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  1. 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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          0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Develops Bing Vision more and market the feature more

          Improve its data base and functionality. Market it more as a visual assistant. Ex if you see a poster of a movie you want to see. Scan it and Bing Vision give u a list of the nearest theatres and show times, or post a reminder in your calendar. You see a ad for a pair a shoe you want. Scan it and Bing Vision give you a list of the nearest store that have them in stock.

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            1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow me to refund a purchase

            As an app seller, I have to deal with dissatisfied customers ever once in a while. I want to be able to refund a purchase that a customer made - both in-app products and paid downloads.

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              0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • allow fileaccess to computer files with user's permission

              allow all those folders which are accessible by a filepicker to be accesed directly by code or by using path to a specific file in computer's hard drive. or you can say that once a user had selected some files with filepicker these files should be able to be used in future run of app without need of filepicker, and 1000 should not be a limit, user can just allow the app to access specific folders of the computer, so we will not need a "futureaccesslist" api .

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                0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Option to see status bar at all times

                Instead of having to tap the screen you should have the choice
                of locking it at the top of the screen.

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                • Enable DOM access in WebBrowser control

                  Basically WebBrowser control is useless in its current form.

                  For example, if I want to enrich experience for one particular web site which is not mobile-friendly, I have to implement complete HTML parser and then show markup via XAML controls.

                  This is insane amount of work for such a simple task.

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                  • Allow Applications to display toast notifications while app is running, or provide a notification control with native behaviours

                    Developers should be able to use a toast notification to alert the user while the app is running and not just when the app is in the background. The Status Bar Indicator text is not always enough, and the Message Box is sometimes too heavy. We need either access to the system style toast notification, or a control with native light dismiss functionality

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                      0 comments  ·  Push Notification  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 個体識別番号、またはSIMカードIDをAPIで取得&個体認証に使えるようにしてほしい

                      アプリの使用を社内や閉じたネットワークでの使用で制限したい場合、現在表にアプリを表示しないことでしか回避できないが、これは非常に問題があり、セキュリティ低下の要因なので内部向けのマーケットプレイス対応だけではなく、端末そのものを制御できるようにしてほしい

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                      • xbox companion to work offline

                        full acess to xbox live on companion to rent movies interact with friends etc....

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                        • Tela de Discagem

                          You can edit the numbers entered in the dial screen without having to delete everything.

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                          Poder editar os números inseridos na tela de discagem sem precisar apagar tudo.

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                            0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add support for uncompressed .wav files for custom ringtones

                            Having to convert a .wav file to .wma or .mp3 format, for selection in the SaveRingtoneTask, is a very difficult process that involves web services and licensing considerations.
                            Being able to use simple uncompressed .wav files would open up many possibilities for ring tone editors, and make files recorded from the microphone ready to be used as ringtones.

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                              0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • AppBar Enhancements

                              It would be cool to allow the ApplicationBar to have more icons available. So it could stick with the same 4 row limit but could allow for wrapping so if there were 7 items, the applicationbar would expand to allow for the 2nd row of icons.

                              It would be also cool to allow for more than one application bar per page, so you could specify one at the top, left, bottom or right. The bottom could be quick links while the top or left side could be used for navigational purposes.

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                              • Clean up all temp files on shutdown or log off.

                                Clean up all temp files on log off or shutdown: For years I have been using Windows and UNIX but what is missing in windows is a cleanup routine. I have scripts I created so when a user logs out or shutdown a Windows computer a cleanup process starts; this process remove all temp files from user and system area. This helps keep Windows running clean, not re-using the same temp files, and keep the temp area from growing. Many viruses hide in the temp locations waiting to launch, if you clean up these temp locations on reboot or log…

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                                • Intergrate the silverlight toolkit with the Windows Phone SDK.

                                  It's annoying having to download and install the toolkit separately.

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                                  • Internetexplorer - the FAVORITES should also open collapsed when adding new sites - if you have many favorites the overlook quickly get lost

                                    Now - the IE favorites open fully with sub-departements. It should be possible to open so, that you at first only see hierarchy level one, and thab open further Details for adding new favorits. Greets, Till

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                                    • The app just hung while generating the project

                                      While i was trying to generate the project from the App studio, it just hung. It is showing the status 'generating' for the past 1 hour.

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                                      • More background colors like win8

                                        More background colors not only black and white..

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                                        • File manager, MTP-USB mass storage, Sim contact

                                          File manager: user can browsable file, folder for management own data

                                          MTP-USB mass storage: this method allow user can connecting WP8 to any platform (win, mac, linux) easy

                                          Sim contact: can export phone contact into sim, because sometime user could change from smartphone down to feature phone

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