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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  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  ·  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 →
        • TextBox height or width can beyond 2048 pixel limitation.

          I understand the max size limitation to control. And there are some approach to work around on most of the controls. However, for some control, e.g. TextBox, it's a big problem.

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            2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a ShowContactTask to show a specific contact's details

            If I have an app that shows a filtered subset of a user's contacts, I should have a way to click on that user and show the user's details in the native experience.

            I am familiar with the suggestion to take the contact's details and re-create them in your own UI... which would be great if the API exposed all of the user's details (like the Anniversary) which it does not. Also, having a ShowContactTask would allow me to give my user a quick shortcut to post a message on Twitter or Facebook without having to implement those SDKs (especially…

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              1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  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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              • Wireless deployment

                It would be nice to have the Deployment ability on my home PC able to be done wirelessly. This includes deploying in Visual Studio while developing, and using the Application Deployment Tool that is installed w/ the dev tools.
                For me, the benefit would be that when I don't have a microUSB cable handy, I can still dev and deploy to my phone to try something out, or deploy my friend's XAP to my phone w/o having to go find a cable first.
                This could be implemented via WiFi, of course (since Zune does wireless Sync already), or even Bluetooth…

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                  0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow access to MCC and MNC of SIM and network.

                  Allowing access to the MCC and MNC will allow companies to know when a user is in roaming, without the need for a data connection(which is currently the only way to know for sure). For us this is a necessity, as we are offering telephony services to clients through toll-free numbers (we are not a mobile network operator), but if a client is in roaming, we have no way to accurately bill our customer.

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                    3 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Acces to raw wifi,bt and cellular data

                    Allow access to raw data such as signal strength imformation to allow creation of indoor location positioning using available wifi, bluetooth or cellular networks when no gps data is available.

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                    • Contact Manager api : Need performance optimization

                      I am developing a Windows Phone 8.1 application using windows xaml and c#. And the app needed to sync users phone contacts with the server.

                      So at the point , We need to get all contacts from the phone and have to send it to the server. But compared to Silver light version contact api performance is really poor and it takes mare time to load all contacts.

                      Please consider my suggestion on this case

                      1. Polish your new Contact Manager api to get the maximum performance .Hence the user not to sit idle till it loads.

                      2. I could…

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                        4 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Consume WCF as a Service Reference in UWP

                        We are migrating an application from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. The first problem that we encountred is that in WinRT enables to add an Service Reference of WCF and in UWP is not yet implemented.

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                          1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • HERE API on universal apps

                          Hello for WIndows Phone Silverlight we have here API to use HERE MAPS. is it possible to have the same feature on windows phone universal apps?
                          HERE for SL link below: http://developer.nokia.com/lumia/nokia-apis/mapping

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                            0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Client for Windows Share/SAMBA servers

                            Add the ability to connect to WindowsShare/Samba servers.

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                              0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  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…

                              30 votes
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                              • 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 →
                                • Task-based operations generation when adding Service References

                                  For .NET 4.5 and Windows Store apps it is posible to generate Task-based asynchronous operations when we add a Service Reference to the project.

                                  That is still not possible for Windows Phone projects, and we have to handle with completed event based asynchronous operations.

                                  Task-based operations would make the code much more clean and readable.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Image Classes than be run on non-ui threads

                                    Currently when using WriteableBitmap or decoding image data you have to do that on the UI thread. This is very problematic since if you need to do any heavy image processing you're slowing the UI and negatively affecting the user experience. It would be great if there were specific classes that could be instantiated on non-ui threads (and then loaded by ui-thread image objects)

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                                      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • App Upload API

                                      The company I work for generates many Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps that will be uploaded to the Microsoft store. This could easily be in the thousands of apps. Currently we have a data entry person manually uploading these apps. Not only is this a very error prone method of uploading apps, but it also increases the cost. Uploading a single app pair can sometimes take more than an hour.

                                      It would be very beneficial to both Microsoft (number of available apps in the store) and my company if an API for uploading Windows Phone and Windows 8 to…

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                                        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Immediate Beta Approval and faster beta submission

                                        I think there are two ways to improve the beta program:

                                        1. Make apps available immediately.

                                        When developing on iOS (using testflight) or Android, we don't have to wait two hours for beta code to be "approved". We upload a new version or have the users download an update immediately.

                                        2. If immediate approval is not possible, then apps that have been published should be immediately available.

                                        When we receive emails saying the beta application is published, users are not able to download the application with the very own links provided in the email. Users are reporting a 1-2 day…

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                                          3 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Get/Query Active Directory user information

                                          As a developer I need access to the current logged in active directory user to check if the user has a specific role.

                                          Normally I do this with:

                                          WindowsIdentity currentUser = WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent();
                                          var groups = currentUser.Groups;
                                          or
                                          groups.Claims

                                          So I can get the SID or the groups of the user.

                                          Most companies want to control the access of the user by the active directory. The enterprise application uses this information whether a user got access or not.

                                          If there is no api to access this information, enterprise application development with uwp becomes uninteresting. Please help us out!

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                                            3 comments  ·  Enterprise APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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