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  1. 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 →
    • PasswordBox with InputScope=NumericPin locks keyboard for other controls

      Please fix this bug: Once a passwordBox with an InputScope=NumericPin is rendered the keyboard becomes stuck as a number pad and does not return to the full keyboard. Described nicely here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/d54a77b9-9a47-4feb-81c0-be662639792e/soft-input-panel-does-not-change-back-from-numericpin-mode?forum=wpdevelop

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        0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Promote game upon its release

        When games get released on Steam, Valve promotes the game for free, by displaying it to 1 mln users.
        You could consider doing the same.

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        • 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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            • 2 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Play songs from media library in Reminders

                As a user, I would like to be able to select songs that I have put on the device (from my library) to wake up to.

                As a developer, I can only allow the user to choose from songs that I included with the app.

                The main work-around I've seen in the various alarm clock apps is to force the user to keep the app open over night which is not particularly awesome for battery life.

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                  1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Internet exporer have a bug that doesn't allow cookies for 2 letter domain names

                  There are few websites with 2 letter domain name and IE doesn't store cookies for this domains. When it will be fixed?

                  2 votes
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                  • 2 votes
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                    • What is Microsoft's plan for converting long lasting VB6 legacy application?

                      Since Microsoft had ended VB6 official support and continue to support VB6 runtime(32-bit) until 14 Jan 2020. For long lasting VB6 legacy application, is it suitable to make use of Desktop App Converter ? What is Microsoft's plan for long lasting VB6 legacy application?

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                      • The ability to require users to have a password on their lock screen.

                        When writing apps for business use, some of the content that the user has in the app may be confidential. Rather than having the user enter a PIN (or sign in again) every time they open the app, it would be great for the user if we could simply require that they have a password for their lock screen.

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                        • api to help understand input coming from cortana

                          Provide more help with understand text that coming from cortanan. things i think about is like understanding dates and times. when planning a new agenda item for example this is done nicely.

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                            1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 2 votes
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                            • Backgound Agent Memory profiling

                              Add the ability to do memory profiling on background agent (periodic) as they are limited on memory and sometimes its too hard to catch memory leaks.

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                              • Please create a zoompass and bmo app

                                These apps are gonna be usefull for consumers

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                                • ComboBox Popup bug - Opened ComboBox control can loose its position.

                                  Today I have run into a problem with ComboBox control.
                                  The issue can be easily reproduced:

                                  I have two rows and two columns. Left column takes as much space as possible and I place the ComboBox into the right column. I populate the ComboBox with a few items and run the app. I maximize the window, open the ComboBox popup (selection menu), minimize and I see the popup moved to the middle of the window.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Ability to change currency for payouts. Russian Devs will praise you guys.

                                    Some countries have unstable local currency and it will be better to get payouts not in local currency.

                                    For example Rubles get down on ~50% compared to USD after 4 months at the end of 2014. Therefore devs in Russia will loose about 50% of their income.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Allow Developer to get the users chosen Regional Format

                                      So, acutally how the get / respect the Users Regional Format settings?
                                      I started the windows phone 8.1 emulator with the following configuration for testing purpose:

                                      UI Language: German,
                                      Region: US,
                                      Format Settings: Irish.

                                      I have found no way to get the Information, that the user has set his format settings to irish. And my only wish is to format a DateTime like the user wants to see it. Regional Format does not automaticly mean the region i set the device to or the UI Langauge i chose. On my Devices i set the UI to english but want to…

                                      2 votes
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                                      • 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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                                        • Cortana barcode scanner

                                          Code scanner please

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