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Welcome to the Windows Platform Developer (WPDev) Feedback site. This feedback forum provides the WPDev community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

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  1. microsoft account login

    Improve microsoft account login usability in app. Choose to login automatically with your microsoft account saved into phone (also win8/RT) without insert login and password again. It's so boring that you need do that also for microsoft apps like photosynth and skype !!!

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Equalizer and Visualization data support

      Please give support to equalizer and visualization for music.
      atleast provide the URI to launch native equalizer from phone's setting.

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      • Make ProgressRing control available for Windows Phone

        Make ProgressRing control available for Windows Phone just like Win8.

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        • changable light sensor

          i NEED to change my light sensor, because my phone turns black while calling and i cant disconnect my call for example

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            0 comments  ·  Sensor + Settings APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • HTML select element should wrap items in WebBrowser control

            When using an html <select> element with <option> that have long text, the WebBrowser control does not wrap the text, and as a result the options can get truncated. In certain circumstances, this makes the control unusable as one cannot differentiate between different items in the list. In Internet Explorer on the same device, the menu items wrap as expected.

            Android and other devices (including Internet Explorer on WP) do wrap the items so the user can see the full content of the items.

            More details:
            http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsapps/en-US/37c7e663-51e5-4ae9-b877-b58c90f6f9f3/html-select-native-menu-doesnt-wrap-items-like-mobile-internet-explorer?forum=wpdevelop

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              0 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Combine Windows Store and Windows phone application development fees

              Paying $99 to publish to each platform will discourage a lot of developers, it would make a lot more sense to combine the two fees and only charge $99 to submit to either platform.

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                0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • MessageBox Buttons

                Please expand the MessageBoxButton option in Silverlight to include a Yes/No or Yes/No/Cancel option. It would be nice to have a modal control that is standard between applications with additional user choices available.

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                • Come up with an alternative (Non-CreditCard Method) for DreamSpark Students

                  Though Credit card may be used to ensure developer's identity but many of the students starting with their first app don't own a credit card.
                  I am a full time student, i have my developer registration pending only because me or my close ones don't own a credit card. I read discussions on many forums about same topic. Many students would have left hope now, but its not late. Change the Registration Process at least for STUDENTS who are going to start their developing career through microsoft.
                  Many other companies are working better without accepting a Credit Card numbers.
                  There…

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                    1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please make it possible to switch Xbox LIVE accounts.

                    Consider the following situation: I just bought the Gold Family Xbox LIVE package. This gives my family up to four LIVE accounts. On an Xbox, we can log in and play games no problem, yet a W7 phone allows for only one user. I can't even log in to another account to check or edit it, let alone play games with it.

                    A certain rival brand of phones allows users to switch between their LIVE equivalent accounts with no problems whatsoever. I bought my WP7 phone with gaming in mind, but there's more than one gamer in this house -…

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                      0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Store Reviews  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow creation and modification of keyboard and dictionary

                        The non-English keyboards and dictionaries are incomplete, buggy or non-existing. If you open up the corresponding API's we can write an editor to:
                        * Add Papiamento (the language they speak in Aruba)
                        * Add Papiamentu (the similar language they speak in Curacao)
                        * Fix the issues in the Dutch language. Now you cannot remove the incorrectly upper-cased "ZE" ("THEY") or even add the correctly cased "ze". And adding long words (like "voorsorteren") is also impossible. Dutch uses compound words, like "radiostation" ("radio station"). With an open API, the keyboard can be tought to allow compound words that are not explicitly…

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                          0 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Virtual android app

                          A virtual android application that allows the end-user to play and install android apps on a windows phone within the app.

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                            1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • explorer Shield picture

                            explorer Shield picture

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                            • Enable Relative Uri with WebBrowserTask for files stored in IsolatedStorage

                              Doing something like the actual WebBrowserTask, but with Uri pointing to file in IsolatedStorage

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                                2 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Putting and viewing comments in office documents

                                Please allow users to view "comments" in office docs i.e word, ppt, excel....also allow user to add comments on these docs

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                                • Better app discovery and visibility for new apps

                                  I submitted my word game to the apple App Store. In 2 days it was downloaded 600 times.

                                  I submitted the same app to the windows phone store. It has been live for a week now and has received a total of only 17 downloads. Daily downloads has dropped down to between 0 and 1.

                                  I have been a developer for the windows phone since it first debated. When the windows phone marketplace was young, you used to receive a nice visibility boost when your app was new - which translated to at least hundreds of downloads. Now a new…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support app icons with transparent background in the Game Hub

                                    My game icon was designed to have a transparent background, but when I published it and saw it listed in the Game Hub, the transparent background was not filled with the user's theme color as it would have been in the app list or when pinned to the home screen.

                                    Please add support for icons with a transparent background in the Games list.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • dev center notification center

                                        I was expecting some notification center on the site so that i can see what new things have happened over my account since my last visit. I just my dev center account just like facebook and watch for notifications. Let me be able to see the reviews that are added or app crashes so that my attention towards them grows infinitely large.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Windows 8.1 preview for developers - Feedback and Some useful inputs

                                          I am not a windows phone developer, but work on .Net platform and tried some developing some test apps on my phone.

                                          Downloaded the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview few days back. Some of the features which were really needed are now available. That makes the OS user friendly and intuitive.

                                          But, I would like to keep some of the very important problems which i faced and think other users also might be.

                                          1. Music - the app has become very slow. Each time the app is launched, it says, Loading music in the top. It was way ahead faster…

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