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  1. Documentation for App URI Schemes

    The windows phone developer site should have a place where app developers can search for URI schemes used in other windows phone apps, and get relevant documentation for them.

    When submitting an app the store submission process should prompt you to link to documentation for any URI schemes your app includes in the manifest file, or mark them as private URIs if you don't want to document them.

    This idea came from a conversation around Matt Lacey's blog post: http://mrlac.eu/1lxwDi4 where he found over 300 URI schemes from some of the top apps in the store, many of which do…

    79 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • SIP Stack

      A business feature that would be really nice to have support for it the ability to tie into a VoIP network for voip phone calls... the most common architecture is the SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). So I would like the ability to configure a SIP client that ties into our VoIP PBX and phone system.. so my WP7 would basically become my desk phone (extension). The only way this would really work well is if it ran in the background like the phone's native phone functionality.

      79 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow changing the country and name after registration on Windows Phone Store, PubCenter and Windows Store

        Allow changing the country and name after registration on Windows Phone Store, PubCenter and Windows Store.

        75 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Overlay UI like Android

          The new Notification access is awesome but is it possible to add Overlay UI and " Services " ( you will find it under accessibility settings in Android) to RS2. It will make UWP more powerful like win32 and also let dev make some powerful and useful apps like " Universal Copy " and 'Native Clipboard" . I am adding some screenshots too. You can install those Android apps yourself. Screenshot_2016-06-12-11-02-35.png http://i.imgur.com/bpHQXue.png
          Screenshot_2016-06-12-11-02-14.png http://i.imgur.com/mJBcme2.png
          Screenshot_2016-06-12-11-01-36.png http://i.imgur.com/dTfqzrO.png
          Screenshot_2016-06-12-10-59-52.png http://i.imgur.com/SEmJSNe.png
          Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-47.png http://i.imgur.com/WzD5NUW.png
          Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-41.png http://i.imgur.com/oin3msr.png
          Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-21.png http://i.imgur.com/YCyUP59.png
          Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-14.png http://i.imgur.com/77WIVRf.png
          Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-21-26.png http://i.imgur.com/vV9Ct3N.png
          I really want the Universal Apps to grow more powerful. I hope…

          74 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve CameraCaptureUI on Windows 10 desktop

            The current design of the CameraCaptureUI on Windows 10 desktop/tablet renders it useless.
            In Windows 8.1 :
            - The CameraCaptureUI was shown in full screen
            - You could take a picture by clicking anywhere on the screen

            In Windows 10 :
            - The CameraCaptureUI is shown in a very small window
            - You have to click on a small button to take a photo

            How to you intend your Surface Pro users to keep the Surface steady with one hand, while taking a look at the small preview and clicking on a small button with the other hand?

            Can you…

            72 votes
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              20 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Ancestor binding missing

              Currently the RelativeSourceMode only supports None, TemplatedParent and Self.

              Would be really helpful to have FindAncestor API added, just like in Silverlight 5 and WPF.

              70 votes
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                2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add official support for the Modern C++ projection written by Kenny Kerr

                From http://moderncpp.com/

                "Modern is a Standard C++ language projection for the Windows Runtime. The Modern compiler produces a header-only library designed to provide Standard C++ developers with first-class access to the Windows API.
                It takes advantage of C++11 and beyond to provide a truly modern language projection for the Windows Runtime. So while it is still COM under the hood, a C++ developer should think in terms of references rather than pointers. Practically nothing is off limits to the developer hungry for power, but you don’t need to sacrifice productivity or safety along the way. About the only thing that…

                68 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add PowerShell to Device Portal

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

                  65 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Need more info for stack trace

                    Now with Win10 Dashboard the stack trace only provide a snippet of the error which is included in the error lines. However with the new dashboard this is the only information that is provided on the dashboard. It's not enough for devs :(

                    59 votes
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                      9 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Can you include in this user voice entry the specific details of what is missing? we are working on improving these reports, and the more specific information we have about issues the more we will be able to add.

                    • Support To New Applications (New & Rising list)

                      Platform should support new applications that are not big companies'. In these days all new applications don't appear in New+Rising category, and some new applications are dying. We have communicate with Microsoft Support about this situation and they said "We don't promise "New applications always enter New+Rising category" to developers. It is so embarrassing for small companies or freelance developers. You should support new applications, you should support us.

                      59 votes
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                        13 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Payoneer as a payment method for Windows Phone Store / Windows Store / PubCenter earnings.

                        Add Payoneer as a payment method for Windows Phone Store / Windows Store / PubCenter earnings.

                        59 votes
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                          10 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Implement XAML style triggers

                          Hi! Please implement style triggers for Windows Phone XAML (BAML?). Sometimes they're much more useful than data binding (for example, when I need a StaticResource as a property value).

                          57 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • SMB (Network file shares) should be supported on all device families other than just Desktop

                            It is really sad that I cannot just grab my phone, go to file explorer and tap on a video I want to play that is on my local network. This is ridiculous.

                            Also and perhaps more importantly developers need this! Do you know how many hoops I have to jump though to make an app that simply takes photos and puts them on a network location... Too many.

                            With SMB support any developer could connect to a remote file share via URI (eg. \\servername\share\sub-folder) and then authenticate using remote server credentials and just like that you have enabled many…

                            57 votes
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                              7 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow direct printing without Modern UI print dialog

                              In Windows Store apps there is no way to programmatically initiate a print job.

                              Under WPF, it is possible to initiate printing to the default printer by simply calling Print() on a properly configured PrintDocument object.

                              We have a popular photo booth app in the Windows Store. It is able to provide a fully automated photo booth experience for the user's event guests EXCEPT when it comes to printing. In order to print, the guests must leave the tailored kiosk experience and interact with the local print dialog.

                              If it were running under WPF, then it would simply print the…

                              55 votes
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                                10 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow unsafe code

                                Full unsafe code support would:
                                1) Allow more code to be shared across platforms, and
                                2) Increase the performance of applications that needed it.

                                Here's a use case example:
                                I'm the author of BEPUphysics, a real-time simulation library. I wish to support many platforms as best I can with as much common code as possible. Unfortunately, in the current situation, I can't have the best of both worlds. If my goal is optimal performance, I must maintain separate codebases for a bunch of low-level queries and data structures. On the other hand, if my goal is as much common code…

                                54 votes
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                                • Improve WinRT Frame caching and navigation behavior

                                  Windows Runtime API has presented Frame class, which page caching and navigation logic differs from a corresponding Frame class from Windows Phone Silverlight API set. This new Frame class gives a lot of pain to developers, because in many cases it cannot provide such app and navigation state management, which can be used to create good and predictable user expirience. Therefore, I want to request adding of some improvements in WinRT API to bring Frame's behavior closer to it's analog from WP Silverlight.

                                  More info about the problem can be found here:
                                  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11539755/winrt-frame-and-page-caching-how-to-create-new-page-instance-on-navigate-and
                                  http://caliburnmicro.com/announcements/application-state-part-1/
                                  http://caliburnmicro.com/announcements/application-state-part-2/
                                  http://caliburnmicro.com/announcements/application-state-part-3/
                                  https://github.com/Caliburn-Micro/Caliburn.Micro/issues/95

                                  54 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • PhoneのOS側でユーザーが認証済みの認証情報が使える、Live SDK相当のAPI。

                                    現状、SkyDriveへのアクセスなどLice SDK (API)を使う場合、ユーザーに認証情報をOSとは別途入力してもらわないといけない。
                                    また、OAuth認証をする場合、そのための画面遷移を用意するのも大変です。
                                    (Live SDK Developer Previewなどありますが)
                                    SkyDriveへのアクセスやその他のLive APIについて、ユーザーが追加で認証情報を入力することはせず、利用できるSDKがあるといいのではないでしょうか。
                                    アプリに対してOSが使っている認証情報を使ってもいいかの確認画面が出て、ユーザーが同意すれば、アプリに認証情報を渡すことなく利用できる形態であれば、アプリ側が認証情報を持つ必要もなくなります。

                                    52 votes
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                                    • Allow CookieContainer to be Serialized/Deserialized

                                      Currently, serialization and deserialization of the CookieContainer doesn't work. The documentation says to use the CookieContainer if one needs to save off HttpOnly cookies. It seems that saving the CookieContainer isn't possible.

                                      "If the server sends HTTPOnly cookies, you should create a System.Net.CookieContainer on the request to hold the cookies, although you will not see or be able to access the cookies that are stored in the container."

                                      52 votes
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                                        9 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • More artwork in SDK

                                        Distribute more application bar icons in SDK (at least each one used by built-in applications); provide forum/marketplace for other artwork, including control templates & styles.

                                        51 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Emulating Camera

                                          It would be extremely helpful if the emulator could use webcams as camera emulation. Otherwise AR scenarios are hard to develop without a range of devices. It has become even more needed with the addition of WXGA and the different scalings in WP8.

                                          50 votes
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