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  1. 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…

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      7 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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  ·  Device - Xbox  ·  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.

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          1 comment  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • UWP System tray support

          I would like the ability to give my app the ability to be in the system tray.

          In addition, I would like the ability to minimize my app to the system tray as well.

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            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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.

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              4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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。

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              • Device Portal on Phone should show battery life remaining

                HoloLens has a battery life indicator in Device Portal. As another device with a battery, Windows Mobile should also have one.

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                  on the backlog  ·  0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  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 →
                      • 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…

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                        • 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.

                          92 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  ·  Camera, Video, Microphone  ·  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 →
                                • Java SDK to develop Windows Phone apps

                                  Java is the most used language and the main factor to run Android forward. C# is better but still most developers (more then 40%) like to code in Java because they used to it sinve they started to study Object Oriented Programming in institutions. Making Windows Phone SDK that supports Java and a better documentation will increase apps and games count in the store. You can take example from Microsoft Azure, they are leading in their field as they gives support almost every developer by providing his language support. Be possitive Microsoft, as a Microsoft fanboy since age 6 I…

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                                    3 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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..

                                    83 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

                                      83 votes
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                                      • Please add support for standalone application conversion in Centennial

                                        Presently you can only convert installer packages in .exe or .msi. Please add functionality to convert non-installer packages or standalone applications developed as 32 bit Win apps as well.

                                        82 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  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。

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