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  1. Xbox Live Gamertag API Acess

    It would be really cool if developers could get api access to Xbox Live Gamertags, that way they don't have to make users create a new account just to play multiplayer games. It would also help a lot for leaderboards too.

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      3 comments  ·  Xbox  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • NFC / FeliCa 対応

      説明不要と思いますが、ユーザーの実利やライバルモバイルOSとの競争を考えれば不可欠と思います。

      また、端末メーカーの独自実装ではなく、公式APIとしてアプリ開発者が柔軟に使用できる環境により、今ある利用方法を超えた新しい応用例を生み出してくれると思います。

      97 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable Bluetooth connections without pairing

        Enable to connect in code to Bluetooth devices where you know the name already without needing to pair the device. If you know the hostname, just allow StreamSocket.ConnectAsync do the connection.

        This enables many beacon type of scenarios,.

        97 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • BackgroundAgent実行間隔の短縮

          現状の最低30分間隔という実行間隔は位置情報アプリを作成するには長すぎます。
          個人情報の問題などもあるのはわかりますが、現在の仕様では特に地下鉄やオフィスビルなどを多く利用する都市部では使い物になりません。
          せめて10分間隔、できれば任意の間隔を指定できると嬉しいです。

          94 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Let us draw polygons with holes on the MapControl

            Currently, there's a bug where polygons won't render when they overlap themselves (see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsapps/en-US/04bf003a-f15d-446a-8f70-3fa96905c303/map-polygons-with-holes-in-windows-phone-81)

            So it's currently impossible to draw polygons with holes, which e.g. makes it impossible to draw complex buildings etc.

            94 votes
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              working on it  ·  4 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • APPHUB で審査中のアプリの申請取り消しができるようにして欲しい。

              アプリ申請後にアプリの不具合を発見してしまうケースが(よく)あります。

              不具合によっては、審査結果が出たとたん再申請をする場合もありますので、早めに気づいた場合に申請取り消しができれば、開発者も助かりますし、審査側も無駄な審査に時間を費やす必要がなくなります。

              是非、審査中にも申請取り消しができるようにしてください。

              93 votes
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                0 comments  ·  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…

                89 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support for rendering engines like WebKit and Gecko etc.

                  Since many devs these days use consider only WebKit while developing mobile websites these websites do not render good using IE(which uses Trident isn't much HTML5 compliant). It degrades browsing quality and I'm unable to create a new browser which can fix this issue. UC Browser and IE10 are already there but they use Trident and are hopeless while browsing most of the websites that use vendor specific prefixes and non-standard code.

                  89 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Web Browser Control 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.

                    88 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • CameraCaptureTask

                      Add a boolean to CameraCaptureTask to indicate whether you want it to save the picture taken to be saved to the camera roll.

                      86 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  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…

                        86 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  Camera + Video APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Forward button for OS and app navigation

                          Simple, like Web Browsers... A Forward button coupled with the common Back button.

                          86 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable removing language code from the "language history"

                            If you ever selected "ru" and "ru-ru" laguages then it causes Tile localization show the en-us(default) tile localization to show.

                            When I removed the "ru" language code and published my new version, the old version still remains with "Replaced and unpublished". Wich means the new version not fully replaced the old version.
                            And this causes me very serious problems:

                            1. Some of my users will still receive the old version of my app (after weeks). The store randomly gives the old or the new version of my app.

                            2. My app has a WP7 version and a WP8 version XAP…

                            84 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 「APP HUB」に登録しなくても、アプリを実機で動かせるようにしてほしい

                              年間一万円近く払わなければ、自作アプリを実機で使えないのでは、プログラミングしてみようという気持ちになりません。
                              せっかく素晴らしい開発環境があるのに、これでは宝の持ち腐れではないでしょうか?
                              -----
                              「ChevronWP7」は6月にcoming soonと発表してから音沙汰なしですね。

                              80 votes
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                              • SD Card APIs to create/write/delete files

                                In my application some data required to save on disk, There is limited storage in Phone memory, I just need api to write or create files folder wise on external memory like memory card..

                                80 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support path lengths longer than 260 (MAX_PATH)

                                  I'd like to see Windows API's, Command Prompts, File Explorer support a much longer file path. 32,768 (2^15) would be very helpful.

                                  The limit is documented here under "Maximum Path Length Limitation":

                                  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa365247(v=vs.85).aspx

                                  I'd like to see Windows updated to support

                                  80 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Enterprise  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Use beta apps also on Windows

                                    Today only Windows Phone Store allows creation of beta and hidden apps. The Windows Dev Center does not allow that. It is very important that we support beta for both Windows Phone and Windows.

                                    80 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow to Develop and test windows phone apps on all versions of Windows

                                      In India lot of students buy Notebooks with Windows 8.1 SL (Not pro). But for developing and testing Windows Phone apps we need Windows Pro version with Hyper-V. Thats why lot of students chose to develop for android, because of no special requirement.

                                      At least you can give Students an option (on DreamSparks) to install Hyper-V on their regular OS.

                                      79 votes
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                                        9 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Show scrollbars in WebBrowser control

                                        Please show the scrollbars in the WebBrowser control. For details and a workaround that's not working as smooth as it is when it was implemented in the control itself.

                                        http://www.pitorque.de/MisterGoodcat/post/Somethings-Missing-from-the-WebBrowser-Control.aspx

                                        76 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow Windows Runtime public class inheritance

                                          Windows Runtime is a great platform, but it lacks some really basic things.

                                          One of those basic things is public class inheritance. Windows Runtime should allow public non-sealed classes. This is already implemented for XAML classes, now this should be available for all Windows Runtime components.

                                          You could also consider implementing this partially: for example, allow inheritance only between managed WinRT classes, and deriving managed classes from native WinRT classes.

                                          75 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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