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  1. 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  ·  Media  ·  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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          0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Interactive live tiles

          Maybe there is a way to create an API to allow us to make the live tiles really interactive (with buttons and other controls)

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            0 comments  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Can you please give us more information on exactly how you would use interactive tiles? What specifically do you, as a developer, want to be able to do with an interactive tile?

            Please give us specific examples of the interactive tile you’d like to build, so that we can understand exactly what you need!

            Thanks!
            Andrew – Windows Notifications

          • 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.

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              4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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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              • 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  ·  Controls  ·  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 →
                        • 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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                            4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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…

                            31 votes
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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 →
                              • Increase webbrowser control function

                                Increase webbrowser control
                                function

                                31 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Controls  ·  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

                                  30 votes
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                                  • Add PowerShell to Device Portal

                                    There should be a PowerShell prompt in Device Portal that lets me run extra commands.

                                    30 votes
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                                    • Custom Windows.Media.Audio.AudioGraph nodes

                                      Please provide a way to implement AudioGraph nodes for custom Media Foundation MediaSource (input nodes) and MediaSinks (output nodes).
                                      It could be something like:
                                      for input nodes
                                      IAsyncOperation<CreateAudioCustomInputNodeResult> AudioGraph.CreateCustomInputNodeAsync(IMediaExtension customMediaSurce);
                                      IAsyncOperation<CreateAudioCustomInputNodeResult> AudioGraph.CreateCustomInputNodeAsync(AudioEncodingProperties encodingProperties, IMediaExtension customMediaSurce);
                                      IAsyncOperation<CreateAudioCustomInputNodeResult> AudioGraph.CreateCustomInputNodeAsync(String customMediaSourceActivationId, IPropertySet customMediaSourceSettings)
                                      IAsyncOperation<CreateAudioCustomInputNodeResult> AudioGraph.CreateCustomInputNodeAsync(AudioEncodingProperties encodingProperties, String customMediaSourceActivationId, IPropertySet customMediaSourceSettings);

                                      for output nodes
                                      IAsyncOperation<CreateAudioCustomOutputNodeResult> AudioGraph.CreateCustomOutputNodeAsync(IMediaExtension customSink);
                                      IAsyncOperation<CreateAudioCustomOutputNodeResult> AudioGraph.CreateCustomOutputNodeAsync(AudioEncodingProperties encodingProperties, IMediaExtension customSink);
                                      IAsyncOperation<CreateAudioCustomOutputNodeResult> AudioGraph.CreateCustomOutputNodeAsync(String customSinkActivationId, IPropertySet customSinkSettings)
                                      IAsyncOperation<CreateAudioCustomOutputNodeResult> AudioGraph.CreateCustomOutputNodeAsync(AudioEncodingProperties encodingProperties, String customSinkActivationId, IPropertySet customSinkSettings);

                                      it would be very very appreciated!

                                      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 →
                                        • Disable Scrolling and zooming in WebView

                                          Using the webview control is sometimes a big pain. Please create properties for disable Scrolling, Pan and Zoom and Auto ressizing the webview.

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