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  1. Built In Capture Program.

    Create a Capture Program that can efficiently capture Windows Apps, Desktop, Games, open windows, etc.

    Make well optimized to sacrifice as little fps possible and sacrifice little computer power, such as CPU.

    Make this program free with no watermark for those who can't afford great video recording software.

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    • Merge WPF, Windows Runtime, and Silverlight

      When looking at help & examples online while working on my code, I sometimes run into differences between WPF, Windows Runtime, and Silverlight but don't realize it right away, and end up frustrating myself until I do. I see no reason to have 3 variations that are so similar, especially with the current efforts to make things universal. I think having 3 variations (did I forget any?) does nothing other than cause confusion and frustration, and in the case of some people (although hopefully not many, and definitely not me), a reason to leave .NET. If all 3 variations could…

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      • Make a Web App system competitive with the best of Firefox and Chrome

        I read that you are considering supporting web apps in Windows 10, using the Edge browser. I think that's great. But for it to really work, there are some things you need to do right. Here's my wish list:

        - Implement the existing mozilla "Open Web App" standard. It works great. There is no need to reinvent this particular wheel.
        - Don't require that I run a windows-based tool to package my app. In fact, don't require me to "package" the app at all. I just want to create a manifest and have your browser use that to install. (See…

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        • Windows phone dev Registration - Review Error code 6103.

          I was trying to sign up for windows phone app developer account, Account Info and Payment has green tick but in review it says like this:
          Registration - Review
          Error code 6103.
          c3345f59-6491-47a7-8d24-66aeb19cff1e
          2015-07-27 10:16:49Z

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          • Display current payout method

            Display current payout method in the new Dev Center.

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            • GUI Problem using mouse to resize windows. [Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview].

              Problem using mouse GUI for resizing windows in [Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview].
              20150723 There is a problem grabbing the edges/boarders of OS windows. The width of the grab areas to get double-arrow mouse indicators, for resize, is approximately 1 pixel wide. This is painfully difficult and causes UI performance bottleneck.

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              • Direct support for TypeScript and Angular 2 in Windows 10 HTML Apps

                It'd be awesome to create a new Windows App and select "HTML" > "TypeScript + Angular 2".
                By TypeScript support I mean: No need to transpile it to JavaScript. Debugging TypeScript code directly. Typing information for all the APIs, so it feels similar to C#.
                I know, Angular 2 isn't ready just yet but I hope this is something we can look forward to.

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                • Larger close button in windows 10 could be great for a touch interface.

                  It's very simple, when i try to close a window with my Microsoft surface, the close button is too little for my fingers (I'm not the only one certainly...). By the way, my finger's size is medium. For exemple, the close button could be a top right triangle or larger cube.

                  best regards,

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                  • '10.4 Games - back button' policy should be documented.

                    I recently had a rejection with this policy violation:

                    App Policies: 10.4 Back Button - Games

                    For games, when the Back button is pressed during gameplay, the game can choose to present a pause context menu or dialog, or it can navigate the user to the prior menu screen.

                    However the policy document for Windows Development does not state this in 10.4. Updating the policy to include this as well as any other undocumented certification requirements can save everyone time.

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                      0 comments  ·  Dev Portal + Publication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • The 24-month WP7 unlock

                      Hi,

                      I noticed that testing an app became impossible earlier this month on a developer-unlocked Lumia 900 (WP7).

                      Last year, it was announced that "On January 1, 2015, if you have not unlocked your Windows Phone 7.x device, deploying and testing of apps from Visual Studio on that device will no longer be possible."

                      But I did have this phone already unlocked when the announcement was made, and it did continue working in January, and up until July.

                      One cannot unlock a phone that is already unlocked. The announcement didn't suggest that even if your phone was already recently unlocked,…

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                        • ability to create a system-wide accessibility app like Android's AccessibilityService

                          Our company develops system-wide accessibility apps, we just ported our app from Windows to Android which is selling in the thousands.

                          We'd like to create something similar for windows phone using an equivalent of Android's AccessibilityService and UIAutomation for Windows.

                          It's a shame this framework hadn't been ported to the phone version of windows 10, we have customers who own thousands of windows phones who are considering swapping them out for android now..!

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                          • Support IndexedDB in Windows 8.1 HTML store apps

                            Apparently Windows 8.1 HTML store apps do not support IndexedDB, so developers are using ad-hoc solutions on top of SQLite:http://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2014/07/02/writing-a-sqlite-wrapper-component-for-universal-windows-apps/

                            This is a poor state of affairs for the web platform, since IndexedDB has long replaced WebSQL as the preferred way to store user data. So it should be supported in store apps.

                            7 votes
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                            • Add Full Line or No Whitespace Option to TextWrapping Enumeration

                              When displaying text, I sometimes want all lines to extend the full width of the line, even if that means breaking in the middle of words (I most often want this feature when displaying things such as URLs). I think this feature should be added by adding an option to the TextWrapping enumeration (maybe TextWrapping.FullLine or TextWrapping.NoWhitespace or TextWrapping.BreakAnywhere). I feel this is a very basic design style and is used often enough that it should be built into .NET & XAML.

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                              • API to Turn Off Screen

                                Please allow to turn on/off device screen via API to save battery.
                                Keep the app running, but with screen off.
                                Actually I have an app called "photo spy" that requires a black screen to save battery. But it only save battery with oled displays.

                                Bellow is the link of app:
                                https://www.microsoft.com/pt-br/store/apps/photo-spy/9wzdncrdckrl

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                                • snipping tool

                                  Hallo zusammen,

                                  ich verwende oft das Snipping Tool. Um etwas Ausgeschnittenes nachher auszudrucken muss ich immer den Umweg über ein neues Worddokument->einfügen->drucken machen.

                                  Gibt es einen Kurzbefehl um das Ausgeschnittene ohne diesen Umweg direkt zu drucken?

                                  Oben in der Befehlsleiste kann man allerhand auswählen, nur nicht "Drucken".

                                  Wäre es nicht möglich im Programm einen Button zu setzen, damit man das ausgeschnittene direkt drucken kann?

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                                  • Develop tools to help port Windows apps to Android/iOS

                                    Besides making it easier for Android/iOS devs to port to Windows through the bridges, I think you can think of making it easier for devs starting with Windows to easily port the apps to Android/iOS as well.

                                    For example you can buy Xamarin and make it free, or develop a bridge to help share C# code with Android/iOS.

                                    That would make it great for devs who start building with Windows platform first and wanna bring to other platforms.

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                                    • Re-store side by side screen images as in previous design

                                      The old format of showing up to 8 screen shots side by side would give a user a better feel for the app as a whole. The new single view at a time may let you display a landscape image on the pc store but on the phone it comes up squished in the center of a portrait format picture - so that doesn't buy you anything. If the app is a windows phone only app - cater to it.. instead of this one size shoe fits all. Not sure what the labels under the images do - they don't…

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                                      • Re-store 'last updated' and 'more from publisher' on pc store app page

                                        Included in the previous windows phone store description - was a 'last updated' field which would clearly let you know what the latest upload was. Maybe add this to Additional Information.

                                        Also the 'more from' publisher was an easy way for the developer to promote one's other published apps. It was also nice to see your 'badges' of honor... in one place {:

                                        Another suggestion is to add another section at the bottom - showing related apps - as long as they meet a certain review standard - to promote cross visibility.

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                                        • Verizon Mobile Hotspot

                                          Please fix the wireless issue where Windows 10 will not connect to my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Mobile Hotspot. This has worked correctly through Windows 7 , 8, & 8.1. My hardware has not changed. My wireless card is an Intel 7260 AC Dual band. I would be happy to give any additional information need. Please contact me at dvdizme@gmail.com. Thank you. Jeromy

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