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  1. 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"ru" language code and published my new xap version, the old xap version still remains in the Store with "Replaced and unpublished".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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        0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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 →
        • 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

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            1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • BackgroundTask to trigger at user selected time

            An essential and very beneficial feature, that a background task should be triggered at a fixed time selected by the user. Example, An app, that allows users to select a time i.e; Tomorrow 10,30 AM to do "something". User can also choose to run "everyday, every week, etc".

            I have some great ideas and working on this since some weeks, and when I tried to implement scheduling I was surprised to see that this is not available on Windows. (TimeTrigger won't serve this purpose, as
            1) it at least requires 15 minutes slot
            2) it has the trigger time between…

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              0 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • PIN should not count as a biometric device for UserConsentVerifier

              The documentation for UserConsentVerifier says that it:

              > Checks for availability of a biometric (fingerprint) verifier device and performs a biometric verification.

              However, if you have a PIN on your system, it treats that as a biometric device as well. This is not what the documentation indicates. UserConsentVerifier should not treat a PIN as a biometric device. It might make sense to have another method alongside RequestVerificationAsync that allows consent verification via PIN or password, but there needs to be a way to request biometric-only consent verification.

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                3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Error Reporting Service

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

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                  1 comment  ·  Unsorted  ·  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 →
                  • 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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                      0 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • LayoutTransform for

                        A beloved feature from WPF that is nowhere to be found in WinRT, I would like this feature to be added to the WinRT platform for XAML apps. LayoutTransform is a property of the UIElement class in WPF, but is absent in the WinRT UIElement class. What it does is it applies the transform before the layout run is done, unlike RenderTransform which applies the transform after the layout is done.

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                          0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • New+Rising category in Windows Phone store is not updating

                          New+Rising category in Windows Phone store is not updating.
                          Anyone lese facing the same? Please vote

                          15 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Greater information on Installed Apps list

                            On installed apps shows more information what the size of the application, the version, when it was installed, if it came from the store or not, their dependencies.

                            Actually the list of installed apps are useless is terrible just shows one app at a time

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • WinAppDriver - Create Screenshot Logs using UITestActionLog.html

                              I would like to be able to have screenshots for each and every action for a WinAppDriver like I had with CodedUI via UITestActionLog.html see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj159363.aspx for what I am looking for.

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                                0 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Apphub: Allow deletion of push certificates

                                It would be nice to be able to delete a cert you have uploaded.

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                                  2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Better way to take, upload and update localised app screenshots.

                                  Until Windows [Phone] 8.1 this part was too painful and took a lot of time and work. Hope there are some automated tool for taking localised screenshots.

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                                  My thought: Using simulator, while on a page, a one-click button that automatically take one screenshot for each language the app supports. Then, I navigate to another page, press the button and it take N screenshots again, one for each language.

                                  In the upload website, a way to remove all screenshots and a way to upload all assets for all languages at once.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • To enable customizing window border color

                                    Currently we customizing titlebar background and foreground, but border is not.
                                    I hope to customize window border color and gorw effec color.

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                                      0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Keep alive WiFi in when phone is locked to be able to have WCF app that let receive notifications

                                      I am very intersting in develop app in WCF that let me to receive notificaction from the server or other clients, but this is impossible for three main reasons:

                                      1.- WiFi is disabled when the phone is locked.
                                      2.- It's not possible to have an app in background that listens the communication channel.
                                      3.- WCF don't let duplex communication.

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                                        4 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • winappdriver: add logging options

                                        I'd like to see support for having winappdriver log to a local file, as well as support for setting log levels.

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                                          1 comment  ·  UI Testing  ·  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 →
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