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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…

    80 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Expand/Enable Universal Windows Platform to Transpile to JavaScript (iOS/Droid Compatibility)

      Companies like CSHTML5 (http://cshtml5.com) and DuoCode (http://duoco.de) are already doing this, but it would be great to see this effort officially adopted into the Microsoft Universal Windows Platform.

      Using Roslyn (as DuoCode does), UWP Applications written in Xaml and C#/VB.NET get transpiled into JavaScript and rendered via HTML5 canvas. The results of which could be hosted anywhere that HTML5/JS can run, notably iOS and Droid platforms. Or even on a regular ol' website.

      A mechanism that operates like PhoneGap/Cordova would have to be implemented so that access to external hardware APIs can be achieved.

      That way,…

      79 votes
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        3 comments  ·  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.

        77 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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.

          74 votes
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            2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  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.

            71 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • [Request] Allow base application container to be see-through/transparent

              I request the Windows team to provide us with a way to make parts of the core window see-through, so applications behind it can be seen; the ability to apply the transparency effect to the base container, making portions of our application see-through to the desktop.

              In other words, I want to be able to create designs such as this: http://i.imgur.com/27fUxtM.jpg (notice the left side of the application, where there is transparency and part of the desktop (which is immediately behind the application) can be seen through).

              Providing more design options, allows us to diversify our application's interface designs and…

              71 votes
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                5 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  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…

                69 votes
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                • 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…

                  68 votes
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                    8 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  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 :(

                    63 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.

                    • 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).

                      62 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  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.

                        62 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.

                          60 votes
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                            10 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • FM Radio RDS support if FM Radio APIs are brought in

                            If FM radio APIs are brought in, it would be amazing if we could get RDS support as well. This would allow apps to say they were listening to KEXP instead only 93.1 and the station information as well.

                            For FM radio APIs, please vote here: https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/17399074

                            57 votes
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                              7 comments  ·  Missing 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

                              56 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  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…

                                55 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support using a Binding in a Style Setter in Window Store apps

                                  SL5 (as well as WPF) support setting the Value of a Style Setter to a Binding but XAML Windows Store apps do not (maybe because it was based on a snapshot of SL4).

                                  54 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  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.

                                    53 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  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."

                                      53 votes
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                                        9 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • allow mobile broadband handling

                                        Hello Dev Team!

                                        If it possible please allow/make mobileBroadband management in Radio class. (from foreground and background).
                                        Wifi and bluetooth work well but the mobileBroadband is in "This value is defined for future use, and is not currently available." state currently.

                                        Thank you

                                        52 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Communication 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。

                                          52 votes
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