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  1. Clean up all temp files on shutdown or log off.

    Clean up all temp files on log off or shutdown: For years I have been using Windows and UNIX but what is missing in windows is a cleanup routine. I have scripts I created so when a user logs out or shutdown a Windows computer a cleanup process starts; this process remove all temp files from user and system area. This helps keep Windows running clean, not re-using the same temp files, and keep the temp area from growing. Many viruses hide in the temp locations waiting to launch, if you clean up these temp locations on reboot or log…

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    • Intergrate the silverlight toolkit with the Windows Phone SDK.

      It's annoying having to download and install the toolkit separately.

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      • Internetexplorer - the FAVORITES should also open collapsed when adding new sites - if you have many favorites the overlook quickly get lost

        Now - the IE favorites open fully with sub-departements. It should be possible to open so, that you at first only see hierarchy level one, and thab open further Details for adding new favorits. Greets, Till

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        • The app just hung while generating the project

          While i was trying to generate the project from the App studio, it just hung. It is showing the status 'generating' for the past 1 hour.

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          • More background colors like win8

            More background colors not only black and white..

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            • File manager, MTP-USB mass storage, Sim contact

              File manager: user can browsable file, folder for management own data

              MTP-USB mass storage: this method allow user can connecting WP8 to any platform (win, mac, linux) easy

              Sim contact: can export phone contact into sim, because sometime user could change from smartphone down to feature phone

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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…

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                • 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...

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                    0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  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.

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                    • Menu icons

                      Menu icons
                      In a variety of menu entries add icons, they can not read the text to understand intent.System Menu(pin to start screen),ApplicationBar.

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                        0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Replace \r\n -> \n

                        It is annoying having to handle both \r\n and \n. Just accept that \n is the way.

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                        • QRCode should support chinese

                          QRCode should support chinese

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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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                            • UWP Input Validation

                              As an enterprise developer we need a richer set of Line of Business features. Input validation is fundamental to business applications and should not require us to roll our own or find a 3rd party solution.

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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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                                • Allow bank transfer (wire transfer) for registration fee

                                  Currently Dev Center accepts Credit Card and PayPal as payment instrument for registration fee, but please add bank transfer (wire transfer) for registration fee. Especially some company needs to complicated process when personal credit card is used for such purpose. When Microsoft sends a money between the company for your business partner for example outsourced call center, do you use credit card for such payment? Obviously Not. Developers is your partner and allow to use bank transfer for registration.

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                                  • Can't find which app version that the user has downloaded/using

                                    I have released several versions of the app, yet I cannot find "the number of new users" or "the number of existing users who have upgraded to the new app version" in the DEV center.

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                                      • WebBrowserコントロールのスクリーンキャプチャ

                                        WebBrowserコントロールの表示内容はWriteableBitmapを使ってキャプチャーすることができません。Webページを画面保存するシナリオは多いと思うので、改善を願います。
                                        http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsphone7series/thread/13665684-6618-43ed-a370-018929d19df7

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                                        • Extend the options for Daily, Weekly, Monthly, EndOfMonth, Yearly to allow for example every 4 days, every 2 weeks, every Quarter, etc. Mayb

                                          Extend the ScheduledNotification.RecurrenceType options beyond Daily, Weekly, Monthly, EndOfMonth, Yearly to allow more options: For example, every 4 days, every 2 weeks, every Quarter, every 6 month, etc. Maybe by having a frequency parameter so for each of the existing RecurrenceType types (i.e. Frequency=4 for every 4 days, Frequency=2 for every 2 weeks, etc.).

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