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  1. 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).

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      0 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support Custom Markup Extension for metro style app

      Silverlight has already supported the custom markup extension.

      Because Static, DynamicResource and DataType markup extensions connot be use on metro style app, at least, it is nessesary to support custom markup extension for metro style app.

      48 votes
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      • 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 →
        • API Create/Edit Documents Office for WinRT

          Developers need create/edit document from Windows Store Apps.
          Thereby, integrate WinRT apps with Office.

          OpenXML SDK Office for WinRT
          ó
          Office Primary Interop Assembly Classes for WinRT

          Win8 applications need to be more productive for businesses!

          47 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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。

            47 votes
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            • 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.

              46 votes
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                6 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add TreeView control to UWP same as in System.Windows.Controls.TreeView

                Add TreeView control to UWP same as in System.Windows.Controls.TreeView

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                  1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make the emulator emulate the ARM CPU, like in WinMobile

                  Now that native development is an option, it's very frustrating that one can't debug the native code that's being executed on the device without a real device.

                  Back in the Windows Mobile/CE days, Microsoft had a Device Emulator that would faithfully emulate an ARM CPU and would execute exactly that same code that eventually went to the device. This capability was essential for certain low-level tasks like native crash investigation, debugging stack clobbering scenarios, deep optimization with inline assembly (e. g. for NEON) and such. Now that capability is lost. Please bring it back.

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                    2 comments  ·  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.

                    44 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Device - Xbox  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Interapp Communication API

                      Allow apps to act as data sources for other apps.

                      Build on WCF to allow on-phone app-to-app communication. This is something that Apple just announced and Google is expected to soon. Get this working ASAP so Windows Phone doesn't get left behind.

                      Allow JSON and/or XML to pass data between apps.

                      Use a URI to query apps, ie:

                      facebook://Friends?DateOfBirth=DateTime.Now.Date

                      Most importantly! Make apps request permission the first time they talk to a new app, then let it happen in the background. I shouldn't have to launch Facebook just to get to the data.

                      44 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  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。

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                        • [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…

                          43 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support for OpacityMask in WinRT

                            I understand that the OpacityMask was removed for UI performance reasons, but just because it may be over utilized by some doesnt mean it should be dropped all together.

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                              1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please add the RadialGradientBrush to Windows Store / Universal App XAML

                              This brush is missing in XAML/C# though there is createRadialGradient in WinJS

                              43 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support custom Direct Manipulation implementations in Windows Store Apps

                                Currently the only way to take advantage of the direct manipulation in a XAML Windows store app is by using a ScrollViewer. However that isn't always appropriate. For example if one wanted to implemented a fixed columns Excel type functionality where the cells of the first column should not scroll horizontally but the cells should participate in the vertical smooth scrolling and where cells in the first row (and header) should scroll horizontally but not vertically. There really isn't a way to prevent some of those from scrolling since the ScrollViewer's Direct Manipulation implementation will animate/offset the rendering in the…

                                43 votes
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                                • 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…

                                  41 votes
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                                  • Deploy while debugging/deployment should unlock the screen

                                    When developing with the phone connected via USB, having the screen lock itself is very annoying, and makes app deployment fail.

                                    Some WP7 phone (not the AT&T Samsung Focus) have a "never" screen timeout. However this is for battery and powered scenarios, and you don't want to be manually switching it back and forth all the time. Some of us are stuck with a phone that locks itself all the time. The screen lock also interrupts or prevents app deployment. This makes Visual Studio fail to start the debugging session.

                                    An app deployment should unlock the screen and reset the…

                                    41 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  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。

                                      40 votes
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                                      • Java SDK to develop Windows 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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                                          6 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please Allow Developers To Test Continuum for Phones on Windows 10 Mobile Emulator

                                          Developers who do not have access to capable hardware need to have the ability to test Continuum for Phones on the emulator to ensure that the app works as expected. Please allow developers to test Continuum for Phones on the Windows 10 Mobile emulator.

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