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  1. Allow only 1 review per person, and allow a review to be updated.

    I have a windows phone app that was recently released. A review was posted and immediately after the same person posted a review with a different star rating.

    Allow reviews to be updated, or some form of dup check and allow one review per person per app.

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      0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bluetooth in background

      Have an API for an application to interact with and listen for incomming connections from paired bluetooth devices while in background.

      One possible use case:
      A smart watch that uses the phone as a way to access information in the internet. For the most time the watch is disconnected from the phone, but from time to time it could connect to a service running on the phone (maybe timed, maybe because user presses a button on the phone) to send a request, which the service on the phone then handles (some additional data transfer between the phone and watch and…

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      • Launching Centennial Appx packaged console EXE from a command prompt

        I'm trying to get a console application to launch from a command prompt when packaged through a Centennial Appx package. However, attempting to launch from a command prompt always returns an access denied error. John Sheehan alluded to a way to get this to work in the Project C dotnetConf session (https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/2016/Project-Centennial-Bringing-Existing-NET-Applications-to-the-Universal-Windows-Platform).

        Searching through the Appx schema definitions I haven't been able to find any extension definitions that would seem to allow for this functionality. Any suggestions on what extension or some example manifest I can use?

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          1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Global Phone Events

          Like Android we need Phone level events like (SMS received/sent event, Camera ON/OFF event, Phone turned ON/OFF event, Keypad lock event etc.) so that we can trigger our application on such events. At the moment developers do not have any control on such tasks. And its very frustrating to see other platforms like (Android and Blackberry) developers can easily do it.

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            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • an synchronized api for both windows and phone

            i am currently developing a blueooth universal app for phone and windows. but the bluetooth api for phone and windows are still quite different for example, the GattCharacteristicUuids (
            https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsapps/en-US/45849dcd-d27b-49df-8705-7d419a7b08f5/static-gattcharacteristicuuids-differs-from-wp-and-windows?forum=wpdevelop#83613e3e-b475-42a1-bf6a-2f27905e933d
            )

            2. the xaml code and controls are quite different from windows and phone, I want the app for phone will directly running on windows, not concern about differences between controls and such, like android and ios.

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              0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add "favorite" to ImageProperties, as well as an API to enumerate Favorites from the Photos app so devs can expose and detect fav pics

              Right now it is very difficult (and completely undocumented) to determine if a photo or picture is marked as a favorite by a user, or to retrieve a list of favorites (similar to getting the list of pictures in the KnownFolders.CameraRoll, etc). If a user has taken the time to mark pictures as favorites, we should celebrate that and make it simple for developers to use that in their own applications.

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                0 comments  ·  Camera, Video, Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please support acl of user right permissions of file.

                I customize my app after converted wpf app. So I tested Launcher.LaunchUriForResultsAsync method for Microsoft.Windows.Photos. This codes was success on Build 14342.
                But on build 14352, this code occurs error. Error is follow.
                result.Status=Success
                result.Result["Status"]="ERROR"
                result.Result["ErrorMessage"]="Deny change permission of a file"
                result.Result["ErrorCode"]="-2003292273"

                I can't understood this error. I tried to add "Capability name=picturesLibrary", but occurs same error.

                my code follow.
                var source = await StorageFile.GetFileFromPathAsync(dialog.FileName);
                var filename = System.IO.Path.Combine(Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.MyPictures), "Cropped.jpg");
                using (var outfile = File.Create(filename))
                {
                outfile.Close();
                }
                var dest = await StorageFile.GetFileFromPathAsync(filename);
                int width = int.Parse(txtWidth.Text);
                int height = int.Parse(txtHeight.Text);
                LaunchUriResult result = await this.CropImageAsync(source, dest, width, height);
                if…

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                  0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • create a tesco clubcard app

                  tesco club card app shows you points and you have you clubcard bar code avaible on your phone to scan at checkout

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Animation features in Map API

                    Does Windows 10 plan to add path animations in the map. As I am lead Windows developer for Ola cab service company in India and I am currently implementing custom Path animation of cabs real time movement on map. But since there is no optimized way to do so hence i have to update pushpin location in every frame. So would be great if Microsoft things in this way also.

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                      0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      • Email attachments can access one drive/ skydrive

                        Currently when sending a email using WP8, You can only attach a photo. The software NEEDS access to sky / one drive or a option so you can send files you have stored on there. (common sense)

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                        • WindowStartupLocation

                          After changing to fullscreen and back, the position of the window is wrong and not to influence, right?
                          Please create a possibility.

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                          • SharePictureTask

                            I love being able to share short text messages quickly by ShareStatusTask.

                            I want to be able to do the same thing with pictures - i.e. I want to be able to add a picture to the media library and then start the SharePictureTask to let the user see and share it from the Pictures Hub

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                              0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • show used data volume

                              Show used volume, so you can see how much MB of your inclusive volume is already used.

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                              • Open it up

                                Open the damn thing up. Less than 5% market share and the platform is more locked up than my wife's vagina. Had a great idea for an app and after 10 seconds of research I found it was impossible to do with WP7.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 4 votes
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                                  • Allow expired accounts to be restored

                                    My original account expired and I was forced to create a new account when I decided to enroll again. However, since the original account is tied to my Microsoft Id (which is used everywhere else!) it is now a pain to log into Dev Center. In fact, how does one do it? When I navigate here I am connected via the expired account. But logging out and back in is no good since I am not asked which account I want to use.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Use NFC to pay with Wallet app!!!

                                      Allow NFC capable Windows Phones to pay from the Wallet app using NFC at locations where card readers support it. Google wallet has been able to do this for almost 3 years now. Just YouTube using Google Wallet at McD. Support for this would destroy any argument for an apple device because they aren't going to do this any time soon and it would close the gap in functionality between WP and android.

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                                      • Nokia Lumia 610 update

                                        Nokia lumia 610

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                                        • Allow editing of Local and Roaming Settings in App File Explorer in Device Portal

                                          The File Explorer in Device Portal lets you look at .dat files (the ones where LocalSettings and RoamedSettings are stored), but there's no way to edit them. Add a tool that lets you edit these.

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