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  1. 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 →
    • 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.

      174 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Media  ·  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.

        168 votes
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          0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show numbers of App Details 'Page Views' in the store for Phone and Store apps

          It would be really good to see numbers on how many people go to an app's page in the store so we can compare it to download numbers.

          This would help us to gauge if the screenshots, description and tile are being effective in driving downloads. This is information that we have no way to ascertain and would help us to greatly determine our ‘curb appeal’.

          Tools like this could help Windows developers to be much more successful and in turn attract more skilled developers to the platform.

          167 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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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              0 comments  ·  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.

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                5 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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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                  12 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 :(

                    139 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.

                    • Bluetooth find devices in range

                      It would be really a good idea if we could use the FindAllPeersAsync method( or something similar) to get a list of all discoverable devices within wireless range.

                      139 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Sensor + Settings APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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。

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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Replace Xamarin.Forms Xaml syntax with latest UWP Xaml

                          Now that Microsoft has bought Xamarin, integrated it in Visual Studio and made it free, it would be awesome to replace Xamarin.Forms Xaml syntax with current UWP so that Devs can benefit from all the new rich features such as RelativePanel, x:Bind, Adaptive Triggers, Live Visual Tree etc and also no learning curve for Xamarin.Forms-specific naming conventions (e.g StackLayout instead of StackPanel)

                          134 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            This is great feedback. We are excited about the Xamarin acquisition and the .NET ecosystem around cross-platform apps. We are currently looking at this and similar feedback on how we can improve the experience of working with both Xamarin.Forms and UWP implementations of XAML.

                          • 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  ·  Controls  ·  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?

                              122 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  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

                                120 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  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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                                    3 comments  ·  Sensor + Settings APIs  ·  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。

                                    110 votes
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                                    • 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.

                                      105 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide developers and API to access default system sounds (such as those found in Settings - ringtones+sounds)

                                        It would be really helpful if, for example, a developer makes an app that takes advantage of the schedule alarm API, and would like to enable the user to select a custom ringtone for that alarm. This API proposal would enable the user to select from many ringtones already available on the phone, and save developers the trouble of having to implement their own custom ringtones.

                                        104 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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.

                                          103 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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