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  1. Provide Sketch files for templates

    The current design documentation at https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/apps/dn958439.aspx provides only files in Powerpoint and Adobe Illustrator formats.

    My company and thousands of others use Sketch to develop app interfaces, that we then give to our developers.

    None of Powerpoint or Illustrator files are supported by Sketch and vice-versa, so we need Sketch files to start our design work.

    Thanks you very much

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      1 comment  ·  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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        3 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Access Podcasts through MediaLibrary

        Provide access to the podcast episodes that are in the media library so that they may be used to construct, for instance, custom playlists.

        Developers wishing to leverage the Zune media platform to offer improved or tailored podcast playback experiences are currently blocked. Instead, an app developer must re-implement all the podcast management functions that are already well handled by the device and the PC Zune software. Once access to a user’s podcast subscriptions and already downloaded episodes is enabled, developers may easily write applications which enhance the existing playback experience.

        This idea could be relatively simply achieved as a…

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          6 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • WiFi APの位置情報登録の充実と精度向上

          日本の都市圏では、主要な駅や公共施設はほぼ例外なくWiFi APが設置されています。これらの位置情報をGPSによる自動登録に頼らず、クロールして登録してください。これだけで地下鉄、屋内等での位置情報アプリの利用価値が飛躍的に上がります。
          また、ポータブルWiFiAPや列車内APなどがGPS情報から自動登録されてしまい、おかしな位置情報を表示することが少なからずあります(Mangoでほぼ改善された?)。これらの移動するAPを位置情報DBから排除してほしいです。また、おかしな位置情報を報告する手段があると精度向上につながると思います。

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          • Email headers broken

            Originally posted by Sergiy (http://wpdev.uservoice.com/users/26024506-sergiy)
            "
            russian characters in email subject field are replaced by question marks when reply is sent.
            Steps to reproduce:
            1. send an email from gmail web interface with word "тест" as subject
            2. download the email using phone default client (the subject is shown correctly)
            3. press reply (subject is still correct)
            4. send the email
            5. check Sent folder - subject is displayed as ????
            6. check email in gmail - subject is brolen as well

            p.s. the phone language and settings are UK english. russian is used only as additional keyboard…

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              1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Device status in Windows Runtime App

              Provide API's to retrieve the current device information(OS info, RAM size, power source) in Windows Runtime App.

              The equivalent class in Windows Phone 8 is Microsoft.Phone.Info.DeviceStatus

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                0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide the ability to hide/delete apps or in-app products no longer used by the developer.

                  It will help to keep cleanness and order in the Dashboard if you allow developers to delete from the list apps or in-app products that will never be published again.

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                    2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Assembly Binding Redirection support

                    We really need Assembly Binding Redirection (or Publisher Policies) is Windows Phone!!

                    Lets say you have a library A that the developer strongly signed.

                    Now let's say you have two other libs, B and C, and both of these depend on A.

                    If B and C were to be built with different versions of A, how will he use B and C on our projects?

                    In the .NET Full Framework, we would use a .config file to make Assembly Binding Redirection (normally, we would point all versions of A to its most recent version), but this is not possible right…

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                      1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Connect Windows Phone To PC Internet Via USB Cable (REVERSE TETHERING)

                      I would love to have this Feature Added to Windows PHone 10. It will be really useful to use the PC's internet instead of turning on Wifi Everytime for Most people who use Either Modes or Broadband Cable lines. Please Consider making it!!!
                      Regards, Pavstar

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                        0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • OpenCL or C++ AMP Support

                        Having native access to OpenCL or C++ AMP support would be nice to have, especially with the newer hardware arriving with WP8.

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                          2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                          • Urdu Language Support

                            Currently windows phone does not support Urdu language. You should provide Urdu keyboard support in platform because there is large number of windows phone users in Pakistan and India who prefer to use Urdu language. If you can't then at least allow developers to make custom keyboard for their apps so that users can write in Urdu language to create email, texts etc.

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                              3 comments  ·  Controls  ·  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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                                • Bring back SQL Server Compact in Windows 10 UWP

                                  Bring back SQL Server Compact in Windows 10 UWP

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                                    0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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 →
                                    • Let an app know if it's pinned

                                      At the moment there's no way for an app to know if its primary live tile is visible or not. As half the point of my app is the information on the live tile, I'd like to have a polite reminder show every so often if they haven't pinned it, but I simply don't know whether they have or not.

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                                        3 comments  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow videos in Windows Store

                                        Allow users to either upload videos or embed youtube videos in their application listing so that clients can see gameplay and/or trailer videos, which increases the possibilities of sales.

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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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