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  1. UWP Windows Always On Top

    Allow an API to cause the window to be always on top. This is great when watching a video while other apps are in full screen. It'll be like Picture in picture (PIP).
    Another use case for this would media player controls so that they are always visible. Also, an application like ColorPic.

    116 votes
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      3 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  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?

      113 votes
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        2 comments  ·  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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          1 comment  ·  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.

          106 votes
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            0 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 →
              • 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.

                102 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  XNA  ·  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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                  • 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,.

                    96 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  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.

                      95 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  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 →
                        • 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 →
                          • 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.

                            91 votes
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                              working on it  ·  4 comments  ·  Controls  ·  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.

                                87 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  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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                                  • 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.

                                    86 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  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 →
                                      • Possibility to delete an app completely from Dashboard

                                        Please add the possibility to delete an app completely from your Dashboard on Dev Center.
                                        Right now it's only possible to hide an submitted app from store. It's so sad that developers have to stay with all of their apps which are completely useless and already hided from store for a long time.

                                        83 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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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