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  1. 4 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Particular company should be able to assign itself to several countries

      At the moment, there is 1-to-1 relation between companies and countries. It's OK for small business but what about bigger one? We have several dev-centers in 3 countries and extra sales-offices in more countries. Same time, WP7 registration intends we MUST use 1 country only. Moreover, recently GeoTrust claimed us to cancel US registration (current one) and re-register as Russia. Indeed, we're discouraged and not happy...

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        1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • New windows update

        1. I think that there should be a nice feature were you can be able to slide the status bar down and view all the push notifications that you got but you didn't view, just like android and IOS, but the best part is that it fixes many problems like when people wanted a short cut to turn WiFi on and off and data on and off so that would be a nice feature to have

        2. I strongly think that more background color's should be there, like instead of just black and white, have blue, red, green and stuff…

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • usare il telefono come modem per collegamento internet per pc

          vorrei collegarmi ad internet da pc con il mio windows phone

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide access to read/manipulate SMS message/ Threading For Developers

            I have a requirement to read SMS from device(Let me say,message is about employee details). Once I read, I will break down text and send it to a web service.

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              0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Roaming data updated trigger

              I'm using the Roaming Settings and Data to allow a user to have the same data across all of their devices. It would be great to have a Background Trigger when that data was changed on another device. This way I could update tiles, change reminders or notifications across all devices. Even if it was linked to a specific settings name like "HighPriority" or a custom name would give even more specific tasks when certain things change.

              Microsoft seems to be giving us a lot more flexibility to get the work done behind the scenes without the user knowing that…

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                0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 4 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • In html if you align text to the right, then its size is reduced

                  I found a problem with displaying html in the built-in browser (IE) windows phone 7.
                  In html if you align text to the right, then its size is reduced.

                  Sample html:
                  <!DOCTYPE html>
                  <html>
                  <head>
                  <meta charset="utf-8">
                  <title>text-align</title>
                  <style>
                  div {
                  border: 1px solid black; /* Параметры рамки */
                  padding: 5px; /* Поля вокруг текста */
                  margin-bottom: 5px; /* Отступ снизу */
                  }
                  #left { text-align: left; }
                  #right { text-align: right; }
                  #center { text-align: center; }
                  .content {
                  font-size: 20px;
                  width: 75%; /* Ширина слоя */
                  background: #fc0; /* Цвет фона */
                  }
                  </style>
                  </head>
                  <body>
                  <div id="left"><div…

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                    0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • graph

                    Create an graph control.
                    Why not creat an native powerfull graph control to WP ? Actually we have to look for third parts control...

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                      1 comment  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Seperate APP Changes from the APP description in the Windows Phone Store Webpage

                      If someone Browses the Phone Store with the APP everything looks ok, but if someone Browses the Phone Store via the Webpage they see the APP description and the APP Changes like one element. should be changed

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                      • Add support to reminder/alarm API to be able to have reminders only occure for specific days of week

                        It would be extremely helpful if the reminder/alarm API supported creating a reminder for specific days of the week.

                        Example: Create a reminder that starts today, ends in month, and reminds the user every Tue.

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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Open .rar and .zip files.

                          An native app that permit to open files in .rar and .zip formats.

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                          • TextBox Property to Show/Hide Delete Button

                            Depending on the app, we do not always want to show the built-in delete buttons for a TextBox (the X on the right edge of the TextBox). I have, in multiple scenarios, had to create a ControlTemplate to avoid displaying the Delete Button. I think there should be a property (maybe something like ShowDeleteButton) that allows you to specify whether the Delete button is displayed. This property would have values Show, Hide, and Auto (or maybe a nullable Boolean).

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 4 votes
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                              • Give developers option to make custom lockscreen application, like livelock or tetra lock. We need API for that ASAP!

                                Developers should be able to make custom lockscreen app. Something that android and iOS developers can. I can't believe that we are in 2015 and we don't have something like that. There would be great apps in the store that users would love.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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..

                                  4 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide an out-of-the-box easy way to create simple tiles.

                                    When I want to build some tiles in my app, I have to use buttons that I give a custom style. But this is ugly since everyone implements this in another way, resulting in odd alignments, bad text colours, etc. We need a simple and standardized way to create simple tiles that function as buttons.

                                    4 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve the API in Windows Runtime for WP8.1

                                      in siverlight for wp8,we could use PhoneApplicationService.Current.ApplicationIdleDetectionMode= IdleDetectionMode.Disabled to enable the application alive in a lockscreen state,however,I can not find such an API in windows rutime for wp8.1

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                                        0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Desktop App Converter Side-by-Side error

                                        The app runs fine when installed normally but the UWP version created by the Desktop App Converter crashes at runtime.

                                        Dependency Walker flags the Side-by-Side configuration and the sxstrace output is as follows:

                                        =================
                                        Begin Activation Context Generation.
                                        Input Parameter:
                                        Flags = 0
                                        ProcessorArchitecture = AMD64
                                        CultureFallBacks = en-US;en
                                        ManifestPath = C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Test2_0.0.0.1_x64__zbz5v1bmsm5z8\VFS\Test2\TestDll.dll
                                        AssemblyDirectory = C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Test2_0.0.0.1_x64__zbz5v1bmsm5z8\VFS\Test2\
                                        Application Config File =
                                        -----------------
                                        INFO: Parsing Manifest File C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Test2_0.0.0.1_x64__zbz5v1bmsm5z8\VFS\Test2\TestDll.dll.
                                        INFO: Manifest Definition Identity is (null).
                                        INFO: Reference: Microsoft.VC80.CRT,processorArchitecture="amd64",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50727.6195"
                                        INFO: Reference: Microsoft.VC80.MFC,processorArchitecture="amd64",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50727.6195"
                                        INFO: Resolving reference Microsoft.VC80.CRT,processorArchitecture="amd64",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50727.6195".
                                        INFO: Resolving reference for ProcessorArchitecture amd64.
                                        INFO: Resolving reference for culture Neutral.
                                        INFO: Applying Binding Policy. …

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                                          2 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  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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