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  1. Enable Offline Storage for Maps Control Tiles

    The TileSource class enables developers to provide custom tile sources for the Bing Maps control (such as OpenStreetMap), but requires an absolute URI to provide tiles. Given the frequently disconnected nature of WP7 applications, it would be better if it was possible to provide tiles from isolated storage to enable map downloading and access to maps when offline.

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      20 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Textbox control for ApplicationBar like IE

      Add a Textbox control for the ApplicationBar like in the Internet Explorer.

      897 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Using SmartPhone Screen as mousepad & virtual Controller for XBOX/PS

        From past few day I am working on an innovative idea.
        The idea is:-
        Why not use your smartphone as a xbox, ps controller. Why not use it as a mouse.

        controller:
        If you donot have joystick to play your xbox/ps games just connect your phone to xbox/ps via data cable and use the virtual controller on your smartphone screen as a real gaming controller.

        Mousepad/touchpad:
        Just connect your smartphone to computer and use it surface as mouse

        The problem I am facing:-
        1. In can make the Gui but how the will the xbox/ps recognize that this is a…

        231 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • PasswordBox with Number only keyboard

          it would be helpfull to have a passwordBox like control which supports Number only keyboard. Numeric only passwords makes more sense for Smartphone world as its fast, convenient and easy to type.

          192 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • MediaPlayer.PlayPosition should be able to be set

            If my users want to move through a song a little bit, there is no way to do that, as MediaPlayer.PlayPosition is read only! Should be able to set it.

            168 votes
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              7 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Transfer contacts to SIM CARD

              We want backup our contacts to sim card

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                2 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Deep zoom & pan / multiscale image

                I request that the MultiScaleImage library to be able to access isolated storage. There are many places where apps will not connect to a cell tower [e.g. in a general aviation (or commercial) aircraft where cell phones do not work well [it is illegal to use in any case] and also in isolated rural areas. Also, why pay data charges to view the same image over and over [aren’t music & photo libraries stored on phones?] And finally memory is very cheap. Some suggest that large images (even broken into tiles) are inappropriate for storage on a phone – that…

                125 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show scrollbars in WebBrowser control

                  Please show the scrollbars in the WebBrowser control. For details and a workaround that's not working as smooth as it is when it was implemented in the control itself.

                  http://www.pitorque.de/MisterGoodcat/post/Somethings-Missing-from-the-WebBrowser-Control.aspx

                  76 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Let us draw polygons with holes on the MapControl

                    Currently, there's a bug where polygons won't render when they overlap themselves (see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsapps/en-US/04bf003a-f15d-446a-8f70-3fa96905c303/map-polygons-with-holes-in-windows-phone-81)

                    So it's currently impossible to draw polygons with holes, which e.g. makes it impossible to draw complex buildings etc.

                    61 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add "bool IsLoopingEnabled" property to Pivot and Panorama control

                      It will be great to have an option to disable the infinite looping of Pivot and Panorama controls and use them in a similar way like Picture/Article browsing, etc.

                      59 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • provide an api for 3rd party apps to control podcasts now that they have a separate app

                        I love to run to podcasts. A lot of apps let you control music, but nonelist podcasts. I reached out to caledos runner developers and they mentioned no API exists for this.

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                        • Support multiple media elements

                          To support things like midroll video advertisments, multiple MediaElements are needed. This is supported in Silverlight for the web.

                          43 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Office Document Viewer Control

                            Provide a viewer for viewing office documents (e.g. word, excel and powerpoint basically). The UIWebView in iPhone support serveral formats and give a very good user experiences in some content related apps

                            43 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Assign icon from IsolatedStorage to ApplicationBarIconButton

                              Currently you can assign to ApplicationBarIconButton an icon present on your project as 'content'. This basically means you have to determine your icons at design time.

                              By providing the ability to assign an icon placed on the IsolatedStorage, the developer will be free to create button icons at runtime, dynamically download them from other places etc.

                              34 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Urdu Language Support

                                Currently windows phone does not support Urdu language. You should provide Urdu keyboard support in platform because there is large number of windows phone users in Pakistan and India who prefer to use Urdu language. If you can't then at least allow developers to make custom keyboard for their apps so that users can write in Urdu language to create email, texts etc.

                                33 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve WinRT Frame caching and navigation behavior

                                  Windows Runtime API has presented Frame class, which page caching and navigation logic differs from a corresponding Frame class from Windows Phone Silverlight API set. This new Frame class gives a lot of pain to developers, because in many cases it cannot provide such app and navigation state management, which can be used to create good and predictable user expirience. Therefore, I want to request adding of some improvements in WinRT API to bring Frame's behavior closer to it's analog from WP Silverlight.

                                  More info about the problem can be found here:
                                  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11539755/winrt-frame-and-page-caching-how-to-create-new-page-instance-on-navigate-and
                                  http://caliburnmicro.com/announcements/application-state-part-1/
                                  http://caliburnmicro.com/announcements/application-state-part-2/
                                  http://caliburnmicro.com/announcements/application-state-part-3/
                                  https://github.com/Caliburn-Micro/Caliburn.Micro/issues/95

                                  33 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Better integration with system tray

                                    Would be nice to have the possibility to set background color, icon color, etc. not just hide or show.

                                    31 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • TextBox height or width can beyond 2048 pixel limitation.

                                      I understand the max size limitation to control. And there are some approach to work around on most of the controls. However, for some control, e.g. TextBox, it's a big problem.

                                      31 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Increase webbrowser control function

                                        Increase webbrowser control
                                        function

                                        31 votes
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                                        • Extend the standard controls to support true multi-touch

                                          We live in a multi-touch world, we have hardware that supports 10 points of touch and yet, in windows phone, once a standard control has focus the other controls will not be enabled to touch commands from different fingers. It is not a "natural" behavior and in some scenarios it would make phone applications act strange to [new] users. Windows 8, iOS, Android already support true multi-touch .

                                          Scenarios where multi-touch is needed:
                                          - Big device like 1520 and the user holds it with one hand but touches the screen on one side. When using the application none of the…

                                          28 votes
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