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  1. Add support to reminder/alarm API to be able to have reminders only occure for specific days of week

    It would be extremely helpful if the reminder/alarm API supported creating a reminder for specific days of the week.

    Example: Create a reminder that starts today, ends in month, and reminds the user every Tue.

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Open .rar and .zip files.

      An native app that permit to open files in .rar and .zip formats.

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      • TextBox Property to Show/Hide Delete Button

        Depending on the app, we do not always want to show the built-in delete buttons for a TextBox (the X on the right edge of the TextBox). I have, in multiple scenarios, had to create a ControlTemplate to avoid displaying the Delete Button. I think there should be a property (maybe something like ShowDeleteButton) that allows you to specify whether the Delete button is displayed. This property would have values Show, Hide, and Auto (or maybe a nullable Boolean).

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          0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • Give developers option to make custom lockscreen application, like livelock or tetra lock. We need API for that ASAP!

            Developers should be able to make custom lockscreen app. Something that android and iOS developers can. I can't believe that we are in 2015 and we don't have something like that. There would be great apps in the store that users would love.

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              0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Gold Standard Benchmarking the apps to differntiate between an ordinary or poorly designed app and well designed, functional app..

              by benchmarking a developer a good developer work. it will encourage a developer to design better apps and it makes very easy for customers to choose the right apps ibstead of selectibg some poorly designed apps and wasting the time..

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                2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide an out-of-the-box easy way to create simple tiles.

                When I want to build some tiles in my app, I have to use buttons that I give a custom style. But this is ugly since everyone implements this in another way, resulting in odd alignments, bad text colours, etc. We need a simple and standardized way to create simple tiles that function as buttons.

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                  0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve the API in Windows Runtime for WP8.1

                  in siverlight for wp8,we could use PhoneApplicationService.Current.ApplicationIdleDetectionMode= IdleDetectionMode.Disabled to enable the application alive in a lockscreen state,however,I can not find such an API in windows rutime for wp8.1

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                    0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow access to DeviceStatus from a native application

                    Allow us to query device information from a 100% native C++ application so we are not forced to use C#.

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                      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Multi-select on Zune to delete Albums or to create a playlist

                      Multi-select on Zune to delete Albums or to create a playlist

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                      • Not allowed to sell my app. (Regional info Payout)

                        According to your registration portal, people form some countries are not allowed to sell apps or use the advertising service for Microsoft.
                        Since I’m from Lebanon, I’m not allowed to SELL my apps or to use the advertising service for Microsoft, but THANKS you allowed me to register and pay the $99 fees annually and to help you increase your AppStore apps.
                        I have lots of ideas and prefinished apps, but I hold the dev. because I’m from your banned country list.
                        This is not fair, I have to pay as any other pay and I have to develop as…

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                        • API to detect incoming call and incoming number.

                          API to detect incoming call and number so it can be blocked if not necessary and also can ring even in silent if it is important.

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                            0 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • API to create 'to-do' task in calendar page

                            I would also be nice to be able to retain some kind of unique key the app could store or some other way the app can have a way to query 'to-do' items that the app created.

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                            • access to music stream

                              I would like access to a stream for music played via the media library.

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                                1 comment  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Web debugging via IE11 or VS

                                Currently its very hard to debug Hybrid and Webapps. When you create a webview you simply cannot see the DOM or any normal information to see whats going on, what goes wrong and why it goes wrong. Platforms like iOS and Android now feature means to debug your webview via the desktopbrowser. When you connect an iPhone to a mac you can view the webview from Safari by going to Develop->Debug. And voor Android devices you open Chrome and go to "about:devices". This gives webdevelopers a very easy way to debug their applications and to see what goes wrong (and…

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                                  0 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve porting of Silverlight apps to WinRT / UniversalApps

                                  Create some improvement of converting existing applications to WinRT.

                                  It could be that the XAML code could be reused and maybe some libraries are compiled to WinRT, this would make it feasible to convert the apps. Today it takes an extreme amount of time.
                                  At least if you have done something cool or nice.

                                  I think it would be create help if some sort of SDK could be created that would ease the transfer!

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                                  • Openoffice

                                    We want an Office Hub that open Openoffice document.

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                                    • by putting the barcodes back in the wallet app for loyalty cards

                                      Make the wallet app back to where it was I miss putting notes on the accounts and miss the bar codes

                                      And in other feedback anyway to get Cortina to read emails too?

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                                      • Save message typed as draft when exiting without saving

                                        When I type a text message and need to go back to a different app (to copy a phone number to paste into the text message for example), I lose what I have typed when I come back to the text message editor, which is very frustrating. Keeping the message as draft when exiting would save me the hassle of having to type it again...

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                                        • Add voltage and mAh data to battery class to compare USB vs wireless (induction)

                                          If we can see the current voltage level, we can determine if the phone is plugged in to USB power, or utilizing an induction charger.

                                          Certain WP8 phones have wireless or inductive charging, and we need to be able to calculate the efficiency of these chargers.

                                          A thick phone case, or simply not centering the phone on the charging plate can result in reduced charging capacity and much longer charging times.

                                          Adding visbility to the battery mAh would then allow battery "health" apps, charger comparisons, and inductive charger efficiency (or inneficiency). For example, allowing the user to view the time…

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