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  1. 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 →
    • 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 →
      • 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.

        16 votes
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        • 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…

          16 votes
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            2 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!

            16 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Enterprise 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

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                3 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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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                • Access Podcasts through MediaLibrary

                  Provide access to the podcast episodes that are in the media library so that they may be used to construct, for instance, custom playlists.

                  Developers wishing to leverage the Zune media platform to offer improved or tailored podcast playback experiences are currently blocked. Instead, an app developer must re-implement all the podcast management functions that are already well handled by the device and the PC Zune software. Once access to a user’s podcast subscriptions and already downloaded episodes is enabled, developers may easily write applications which enhance the existing playback experience.

                  This idea could be relatively simply achieved as a…

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                    6 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • API to access Bing Vision

                    An API to access the Bing Vision feature of the phone would be great. I work on an app that needs to scan objects like Barcodes and QR Codes and using 3rd party libraries is really slow, specially when there is an excellent scanner built in the phone.

                    Any way to leverage the built in Bing Vision (as a Task or maybe a Control for instance) would be great and reduce the complexity for building apps that need object scanning.

                    15 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Hard / soft reset in windows phone emulator

                      There is no option for hard and soft reset

                      14 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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 →
                        • Audio aggregation and routing

                          Provide option to combine multiple audio devices/interfaces into a separate device (aggregate device). Routing of input/output from one audio device to another.

                          Also a supplementary feature would be to provide user selectable option to assign an audio device to an application (can be overridden by application if it select a particular audio device)

                          14 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Low Level NFC Support to access SmartCards via ISO14443 compatible Protocoll

                            At the moment there are only APIs for reading and writing NFC Tags. Unfortunately this is only a very small part of the NFC capabilities. With an ISO14443 Smartcard support, you would be able to communicate with Smartcards like being used in public transport or supporting payment via NFC Credit Cards.
                            These capabilities are well supported by other platforms and I would like to see this support on WP8 too.

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                            • periodic task configurable

                              At the moment, the periodic task runs every 30 minutes. My suggestion is to make this interval configurable. For example, if you want to retrieve gelolocations frequently in the background. It is just not possible to do this at the moment. Other platforms (iOS and Android do support this!!!!!). Let the user decide what he wants (concerning battery life etc). Don't define restrictions for developers.

                              14 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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…

                                14 votes
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                                • 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 →
                                  • OpenCL or C++ AMP Support

                                    Having native access to OpenCL or C++ AMP support would be nice to have, especially with the newer hardware arriving with WP8.

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                                      2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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.

                                      14 votes
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                                      • Assembly Binding Redirection support

                                        We really need Assembly Binding Redirection (or Publisher Policies) is Windows Phone!!

                                        Lets say you have a library A that the developer strongly signed.

                                        Now let's say you have two other libs, B and C, and both of these depend on A.

                                        If B and C were to be built with different versions of A, how will he use B and C on our projects?

                                        In the .NET Full Framework, we would use a .config file to make Assembly Binding Redirection (normally, we would point all versions of A to its most recent version), but this is not possible right…

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                                        • Callback for all tasks and launchers

                                          Would be nice to have a callback on for example the phonecalltask so that we can determine wether or not the user actually did press "call" or "cancel". Same for other tasks and launchers.

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