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  1. 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.

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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.

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        9 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support Monthly/Yearly subscriptions for app purchasing.

        As app developers we are currently stuck with 2 methods of generating revenues 1) one time app payment 2) Ads.

        I would like to see a monthly/yearly subscription model introduced that let me charge users $5 a year for my app for example.

        This would mean we could make ad free apps that developers are motivated to keep adding features to over time since they are generating ongoing revenues.

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          5 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add PowerShell to Device Portal

          There should be a PowerShell prompt in Device Portal that lets me run extra commands.

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  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

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              0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  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.

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                2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Fix VoiceCommands so they work whether the app is in the foreground or not

                Right now, Voice Commands registered for an app only work when an app is off, or in the background. They do not work if you are in the application already, and use Speech from the Windows key to navigate somewhere else in the app.

                To the end user, it appears that the command is recognized and the system is taking you there, then it closes without actually doing anything. This appears to the end user like a bug in my application, not a system-wide OS bug.

                I understand this was not necessarily the designed use case, but consider that the…

                72 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bring back SQL Server Compact in Windows 10 UWP

                  Bring back SQL Server Compact in Windows 10 UWP

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                    0 comments  ·  Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Full emulator support in WinAppDeployCmd

                    There appears to be no way to deploy an app to a Windows 10 Emulator outside of manually doing so in Visual Studio. We also have no entries listed for Windows 10 emulators (running or not) in the 'devices' output.

                    The biggest issue/ask is to deploy an app to an emulator via that command line tool, in much the same way the AppDeployCmd worked for 8.1. Without that, we have no means to wrap our own tooling to launch and install built apps to the emulator.

                    The older tooling (AppDeployCmd.exe) would allow us to list the available emulators we could…

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

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                        6 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allows 1080x1920 pixel screenshots to be uploaded to Dev Center

                        When uploading screenshots, we are given the choice to upload one of the these sizes: 768 x 1280, 720 x 1280, or 480 x 800 pixels

                        I would like to recommend adding the ability to upload screenshots in 1080x1920 pixel size. Lumia 1520 takes screenshots in 1080x1920 size and having to resize 8 screenshots across multiple languages is not how a developer should spend time. 1080x1920 is the same aspect ratio as 720x1280 so it should be easily down scalable.

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                          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Show app review rating worldwide!

                          I understand that it makes sense to only show app reviews only in those countrys were they come from. E.g. a German review should only be shown in Germany (and maybe in Switzerland and Austria). What I don't understand is, that you also showing the app rating in countries, were they come from.

                          For example: An app has 20 ratings. 15 from Germany (all with 4 stars), 1 from USA (1 star) and 4 from France (5 stars)

                          If you now open the app in the Windows Phone Store from Germany, you will see a total app review rating of…

                          65 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • SJIS, EUC のエンコーディングのサポートをして欲しい。

                            外部データの読み取りなどで未だに SJIS や EUC を読み取らざるを得ない場合があります。この場合に備えて System.Text.Encoding で SJIS や EUC のサポートをして欲しい。
                            PC版の Silverlight でもサポートされていないようなので、難しいかもしれないですがお願いします。

                            もし標準サポートできない場合は、代わりに codeplex 等で C# 実装の MS謹製? エンコーディングクラスを公開して頂けるとありがたい。

                            当たり前の事ですが、 IE9 で SJIS, EUC のページを参照したところ正しくエンコーディングが行われているので、WP7 どこかにエンコーディングを行うコードはあるはずです。

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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow HTTP Requests Started In The Foreground To Complete In The Background

                              It is a common scenario for the user to initiate a network transfer, then turn off the screen or switch to another app while the transfer is still in progress. Apps should get at least 60 seconds of background processing time to complete such network transfers and process the response. I'm aware that the Background Transfer Service is available, but there are cases where this is not usable, because it requires the data to be transferred to be written to temporary files in the storage. This is also a capability that other mobile platforms have, and I think it is…

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                                0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • WebView: Expose DOM as C#/.NET API

                                It's great to introduce an Edge Browser into a UWP application via the WebView. It would be especially powerful and useful to be able to access the DOM that is in the currently loaded page of the WebView control and have full control over querying it and even modifying it if necessary.

                                There have been many DOM APIs created in MSFT's history, so it's now time to build another one. :)

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                                  1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Internet Explorer Mobile でCSSの position:fixed をサポートして欲しい

                                  CSSの「position:fixed」は、スマホサイトの制作において、ツールバーを画面上に固定しておく、ボタンを固定しておくといったケースで利用頻度の高いプロパティです。これをIE Mobileでもきちんとサポートしてください。

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                                    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable better audio latency via 'exclusive-mode streams' - using WASAPI w/ Multimedia Class Scheduler Service (MMCSS) API or Equivalent

                                    Enable better audio latency via exclusive-mode streams - using WASAPI w/ Multimedia Class Scheduler Service (MMCSS) API or equivalent; target <5ms latency for best result (allowing real-time audio apps).

                                    Windows Phone is particularly deficient compared to other platforms in the area of real-time audio. With greater control over hardware than Google, one would think that accomplishing this should not be easier for Microsoft. Microsoft can easily bring future audio performance on par with Apple if it wanted to, and it should if it wants a piece of the audiophile user base.

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                                      3 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add auto mode to "FlowDirection" property

                                      If "FlowDirection" value equal to Auto and first character in the text string was type of RTL language Flow Direction set to "RightToLeft" and if that was type of LTR language Flow Direction set to "LeftToRight"

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                                        2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Background audio problem in W10m build 10586.107

                                        There seem to be some problems with background audio in the latest build of W10m insider preview.

                                        The first is that when you develop an app and start playback from foreground UI and suspend the app - the audioplayback will stop along with suspending event. I've tested it on official sample installed on device. One or two my users also reported that it is happening in release mode. This hadn't happened in earlier builds.

                                        The second thing is that if you set background media player's source as a storage file (not playlist), then start playback from foreground UI, suspend the…

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                                          2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make tapping top of lists scroll to top

                                          Follow touch enablement of mobile platforms and enable the list controls by default to have a "tap top" area that scrolls to top of list automatically.

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