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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. Faster OS updates (with API and API behavioral fixes)

    There have been numerous major bugs and lack of features that are taking just too long to update. If Windows Phone as any faith in its future it needs a lot more support from the development team. Bugs like the "other storage" have been there too long and only get fixed in annual updates. They should have been fixed days or weeks after discovery.

    The delay not only has a impact on phone users, but also on the developers building the apps for the phone when the bugs and missing features impact the user's app experience.

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    • mark sideloaded app in app list

      Mark sideloaded apps in app list so one can differentiate an in-store app from a side loaded version that's in development.

      4 votes
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      • Images of the new system

        We need images or iso to test first the new version of windows phone, something like apple make with ios. This is good for helping MS to close bug and it's good for us to test the apps. This can be an easy thing because the phone have the same hardware platform.

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        • Photo chooser improvement

          Photo chooser should also allow us to customize the photo chooser task like the one in Photos Hub. The photo chooser task needs to support selecting multiple pictures feature, and add an app bar to it.

          7 votes
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          • Make the logic of launching a navigation app from the MapsDirectionTask equal from the one used within the Bing search.

            Make the logic of the MapsDirectionTask equal from the one used within the Bing search. In fact in the second case the "directions" toolbar start the navigation app while in all the app using MapsDirectionTask the toolbar button of the same name let the user go back to a previous page asking dor start - end point, while the launch of a navigation app is made in done by a different toolbar button in that previous page.

            I think that it is not nice to give a different user experience.

            3 votes
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            • 2 votes
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              • Intergrate the silverlight toolkit with the Windows Phone SDK.

                It's annoying having to download and install the toolkit separately.

                2 votes
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                • Enhance MapsDirectionsTask

                  BingMapsDirectionsTask, Only set start point, when the task is running, it's prompt "Getting directions" , it's alert "End point not found, we couldn't find a match for your ending point."
                  I don't think this is a good design for BingMapsDirectionsTask, it's not flexible.
                  i cloud be only set the start point or not.

                  2 votes
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                  • Allow apps to implement Launchers or Choosers

                    When developing apps it is often useful to leverage existing Launchers and Choosers as Tasks to access certain data or perform an operation. Currently this is only exposed for system-level data and operations.

                    It would be ideal to allow apps to expose certain bits of data or functionality to other apps to provide a complementary experience in terms of reuse of information or performing similar tasks.

                    Imagine shopping apps being able to share a set of data such as a wish list or news apps being able to share a list of news feeds. Imagine having an installed app do…

                    4 votes
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                    • Enterprise Development Support

                      The current developer ecosystem for WindowsPhone apps is focused on individual developers or corporate developer accounts that typically distribute apps to the masses via the Marketplace.

                      Internal use of apps is defined as a "beta test" and requires a list of Live IDs designated to allow a certain set of users to download and use the app. This is very limited and also time consuming. Ideally, a company may wish to dedicate a group of Live IDs as testers to be used each time. Allowing for tester groups or "profiles" would allow for efficient test setup in the Marketplace, especially…

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                      • Allow access to binary data of Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Media.Song class

                        The MediaPlayer class can play Song objects, but there is currently no way to get at the song data. Allow binary access would allow custom vizualizations, media players, and audio enabled games.

                        This would also solve another requested issue where devs want to get visualization data. With access to the song binary, this data could just be created by the dev.

                        http://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-app-platform/suggestions/1908309-enable-microsoft-xna-framework-media-visualization

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                        • regioninfo

                          Add a full support of RegionInfo and add possibility to instanciate one with two letter iso code.

                          SO, we can use it to dispal country name with user language.

                          3 votes
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                          • Enable the tile home screen & the whole phone to work in 270 degree landscape mod

                            with this mod we can enjoy the platform more the than ever before is to make in the landscape like the upcoming windows 8 or like the original tile home screen from up to down or down to up

                            9 votes
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                            • Multitasking support

                              Return back a multi-task support (may be optional?) will significal improve advanced users experience. In current situation its almost impossible to create some kind of applications, such as different trackers, survilence etc

                              9 votes
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                                • QRCode should support chinese

                                  QRCode should support chinese

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Windows Phone Tools Self-Install instead of Web-Install

                                    It would be very nice to be able to download the entire Windows Phone Tools and install it, instead of having to use the web for installation. I am a teacher and having to install it this way for the entire lab takes forever.

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Progress or status notice on EmailComposeTask

                                      There is currently no way to know if an EmailComposeTask was cancelled or got an error while sending. I need to be able to tell if the user actually went through with the email to know whether to delete the email text. Otherwise I have to ask the user if they sent it (poor user experience).

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Linq To SQL GUI for like in .net

                                        The implementation of the SQL Compact was a pretty steap learning curve for me as i was used to the .net GUI Implementation that made it very easy to use. I think there needs to be more focus on making it easier and quicker to implement these plumbing features as a lot of developers will be hobbyist and do not contain the time and knowledge required to implement of lot of these plumbing features. Please make it quick and simple for us to get our ideas out there. Detailed customization should be an after thought for us

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Preserve exif information of Images while saving in Isolated storage or Media library

                                          We can access exif info (limited) using a Picture object when dealing with Media library. But if we try to save an Image within app inside Media library or some Isolated storage we can't prserve exif info of that image. A better manipulation of exif APIs will be very helpfull. Read the given link for more details: http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/p/84673/510718.aspx#510718

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