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  1. Provide native support for stylus input

    Include support for pen input like on the surface pro and surface pro 2 for both WP8 and RT

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    • Add inking suppport to Hosted Web Apps for inline handwriting input into a web app textbox

      XAML supports inking so that a user can handwrite directly into a textbox using ink, which is then converted automatically into text.

      This was demo'd in one of the apps at the Build 2016 event in London.

      It would be very useful to add this feature into Hosted Web Apps so that native textboxes in a web application can inherit this capability when converted into a Hosted Web App.

      2 votes
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        0 comments  ·  HTML Apps (Hosted Web Apps, WinJS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • File, folder picker and suspension problems

        Soemthing gone wrong in one of the latest builds (currently I'm workong on 14322.1000) and after picking a file or folder the app crashes. Sometimes it returns for a second but remains inresponsive. Evertying seemed to work just right few builds before, now many users report me problems. I've also found that this may be a wider issue: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dc95d8fe-6a89-42b1-8d07-984cacb42138/uwp-file-and-folder-pickers-do-not-work-on-build-14295?forum=wpdevelop

        Also there is a problem with testing suspension when debugging the app from VS - now it's not possible (either it's the problem of VS2015 Update 2 or something with build itself). It may be connected also with mentioned above picke's…

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          0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Task for passing file to another app and have it pass it back

          Currently I'm developing an app for posting photos to a user's Picasa account. A user has requested that the app provide functionality to edit a given photo from their account and upload a new version.

          I don't think it's best of my resources to implement this functionality when there are so many great photo editing apps already on the market.

          I would like the ability to pass the photo from my app to an app (of the user's choice via an app picker) that supports the selected photo type. The user can then do some function within the selected app…

          2 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create hardware ratings

            I suggest to create hardware ratings, like ones in Winows 7 (WEI), for the smartphone in order to help both users and developers to match hardware with apps or games.
            I think that this ratings will even enable developers to create different versions of the same app pointing to specific hardware.

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            • keaboard is dissapearing on the middle of texting

              im stressing out a lot when u typing something and this stpid keabord is dissapearing all the time. u guys need to fix that or i will buy nokia 3110 which is way better than this sht!

              2 votes
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              • 通话记录和短信

                通话记录和短信记录自动保留的时间太短,一两个月就自动清除了,应该加长保留时间,另外应支持短信备份!

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                • Add apis to share to reading list

                  Please add api's for sharing to reading list. It is a useful feature. Would become even more useful if say i could share to reading list from chrome extension or mac desktop or iOs.

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                  • Improve DeviceNetworkInformation for common scenarios

                    For apps that synchronize or connect to networks sporadically, it would be handy to have an easy way to detect if you are on a "cheap" connection, so if WiFi is connected or the device is connected to the web via USB. The app could add options like “Auto sync on start if on WiFi/USB”.

                    Unfortunately Mangos new DeviceNetworkInformation class is too limited:
                    1. It just checks if WiFi is enabled, not if you are really connected to a network
                    2. NetworkInterface.NetworkInterfaceType is notorious to block for up to 60secs on some occasions, as reported in multiple internet forums.

                    So…

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • ListBox に表示するアイテムの高さがすべて均一でない場合のバグを修正して欲しい

                      ListBox に表示するアイテムの高さが同じでない場合で、ListBox のアイテムが洗濯された場合(どのアイテムでも)、選択状態になっている間スクロールががたついてしまい、使用に耐えなくなります。
                      修正をお願い致します。

                      P.S.
                      People Hub などではこのような現象は起きてないのは何故?

                      2 votes
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                      • MediaCapture.capturePhotoToStorageFileAsync has memory leak

                        I have a cordova app which works fine on Windows 8.1 platform, but on Windows Phone 8.1. the app crashes frequently after taking multiple pictures. After profiling the app I found that after calling MediaCapture.capturePhotoToStorageFileAsync method, memory is not released and allocates 10-20 MB with each call.

                        I've also voted for this suggestion as that could fix most of camera related issues on Windows phone:

                        https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-dev-platform/suggestions/6629896-cameracaptureui-for-windows-phone-8-1-rt-apps

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                          0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • ActualCamera.Location.Position.Altitude limited to 10000 m

                          The MapCamera returned by MapControl.ActualCamera has an altitude of 10000 even if it is actually greater than 10000 meters.

                          Its a problem for my project as I draw on the Map (on a Direct2D overlay) by recreating the ViewProjection matrix of the camera and it is wrong above 10000 meters.

                          Please fix it...

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Oh God, let me register

                            It is not once, twice, thrice. I have had really pathetic experience paying the registration fees first on windows 8 dev center and now on windows 8 phone dev center. Tried all different cards which worked well on windows 8 store but are continuously getting rejected in windows 8 phone store. The whole experience of payment is horrible. Tried paying with HDFC, ICICI. The payment iframe for bank is not visible half of the time. Microsoft should seriously look into getting rid of Symantec for all these payment stuff. I can see numerous people facing these problems on web across.

                            2 votes
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                            • Produce a tutorial workshop series on Channel 9/YouTube

                              When the Template 10 team launched their MVVM Template set they produced a workshop series that was very well done showing how to use the templates and why and how to adapt them to your need. Can you develop a series that takes the raw materials of a c# xalm app, using AppServices to communicate with a managed com dll, a 3rd party portable unmanaged c++ dll & any other nuanced scenario and show how to build a Centennial project from the piece parts?

                              Seasoned windows developers may think this is easy, but folks trying to get to grips with…

                              2 votes
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                              • Windows 10 Store API (Search, Details for apps) for developer

                                Allow the developer to query Windows 10 Store with RESTfull API service.
                                With Windows 8.1 we were able to search/details/images ... the store with http webservices, this feature is not available for Win10, I can't update my apps to see the new apps on the store! PLEASE IMPORTANT.

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                                • QRCode should support chinese

                                  QRCode should support chinese

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                                  • proceeds since last payment

                                    Hi is it possible to add "proceeds since last payment" information in the windows phone dev center applications

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                                    • Need to set MaximumAutomaticRedirections for HttpWebRequest

                                      Wireshark shows that the default MaximumAutomaticRedirections is always 5,which is so small in practical.
                                      If the server(s) redirect for 6 times,then the request failes.
                                      Need access to set this property programmatically.

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                                      • HotSpot Is turned On or Off

                                        Can You please provide any api in which we can get the details of hotspot whether it was turned on or Off

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                                        • Skype replacement for messenger on wp7 to work fully in background like Messenger does.

                                          When Skype replaces Messenger, don't forget wp7 users...background push messaging

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