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  1. 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 →
    • offline voice recognition

      Android supports text-to-speech and vice versa without online connectivity. This is great for dictation. Please add this feature to Windows Phone.

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        0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Frosted Glass

          Add Frosted Glass effect by providing a control similar to DropShadow control. The Frosted Glass is an effect applied on a container layer (Grid, Panel, Canvas) with a beautiful blur/transparency effect (like the Start Menu or the Action Center in Windows 10 Desktop).

          Linked to GitHub https://github.com/Microsoft/UWPCommunityToolkit/issues/902

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            0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  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 →
            • 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 →
              • 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 →
                • 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 →
                  • 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 →
                    • Remove the restricted file types for file association.

                      The most important file types are being restricted from being opened by any application aka devs can not register to use .mp3, .txt, .etc. Without this functionality how can we make apps that allow users to do anything useful with their files.

                      For example: I want to open a .mp3 in an audio remixer or a video in an app to upload videos. And I want to do this from within another app (skydrive) or from an email attachment or web browser. Right now it just opens up in xbox music. i can play the file and then its gone.

                      18 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Trial feature should be built-in.

                        The trial feature should be built-in with automatic enforcement, user prompting, disabling, etc, just as it is in the Windows Store.

                        In the Windows store, I can choose trial mode for my app, and then pick the number of days I want the trial to last. From there, everything is taken care of for me. If the user uninstalls during a trial, it tracks this fact and prevents them from starting a new trial later.

                        Contrast this with the Windows Phone world, where the developer indicates trial mode in the store, but has to manually track the number of days…

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                          0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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

                          18 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  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?)

                              18 votes
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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 :)

                                18 votes
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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 →
                                    • WinAppDriver: Ability to run application with arguments

                                      It would be great to have an ability to run application with arguments using WinAppDriver. For example, run installer from MSI package:
                                      dc.SetCapability("app", @"C:\windows\system32\msiexec.exe");
                                      dc.SetCapability("args", @"/i C:\installer.msi");

                                      Currently it is possible to do it using Winium, but not possible to do using WinAppDriver.

                                      18 votes
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                                        on the backlog  ·  0 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make UWP use Net standard 1.6

                                        Support the last version of Net Standard 1.6.

                                        Developing desktop apps for UWP is subpar as many API are not present like SqlClient. Microsoft is loosing a huge market by not supporting a full net standard.

                                        Net standard should be used by UWP and not limited by it.

                                        17 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Low Level NFC Support to access SmartCards via ISO14443 compatible Protocoll

                                          At the moment there are only APIs for reading and writing NFC Tags. Unfortunately this is only a very small part of the NFC capabilities. With an ISO14443 Smartcard support, you would be able to communicate with Smartcards like being used in public transport or supporting payment via NFC Credit Cards.
                                          These capabilities are well supported by other platforms and I would like to see this support on WP8 too.

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