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  1. Oh God, let me register

    It is not once, twice, thrice. I have had really pathetic experience paying the registration fees first on windows 8 dev center and now on windows 8 phone dev center. Tried all different cards which worked well on windows 8 store but are continuously getting rejected in windows 8 phone store. The whole experience of payment is horrible. Tried paying with HDFC, ICICI. The payment iframe for bank is not visible half of the time. Microsoft should seriously look into getting rid of Symantec for all these payment stuff. I can see numerous people facing these problems on web across.

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      0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide (or rather don't take them down) virtual machines for all previous versions of Windows 10

      This is not really completely UWP related, but Microsoft should provide free virtual machines of all Windows 10 versions for testing purposes, as in my experience UWP is really fragile and could make my app behave differently in every version.

      I'm talking about this website:
      https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/virtual-machines

      The problem is it always provides the latest version only. All I'm asking is, when a new version of Windows 10 is released, please keep the old VMs still in there.

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        3 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • proceeds since last payment

        Hi is it possible to add "proceeds since last payment" information in the windows phone dev center applications

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        • Need to set MaximumAutomaticRedirections for HttpWebRequest

          Wireshark shows that the default MaximumAutomaticRedirections is always 5,which is so small in practical.
          If the server(s) redirect for 6 times,then the request failes.
          Need access to set this property programmatically.

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            0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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…

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              0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Option to remove opacity animation in ImageEx

              I noticed this problem as soon as I adapted my app to use ImageEx. I use an event to change opacity to 1 once the image is loaded and sized, and immediately I noticed that instead of just displaying, the image faded in with a 1-second animation. This animation seems hard-coded into the style, so to get rid of it I would have to redefine the style. A real pain just to get rid of the animation.

              I would question a fade-in animation as a default to begin with.

              Please add an option to get rid of the fade-in animation…

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                0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  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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                  0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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 →
                  • Please IOS Support for Treasure Tag

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

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                      0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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 →
                        • 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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                          • 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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                            • 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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                              • UnhandledException

                                Make debugging for winrt user friendly. In 99 percent of cases I receive MeasureOverride exception or "Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component.". No matter what the problem is you'll get that kind of useless information. Which means that something went wrong. No stacktrace and guess yourself is what WinRT development looks like.

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                                  0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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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                                  • 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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                                    • Allow Obfuscation of Taskbar Window Preview and Recent Apps View screenshot

                                      There should be a native way for developers to omit their app from being able to show a preview when hovered over in the taskbar as well as preventing the screenshot that is visible in the "recent apps" section (on mobile).

                                      Use case:

                                      1) A user is at lunch viewing their sensitive documents. They switch to their Email app - our application detects active state change and auto logs out. They finish their food and leave, but forget their phone on the table.

                                      *At this point a perpetrator is able to take the phone, open the recent apps section and…

                                      2 votes
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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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                                            0 comments  ·  Device - Phone / Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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