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  1. Get currently playing song information

    Within Windows Phone 8.0 it was possible to use the Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Media.MediaPlayer to get information (song, album, artist name) about the currently playing songs. WP 8.1, RT and Universal don't provide a way to read this information, I can only write them using the SystemMediaTransportControls.

    Pleas bring back the capability to read this information.

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      6 comments  ·  Media (Audio / Video)  ·  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.

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        4 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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…

        188 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • ペアレンタルコントロールか年齢認証をつけてほしい。

          別に提案した「2ch ブラウザの申請を通してほしい。遮断する理由が聞きたい。(http://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/136286-app-platform-japan/suggestions/2323141-)」ですが、聞くところによると 2ch は U13 コンテンツが存在しているために一律審査却下の方針をとることにしたようです。

          審査を行うマイクロソフトの立場は理解できます。また開発者自身が U13 コンテンツに誘導した等の理由で訴追されるリスクを回避することができるので、ある面からは必要不可欠な判断かもしれません(ここではこの議論はしません)。

          今後このような事があっても対応できるように、
          1. OS 自体にペアレンタルコントロールの機能をもしくは年齢認証をつける。
          2. アプリ側の Capability に Adult Related Contens があるソフトは起動しない。
          などの処理を行ってほしい。

          180 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Implement Radio Interface Layer !!!

            In Windows Mobile 6.5, this library exist, and it's very good for retreive lot of cell tower informations ( Cell ID, MNC, MCC, LAC, IMEI, IMSI ) lot of information we do not have access with Windows Phone!!

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              5 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  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.

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                0 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…

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                • 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.

                  157 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a Windows API to show progress on the taskbar

                    Right now we can't show progress on the taskbar for example to let a user see the current status of a download or something else. Media player buttons are possible in the taskbar but why not the progressbar?

                    156 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  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…

                      151 votes
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                        18 comments  ·  Camera, Video, Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

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                          13 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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…

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                            1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  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 :(

                            142 votes
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                              8 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.

                            • 入金方法に関しての改善

                              ■入金を一括に済ませて欲しい

                              現状では収入がタイトルごとに振り込まれます。
                              更に日本での売上と、海外での売上が別々に入金されます。

                              振り込まれる回数分、銀行から海外送金の受け取り手数料を請求されます。
                              私が利用している銀行では一回につき1500円の手数料がかかります。
                              2作品を配信するだけで手数料が6000円もかかってしまいます。
                              手数料がもっとかかる銀行の場合、収入より高額になることもあります。

                              配信しているXbox360とWindowsPhoneの全ての作品を一括で振り込めるようにして欲しいです。

                              以下のコミュニティーフォーラムで既に要望がありますが、再び要望を出します。
                              http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/p/47156/282405.aspx

                              ■入金タイミングを指定できるようにして欲しい

                              現状では年に4回、一定以上の売上がある場合入金されます。

                              売上額が少額で銀行の海外送金の受け取り手数料を差し引くと割りに合わないので、年に1回だけの送金にしてほしいことがあります。

                              送金前に次回のロイヤルティー支払い期間に繰り越すか選択できるようにしてほしいです。

                              この2点が小規模な作品を多数配信することや、ちょっとしたアプリの配信に不利になっています。
                              マーケットプレイスとXBLIGでより多くの作品が配信されるようになるためにもこれらの改善を希望します。

                              136 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Deep zoom & pan / multiscale image

                                I request that the MultiScaleImage library to be able to access isolated storage. There are many places where apps will not connect to a cell tower [e.g. in a general aviation (or commercial) aircraft where cell phones do not work well [it is illegal to use in any case] and also in isolated rural areas. Also, why pay data charges to view the same image over and over [aren’t music & photo libraries stored on phones?] And finally memory is very cheap. Some suggest that large images (even broken into tiles) are inappropriate for storage on a phone – that…

                                133 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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."

                                  133 votes
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                                    9 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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

                                    131 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Implement System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter in WinRT APIs

                                      TypeConverter is helpful because it allows the author of a type to provide intrinsic support for determining to/from which types a type may be converted and actually converting between types - most typically for converting to/from string but other types as well.

                                      123 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Fix Altitude Bug in GeoCoordinateWatcher and Geolocator when using in WP8

                                        Fix Altitude Bug in GeoCoordinateWatcher and Geolocator when using in WP8. On my lumia 520 (WP8) i get jumping values of altitude, even outdor with a strong and good GPS-signal. The altitude jumps from 27m to 200m up and down, 200m is the right value. The values from GPS-accuracy are top. This occurs In both classes on WP8. I always use the DisiredAccuray = high! I have read, that another user have the same problem with WP8-Phone, like HTC. All GPS-App in the store have the same problem with the jumping altitude.
                                        But i found a solution. If you take…

                                        116 votes
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                                        • 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。

                                          110 votes
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