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  1. Photo Selecting API

    The default API and UI for selecting photos in chat and other apps should be updated and must include these two features:
    1. It should always show multiselect option. So that multiple photos can be selected.
    2. It should come with new UI showing a mini window(this should not be a new window instead a small pop up option covering 1/4 of bottom screen) with latest photos which is scrollable and an icon to go to full photo selection page.

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      0 comments  ·  Camera + Video APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 2 votes
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        • Exceptions thrown by ShowAddAppointmentAsync

          Data from my Xamarin Insights analytics is showing a number of exceptions raised by this method. The documentation doesn't mention them or possible reasons:-

          System.UnauthorizedAccessException - The method doesn't require any capabilities since it just prompts the user to add appointment details. Also the method is always called on the UI thread so no idea why this is thrown

          System.ArgumentException (hResult -2147024809) - all parameters are passed through correctly - a valid Appointment object, valid Rect describing the display area

          System.ExceptionClass not registered (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040154 (REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG)) - no idea!

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            0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Open Default Email App Without Using Sharing

            There are many cases in which we want to pre-compose an email for the user to be opened in the default email app (just like you can for Windows Phone). However, the only way I am aware of to do this in a Windows Store app is to use Sharing. This, however, requires the user to choose email as their share target, as well as limits and complicates the code and what the developer can do. I would like to see an API and/or namespace specifically for sending emails (or, more accurately, opening the default email app) from a Windows…

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              0 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Cach Out PubCenter Revenus With Check

              Cach Out PubCenter Revenus With Check

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                0 comments  ·  Dev Center Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Testing process

                There are hundreds user to ask about API, support etc. Let me drag your concentration towards testing and validation process.

                Its all about business, either B2B or B2C or any other model. As you are more aware than me that the IoT domain has got its acceleration. There will be enormous App on IoT. WIthout "T" the IoT is meaningless. For "T", the hardware is a must. So, the app will communicate with hardware. Any hardware. Custom hardware. following any protocol or standard protocol.

                Does your current existing testing process support that??
                Very recently I have added an App named…

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                  0 comments  ·  Dev Portal + Publication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • region

                  Allow changing developer region.

                  Use case: I moved from Canada to US and I want to update my address and region.

                  Unfortunately the Microsoft Developer Account has problem and does not allow me to do it. Support only recommended my to create new an email address and Developer Account, which is not feasible option for me.

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                    0 comments  ·  Dev Center Registration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • App crash on SpeechSynthesizer constructor call (Windows 10 Mobile)

                      Windows 10 Mobile Technical preview emulator.
                      OS version 10.0.12552.70
                      App target platform Windows Phone 8.0.

                      App crashes when it calls SpeechSynthesizer constructor.

                      using Windows.Phone.Speech.Synthesis;
                      ...
                      SpeechSynthesizer synthesizer = new SpeechSynthesizer();

                      This line causes exception "System.IO.FileNotFoundException: The system cannot find the file specified". Most likely it is system bug. Under WP8.0/8.1 it works ok.

                      Best regards, Leo.

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • CAN API

                        Please add CAN API to be included in the Windows.Devices.*** namespace for IoT.

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make Universal Windows Platform Open Source and Cross-Platform

                          With the advent of //build 2015, the vision and direction of Microsoft seems to be open source and cross platform. This appears to be the case for every new product from Microsoft except for the Universal Windows Platform.

                          It would be great, ideal, and wonderfully awesome to see this platform reach consistency with the rest of the organization and embrace the ideals, values, and benefits from being open source and cross platform like other areas of Microsoft now are (or are on their way to being).

                          Please provide consistency throughout the entire Microsoft development ecosystem!

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                            1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Option to disable the Windows Store

                            While I appreciate the notion of adapting the start menu back into Windows 10, the Store is not very appealing to those of us who have desired to stay with Windows 7, especially in the business environment. To appeal more to the business environment, I propose adding an option to Windows 10 that disables the Store and does not rely on adding a Microsoft account for every machine in a building.

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                            • Interactive background on windows 10

                              Manipulate the background of desktop with application.

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                              • Can you make

                                Themes for windows 10 on windows store.

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                                • Windows 7 Start Menu

                                  Given the debacle of the start menu for Win 8, It appears that a similar, non user friendly start menu, will be used for windows 10. The start menu for windows 7, is very user friendly. I strongly suggest using it for windows 10. I do not understand why Microsoft is **** bent on changing an excellent feature, to a less user friendly feature. It does not make any sense.

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                                    • Expand/Enable Universal Windows Platform to Transpile to JavaScript (iOS/Droid Compatibility)

                                      Companies like CSHTML5 (http://cshtml5.com) and DuoCode (http://duoco.de) are already doing this, but it would be great to see this effort officially adopted into the Microsoft Universal Windows Platform.

                                      Using Roslyn (as DuoCode does), UWP Applications written in Xaml and C#/VB.NET get transpiled into JavaScript and rendered via HTML5 canvas. The results of which could be hosted anywhere that HTML5/JS can run, notably iOS and Droid platforms. Or even on a regular ol' website.

                                      A mechanism that operates like PhoneGap/Cordova would have to be implemented so that access to external hardware APIs can be achieved.

                                      That way,…

                                      12 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • source code generating error APPX3210 while creating store packages Please fix it!!

                                        source code generating error APPX3210 while creating store packages Please fix it!!

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