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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:

  • Windows developer platform (APIs, runtimes, and controls)
  • Dev Center Store (developer portal, back-end services, reporting/analytics and process)
  • Windows Stores (Windows and Windows Phone)

Your suggestions will be reviewed by the Windows platform developer team, providing feedback to help with planning ideas and to better understand how developers are using the development platform.

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If you’re new to this whole UserVoice thing, we’d like to note two important things about this site: (a) List items (and item rankings) represent community interest in features, and does not represent an actual priority list for the product team; and (b) Suggestions made using this forum will be moderated if they do not actually represent a feature request.

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  1. provide a daily schedule for sounds.

    For instance, email and messaging notifications could be silenced at night, whilst call ringtones would function as normal.

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    • Need to be able to get an invoice for payments made

      As an app publisher in South Africa, I am currently unable to get any sort of proper tax invoice for purchases made through my developer account. This makes me incredibly unpopular with my accountant! Would it not be possible to generate a simple invoice and email it to me? Currently MS only seems to send snail mail invoices and only to certain countries (way to go in leading the way with technology in business!!) Anyway, Im sure that Im not the only one who has this issue so if we could look at some email invoices it would be great.

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        0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Windows Phone should allow signed App installation over the USB.

        In some case if enterprise wants its signed app to be installed using In house Touch Kiosk(PC/MACHINE) then this should be possible using USB installation.

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        • Wireless projector from Office

          Add support for Office to directly send presentation to wireless projector.

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          • Show consumers all worldwide ratings & reviews in the app store not just local ones

            Have you ever decided not to download an app while browsing the store simply because it did not have any ratings or reviews? If so then this issue should concern you as a developer.

            The app store currently only shows consumers app ratings and reviews in the country that you live in. So for example if an app is published in Canada and the United States and only the users in Canada leave a rating/reviews then the users in the United States will not see those ratings and could potentially decide not to download the app. This also gives the…

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            • Give Azure free for developer. (Don't take credit card Details)

              I think Microsoft provide Azure cloud computing free for developer.
              No need to feel up credit card details.

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              • Video/Audio Access API

                I have a great app idea going but I am missing one feature, the ability to upload music.

                We have the photochoosertask which works great and does the job, but we do not have access to music on the device. The reason I think this should be allowed is because there are many artists who make their own music that are new and put their music on the device. We can allow music that is not copyrighted to be accessible if that is a huge issue. What do you people think, do you hear where I am coming from with…

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                  0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (Silverlight-style)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • ShellExecuteW w/ symlinks broken on Windows 8.1 and WIndows 10

                  Hi,

                  I reported this bug in the "General Windows Desktop Development Issues"
                  MSDN Forum on 2013-12-05. It got noticed by some guy from Microsoft,
                  but then nothing else happened. See
                  https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/073d02a6-1181-4694-9e50-d6a05bd80663

                  This bug is still present in the Windows 10 Technical Preview,but the
                  below text from my original bug report doesn't explicitly refer to
                  Windows 10.

                  In Cygwin we're using the CreateSymbolicLinkW function to create native
                  symlinks. Preferring a simple code path, we don't make a distinction
                  between short pathnames < MAX_PATH and long pathnames. All pathnames
                  given to CreateSymbolicLinkW are long path prefix prepended
                  (\\?\C:\foo\bar\baz), including the symlink target…

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                  • API for TFS

                    There is no serious TFS application on Windows Phone Store. Please give us API for TFS so we can connect to TFS server, see all our projects and users, manage tasks, manage code versioning and etc. This is must have for a development tool.

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                      0 comments  ·  Enterprise  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • エミュレーターですべてのPhone機能(着信、電子コンパス等)をエミュレートしてほしい。

                      たとえば、アプリの起動中に「着信」があった時の振る舞いを
                      テストするためのエミュレート機能などがあるとうれしいです。

                      すべてのテストをエミュレーターで行えたら最高です。

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                      • Allow some approved apps to run a daemon server.

                        Daemon service should be turnable on and off per app basis, in the same way like periodic tasks. This would enable apps like Skype to work in background and show incoming call nobtification.

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                        • Allow us to upload a CSR instead of requiring Root CA signed cert

                          Would work just like Apple does, there is no reason why we need to purchase a certificate every year from a root CA and worry about certificate chain issues. We could just upload a CSR and Microsoft provide a signed certificate via their own CA.

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                          • Add a Uservoice like feed back system into the Windows Store

                            Extend the user reviews so that users can give feedback and suggestions for new features and allocate votes for existing suggestions. A mini-UserVoice associate with each app in the store.

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                            • more search providers, i.e. google

                              ie9 only has two search providers at the moment, with very popular search engines like google missing out.

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                              • Enable the default experiences in the emulator

                                We've heard a lot about the default experiences in the phone (especially the different hubs) are a great resources for developers and designers to get a feel for some real world implementations of the Metro Design Language and get inspired from them. However, not everybody has a physical device, so having those experiences in the emulator would be a great addition to the dev tools and resources.

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                                • PubCenter native C++ support

                                  Being able to implement PubCenter into an app with native C++.

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                                    • Allow SpeechRecognizer.RecognizeAsync to detect speech while headphones plugged in

                                      When I have headphones plugged in my Windows Phone 8 device, I make a function call to SpeechRecognizer.RecognizeAsync in my app. I speak into the phone's microphone area, but my code never gets any results returned from RecognizeAsync. Eventually, it will timeout.

                                      SpeechRecognizer should continue to detect voice even with headphones connected to device.

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                                      • the images can rotate

                                        the photo is reserve use camare

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                                        • Add option to remove application from your Microsoft account

                                          In Google Play can I remove from my account previously installed applications (ie with an account, and not just from the device). But in the Windows app store, I can not remove from your account application. I do not want to see in their many applications that only I will no longer use, and I do not want to be tied to my account.
                                          The screenshot shows that the allocation of applications can I just set, but not deleted from the list. Button on the left just resets the selection.

                                          Screenshot: http://habrastorage.org/files/a2b/9b6/05a/a2b9b605a79f4d1f8c00c547d8127d83.png

                                          PS: Sorry for my English, I use Google…

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