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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:

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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.

    1 vote
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  5. 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.

    2 votes
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  6. 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)

    6 votes
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  7. 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.

    1 vote
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  8. 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.

    1 vote
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  9. 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.

    2 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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.

    1 vote
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 2 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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