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Welcome to the Universal Windows Platform Developer Feedback site. This site provides the Windows developer community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

  • Windows developer platform (APIs, runtimes, and controls)
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  • Microsoft Store

Your suggestions will be reviewed by the Windows platform developer team to help with planning ideas and to better understand how developers are using the platform.

What this forum is not intended to cover or capture:

  • Windows consumer suggestions: Use the Windows Feedback Hub app built directly into Windows 10
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If you’re new to UserVoice, two things to keep in mind are (a) List items (and item rankings) represent community interest in features, and not the actual priority list for the product team; and (b) Suggestions made using this forum will be moderated if they do not actually represent a feature request (or if too many different ideas are included in one suggestion).

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  1. Have a "Casual" genre section when publishing apps

    I think there should be a casual genre section as a lot of apps don't fall into any specific section already listed.

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    • Universal App time trigger improvements

      A lot of different apps are needed to wake up in exact time and do something. For example, timer and alarm apps. So we need improvement TimeTrigger class with AlarmApplicationManager accuracy. And it should be possible to wait these triggers for many apps in the same time.

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      • bookmarks in the podcast app

        the podcast app in windows phone 8.1- if I stop a podcast and start another, the bookmark for the previous podcast goes away and I have to search to find where I left off on the first podcast.
        please make bookmarks for podcasts persistent after moving to another podcast and coming back.

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        • marketplace management

          Manage my total apps purchase by deleting the unwanted apps from the total list similar like google store...
          And also give the ability to filter my payment purchased apps

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          • URI to Launch Calendar for a specific day

            It would be helpful to be able to launch the calendar for a specific day i.e I tell the user "you have x appointments today - Would you like to review them ?" and then launch the calendar.

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            • disable the close button while running important task

              It would be greater if we could disable the close function while doing important tasks like writing to the storage, or similar. However if the user closes the app during these processes the data might be corrupted. Or for instance we are in a setup wizard we don't want the user to be able to close the app until the user has finished the setup.

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              • Stop the AudioVideoCaptureDevice instance from automatically disposing on app deactivation

                It looks like instances of AudioVideoCaptureDevice automatically dispose when an app is deactivated. The disposal appears to be done in the runtime code, as none of my disposal code runs in these situations.

                This is an issue when the application returns to the foreground and ActivatedEventArgsIsApplicationInstancePreserved == true, because all application memory should be intact. But it isn't, because the AudioVideoCaptureDevice instance has been auto-magically disposed. This can be difficult to detect if the device is used in a deeply embedded object.

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                  0 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provision to add Metadata to Contact and change the contact display view

                  Would like to change the view of the contact being displayed. In the current view, I can hardly see the contact number or anything that I would like to focus. If there is a way to change the Data Template for the list and details of a contact that would be great. Also I would like to add more extension points to the Contact Details that are currently captured. That I suppose is currently not possible.

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                      • My internet explorer is not working

                        My internet explorer has stopped working

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                        • Scroll down when selecting text wich doesn't fit on screen.

                          You can only select text as big as screen. If larger it doesnt scroll down so you can only select part of the text.

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                          • ConnectionSettingsTask Add Busines App

                            There need to be a business app settings launcher native in the API.

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                            • Restricted mode while at school for students managed by their parents

                              In some places it is a problem that children are playing with their phones while in a class. There must be a way to handle this kind of problem, like statistics on how many times an app was started, or not being able to start applications other than some basic apps.

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                              • close account

                                Change country on dev center account. Cant believe this isnt possible. If you wont let me change the country, at least let me close my account and recreate it!

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                                • Provide an API for crash report downloading

                                  I'd like to feed crash reports straight into my bug tracker. Right now, there's no easy way to automate their download and parsing. An HTTP-based API with a program-friendly logon (e. g. OAuth) would be most welcome.

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                                  • Remove or at least increase timeouts on uploads

                                    In the dashboard, when you are uploading images in the app description, it does not work for me as I'm 100% sure there's a timeout implemented in the uploading code. I can upload the smaller promotional images fine, but the larger sceenshot pngs will not upload.

                                    Yes my internet upload speed is slow, but the site should function for slow upload speeds also, why not.

                                    The same goes for the app uploading itself, a larger timeout is there, but there is still a timeout that assumes a reasonably fast upload speed, which not everyone has. Everyone in the USA has…

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                                    • Add a support email link at the bottom of the Rate and Review page

                                      Invariably, some users resort to posting negative reviews which actually are questions to the developer that the developer can not answer directly because of the 1-way nature of the Reviews.

                                      I would like to see a simple change to the "Rate and Review page" near the bottom. Just add a small text blurb like "If you are experiencing problems with this application, please consider sending feedback instead" along with a link to launch an email to the support email address.

                                      To go 1 step further, making the support email process anonymous would probably convince more people to use the support…

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                                      • Enable political geofences such as country, state, county, city

                                        Some of our use cases require geofences e.g. when entering/leaving a state or reaching city limits.

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                                        • WebBrowser component doesn't apply CSS ">" selector

                                          The CSS selector ">" is ignored in the WebBrowser component of WindowsPhone 8.

                                          Lumia 720, WP 8.0.10328.78

                                          Example:
                                          <html>
                                          <head>
                                          <style>
                                          .class1 > .class2 { background: blue; }
                                          </style>
                                          </head>
                                          <body>
                                          <div class="class1">
                                          Level1<div class="class2">Level2</div>
                                          </div>
                                          </body>
                                          </html>

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