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  1. 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.

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      2 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support integrated logon in WebDriver for UI testing

      I currently use the CodedUI testing framework as it allows me to logon to IE as a different user/password. The sites that we test use Windows Authentication and ASP.NET Impersonation as they run on an intranet. We do not use "Basic" authentication so cannot pass credentials on the url.

      I would prefer to use the WebDriver/Selenium approach but it does not support our logon scenario.

      We frequently need to automate tests that run as different test users so that we can test workflow etc. This means that we are forces to use the CodedUI framework.

      Can Windows logon capability be…

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        1 comment  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Centennial should be an SDK - not a mere converter

        It should be possible to create Visual Studio Centennial Project in WinForms, WPF, Win32, MFC, etc, which should also allow mixing of UWP Code (Like XAML UI) with full interop between native and UWP Platform. This should be the standard way to create and distribute powerful applications that are not restricted by the sandbox like universal apps.

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          1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • AppHub の申請却下判断が担当者によって違わないようにして欲しい

          AppHub に何度か申請をしていると、何らかの理由で申請が却下されることがありますが、申請却下判断がまちまちなように見受けられます。
          拙作 Nel の話で申し訳ないですが、一度 3.6 Adult Related Contents 違反で却下されても、再度ほぼ同じバイナリの XAP を申請したところ受理されました。

          このようなことは開発者側に思わぬ恩恵をもたらす場合もありますが、出来るだけ基準が一律の方が開発側としても対処しやすく思います。

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            0 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Screenshot Hotkey in Emulator

            It is physically impossible for me to play my game in the emulator and capture an image of it that actually represents what gameplay looks like.

            My game is controlled by the Accelerometer and has very rapid gameplay that makes switching from using the Accelerometer to Screenshot tab and actually capturing a screenshot impossible. It simply doesn't work. In order to take the screenshot it takes 2 mouse clicks and about half a second. If I am lucky I can do it before my character dies, even then though the player is just moving in a straight line to nowhere…

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              0 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • DataGrid Control for WinRT

              Some business applications require this type of control!!!
              Windows Store Apps for the line-of-business (LOB) apps need help.

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                on the backlog  ·  5 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  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  ·  2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • screen recording api

                  An api to let us create us create a screen recording app.

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                    3 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ribbon Control

                    Add an easy to use and customizable Ribbon control like the ones found in the Office Mobile apps, that scales on PCs to Phones. While we can implement it ourselves, it does require a lot of work, and putting it in a XAML control would make life so much easier.

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                      2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Disable overpanning behavior in ScrollViewer

                      Currently, the ScrollViewer's content can be overpanned.

                      Since we are preparing a custom control with the ScrollViewer, the look and feel is not nice.

                      It would be great if we have an option in disabling the overpanning behavior in ScrollViewer with an API or with any other option to disable it.

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                        2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  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  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Greater information on Installed Apps list

                          On installed apps shows more information what the size of the application, the version, when it was installed, if it came from the store or not, their dependencies.

                          Actually the list of installed apps are useless is terrible just shows one app at a time

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • MediaCapture.InitializeAsync - throws unauthorized exception

                            It seems that there is a bug, which appeard after the last WP8.1 Update. MediaCapture.InitializeAsync keeps throwing UnathorizedException. I tested it on my previously (before the update) working example and MSDN sample.

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                              6 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Open access for XBOX Live achievements

                              Give ability to create games that have access for xbox live achievements. It doesn't have to be full access. Still only partners can have a "Xbox live" mark on their game icon, but having a one place for achievements, leader boards and friends would be great (WP7 Live?)

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                                4 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Media playback on emulator should match Phone

                                The phone currently plays a large selection of media formats (MP4, M4V, 3GP etc) that aren't supported in the emulator. This makes apps that use these formats extremely hard to debug.

                                Would be awesome if you could fix this :)

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                                  1 comment  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Unify Splash Screen background color

                                  When UWP app has a Splash Screen with transparent background color declared in the app manifest, desktop renders the accent color while phone renders the background color. It does not make sense.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create/Update/Delete reminders and alarms from a BackgroundAgent

                                    You can't add/update/delete alarms or reminders from a BackgroundAgent. It'd be great if we at least has the ability to change/edit reminders and alarms that were created by that app.

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                                      2 comments  ·  Background Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Print from WebView

                                      Give us a Print() function for the UWP WebView control. Using WebViewBrush isn't an acceptable response.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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…

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                                          2 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Tab control like in Microsoft Edge

                                          It can happen that sometimes we do need a control to store a list of pages/elements that looks like a Pivot control but with a infinite list of pages/elements. So, I think the tab (header) control of Microsoft Edge can be reused with :

                                          * A list of elements (with an icon/title/close button)
                                          * A possible template for previewing element (like a small window)
                                          * A plus button to add more elements
                                          * And maybe other buttons

                                          Linked to https://github.com/Microsoft/UWPCommunityToolkit/issues/894

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                                            0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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