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  1. Enable application debugging in screen locked mode.

    Since the "Screen times out after" option has the maximum time for only 5 minute and as a consumer perspective it's okay, but for a developer this feature is very annoying when we debug our apps on the device and the Visual Studio shows the message like:

    "The application could not be launched for debugging. Ensure that the target device screen is unlocked and that the application is installed."

    Like other platforms are having the option for "USB Debugging". The same could be implemented in the Windows Phone so that developer can use it hassle free.

    A general use case…

    2 votes
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      0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Cumulative download of all apps till date

      Earlier there was option to cumulative download of all the app and now there is now way I can see total number of app downloads till date.

      Please bring back the feature to see cumulative app download in dev center

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      • SystemMediaTransportControls not working on Lockscreen after corresponding app is paused in Background and suspended

        - Audio is running in the background using the single-process model.
        - Then audio is paused.
        - Then the phone goes into standby, causing the app to be suspended.
        - Turning on the phone, being on the lock screen, using the volume knobs, the SystemMediaTransportControls show up.
        - Using the buttons on the SystemMediaTransportControls nothing happens.
        - But when unlocking the phone all buttons hit previously are executed properly.

        Unfortunately this also affects Bluetooth devices that are connected (like the car's audio system, or a headphone).

        As soon as the app is suspended the MediaPlayer doesn't react anymore to any…

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          1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Custom buttons and actions on call screen

          Ability to add a custom buttons to system call app, like in screenshots
          http://bit.ly/incomingScreen
          http://bit.ly/incallScreen
          click on button will launch some callback which will access to:
          1. Access to call voice stream in/out
          2. Access to call controls, can initiate a new call, end exists, etc, all features provided by standard buttons on call page

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          • Please IOS Support for Treasure Tag

            I need support for ios, the actual app, has a lot of problems

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            • Add right to left orientation for text and pages support in windows phone studio app website.

              Add right to left orientation for text and pages support in windows phone studio app website.

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              • Faster OS updates (with API and API behavioral fixes)

                There have been numerous major bugs and lack of features that are taking just too long to update. If Windows Phone as any faith in its future it needs a lot more support from the development team. Bugs like the "other storage" have been there too long and only get fixed in annual updates. They should have been fixed days or weeks after discovery.

                The delay not only has a impact on phone users, but also on the developers building the apps for the phone when the bugs and missing features impact the user's app experience.

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                  1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • radialgradientbrush

                  Give us an implementation of RadialGradientBrush that automatically uses acceleration when available.

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                  • Swift support for UWP

                    The language Swift was created by Apple for use on iOS and macOS. It was made open source in 2015. It has support for Linux and I think Windows should gain support too. Adding this may encourage more developers to port their apps to Windows from iOS and make things more familiar.

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                    • Smart Dialing from Phone App

                      Could a Smart dial please be finally applied to the phone app? It's quite frustrating to have to go into people, click of search and have to find contact, then dial. Easy when you dont have lots of contacts, but when you are managing Thousands of contacts, it makes life easy. Please implement. Thanks.

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                      • 4G Support

                        OK, I realize that this is dependent on the carrier, but WP7 needs to support it if the carrier can offer it. Somebody correct me if I'm way off base.

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                        • Allow bank transfer (wire transfer) for registration fee

                          Currently Dev Center accepts Credit Card and PayPal as payment instrument for registration fee, but please add bank transfer (wire transfer) for registration fee. Especially some company needs to complicated process when personal credit card is used for such purpose. When Microsoft sends a money between the company for your business partner for example outsourced call center, do you use credit card for such payment? Obviously Not. Developers is your partner and allow to use bank transfer for registration.

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                          • Provide a sandbox server to test In App Purchases

                            I am having difficulty testing an In App Purchase that is successful with Microsoft's servers, yet somehow my app never receives that success message. (Eg: a power failure)

                            We have made a private test app and we use real money to test IAP. This makes it hard to test when there is a $ cost to every test we perform. I would prefer to be able to test IAP hundreds of times without having to attempt to get a refund for thousands of dollars.

                            This is currently not possible to test using CurrentAppSimulator. Apple and Google also provide such a…

                            2 votes
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                            • Can't find which app version that the user has downloaded/using

                              I have released several versions of the app, yet I cannot find "the number of new users" or "the number of existing users who have upgraded to the new app version" in the DEV center.

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                              • Allow runtime shader compilation on windows phone devices

                                Not being able to compile shaders at runtime is a huge inconvenience, and prevents projects like ANGLE from producing a fully compliant OpenGL port.

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                                • .net framework support

                                  There needs to be support for older .net frameworks. I have components that use .net 2.0 and .net 4.0 that are non UI components that were created by other companies. I still need to use those components even if I convert the rest of my app to 4.6

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                                  • pubCenter should be compatible with Bing ads!

                                    I can't sign up for a pubCenter account because I have a Bing Ads account linked to my Microsoft account. This is crazy. I made the app as the app for my web site. It is absolutely crazy that I can't use one Microsoft service because I have another Microsoft service. They actually told me to create a new Microsoft account!

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                                    • PLINQ for Windows Phone

                                      It would be really good to add parallel linq in windows phone and portable class libraries for collection processing unification and efficiency.

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                                      • WebBrowserコントロールのスクリーンキャプチャ

                                        WebBrowserコントロールの表示内容はWriteableBitmapを使ってキャプチャーすることができません。Webページを画面保存するシナリオは多いと思うので、改善を願います。
                                        http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsphone7series/thread/13665684-6618-43ed-a370-018929d19df7

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                                        • Save as Ringtone in Windows Universal App

                                          hi, there SaveRingtoneTask that works very well with Silverlight applications to add audio files as a ringtone.

                                          But there is no way to add audio files as a ringtone on a Windows Universal app.

                                          However, users like the idea of personalizing their ringtones smartphone.

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