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  1. Contract

    I do really like the idea of contract in windows 8. Will this feature included in WP8?

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      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make importPfxDataAsync return the imported certificate

      I recently had to use this API for a private client certificate. And I was surprised to read in the MSDN that it returns "nothing" as a result of its async call. I would really have thought it returns the just imported pfx.

      So here is my scenario and you can clearly see why this API change would help to improve the code flow:

      var clientCert;
      ensureCertficatesAsync = function() {
      logger.trace("Checking client certificate");
      if (clientCert) {
      logger.info("Using already loaded client certificate");
      return WinJS.Promise.as(clientCert);
      }
      var certQuery = new Certificates.CertificateQuery();
      certQuery.friendlyName = "Client Cert";
      return Certificates.CertificateStores.findAllAsync(certQuery).then(function(certs) {
      if (!certs.length) {
      return…

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        0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Problem found, astonishing result. Need better solution. Battery & application related.

        I've had my Nokia 920 for a while and at first I was extremely happy with the battery life.

        After about 2 weeks of using it, I notice sometimes it drains more than 20%/hour.

        What I notice is if I restart phone (many times, sometimes let phone drained to power off), The battery will be better (but still at around 8% - 17%/hour. So I concluded that it's the phone's battery is bad and also the OS is bad. And I was thinking of getting back into Android (I have galaxy note 2) after this phone.

        However for some reason,…

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          0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Renaming an Email Account by making the letters capital or lowercase, cause an error message

          If you are trying to rename an Email Account, by making the letters capital or lowercase, you get an error message:

          ‘You’re already using <account_name> for another account. Choose a different name for this account’.

          Let’s say you need to rename ‘account_name’ to ‘Account_name’. User needs to then rename ‘account_name’ to ‘account_name_1’ (as an example) and then to the desired ‘Account_name’ (with a capita ‘A’).

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            0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow APIs for access to SMS storage for backing/restoring SMSs from previous phones.

            Allow applications to write to and read from the SMS storage to allow Applications to create and restore SMS backups of the same device or from previous device.

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              0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Grouped ListView and header width

              I have a ListView with Grouped items.

              <ListView Grid.Row="1" SelectionMode="None"
              IsItemClickEnabled="False"
              ItemsSource="{Binding Source={StaticResource csvList}}">

              <ListView.GroupStyle>
              <GroupStyle >
              <GroupStyle.HeaderTemplate>
              <DataTemplate >
              <Grid>
              <Border BorderThickness="2" BorderBrush="Blue">
              <TextBlock Text="{Binding Key}" Margin="5,0,0,0" Style="{StaticResource SubheaderTextBlockStyle}" Foreground="White" />
              </Border>
              </Grid>
              </DataTemplate>
              </GroupStyle.HeaderTemplate>
              </GroupStyle>
              </ListView.GroupStyle>

              <ListView.ItemTemplate>
              <DataTemplate >
              [...]
              </DataTemplate>


              </ListView.ItemTemplate>


              <ListView.ItemContainerStyle>
              <Style TargetType="ListViewItem">
              <Setter Property="HorizontalContentAlignment" Value="Stretch" />
              </Style>
              </ListView.ItemContainerStyle>
              </ListView>

              If I use this XAML definition, it work but the groupheader is not wide as the listview.

              For this reason, I insert:
              Width="{Binding ActualWidth, ElementName=hubEvidenza, Mode=OneWay}"
              <!--hubEvidenza is name of root Container, a hubSection -->

              in the content of GroupStyle.HeaderTemplate.

              Now it work, but...the the Header…

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Advance games

                Why can't windows phone play da advance games that android phones and iPhones are playing?

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • How is it possible for me to publish my app to windows store?

                  I'm a programmer from Iran and I need to publish my application to windows phone store but this cannot be done in my country.
                  Now I want to know if there is any possible way for me to do that?
                  Is it possible for my relatives outside Iran to create a developer account and may I use their account? or are there any publishers out there to publish my apps?
                  please tell me what I should do?
                  Thanks in advance.

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                    0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Documentation on amount paid

                    You should provide details or documentation of where the money is going that does not match the amount you say we will be paid. I always receive THB400+ less than the amount I am told I will be paid.

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                      0 comments  ·  Dev Portal + Publication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Corporate Outlook and Personal Outlook icons looks the same

                        With the introduction of Outlook.com you now can have both Outlook.com and a corporate Outlook account synced to the device. The tile icons looks the same (as well as the lock screen notifications) and it makes it hard to make the apart (especially when I use the smallest tile where there is no tile title).

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                          0 comments  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Company Apps Enrollment API

                          Having users enroll their phone using the same mdm client no matter the vendor is a nice idea. However, if an IT tech is using the same mdm vendor across all platforms, the enrollment experience is then totally different. We would like to make the enrollment process consistent for our users.

                          Can we have an API to enroll the device through an app, or allow mdm enrollment to initiate through a browser download.

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                            0 comments  ·  Enterprise  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Change lock screen background daily automatically as bing does.

                            Change lock screen wallpaper automatically daily automatically as Bing.

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                              1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • マイク入力のボリュームだけ取得するAPIを追加して欲しい

                              現在はマイク入力の生データ(WAV形式)を取得し、解析して音量を取得する必要が有るため、この部分をAPIとして提供して欲しい。
                              出来れば値はデシベルになっていると嬉しい

                              4 votes
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                              • .jar files supports.

                                Many mobile applications are written in java. It would be nice if wp7
                                supports this.

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                                • Choser for dialer, and choser for call history

                                  Let us open up the phone application (here the the user can see callhistory++).

                                  Also let us open the call-history page

                                  Both are usefull for smart-dialing apps.

                                  An app can at least have a button directly to call history so user can see call history (since a direct API for call-history is not given due to security reasons).

                                  And a smart dialer can then be a full alternative to the built-in phone app, since the app also can have a quick-button for "goto the regular phone app" whenever the user wants to do that.

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                                  • Link different company accounts

                                    It would be great if one company could create several developer accounts and link them. This feature will allow to add several developers to the company account and prevent interference in separate projects.

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                                    • different sounds by app. not only the default sound. all other messages

                                      Make It possible to choose different sounds for different apps.
                                      example. Whatsapp and other apps use the default sound.
                                      all other messages

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                                        • Please - Give us a SQL Server or MySQL compatible dll

                                          Because we cannot pay for an expensive Azure cloud service everytime we need to connect to a database...

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