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  1. Reminder api to repeat hourly

    Reminder api only allows the developer to repeat at least once in a day.
    It would be nice to schedule a reminder to repeat at "X" hours

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      1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide method to close the SIP

      Controls displaying the SIP when focused should provide a method to close the SIP to ensure data binding is applied. Currently if the user clicks the "save" button right after using the SIP, the data entered is not persisted to the object bound to the control.

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        0 comments  ·  Input (Mouse, Touch, Controller)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • API To Configure Background Colour of Window

        APIs do not support the configuration of the window background colour.

        This means that if, like Groove (Music), an app uses a non-white background a noticable section of white appears when a window is dragged to a new size.

        As someone who cares about attention to detail and delivering the best possible experience this sloppiness in the API is incredibly annoying.

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          1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • natural language input from Cortana to App Launch

          Currently, if Cortana launches an app, the app knows that Cortana launched it, and if the launch was via speech or text. Great stuff.
          Now, since Cortana does this already, please pass us the parsed NLP string, with identified pronouns, with grammatical breakdown. This must already be done anyway, so just give it us so that we can gain the advantage of its use without having to create the same in our apps.
          Pronoun identification alone would give us so much context, but grammatical breakdown would also assist. This would put Windows so far above the competition it isn't funny,…

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            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Windows Device Portal Certificate

            System is deleting and recreating the TLS self-signed certificates for the device portal on port 50443 a lot.. sometimes every 5-10 minutes in the windows log. For sure it resets them every reboot.

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Yup, that’s way too noisy – looks like we’re recreating every single certificate on every single network change, even when most of the network endpoints remain the same. We’re looking at ways to make that quieter. Thank you!

              Hirsch Singhal
              Device Portal Program Manager

            • Add reset card method to SmartCard API

              Currently SmartCard API doesn't have any method to force a reader to reset smartcard (Cold Reset or Warm Reset as described in ISO7816-3). It is important as fallback mechanism when the smart card is not responding.

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              • Symbol Enum should be updated as latest Segoe MDL2 Assets

                Symbol Enum should be updated with latest Segoe MDL2 asset collections.

                This enumeration is mainly used with AppBarButton like as "<AppBarButton Icon="Smile"/>".
                Recent Segoe MDL2 asset have many of new glyphs. But the enumeration of Symbol is not updated from Win10 10240. And, some of important glyphs of 10240 are also lacked from the enumeration.

                https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/api/windows.ui.xaml.controls.symbol

                For example, "Share" glyph - 0xE72D - is not enumerated.
                This cause the many of engineers use the bitmap or other similar glyphs.
                In fact, we can use 0xE7D Share with FontIcon element without the enumeration. But, many of developers don't. (Like "Photo" app)

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                  0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow Deployment or Testing With Multiple Phones Attached to One Computer

                  Currently it is not possible to deploy an app to a device if you have multiple plugged in. Connecting to the device will fail. This means you must have exactly one plugged in for your deployment and testing to work.

                  I would like some way so that I can have my various devices (each with different form factor) get the latest build deployed to them all or a select number of them instead of debugging simply failing. This would speed up the testing process and prevent the shuffling of phones on my desk I currently have to do.

                  Basically, replace…

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                    0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add SystemTriggerType BatteryPercentChange

                    There is SystemTriggerType PowerStateChange, but it is not triggered when percent is changed. So one of two options would be useful:
                    - adding new SystemTriggerType - BatteryPercentChange
                    - triggering PowerStateChange also on percent change

                    It would be useful for creating more user-friendly battery related apps that provide better experience, for example, by refreshing tile or sending notification on the event, not some time after it happened.

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                      0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Extended Usage and custom OID Certificate Request Features

                      Hello All,

                      Using the CreateRequestAsync method of UserCertificateEnrollmentManager and CertificateEnrollmentManager classes, I noticed that the CertificatePropertiesCollection does not give us the capability of specifying enhanced key usage OIDs (for example 1.3.6.1.4.1.311.20.2.2 (SmartCard Logon), 1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.4 (Secure E-Mail)), basic constraints (like Subject Type=End Entity, or Path Length Constraint=none), nor the Subject Alternative Name (like RFC822, DS Object Guid, ect).
                      Considering that his may be a feature would require some significate work, could we at least have the ability to specify a Certificate Template name so that we can customize these settings via certificate authority platforms like AD Certificate Authority?

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                        0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Expose ISerialDevice Interface

                        In the Windows.Devices.SerialCommunication namespace, there is an `internal` interface named ISerialDevice. I can see it when I "go to definition" on SerialDevice. SerialDevice implements ISerialDevice.

                        In order to break my code's dependency on actual hardware so I could automate my tests, I had to reinvent the wheel. By keeping this interface internal, I was forced to re-create the interface (mostly) and create a wrapper around SerialDevice that implemented it.

                        That's a lot of code to write when the interface already exists. I'm sure making the interface public would save a number of developers a fair amount of effort and frustration.

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                        • PhoneCallManager

                          I would like to see an improvement on Windows.ApplicationModel.Calls.PhoneCallManager when launched the UI for call with ShowPhoneCallUI mehtod. Something like:

                          - call completed
                          - call cancelled
                          - call failed

                          and on the arguments some information like call duration

                          Thank you so much for this chance!

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • make apps float out of screen, making multitasking a WYSIWYG

                            make multitasking a real thing, like seeing a video or having a mini calc when browse some thing.
                            you can limit number of apps according to the screen size.

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support full prosody tag in TTS

                              SSML is not fully supported. Add full support for the prosody tag, e.g. duration.

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                                0 comments  ·  Cortana/Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • The MediaElement Seekbar make noise 'plop!' when you change the position even when the sound is muted

                                Since the 8.1, the MediaElement (Silverlight for sure, maybe RT?) seekbar make a noise 'plop!' when you change the position in a video, even when the sound of the phone is muted, and it's very unpleasant. I thought you'll corrected in the last 8.1 update but it seems you don't the existence of this bug...

                                The bug is on every Nokia Lumia I own (620/1020/1520)

                                All the best.

                                2 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Windows.Media.SpeechSynthesis Viseme Events

                                  Can you please expose the Viseme events for the windows speech sythesis. I use them in the speech SDK for a desktop application and are now trying to use them in a UWP app.

                                  https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/5423021c-00ea-499a-8024-d6670400f0f1/uwpwindowsmediaspeechsynthesis?forum=wpdevelop

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                                  • 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 →
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                                        • SkyDrive option to make folders available offline

                                          I would like to have an option for each SkyDrive folder, to make them available offline. Because not everywhere in the countryside or even in cities a good network connection is available. So those folders could be downloaded completely to the phone when a Wi-Fi is available to access them offline later.

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