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Welcome to the Universal Windows Platform Developer Feedback site. This site provides the Windows developer community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

  • Windows developer platform (APIs, runtimes, and controls)
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Your suggestions will be reviewed by the Windows platform developer team to help with planning ideas and to better understand how developers are using the platform.

What this forum is not intended to cover or capture:

  • Windows consumer suggestions: Use the Windows Feedback Hub app built directly into Windows 10
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If you’re new to UserVoice, two things to keep in mind are (a) List items (and item rankings) represent community interest in features, and not the actual priority list for the product team; and (b) Suggestions made using this forum will be moderated if they do not actually represent a feature request (or if too many different ideas are included in one suggestion).

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  1. Provide Design Resources In Something Other Than Adobe Illustrator

    Please provide design resources in something other than Adobe Illustrator & PowerPoint.

    At the very least provide a bitmap dump of the illustrator files.

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      • Faster XAML preview

        Opening a XAML file in Visual Studio is very slow. Compared to that, a full website (with a lot more mark-up) loads very fast.

        I typically edit many different XAML files and always having to wait is very time consuming and frustrating.

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        • Add "@" button on the titlebar to provide feedback on the spot

          As for the "?" button on windows to access the help manual, a "@" button would allow developers to receive feedback from final users. It would work both for Microsoft, e.g. Windows 10, and for third party applications.

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            • Documentation for App URI Schemes

              The windows phone developer site should have a place where app developers can search for URI schemes used in other windows phone apps, and get relevant documentation for them.

              When submitting an app the store submission process should prompt you to link to documentation for any URI schemes your app includes in the manifest file, or mark them as private URIs if you don't want to document them.

              This idea came from a conversation around Matt Lacey's blog post: http://mrlac.eu/1lxwDi4 where he found over 300 URI schemes from some of the top apps in the store, many of which do…

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              • Replace Tags With Number (use Tools)

                Replace Most Used Tags/attributes With Number.

                For Example, if (you/we/a tool) replaces <Div> </Div> with <1> </1>,
                1: page size will reduce
                2: parsing time will reduce

                developers build pages currently as they do, at the end before publish, they will use some tools to convert the tags to the equivalent number tags.
                and when they select "View page source", browser will Convert them back.
                for JS part, mostly should not be a problem, but overtime ....

                all the developers needs to do, is some thing like this:
                <!DOCTYPE html NumberReplacement>

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                • Internetexplorer - the FAVORITES should also open collapsed when adding new sites - if you have many favorites the overlook quickly get lost

                  Now - the IE favorites open fully with sub-departements. It should be possible to open so, that you at first only see hierarchy level one, and thab open further Details for adding new favorits. Greets, Till

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                  • Desktop wallpaper access API

                    So we can have apps that will able to change our desktop wallpapers daily from the Windows Store

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                    • how i can set background image in my app by code and save the setting

                      how i can set background image in my app by code and save the setting

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                      • Microsoft.Phone.Scheduler.Reminder class-Set tone to vibrate the Reminder at a specific time, instead of default vibrate tone

                        Hi, Microsoft.Phone.Scheduler.Reminder class currently has a default reminder tone, which cannot be overriden and I think it's a limitation, as you cannot have your phone vibrate at a particular time, using Reminder. It will be useful if we can set the reminder tone to vibrate so that not every reminder would beep when you're in a meeting. At times, you may want to set a reminder and let it vibrate in your pocket, still giving only you a notification instead of beeping out loud, when you don't want it to.
                        Thanks!

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                        • Windows tool to convert android xliff strings to .resx format

                          There should be a Windows tool to convert android xliff strings to .resx format within the Windows phone sdk, with support for mcc codes

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                          • Trial feature should be built-in.

                            The trial feature should be built-in with automatic enforcement, user prompting, disabling, etc, just as it is in the Windows Store.

                            In the Windows store, I can choose trial mode for my app, and then pick the number of days I want the trial to last. From there, everything is taken care of for me. If the user uninstalls during a trial, it tracks this fact and prevents them from starting a new trial later.

                            Contrast this with the Windows Phone world, where the developer indicates trial mode in the store, but has to manually track the number of days…

                            18 votes
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                            • Complaint Of DPE treatment in East Africa

                              I want to log a complaint on unequal developer treatment by DPE East Africa. There is alot of unequal favoritism going on with regards to developer support on issues like Windows Testing Devices. Certain people request for devices and get immediately. Unequal judging process based on friendship merits rather than app quality. Any one here can see its down right nepotistic. I launch this complaint on behalf of others and in good faith. Kindly i urge you to look at this matter. Thanks in advance.

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                              • We should be able to use descriptive text overlays in our screenshots, it allows us to better point out what the screenshot is showing

                                We should be able to use descriptive text overlays in our screenshots, it allows us to better point out what the screenshot is showing.

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                                • Allow launching app from URI using QR code scan on Search/Vision screen

                                  It will be very useful if user can scan custom QR code from other screen or poster from phone Search / Vision function and launch app via associated URI saved in QR code. According to documentation it is only possible using NFC (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/develop/jj206987(v=vs.105).aspx#BKMK_URIassociations)

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                                  • disable the close button while running important task

                                    It would be greater if we could disable the close function while doing important tasks like writing to the storage, or similar. However if the user closes the app during these processes the data might be corrupted. Or for instance we are in a setup wizard we don't want the user to be able to close the app until the user has finished the setup.

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                                    • Provision to add Metadata to Contact and change the contact display view

                                      Would like to change the view of the contact being displayed. In the current view, I can hardly see the contact number or anything that I would like to focus. If there is a way to change the Data Template for the list and details of a contact that would be great. Also I would like to add more extension points to the Contact Details that are currently captured. That I suppose is currently not possible.

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                                      • Add file template for ResourceDictionary in Visual Studio (as Blend has such template).

                                        I was surprised cause there is no ResourceDictionary template in "Add new ite..." dialog. Though Blend has this template.

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                                        • Windows Phone Templates Flexibility

                                          Create a more flexible template I was trying to create a App for my favorite UAAP basketball team. But I cannot a stat for them

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