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  1. 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 →
    • 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 →
      • 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 →
              • Enable WinAppDriver for Xbox and Mobile

                Right now WinAppDriver only works on desktop.

                Getting these capabilities across the Windows ecosystem would fulfill the promise of a unified Windows. Making it possible for us to write tests, and code once and have it being tested in an autonomous way. So that in theory, our applications could report and find bugs for us.

                Before our users find them.

                Thanks in advance. Looking forward to the progress you're doing :D

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                  on the backlog  ·  1 comment  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 18 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  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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                    • 17 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  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 →
                        • 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 →
                          • 日本語版で、さして意味のない縦書きUIは止めてほしい

                            日本語版のWindows Phoneでは、ロックスクリーンをはじめとして、Poeple Hubの発言者表示やMusic&Video Hubのメニューなど随所に縦書きUIが織り込まれています。

                            一概に縦書きを否定するつもりはないのですが(ロックスクリーンやカレンダーなどは確かにそこそこかっこいいとは思います)、People Hubなどはタイムラインに無駄な余白が入りまくる、英語名の発言者の名前が非常に読み難い上に半分ぐらいで切れてしまって誰だかわからないなど、機能を阻害している部分があるように感じられますし、デザイン上もMusic Hubのように日本人が見ても明らかに不自然かつガイジン臭いカッコ悪さが気になります。
                            また、アプリケーションから縦書きメニューなどが簡単に使用できるわけでもありません。本当に使い勝手が良いのならばアプリからも容易に使用できるよう環境が整えられていてしかるべきです。それがなされない、ということは、ようするにデザイン上に小手先勝負で奇をてらっているだけといわれてもしょうがないのではないでしょうか?

                            とにかく、正直WP7.5での縦書き表示はWindows Phone本来のcoolさを少なからず損なっていると感じられるので、次期バージョンではデザイン全体の再検討を含めて再考いただきたいと思います。

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                            • 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.

                              16 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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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                                  6 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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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                                  • 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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                                    • Network Service for monitoring

                                      The existing ConnectionHelper provides a few basic properties that query underlying NetworkInformation class provided by SDK.

                                      The ConnectionHelper does not follow best practices or advice as documented on MSDN https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows.networking.connectivity.connectionprofile.getnetworkconnectivitylevel.aspx which state “The GetNetworkConnectivityLevel method may take time in some cases to determine the current value of the network connectivity level. The recommended process for determining the network connectivity level is to register a handler for the NetworkStatusChanged event on the NetworkInformation class. When a notification is received of a network status change, obtain the new connectivity level by calling the GetNetworkConnectivityLevel method on the profile returned by the GetInternetConnectionProfile…

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                                      • Error Reporting Service

                                        System supported application error reporting service, that would report back to developers application crashes and details.

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                                        • PCのWebカムとEmulatorの連動

                                          エミュレーターではカメラ機能をほぼ使えません。PCに接続されたWebカムがあるときにはEmulatorのカメラとして機能するよう改善してほしいところです。

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