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  1. allow mobile broadband handling

    Hello Dev Team!

    If it possible please allow/make mobileBroadband management in Radio class. (from foreground and background).
    Wifi and bluetooth work well but the mobileBroadband is in "This value is defined for future use, and is not currently available." state currently.

    Thank you

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      2 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add API for developers to make true Live Tile Clocks

      I have an app in the store to make a live tile clock. It worked fairly well on WP8.1, but now on W10M, when you go to the start screen, until the tile notification refreshes, the live tile shows the default app tile. I checked with multiple clock tile apps in the store and they all have this same fundamental issue. (blank or app logo on tile until tile notification refreshes). What would be nice is, instead of sending tile notifications for every minute, if there was a way to better adjust the live tile image every minute. Something like…

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        2 comments  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hey William! Andrew from the Windows Notifications team here.

        One thing you can try doing is not setting an expiration time on your tile notifications. Sounds like you’re setting an expiration time, hence why the tile is reverting back to blank. If you don’t set an expiration time, it’ll briefly display the previous time and then flip to the current time – which might be a better experience.

        But maybe if tile notifications could be marked as “Display instantly”, clock and calendar tiles would be able to function better.

        I believe we delay displaying the notifications for performance reasons (we don’t render them till you open Start), but we also have a little delay in there to “cascade” the displaying of notifications, so everything doesn’t flip all at once. But by cutting out the second step with the “Display instantly” flag, it could maybe work.

        Anyways, thanks for the feedback!…

      • Failing to start isolated environment

        [msft]
        Right now creating an isolated environment fails for some installers. if you see “E_STARTING_ISOLATED_ENV_FAILED” or “800705B4”, chances are it is this. If you feel it isn’t, please create a new issue.

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        I was able to run the converter on build 14316 and 14352. However, on build 14383, I got this error.

        Running Installer in Isolated Environment

        [2016-07-11T20:14:52] No installer valid exit codes specified. Using defaults: 0
        [2016-07-11T20:14:52] Replace any occurence of <log_folder> in -InstallerArguments with C:\shared\logs
        [2016-07-11T20:14:52] Creating Isolated Environment
        [2016-07-11T20:14:54] Starting the Isolated Environment
        [2016-07-11T20:16:55] An error occurred running your installer in isolation
        [2016-07-11T20:16:55] Invoke-IsolatedInstall : error…

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          26 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Let me see network traffic in Device Portal

          I can use Fiddler on my desktop to view my network traffic. I want to do the same thing for my other Windows devices to help debug my apps.

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Bring MarkupExtension to WinRT

            Inheriting MarkupExtension was sadly missing from WinRT (along with other things but lets not get into that). I have used it to define "aliases" for different styles of bindings to reduce code duplication in xaml. Instead of writing {Binding Path=XYZ, Format={}{0,0.00}, Mode=TwoWay,ValidateOnError=true} everywhere I could make an alias: {b:BindToAmount XYZ}. Achieves less redudancy and clearer semantics.

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              0 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Shell Context Menus.

              Please add Shell Context Menus API for UWP apps.
              We need way to integration with Windows Explorer context menu.

              36 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable Hyper-V on all version of Windows

                For developing and testing virtualized apps with the latest features we need Hyper-V but it isn't available on all versions, so our best option is install Linux.

                Similar issue: https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/7761381-allow-to-develop-and-test-windows-phone-apps-on-al

                35 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • [BUG] CurrentCulture should reflect the regional format defined by the user

                  Before UWP, CurrentCulture reflected the Regional Settings format and CurrentUICulture reflected the Display Language. That behavior is good but has changed in UWP (both now reflect the same thing: Display Language), making it unecessarely hard for developers to correctly respect the user's preference when displaying dates and numbers.

                  This behavior should be fixed or a new property should be made available in the SDK to enable us to get the user defined settings for regional format. We shouln't have to relly on workaround like this one: https://www.pedrolamas.com/2015/11/02/cultureinfo-changes-in-uwp/

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                    0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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.

                    34 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  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 →
                      • Allow subpixel font smoothing (DirectWrite) in UWP apps

                        Currently UWP have less readable grayscale font smoothing. It makes UWP apps look worse than desktop apps on standard DPI screens. Allowing subpixel font rendering would make them look on par with desktop apps.

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                          1 comment  ·  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

                          33 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Enterprise APIs  ·  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

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

                              33 votes
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                                working on it  ·  4 comments  ·  Maps  ·  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?
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                                「ChevronWP7」は6月にcoming soonと発表してから音沙汰なしですね。

                                32 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Unsorted  ·  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. :)

                                  32 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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 →
                                    • 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…

                                      31 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  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。

                                        31 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Unsorted  ·  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 →
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