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  1. Enable setting printer input bin in code

    In windows forms, it is easy to have users print without a dialog and to code the printer output to use a specific paper bin.

    This functionality is missing in UWP. One of our applications has users print checks from a shared check printer with the check stock in tray 4. 700+ users as 52 sites do this and it has worked fine in VB6 for the last 16 years.

    Now that we want to upgrade the applications to a modern environment, we find that UWP does not do it and WPF makes it hard leaving only Winforms.

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      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bundle certain suffixes (like FREE, PRO, PREVIEW, BETA) to the App-Name

      Right now, you can not register them forever. You should be able to get them automatically and of course get them from existing apps.

      For example, the "PRO" extension stands usually for a better version of the same app from the SAME DEVELOPER. But if someone else uses this, it is misleading.

      I have a successful app in the store which someone else now released a version which looks very similar to mine (and is done very poorly, already bad rating). It could be even done on purpose to get some of the success of the main app...

      Since most…

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        0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bug: ApplicationData.RoamingFolder support CreateFolder on Windows 10, but crashes on Windows 10 Mobile

        var RoamingFolder = ApplicationData.Current.RoamingFolder;
        var folder = await RoamingFolder.CreateFolderAsync("AmazingFolder", CreationCollisionOption.OpenIfExists);

        The second line will execute fine when running on Windows 10, but try to do it on Windows 10 Mobile, it will crash with a "E_AccessDenied"

        Folks at StackOverflow have speculated that on Windows 10 Mobile, the RoamingFolder is a virtual folder, and thus has limitations versus Windows 10.

        Could we either be allowed to create folders in RoamingFolder, or have it not be allowed to simplify the cross platform support?

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          0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Iran to Devs Account Registration

          Please , Add Iran to your supported countries list in Developer Account Registration.
          We'll develop great apps for Windows Store.

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              0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • language sorting in keyboard (windows mobile/phone)

              Please add support to sort languages and change their order in popping up, in case there are more than 2 languages set/installed in windows mobile/phone keyboard.
              I have installed English, Farsi, Russian and Estonian in keyboard and I want them to be shown in this order: En,Fa,Est,Ru; but now they're in this order En, Est, Ru, Fa; and I cannot change the order.

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              • Improve Windows Blog Commenting System (and Developer Engagement) with Disqus

                Improve Windows Blog Commenting System (and Developer Engagement) with Disqus

                This suggestion is for the Windows Blog, and is asking to improve its current commenting system by replacing it with Disqus: https://disqus.com/

                Currently the Windows Blog commenting system suffers from a myriad of problems:
                - Poor sign-in experience and profile system.
                - Static, read-only posts (cannot edit/delete)
                - Broken/no notifications
                - Buggy / Easy to troll
                - No up/down voting

                Conversely, with Disqus, you get the following benefits:
                - Community within a community (discovery/pollination/profile system)
                - Reliable notifications
                - Editing / deleting
                - Flexible authentication / flagging / difficult to…

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                  0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow UWP to use System.Diagnostics.Process to run commands

                  I'm adding custom commands to Cortana, and although this works, I cannot call any processes to do my commands - such as shut down my machine.

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                  • Fix the push notification issue for the love of god!!!!!

                    on Windows phone 8.1 push notifications are late. This is unexceptable! I as customer I had come to a developer forum to contact you. There are too many people having the same problem.

                    Whatsapp, facebook, instagram, viber etc message notification are late up to 1 hour. Whatsapp messages come after 30 min...

                    I have tried every single solution nothing worked.

                    I don't get viber or whatsapp call notification. How can you avoid such a big problem?

                    I use lumia 930 with EE network in the UK.

                    FIX THIS ASAP. I'm sorry if I'm mean but you don't deserve any sympathy.

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                      0 comments  ·  Push Notification  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • SMB (Network file shares) should be supported on Windows Phone

                      It is really sad that I cannot just grab my phone, go to file explorer and tap on a video I want to play that is on my local network. This is ridiculous.

                      Also and perhaps more importantly developers need this! Do you know how many hoops I have to jump though to make an app that simply takes photos and puts them on a network location... Too many.

                      With SMB support any developer could connect to a remote file share via URI (eg. \\servername\share\sub-folder) and then authenticate using remote server credentials and just like that you have enabled many…

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                        0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Let the Certification Report be public..

                        Why we can't share the Certification Report generated if our apps is failed in the submission?

                        We need it :)

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                          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add ability to rename our submissions

                          It'll be great if we can rename "Submission 1" to something else..

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                            0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Possibility to delete an app completely from Dashboard

                            Please add the possibility to delete an app completely from your Dashboard on Dev Center.
                            Right now it's only possible to hide an submitted app from store. It's so sad that developers have to stay with all of their apps which are completely useless and already hided from store for a long time.

                            60 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide a sandbox server to test In App Purchases

                              I am having difficulty testing an In App Purchase that is successful with Microsoft's servers, yet somehow my app never receives that success message. (Eg: a power failure)

                              We have made a private test app and we use real money to test IAP. This makes it hard to test when there is a $ cost to every test we perform. I would prefer to be able to test IAP hundreds of times without having to attempt to get a refund for thousands of dollars.

                              This is currently not possible to test using CurrentAppSimulator. Apple and Google also provide such a…

                              3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • report news

                                  Make available, at least on a quarterly basis, a report to the users of the changes that were made from suggestions and bug reports. It's a great incentive for those who report bugs or suggestion on user voice, know that they are being heard.

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                                  • app release date

                                    Make the release of apps developed by MICROSOFT itself in its own shop and shop of competing operating systems at the same time that WP's store or W10M, is a constant joke against us users of WP that not even the MICROSOFT updates its products in your store faster than updates in operating system store competitor, and that users of other operating systems receive news and apps better developed before the users of WP or W10M, we know that MS is a company which adopted the philosophy to expand its services to other operating Systems to go where your customers…

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                                    • app version on the store

                                      I wish you would make possible the inclusion of a field in the changlog to version next to the information of the changes as well as make available a field to include the last version available at the end of the description of the app for simple update.

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                                      • Option to categorise hidden/visible apps in store

                                        Now it's not clear when an app is visible in the store. You must open the application details in order to find out. Make it more clear. A textblock maybe with colors for visible/hidden?

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                                        • Make SplitView swipeable

                                          It would be great if the Splitview is swipeable without coding.

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