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  1. Provide an API that can change the Start Background from code.

    Currently apps generate the picture, saves it to local storage, then users need to set the picture as the Start Background manually. An API that does this might be beneficial for both users and custom photo developers.

    What do you guys think?

    125 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Force a user to leave a comment in the review if it's 2* or less

      Many users leave bad reviews without leaving notes.
      How can the developer know what needs to be improved in the app, if it's not mentionned.

      124 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Better marketplace filtering

        Allow filtering of marketplace results within categories beyond pay/free/top/new by adding filter by rating (ex: 4+), by price (ex: <$1.99), by number of downloads (ex: 10000+), or allow blacklisting of developers (or developer rankings) so spam apps and spam devs could be avoided.

        122 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • If an application cannot be published in a specific region lock only in that region.

          If an application cannot be published in a specific region lock only in that region. Post inmendiatamente at other or at least let to choose whether want to.

          120 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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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                1 comment  ·  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.

                108 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Replace default camera application

                  As things stand today, Settings >> photos+camera only allows Microsoft + Nokia camera apps to become the default app.

                  I presume that other OEM camera apps would have similar privileges.

                  Please allow 3rd party camera apps e.g. my own 1shot camera app to be allowed to become default camera.

                  As these at present cannot be launched by camera button, their usability is affected.

                  105 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Camera + Video APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Access video-music library

                    Ensure access to video/music as for photos.
                    We cannot create applications for video editing or video sharing via messages or social networks.

                    105 votes
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                      2 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 →
                      • 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 →
                        • 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.

                          100 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  XNA  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support To New Applications

                            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.

                            99 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Dev Portal + Publication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • UWP SQL Server API

                              Please support a native connection to Sql Server over IP:PORT

                              98 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Phone Data Store APIs  ·  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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                                • 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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                                  • 93 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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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                                      • 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,.

                                        89 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Network 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.

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