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  1. Replace Tags With Number (use Tools)

    Replace Most Used Tags/attributes With Number.

    For Example, if (you/we/a tool) replaces <Div> </Div> with <1> </1>,
    1: page size will reduce
    2: parsing time will reduce

    developers build pages currently as they do, at the end before publish, they will use some tools to convert the tags to the equivalent number tags.
    and when they select "View page source", browser will Convert them back.
    for JS part, mostly should not be a problem, but overtime ....

    all the developers needs to do, is some thing like this:
    <!DOCTYPE html NumberReplacement>

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      0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • wcf and Add Service Reference for WP8.1

      Currently WP8.1 Apps don't support service references. Windows 8.1 Store does support it. This makes creating Universal Apps difficult that need this service. The only workaround I know is using a old Silverlight app for WP. There WCF is supported. But then supporting both versions of the App is much more work.

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        0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Windows dashboard, having the upload speed adjusted so that developers with slower internet connections can upload packages

        Windows dashboard, having the upload speed adjusted so that developers with slower internet connections (384kbps) can upload packages.

        Refer the case number was 1267384558.

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        • Cache Application.LoadComponent

          Silverlight cached Application.LoadComponent, it was perfect.
          Now in WinRT, LoadComponent does not have cache.
          UI are now slow when opening a new page from the same type (with different parameters). We don't care if it need more RAM, UI have to be smooth and page loading too !

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            0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Interaction.Behaviors and Windows Store Apps

            Interaction.Behaviors and Windows Store Apps either need to work or not. No BS in between. Some work some don't and this makes it very difficult to architect app.

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            • autopopulating

              Drawboard PDF is no longer auto populating in Store seach results - this is really affecting our sales. Instead one of our competitors "Draw Board" is taking the only spot available. As a comparison "Drawboard PDF" has 1,200 reviews in the US compared to "Draw Board" with 5 reviews. Any ideas into why?

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              • API to insert keyboard suggestions

                Allow developers to add suggestions to the user's wordflow keyboard. This will enable developers to add application relevant content as a user types.
                i.e Twitter/Facebook can insert hashtags and @ usernames, Calendar applications can insert relevant dates as suggestions.

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                  0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • StatusBar is error prone

                  StatusBar is error prone for a few reasons:

                  1. It's application-centric, not page centric, so a bug on a particular page can effect the app even after a back or its navigated to another page.
                  2. It's too easy for show/hide calls for StatusBar progress to be asymmetric. Most of the time, you're probably having StatusBar's progress follow a Task. A Task can throw an exception. A Task can complete successfully. Putting the Hide in the finally clause may not be good enough if there is UI stuff happening in the try block after the task completes. You might throw…

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                  • Do not remove Meta Data When App Package is deleted

                    Today I deleted my application Package from the store for my application. It also deleted all the Meta data associated with it screen shots descripts etc. My application is in multiple languages so it will take me about three hours to re-publish all this information. I do have backups of it on disk thank goodness but still this is a lot of work.

                    If you delete your app package it should not delete the meta data.

                    You should also be able to undelete an app package for 24 hours after you delete.

                    You should also be able make a backup…

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                      0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • More improvement in Microsoft application development tools.

                      why it professional choose java/j2ee technology for development application and website for more secure ,

                      i am many research on why people not used microsoft technologies for development software and website.people give me a one answer microsoft no more secure.not easily upfgradable and many problem with os and configuration.

                      i am software developer and i have get many review on that...........

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                      • Officially support Windows Template Library (WTL)

                        You should officially support Windows Template Library (WTL) and make it the first class native Windows API framework, replacing the aging MFC.

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                        • Allowing removing my comments..

                          just let me remove my comment.. I am going to have to keep posting.. now making poor comments until something happens. Since one did not think the comments were public

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                          • incorporate Block Select.

                            This means if editing any text having a non-linearly proportional spacing scheme must be converted to a font that is. Then the data usually aligns such that one can select it such that the data of interest is within a reticle. This feature is especially important when dealing with small sets of non-normalized data derived from sundry uncontrollable sources. With the feature, a column of data may then be selected from a modified copy of a source document and pasted into a spreadsheet where it may be acted upon more efficiently than using a parsing scheme. These needs which frequent…

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                              0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow partial localization of the app

                              All localization should work like .resw files work - if there is no entry in the app description you should revert to the original entry. Obviously sometimes it should be considered per sections - like if you don't have any localized pic, default pics are shown, but if you have at least one then those local versions are shown.

                              There is nothing inherently wrong to localize just UI and not the description, and it is much easier for small developers.

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                              • Enable to access (read) contact´s groups and contact´s groups membership

                                It would be great if windows phone will support access to contact´s groups. It will be great for 3rd party apps to sort/group contacts by contact´s groups.

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                                • Allow to send feedback on testers work

                                  I had unlucky case that my app was refused by the tester though on his screenshot you can see that he got exact message on why the app is not working as it required proper text to speech to be installed.

                                  I believe that it is important that such testers and testing team can get feedback when its work is not proper so they can improve later.

                                  I have contacted dev support and they told me that it is impossible right now and that I should post request here.

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                                  • Improve IE scroll lag with translate3d to move a set of rows using requestAnimationFrame

                                    Using translate3d to move a set of rows using requestAnimationFrame to change the position every tick, the problem is it's really slow and laggy when scrolling the whole grid of rows up and down.

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                                    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsapps/en-US/c795dd99-8924-4862-a64c-4c3295d36ba4/scroll-lag-with-translate3d-to-move-a-set-of-rows-using-requestanimationframe?forum=wpdevelop

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                                    • Microsoft needs to add paypal or accept visa card with advance security. i believe paypal is tested and trusted.

                                      Additional Payment option such as paypal should be added to allow people who owns visa card with advance features t register for Dev Center.

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                                      • Bundle Multiple Apps in a single package

                                        we would like be able to package multiple apps developed by our organisation into a single downloadable package, so we can put a prize on the complete package, something similar to the apple iOS 8 app bundle.

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                                        • Enhancements to the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Device Management Protocol SPEC

                                          ust curious to know if Windows 8.1 will give any enhancements to the Device management protocol ? Or enhanced features will be given only with Windows 10.

                                          Many important Device Management operations like:-

                                          1. Factory Reset

                                          2. Reset Password

                                          3. Syncml Session sync management (right now its only once in a day or upon reboot or user logon change)

                                          Are not supported. Any roadmap to support such enterprise DM features in future ?

                                          --DFriend

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