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  1. Location Change

    My problem related with Windows Phone Developer Account only. Nobody hepls me about this topic in Turkey :( I think it's Microsoft USA's problem :)

    When Windows Phone Developer Account started, Turkey is not in the list, so I Choose a country for continue.

    Now, Dev account available in Turkey, but I cant change my Country.

    Also, when i want open a Windows Store Developer Account , this informations comes with me. I dont want lose my account, my account will expires at 07.2014, because i open this account with student verification.

    "Thank you for reaching out to Microsoft Windows…

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable removing language code from the Dev Center "language history"

      Please enable removing language code from the Dev Center "language history"

      For example if you ever selected "ru" and "ru-ru" laguages and you published this xap to the Store then it causes Tile localization to show the en-us(default) tile localization which is bad.

      Note: in your .csproj file, there is a SupportedCultures entry like this:
      <SupportedCultures>de-DE;ru;ru-RU
      </SupportedCultures>

      When I removed the "ru" language code and published my new xap version, the old xap version still remains in the Store with "Replaced and unpublished". Wich means the new version not fully replaced the old version and this causes me very serious…

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        5 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Screenshots - all resolutions and languages at once

        Now on Windows Phone 8 when we have 3 resolutions taking screenshots may take a lot of time. You have to run one emulator, take screenshots, close it and run another and so on. We can scale wxga to wvga(it still requires some work), because they have the same ratio, but we can't do this with 720p. Emulators are even slower than the WP7.1 ones, so the process is really long.
        Consider also option where you have application in several languages. You have to take screenshots in one language, change it to another, wait until emulator reloads and so on.…

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          4 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Preserve exif information of Images while saving in Isolated storage or Media library

          We can access exif info (limited) using a Picture object when dealing with Media library. But if we try to save an Image within app inside Media library or some Isolated storage we can't prserve exif info of that image. A better manipulation of exif APIs will be very helpfull. Read the given link for more details: http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/p/84673/510718.aspx#510718

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            1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Sortable Observable Collection

            Currently for dynamic data binding controlls like listbox, <a href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms668604%28v=vs.95%29.aspx">ObservableCollection</a> is recommended. However the collection does not implement Sort, and it does even implement Move (so you can implement sorting on your own by extending it). Can we have a sortable observable collection for WP7?

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              3 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Windows Desktop software in the Store

              Currently only Store apps can be submitted to the Store. Please allow me to submit existing Windows Desktop software to the Store.

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                3 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                working on it  ·  Peyman ZanjaniPeyman Zanjani responded

                Similar to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK Preview, the Desktop Bridge is a pre-release and cannot be used in a production environment. We’ll share more in the coming months about how to get apps built with the Desktop Bridge into the Windows Store.

              • Give acces to call Log API

                Platform should provide access to call log so you can create applications which for example retrive unknown numbers from call log and find their information from public directories.

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                  0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • WebViews in UWP apps are using too much memory

                  The Edge WebView in the UWP apps is using a very large amount of memory while if I open an Edge browser window it isn't using that much. It is also solved in other platforms like android and iOS. Currently, I cannot create more that 10 WebView on a desktop machine with 8 GB RAM because that would use 2GB of it and the OS is killing the process.

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                    1 comment  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • New Windows Dev Center app

                    Currently the Windows Phone and Windows Store merge as one,
                    the Windows Dev Center App also need to update.
                    Thank You.

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                      1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 横長タイル使用を一般開発者のアプリへ開放してほしい

                      Pictureハブなどのような、横2つ分の大きさを持つタイルを、一般開発者にも開放してもらいたいです。
                      1つ分のタイルは多様な情報を表示させようと考えたときにはあまりにも小さすぎ、表示を断念することも少なくありません。
                      ユーザの利便性のためにも、開発者の利便性のためにも、そしてアプリケーションの多様性をさらに活性化させるためにも、是非開放をお願いします。

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow the emulator to simulate phone calls and messages.

                        There are several certification requirements from Microsoft that are impossible to test without a physical Windows Phone device. The requirements that involve phone calls, text messages, and zune hub music are all impossible to test from within the emulator.

                        It'd be very convenient for developers without actual devices to test their apps for the certification requirements if everything could actually be tested with the emulator.

                        34 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Assign icon from IsolatedStorage to ApplicationBarIconButton

                          Currently you can assign to ApplicationBarIconButton an icon present on your project as 'content'. This basically means you have to determine your icons at design time.

                          By providing the ability to assign an icon placed on the IsolatedStorage, the developer will be free to create button icons at runtime, dynamically download them from other places etc.

                          34 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  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.

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                              working on it  ·  1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bring back the direct access to facebook in the people hub that we had in Windows Phone 8.0

                              In Windows Phone 8 we were able directly access facebook through the people hub. Comment on photos, write on walls without having to enter the facebook app. We were also able to switch between text messages and Facebook messages on the fly. Now with WIndows Phone 8.1 the app ALWAYS has to open. On my Lumia 920 it takes significantly longer to do that now. IT'S SLOW!!!! Please bring back the simplicity and efficiency of Windows Phone!

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to manage snapshots in WP emulator

                                The Windows Phone emulator should include the ability to manage VM snapshots for Windows Phone images. Developers should be able to create WP images that are tailored to be in a specific state, and manage those image snapshots.

                                Hyper-V is a powerful VM management tool, and it includes the ability to create new images and manage snapshots within them, allowing developers to save the current state of the VM (e.g., to manage particular testing scenarios such as upgrading the app when a good amount of custom data is in it, either for one app or multiple) or to roll the…

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                                  2 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enhance Microsoft.Phone.Scheduler Alarm and Reminder classes

                                  The Alarm and Reminder classes in Microsoft.Phone.Scheduler are very limiting and do not allow for any customization. Ideally these classes would be extended to accept a UserControl object that would be shown instead of the standard Title. The UserControl should run in the context of the application that created the Alarm or Reminder, and as such would have access to the appropriate view models. From there the application could be fully launched if desired.

                                  33 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Option to submit your app only to markets where taxes are accounted for.

                                    Currently, you can submit an app to all countries, or specific countries. I would like a button I can click that will only select the countries for which Microsoft already accounts for any taxes.

                                    33 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Displayed app package version in Windows and Windows Phone stores

                                      When uploading an app bundle of an Universal app to either the Window or Windows Phone store, the version is displayed as "2015.523...." instead of the version the developer set for the package.
                                      This is very confusing and a question was asked several times in the forums (see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d2913ad6-6130-45b6-8a7f-086ff7f04cff/problem-with-version-number?forum=wpsubmit)
                                      Please comment and document this behavior

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                                        1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Theme aware Splash Screen Images

                                        I like the functinality of the SplashScreenImage.jpg file, but it's too limited for what I'm trying to do. At a minimum I need to have 2 images that are auto selected based on the phone's current theme. SplashScreenImageLight and SplashScreenImageDark would be great!

                                        After that, it would be great to have the option to select an image from IsolatedStorage so that my app can update its splash screen image as needed.

                                        33 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Silverlight APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • different sound levels

                                          We need different sound levels...sound level for system, for alarm clock, for music-radio, and different for keyboard.

                                          I want to have sounds enabled to keyboard but not at highest level, also i want to listen to radio (throuth the night) and be sure that the next morning the alarm clock will sound as high as possible to wake me up.

                                          I hope you get the point !!!

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                                            0 comments  ·  Media  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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