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  1. GATT Server API

    Provide a GATT Server funtionality over BLE connection (just like Android >= 4.3) so that devices that work as GATT client can be used with WindowsPhone. For now WindowsPhone 8.1 only provides GATT client.

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      23 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Kiran works on the team.

      We published this video for //Build2016 this year – https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2016/P460

      In it, Kiran talk about how we plan to make unpaired BLE interaction available later this year. GATT Server APIs will be available to developers in that update so please stay tuned! I’ll reply back on this thread when it’s ready but suffice to say we’re hard at working making this happen. Thanks again for your support!

    • Need more info for stack trace

      Now with Win10 Dashboard the stack trace only provide a snippet of the error which is included in the error lines. However with the new dashboard this is the only information that is provided on the dashboard. It's not enough for devs :(

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        8 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • PathTooLongException while Cenntennial-Script pares the Result

        Hi,
        After running a ClickeOnce Installation in Centennial using a custom installer, I got the following Error:
        Move-Item : The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and
        the directory name must be less than 248 characters.
        At C:\Temp\DesktopAppConverter\DesktopAppConverter\converter_util\VfsOps.ps1:36 char:9
        + Move-Item -Path $file.FullName -Destination $fileWithBackupMe ...
        + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo : WriteError: (C:\DesktopAppCo...esources.cdf-ms:FileInfo) [Move-Item], PathTooLongException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : MoveFileInfoItemIOError,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.MoveItemCommand

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          4 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          29 votes
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            working on it  ·  0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • DesktopAppConverter.ps1 report the error on Build 14328.

            I updated Insider Build from 14316 to 14328. Then descktopappconverter.ps1 report the error about Network setting on Isolation environment.
            So I uninstall Hype-V and Conatiner, then enable Hyper-V and Container feature.
            On this result, desktopappconverter.ps1 report error.
            ----------------------------------------------------------------------
            [2016-04-25T13:02:01] Checking network config...
            [2016-04-25T13:02:01] Necessary network config not found
            [2016-04-25T13:02:01] Configuring network
            [2016-04-25T13:02:02] Removing all existing NetNat instances
            [2016-04-25T13:02:02] Creating new virtual network: "Windows Desktop App Converter Network"
            ----------------------------------------------------------------------
            Then Windows crush, Blue Screen, dump, then reboot.

            When I check DesktopAppConverter whitepaper at https://msdn.microsoft.com/ja-jp/windows/uwp/porting/desktop-to-uwp-run-desktop-app-converter. So download link is "We are sorry" as http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=785437.
            What's happen?

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              0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Centennial should not require Enterprise edition

              The current version of Centennial requires Windows 10, Enterprise edition. It should work with the Pro edition as well.

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                13 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Project Centennial not working on latest Preview build 14328

                Please make it work with the latest Win10 Preview build 14328 - it's currently giving "The operating system of the container does not match the operating system of the host" - I assume due to BaseImage-14316.wim being for 14316 - "BaseImage-14328.wim" needed I think.

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                  4 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • F# support in .Net native for UWP

                  There has been some discussion on the blog post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2015/07/30/universal-windows-apps-in-net.aspx?PageIndex=2#comments for supporting F# in the .Net native toolchain for UWP. I had posted this on the VS uservoice site https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/7542181-add-f-support-for-net-native but it looks like that was the wrong place to do that. I hope the votes that request got will be considered for this. A lot of people are moving to F# PCLs for library code and to be able to use those PCLs in the UWP and get native compilation via .Net native tools would be great.

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                    74 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    F# team just posted an update on their GitHub. https://github.com/Microsoft/visualfsharp/issues/1096

                    This is still a work in progress. One key thing from that post is some of these features and fixes have already been underway for months. While we’ve been investigating F#-specific issues in .NET Native, the team has continued to improve .NET Native. One feature known as “universal shared generics” is likely to have improved .NET Native’s support for F#, even without that being an explicit goal of the feature.

                  • Bugs in badge elements ("activity" & "error" glyphs) / C# Windows UWP

                    Hello,

                    According to the MSDN manual (https://msdn.microsoft.com/de-ch/library/windows/apps/br212849) there should be a glyph "Activity" (<badge value="activity"/>).

                    Unfortunately, the glyph "activity" is never displayed on the tile. But when I'm using any other glyph (such as "alarm", "alert", "attention"), it is properly displayed.

                    Furthermore, the gyph "error" can also not be used. Instead, the glyph "attention" is shown.

                    See here for details on this issue:https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsapps/en-US/755869a1-53d4-410e-a61f-3a21e1a97caa/possible-bug-in-badge-elements-activity-glyph?forum=wpdevelop

                    Would be great to have these bugs fixed soon.

                    Thanks and best regards,
                    Patrick

                    6 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Let us draw polygons with holes on the MapControl

                      Currently, there's a bug where polygons won't render when they overlap themselves (see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsapps/en-US/04bf003a-f15d-446a-8f70-3fa96905c303/map-polygons-with-holes-in-windows-phone-81)

                      So it's currently impossible to draw polygons with holes, which e.g. makes it impossible to draw complex buildings etc.

                      91 votes
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                        working on it  ·  4 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Devcenter App

                        Well I think that the devcenter app should be updated/extended so that the app can show the windows store apps as well as the phone apps (which it currently does) Ideally it should also use the live tiles to show the current stats on your apps. And if possible add the ability to connect to the pubcenter as well, or make a 2nd app to handle that. Although I do like the idea of being able to see both the download, and advertising stats for an app at once/one screen or easily go between the two.

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                          working on it  ·  0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Filter app reviews by version number.

                          Sometimes reviews can be for previous versions of the app. This can lead to some confusion about complaints in the reviews and whether they were fixed or not. Many times I've read reviews for apps and decided to not get it because I was unsure whether it was listened to and fixed or not.
                          iOS has this implemented in their store and I believe it works great. If its not a legal issue, I firmly believe this needs to be implemented in the Windows Phone store.

                          48 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please provide support for adding developer user id to Windows Developer account.

                            Please provide support for adding developer user id to Windows Developer account.

                            7 votes
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                            • Like the old dashboard I would like to see the total number of downloads and the total money earned

                              Like the old dashboard I would like to see the total number of downloads and the total money earned

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                                working on it  ·  0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Quick Link to show all Publisher apps

                                Provide a single link to retrieve all the applications by a specific Publisher like the Android Market.

                                This just helps make advertising easier, without listing individual apps.

                                32 votes
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                                  working on it  ·  1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please provide support for S/MIME email

                                  S/MIME email is a mandatory requirement at my company and support for that on the Windows Phone platform is needed before we can consider it.

                                  26 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thank you for the suggestion and commentary; I’m pleased to mark this suggestion as ‘Started’.

                                    As announced at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference and on the Windows Phone Blog, S/MIME support is coming to Windows Phone with the Windows Phone enterprise feature pack, with an announced delivery in the first half of 2014.

                                    For more information, please refer to the Windows Phone team blog at:
                                    http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/windowsphone/archive/2013/07/10/making-windows-phone-an-even-better-choice-for-business.aspx

                                  • Fix Map control so that it is possible to databind/add multiple objects in Universal apps with reasonable performance

                                    When you add items to the map and then pan the map the items aren't following the map but are lagging behind.

                                    If you add more than a few, like 25+ the performance is so bad that you have to wait for a few seconds after you stop to be sure that the pins/controls are in the right position.

                                    This is only happening in Universal apps if we make a Silverlight app the pins are following the map like they should even if more than a few hundred items are added.

                                    There are lot's of posts about this around the…

                                    17 votes
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