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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 →
    • 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/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Disable Scrolling and zooming in WebView

        Using the webview control is sometimes a big pain. Please create properties for disable Scrolling, Pan and Zoom and Auto ressizing the webview.

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          0 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  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 →
            • 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 →
              • 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.

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                    2 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • periodic task configurable

                    At the moment, the periodic task runs every 30 minutes. My suggestion is to make this interval configurable. For example, if you want to retrieve gelolocations frequently in the background. It is just not possible to do this at the moment. Other platforms (iOS and Android do support this!!!!!). Let the user decide what he wants (concerning battery life etc). Don't define restrictions for developers.

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                      4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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.

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                        0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  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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                        • 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.

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                              2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Custom Windows.Media.Audio.AudioGraph nodes

                              Please provide a way to implement AudioGraph nodes for custom Media Foundation MediaSource (input nodes) and MediaSinks (output nodes).
                              It could be something like:
                              for input nodes
                              IAsyncOperation<CreateAudioCustomInputNodeResult> AudioGraph.CreateCustomInputNodeAsync(IMediaExtension customMediaSurce);
                              IAsyncOperation<CreateAudioCustomInputNodeResult> AudioGraph.CreateCustomInputNodeAsync(AudioEncodingProperties encodingProperties, IMediaExtension customMediaSurce);
                              IAsyncOperation<CreateAudioCustomInputNodeResult> AudioGraph.CreateCustomInputNodeAsync(String customMediaSourceActivationId, IPropertySet customMediaSourceSettings)
                              IAsyncOperation<CreateAudioCustomInputNodeResult> AudioGraph.CreateCustomInputNodeAsync(AudioEncodingProperties encodingProperties, String customMediaSourceActivationId, IPropertySet customMediaSourceSettings);

                              for output nodes
                              IAsyncOperation<CreateAudioCustomOutputNodeResult> AudioGraph.CreateCustomOutputNodeAsync(IMediaExtension customSink);
                              IAsyncOperation<CreateAudioCustomOutputNodeResult> AudioGraph.CreateCustomOutputNodeAsync(AudioEncodingProperties encodingProperties, IMediaExtension customSink);
                              IAsyncOperation<CreateAudioCustomOutputNodeResult> AudioGraph.CreateCustomOutputNodeAsync(String customSinkActivationId, IPropertySet customSinkSettings)
                              IAsyncOperation<CreateAudioCustomOutputNodeResult> AudioGraph.CreateCustomOutputNodeAsync(AudioEncodingProperties encodingProperties, String customSinkActivationId, IPropertySet customSinkSettings);

                              it would be very very appreciated!

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                              • 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.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Silverlight APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add TreeView control to UWP same as in System.Windows.Controls.TreeView

                                      Add TreeView control to UWP same as in System.Windows.Controls.TreeView

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                                        1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • SmsComposeTask completed event

                                        The SmsComposeTask does not provide any events.

                                        I think we need Completed event and something like SmsResult that can be used. Currently some Tasks exhibit this behaviour and some do not.

                                        Please make it a standard mode of usage for each task.

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                                        • intelllitrace

                                          It would be really neat to be able to use Intellitrace when developing WP8 or WP8.1 apps.
                                          Intellitrace is a cool new way to debug complex apps without having tons of logging code and numerous breakpoints
                                          http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee336126.aspx

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