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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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  • Microsoft Store

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.

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  1. Microsoft Store - proceeds to charity

    We would like to talk about setting up a way for proceeds of the purchase of our app in the MS Store to go directly to a charitable organization, as that requires special setup. Who can we speak to about this?

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  2. Provide a way to mark a Store submission as a bug fix so it can skip or fast-track certification

    From my recent experiences it seems that an app submission can pass certification with no problems, but then a subsequent submission that only makes a very minor code change such as bug fix can fail certification. I accept that this will probably happen in general because full checks cannot be applied every time and different testers may pick up on different things.

    However, it concerns me that one day I will run into the following hypothetical scenario:
    I release a major app update which passes certification fine. I then notice a critical bug in the app which I need to…

    5 votes
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  3. Pack UWP app into msi installer with runnable exe file

    Pack UWP app into msi with runnable exe launcher.

    1 vote
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  4. Stop storing per-user settings in per-machine database files that are exclusively locked (almost?) all of the time

    Stop storing UWP app per-user settings in per-machine database files that are exclusively locked (almost?) all of the time (or give us back delprof post-XP!)

    "2018-10-09: Delprof2 has issues with UWP apps on Windows 10. Why? Windows 10 stores per-user settings in per-machine database files that are exclusively locked (almost?) all of the time. I consider this a design flaw on the part of Microsoft and I am not going to waste my time trying to work around that.

    Delprof2 is the unofficial successor to Microsoft’s Delprof which does not work with operating systems newer than Windows XP."

    1 vote
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  5. Windows.System.Launcher.LaunchUriAsync should work in console apps, too.

    Some people really need Windows.System.Launcher.LaunchUriAsync to work in console apps, too. Currently it throws an exception because the working thread is not an ASTA thread.

    One possible scenario: a console app needs to open a url in a browser window, in order to get user consent from a web email provider that uses OAuth2 as the main authentication method.

    1 vote
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  6. I can't Register for the Windows Hardware Dev Center program.

    please help. error info:
    Correlation ID: 08367408-01b9-4083-90e6-ce15722bd8d3
    Correlation vector: Njx9lZ1PQ0KFYE/p.0
    App server:
    Time: 24 Apr 2019 02:35:33 -07:00

    1 vote
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  7. Dashboard Feedback Stopped Working

    The Feedback feature in the Dashboard seems to have stopped working. I no longer see new feedback that I know are in the Feedback Hub app (I can see them in the app).

    1 vote
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  8. Make it simple to submit a driver for signing by Microsoft

    We have a driver that we would like to have signed so that Windows 10 would permit it to be loaded and run. It is a device driver for test equipment we manufacture. I can't seem to find a procedure for doing this that is painless and that we pay for.

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  9. Convert a company account into an individual

    I made the mistake of registering a dev account using the type company instead of individual. Now I cannot change it to individual. This is not good enough. I have to be able to change dev account type. Please make this happen as soon as possible.

    4 votes
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  10. How to Start pre-order for digital game?

    My game passed all certifications and I'm looking for start pre-order for my game, how I can do that?

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  11. Please improve the Store Certification process!

    Please provide some consistency in the certification process. I submitted a game for publishing on Monday. It went through the entire process in about 2 hours. The game wasn't set to be published until Friday at Midnight.

    Over the course of the week, some fixes were made to the game's code and was resubmitted for publication on Thursday around 10am.

    It's been sitting in "Certification in Progress" now for 2 days. If it doesn't go through, I'm going to miss my published release date.

    If you can't give a reasonable estimation on release times, maybe let us put multiple releases…

    4 votes
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  12. Add a hardware dashboard API health page

    Please consider to add health check page for hardware dashboard API service for managing hardware submissions.
    It's not working for about a day (returning HTTP 503 on every request) and no one have a clue what happened and when it would be fixed.

    2 votes
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  13. hello, i want to close my developer account & get the money from my app sales, which is less than threshold level. how can i do that?

    hello, i want to close my developer account & get the money from my app sales, which is less than threshold level. how can i do that?

    3 votes
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  14. Additional fields in reporting and on acquisition chart

    Our add-on products are subscriptions. The reporting and the acquisition chart do not provide needed information for subscriptions.

    The downloadable report for each payout should show the number of months the user has been subscribed, and which subscribers are in the free trial phase.

    The acquisition chart should show, per the time period selected, the number of new subscriptions, the number of cancellations during the free trial, and the number of cancellations for paid subscribers. Also, the acquisition chart should show also the average number of months a user stays subscribed for – calculated from the time add-on subscription launched.

    2 votes
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  15. Submit LOB apps trough API

    Now we can automate submission to public Microsoft Store using service such Azure DevOps, will be usefull also if we can do the same with LOB apps enabling submission trough APIs

    1 vote
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  16. Let us delete addons in the partner center

    Please, give us the possibility to delete add-ons (with, without subscriptions etc) right in the Web GUI of the partner center.

    Right now, if you want to delete an addon in the partner center (which you have created there), you have to:

    Read and follow all the required manuals to delete an add-on with azure ad integration.

    Create an account, wired app to it, get token, app-secret, tenantId etc.

    Entered the needed ID also in the partner-center's section "product collections" and "adminstrator agreement".

    Search desperatly for a complete c# uwp exambple how to connect and proceed with a follow up…

    3 votes
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  17. AddOn

    Allow Store Product Add Ons to be deleted or at least hidden if they are not active.

    Over time our list has become unmanageable due to not realizing once submitted even if the add on is never used it cannot be removed. Even just hiding inactive products by default would help us manage our list of add on products better.

    2 votes
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  18. present DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL action button for store apps that have free trials

    I have an app listed on the store here
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/deskrule-desktop-search-engine/9nblggh43z1v
    it is declared as "free to try" but prospective users just see a big BUY button, and to get the free trial they have to hunt for the […] button and its menu. I am sure this limits the # of people willing to try the app!

    The default action button for free to try apps should be DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL instead of "buy"

    3 votes
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  19. Office VSTO add-in on Windows Store or Office Store

    At the moment a VSTO add-in cannot be published on Windows Store or on Office Store.
    An idea could be extending Desktop App Converter tool in order to manage VSTO add-in.
    Another solution could be simply extend Office Store in order to publish VSTO add-in.

    67 votes
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