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  1. Windows & WP have an wrong text display problem for mixed RTL & LTR text

    Wrong text display when write an English(LTR) word inside an Persian(Farsi) or Arabic(RTL) text(See Picture) when APP language et to English( This mean is Controls "FlowDirection"="LeftToRight")

    http://www.4shared.com/download/6wEhQ5Dcba/RTL_Problem2.jpg?sbsr=9d532eaef2551bc183b0d3a8201742533d0d56b269bcfb13&lgfp=3000

    For solve this problem must "FlowDirection" property set automatic for RTL and LTR text through checking first char in text.
    Like this Suggestion

    https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/8524696-add-auto-mode-to-flowdirection-property

    And for better performance

    https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/253374-missing-platform-apis/suggestions/8526205-provide-apis-for-detect-current-keyboard-language

    250 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable removing language code from the "language history"

      If you ever selected "ru" and "ru-ru" laguages then it causes Tile localization show the en-us(default) tile localization to show.

      When I removed the "ru" language code and published my new version, the old version still remains with "Replaced and unpublished". Wich means the new version not fully replaced the old version.
      And this causes me very serious problems:

      1. Some of my users will still receive the old version of my app (after weeks). The store randomly gives the old or the new version of my app.

      2. My app has a WP7 version and a WP8 version XAP…

      84 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix VoiceCommands so they work whether the app is in the foreground or not

        Right now, Voice Commands registered for an app only work when an app is off, or in the background. They do not work if you are in the application already, and use Speech from the Windows key to navigate somewhere else in the app.

        To the end user, it appears that the command is recognized and the system is taking you there, then it closes without actually doing anything. This appears to the end user like a bug in my application, not a system-wide OS bug.

        I understand this was not necessarily the designed use case, but consider that the…

        72 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Background audio problem in W10m build 10586.107

          There seem to be some problems with background audio in the latest build of W10m insider preview.

          The first is that when you develop an app and start playback from foreground UI and suspend the app - the audioplayback will stop along with suspending event. I've tested it on official sample installed on device. One or two my users also reported that it is happening in release mode. This hadn't happened in earlier builds.

          The second thing is that if you set background media player's source as a storage file (not playlist), then start playback from foreground UI, suspend the…

          61 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • ListBox.ScrollIntoView doesn't work properly

            If a ListBox has elements with different sizes and you call ScrollIntoView to the last Item, the ScrollViewer doesn't scroll to correct position.

            You can reproduce it adding rectangles with 100px, 200px and 300px of height and calling ScrollIntoView to the last item.

            55 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • MediaCapture.InitializeAsync - throws unauthorized exception

              It seems that there is a bug, which appeard after the last WP8.1 Update. MediaCapture.InitializeAsync keeps throwing UnathorizedException. I tested it on my previously (before the update) working example and MSDN sample.

              48 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Email headers broken

                Originally posted by Sergiy (http://wpdev.uservoice.com/users/26024506-sergiy)
                "
                russian characters in email subject field are replaced by question marks when reply is sent.
                Steps to reproduce:
                1. send an email from gmail web interface with word "тест" as subject
                2. download the email using phone default client (the subject is shown correctly)
                3. press reply (subject is still correct)
                4. send the email
                5. check Sent folder - subject is displayed as ????
                6. check email in gmail - subject is brolen as well

                p.s. the phone language and settings are UK english. russian is used only as additional keyboard…

                39 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  38 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • FutureAccessList Token

                    The FutureAccessList has an issue. After a firmware update for my phone I was unable to retrieve folders/files from a token. The token I was asking for was present in the FutureAccessList but it gave me a FileNotFoundException.

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                      5 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fix media pipeline in Windows Phone 8.1

                      The media pipeline seems to be broken in Windows Phone 8.1. It seems to have a lot of problems with memory management.

                      When creating a background audio app that uses IMediaSource to stream audio in Windows Phone 8.1, the app's components eventually throw OutOfMemoryException and even StackOverflowException under some circumstances. When looking through the memory dumps, there's a lot of uncollected garbage inside.

                      Here is a discussion on MSDN forums (see latter posts):
                      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/wpapps/en-US/37ac0ed7-1884-4251-9914-07fae6467b98/mediastreamsource-not-working-properly-in-windows-phone-81

                      27 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Wallet does have a problem when encoding ">" into Aztec Barcode

                        I have the following entry:
                        <Barcode>
                        <Symbology>AZTEC</Symbology>
                        <Value>M1STURM/ANDREAS EZ5E2PU TXLSTRAB 6531 062Y020A0023 33C&gt;5080 B2A N00 </Value>
                        </Barcode>
                        there you can see the &gt; which is correct XML/HTML encoded version of ">".
                        However when the Barcode is generated, it will generate this code as image:
                        M1STURM/ANDREAS EZ5E2PU TXLSTRAB 6531 062Y020A0023 33C.Taacgpbwnxf +ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooov!�
                        As you can see, it fails at the position where the ">" should be.
                        I decoded it using http://zxing.org/w/decode.jspx
                        When I encode "M1STURM/ANDREAS EZ5E2PU TXLSTRAB 6531 062Y020A0023 33C>5080 B2A N00 "
                        using http://www.java4less.com/barcodes/AztecCode/php/demo.php
                        I can then enter the encoded image into the above mentioned decoder and it will decode…

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                        • Unify Splash Screen background color

                          When UWP app has a Splash Screen with transparent background color declared in the app manifest, desktop renders the accent color while phone renders the background color. It does not make sense.

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                          • Pubcenter Ads should not play sound unless clicked on

                            Pubcenter Ads should not play sound unless clicked on or have a way to mute ad sounds. Users can't hear content in apps when video ads play automatically and this is extremely distracting to the user to the point where it can make the app unusable.

                            23 votes
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                            • Cortana cannot set alarm when any 3rd party alarm apps are in use

                              Enable an alarm in any third party apps, for example in my own app 627.AM, then go to Cortana and ask her to create an alarm.

                              She can't, there's an error thrown.

                              Please, users are uninstalling alarm apps because of this stupid bug!!

                              22 votes
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                              • "Access is denied" Exception with CurrentAppSimulator on Windows 10 Phone

                                Trying to call RequestProductPurchaseAsync on CurrentAppSimulator to test in-app purchasing is currently not working on Windows 10 Phone. The call throws and "Access is denied" Exception.

                                Note: this code works perfectly fine in Windows 10 for PC/Tablet, but is not working in the Phone simulator or actual device running Build 10512

                                22 votes
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                                • InkRecognizer doesn't find any recognizers for windows mobile 10. we need support for mobile

                                  I was digging into the new Ink API's and found out that the Inking works well for both PC and Mobile. But then i found out that when trying to recognize what I wrote, on PC it finds the necessary handwriting packages, (en-US etc) when developing we can set a default. For Mobile the API finds nothing and there is no way to download any handwriting packages in the settings. I tried both C# and vb.net

                                  21 votes
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                                  • Windows Phone 8.1 - Contact search not working

                                    Windows Phone 8.1 Dev Preview - When I type in a name to search for, it shows no results, regardless of what I am searching for. I have a business email account with thousands of contacts. Typing "A" (or any letter for that matter) returns no results.

                                    21 votes
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                                    • Icon lose quality in the Marketplace

                                      Hi,
                                      the biggest icon size requited is 200x200 bit in the Marketplace single App page this is resized to 240x240 losing quality.

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                                      • Fix MediaStreamSource in Windows Phone 8.1

                                        When creating an app that uses MediaStreamSource to stream audio in Windows Phone 8.0, everything works just great. When porting this app to Windows Phone 8.1, the sound is flickering and its components are "stack overflow"-ing.

                                        Here is a discussion on MSDN forums:
                                        http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/wpapps/en-US/37ac0ed7-1884-4251-9914-07fae6467b98/mediastreamsource-not-working-properly-in-windows-phone-81?forum=wpdevelop

                                        And here is a sample project source code:
                                        https://wp8libflac.codeplex.com/

                                        20 votes
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                                        • Email app crashing upon loading certain code

                                          Hi Microsoft,
                                          I would like to report a bug certain HTML code that causes the Inbox to crash instantly upon viewing the email.

                                          I'm not sure if this can be abused as we've seen on Mango where the phone is non responsive upon receiving a specially crafted text via notification.

                                          Please leave your email so I can sent you the information. I do not wish to leave it out there.

                                          Thanks.

                                          15 votes
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