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  1. Email headers broken

    Originally posted by Sergiy (http://wpdev.uservoice.com/users/26024506-sergiy)
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    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 →
    • "TextTransform" property in Xaml, like with CSS

      As with CSS, it would be very useful if we could set text based framework elements to be UPPERCASE, lowercase, Title Case, etc with a TextTransform property in Xaml.

      This would eliminate the need to create a string converter, and allow the transformation of text which is not added through data binding.

      An example of it in use would be:
      <TextBlock Foreground="White" Text="My Application" TextTransform="Upper" />

      <Button Content="cancel" TextTransform="Sentence" />

      <TextBox TextTransform="Lower" Text="{TemplateBinding Text}" />

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        0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  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 →
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              1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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 →
              • 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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                    0 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 17 votes
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                    • Interactive live tiles

                      Maybe there is a way to create an API to allow us to make the live tiles really interactive (with buttons and other controls)

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                        1 comment  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Can you please give us more information on exactly how you would use interactive tiles? What specifically do you, as a developer, want to be able to do with an interactive tile?

                        Please give us specific examples of the interactive tile you’d like to build, so that we can understand exactly what you need!

                        Thanks!
                        Andrew – Windows Notifications

                      • 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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                              2 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 →
                              • Hide support email address on Windows Store's App webpage

                                There has been a huge spike in spammers scraping the Windows Store website for apps' support email.

                                The automated script leaves a 5 star review and asks that you do the same for their app. Here is an example:

                                *****************************************
                                Hello Lancelot Software,

                                What if we will exchange apps reviews? I recenlty rated your app https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/hacked/9nblggh6850j with 5 stars and caption and text 'Great Tool' / 'I will admit that installing this app was an ordeal. I want to thank Lancelot for taking the time to communicate quickly with me. I like the ease of the app and recommend this…

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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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                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • Bundle certain suffixes (like FREE, PRO, PREVIEW, BETA) to the App-Name

                                          Right now, you can not register them forever. You should be able to get them automatically and of course get them from existing apps.

                                          For example, the "PRO" extension stands usually for a better version of the same app from the SAME DEVELOPER. But if someone else uses this, it is misleading.

                                          I have a successful app in the store which someone else now released a version which looks very similar to mine (and is done very poorly, already bad rating). It could be even done on purpose to get some of the success of the main app...

                                          Since most…

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