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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 →
    • Controlling players implementing Background Audio

      Currently, I can detect and control what the embedded Zune player is currently playing.
      The same can't be done with 3rd party apps implementing background audio streaming like soundtracker etc.

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        1 comment  ·  XNA  ·  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 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

          77 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Enterprise  ·  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  ·  Controls  ·  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 →
              • Improve CameraCaptureUI on Windows 10 desktop

                The current design of the CameraCaptureUI on Windows 10 desktop/tablet renders it useless.
                In Windows 8.1 :
                - The CameraCaptureUI was shown in full screen
                - You could take a picture by clicking anywhere on the screen

                In Windows 10 :
                - The CameraCaptureUI is shown in a very small window
                - You have to click on a small button to take a photo

                How to you intend your Surface Pro users to keep the Surface steady with one hand, while taking a look at the small preview and clicking on a small button with the other hand?

                Can you…

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                  6 comments  ·  Camera + Video APIs  ·  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 →
                  • 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 →
                    • Add "bool IsLoopingEnabled" property to Pivot and Panorama control

                      It will be great to have an option to disable the infinite looping of Pivot and Panorama controls and use them in a similar way like Picture/Article browsing, etc.

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                        2 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Multibinding support

                        Binding to more than one property is essential in many situations. The fact that it wasn't included in the first version is pathetic. And no, using a parameter is not sufficient.

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                          2 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  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 →
                          • Replace Xamarin.Forms Xaml syntax with latest UWP Xaml

                            Now that Microsoft has bought Xamarin, integrated it in Visual Studio and made it free, it would be awesome to replace Xamarin.Forms Xaml syntax with current UWP so that Devs can benefit from all the new rich features such as RelativePanel, x:Bind, Adaptive Triggers, Live Visual Tree etc and also no learning curve for Xamarin.Forms-specific naming conventions (e.g StackLayout instead of StackPanel)

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                              0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  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…

                              67 votes
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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.

                                67 votes
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                                  0 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。

                                  65 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • USB On-the-Go (OTG) support

                                    Support for full USB OTG functionality, allowing powered hard drives, flash drives, USB hubs and camera memory cards (with a USB interface card reader), just to name a few, to be mounted, modified, filled and emptied by my Nokia device. This feature would also require a decent file manager but even android doesn't usually include one of those you just download whichever one you want. True USB OTG allows for full access to USB bus as the host of that bus, so you could even connect a mouse or keyboard, or a USB gaming controller or a desktop microphone for…

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                                      5 comments  ·  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 →
                                      • 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 →
                                        • More background tasks to be allowed.

                                          simple. let there be more than 9.

                                          A user should be able to deside between power drain and functions.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Push Notification  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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