it will help us to keep less states objects in the App class which will become a mess as project grows.

                                    I know we can pass string in the URI but come on we are creating native apps not web apps that we should be limited to this way of coding.

                                    Thanks!

                                    7 votes
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                                    • 5 votes
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                                      • IsolatedStorage Record Wave file can save to MediaLibrary

                                        In IsolatedStorage ,image file can save to local MediaLibrary,why not record wave file can not?

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Add BackgroundTaskTrigger for NFC tags

                                          Please add a trigger to start a background task when a nearby NFC tag is recognized. The current options have the current drawbacks for me:
                                          - To react on a NFC tag my app currently has to start which can be time-consuming and could interupt the user in his current task on another app
                                          - The NFC tag is currently only recognized when the phone or lock screen is active. It would be more convenient for the user if my app could react on the NFC tag even when the phone is locked.

                                          5 votes
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