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  1. 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…

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    • Please add the RadialGradientBrush to Windows Store / Universal App XAML

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

      41 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  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…

        40 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。

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          • 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.

            38 votes
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              0 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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 →
              • SMB (Network file shares) should be supported on Windows Phone

                It is really sad that I cannot just grab my phone, go to file explorer and tap on a video I want to play that is on my local network. This is ridiculous.

                Also and perhaps more importantly developers need this! Do you know how many hoops I have to jump though to make an app that simply takes photos and puts them on a network location... Too many.

                With SMB support any developer could connect to a remote file share via URI (eg. \\servername\share\sub-folder) and then authenticate using remote server credentials and just like that you have enabled many…

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                  2 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  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 →
                  • 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.

                    35 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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.

                      35 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  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.

                        33 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support for rendering engines like WebKit and Gecko etc.

                          Since many devs these days use consider only WebKit while developing mobile websites these websites do not render good using IE(which uses Trident isn't much HTML5 compliant). It degrades browsing quality and I'm unable to create a new browser which can fix this issue. UC Browser and IE10 are already there but they use Trident and are hopeless while browsing most of the websites that use vendor specific prefixes and non-standard code.

                          33 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  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 →
                              • CameraCaptureTask

                                Add a boolean to CameraCaptureTask to indicate whether you want it to save the picture taken to be saved to the camera roll.

                                32 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  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

                                  32 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

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

                                      32 votes
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                                        9 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  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 →
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