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  1. Give acces to call Log API

    Platform should provide access to call log so you can create applications which for example retrive unknown numbers from call log and find their information from public directories.

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      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • New Windows Dev Center app

      Currently the Windows Phone and Windows Store merge as one,
      the Windows Dev Center App also need to update.
      Thank You.

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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

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            3 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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 - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Assign icon from IsolatedStorage to ApplicationBarIconButton

              Currently you can assign to ApplicationBarIconButton an icon present on your project as 'content'. This basically means you have to determine your icons at design time.

              By providing the ability to assign an icon placed on the IsolatedStorage, the developer will be free to create button icons at runtime, dynamically download them from other places etc.

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                0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring back the direct access to facebook in the people hub that we had in Windows Phone 8.0

                In Windows Phone 8 we were able directly access facebook through the people hub. Comment on photos, write on walls without having to enter the facebook app. We were also able to switch between text messages and Facebook messages on the fly. Now with WIndows Phone 8.1 the app ALWAYS has to open. On my Lumia 920 it takes significantly longer to do that now. IT'S SLOW!!!! Please bring back the simplicity and efficiency of Windows Phone!

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to manage snapshots in WP emulator

                  The Windows Phone emulator should include the ability to manage VM snapshots for Windows Phone images. Developers should be able to create WP images that are tailored to be in a specific state, and manage those image snapshots.

                  Hyper-V is a powerful VM management tool, and it includes the ability to create new images and manage snapshots within them, allowing developers to save the current state of the VM (e.g., to manage particular testing scenarios such as upgrading the app when a good amount of custom data is in it, either for one app or multiple) or to roll the…

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                    2 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  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 →
                    • Option to submit your app only to markets where taxes are accounted for.

                      Currently, you can submit an app to all countries, or specific countries. I would like a button I can click that will only select the countries for which Microsoft already accounts for any taxes.

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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Displayed app package version in Windows and Windows Phone stores

                        When uploading an app bundle of an Universal app to either the Window or Windows Phone store, the version is displayed as "2015.523...." instead of the version the developer set for the package.
                        This is very confusing and a question was asked several times in the forums (see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d2913ad6-6130-45b6-8a7f-086ff7f04cff/problem-with-version-number?forum=wpsubmit)
                        Please comment and document this behavior

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                          1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Theme aware Splash Screen Images

                          I like the functinality of the SplashScreenImage.jpg file, but it's too limited for what I'm trying to do. At a minimum I need to have 2 images that are auto selected based on the phone's current theme. SplashScreenImageLight and SplashScreenImageDark would be great!

                          After that, it would be great to have the option to select an image from IsolatedStorage so that my app can update its splash screen image as needed.

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                            0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (Silverlight-style)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow to create Alert and Reminder from Background Task execution.

                            Allow to create Alert and Reminder from Background Task execution.

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                              1 comment  ·  Push Notification  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please add support for standalone application conversion in Centennial

                              Presently you can only convert installer packages in .exe or .msi. Please add functionality to convert non-installer packages or standalone applications developed as 32 bit Win apps as well.

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                                3 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 33 votes
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                                • different sound levels

                                  We need different sound levels...sound level for system, for alarm clock, for music-radio, and different for keyboard.

                                  I want to have sounds enabled to keyboard but not at highest level, also i want to listen to radio (throuth the night) and be sure that the next morning the alarm clock will sound as high as possible to wake me up.

                                  I hope you get the point !!!

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                                    0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • BatteryReport -- Full Charge Capacity value & documentation seem to be wrong

                                    Hello,

                                    According to the C# programming documentation (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/windows.devices.power.batteryreport.fullchargecapacityinmilliwatthours.aspx) the battery report (fullChargeCapacityInMilliwattHours) should return the "fully-charged energy capacity of the battery, in milliwatt-hours (mWh)".

                                    When I'm accessing this API, I get 1'200 for fullChargeCapacityInMilliwattHours and 1'300 for designCapacityInMilliwattHours.

                                    However, having a look at the battery of my Lumia 620, the label states that it has 1'300 mAh, and not mWh.

                                    Is this maybe a typo in the documentation?

                                    Furthermore, isn't 1'200 for fullChargeCapacityInMilliwattHours very good for a two year old battery? It looks as if this value doesn't change at all...

                                    See here for details on this issue: …

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                                      10 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • remove the lock screen and make it a notifications screen

                                      remove the lock screen and make it a notifications screen where you can see everything that happened until interacted with on the phone by simply pressing the lock button on this screen and the logo of the application of the Communication provides a small preview of a soft black and white and also allow us to access it only touched his notice. this implied that background applications in some cas updated costatemete.si presents many notifications have an application that only the logo appears and the number of requests for this application

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                                        0 comments  ·  Push Notification  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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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                                        • intelllitrace

                                          It would be really neat to be able to use Intellitrace when developing WP8 or WP8.1 apps.
                                          Intellitrace is a cool new way to debug complex apps without having tons of logging code and numerous breakpoints
                                          http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee336126.aspx

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