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  1. 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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          • 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.

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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…

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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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                        • Desktop to UWP Packaging Project turns into a C# Project when opened directly or unloaded/reloaded

                          0. Download repro files
                          https://1drv.ms/u/s!AnjdAnZZcu-Gos5d_f6x3g505SCAbA

                          1. Open ConsoleApplication1\ConsoleApplication1.sln
                          2. Right-click, unload DesktopToUWPProject1
                          3. Right-click, reload DesktopToUWPProject1
                          4. Note project type has changed

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                          0. Start fresh with same files above
                          1. Open DesktopToUWPProject1\DesktopToUWPProject1.vsdproj directly in Visual Studio "15"
                          2. Note project type is not correct

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                          • Improve discoverability of apps "not in your preferred language"

                            Right now, if an app has (in the appx manifest) "en" language (no region specified), users in the US won't see the app in the store if they have the preference "make it easier to find apps in my language" to "yes".
                            So the developer has to specify "en", "en-us" and probably several other languages + describe the store page accordingly, all with identical data.
                            It would make sense, i think, that "en" (no region) language will be used as a fallback for all "en" countries if there is no "en-region" specified.

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                            • Download app packeges from Store

                              It would be nice to give app publishers/developers an option to publish app extra-packages or extra-content. For example if I have an app about animals kingdom, I want to upload "mammals", "birds" and "fish" contents separately and give the user the option to buy what they want.

                              I know it's easily solvable by buying "product" from the Store and download the content from my site, but the amount of work required to make this happen (having a server, securing the service, verifying the ownership ... etc.) is too much compared to this trivial need.

                              2 votes
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                              • All built-in visual effects API support

                                We can see tilt-effect on tiles of the start screen.
                                We can see context-menu on the start screen.
                                We can see page-rotate effect on settings page.
                                We can see page transition effect on settings page.

                                Add them, please, to API.
                                As developer, I don't understand why I need add to all my projects copy of (not very small) Windows Phone Toolkit for effects, which platform already has built-in :/

                                thank you.

                                2 votes
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                                • IE Mobile Font Sizes

                                  This is not exactly an idea but i didnt know where else to post this. There is a bug in IE Mobile which causes wrong displaying of font sizes in some cases. As example, look at this in IE Mobile:

                                  http://timer10b.bplaced.net/regain

                                  Please post a workaround or sth like this.

                                  thx

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Allow access to WiFi API. To allow for a WiFi analyzer type app.

                                    The WiFi analyzer app for android is very useful to IT professionals such as myself. However, as I understand it, the appropriate APIs to create something similar for windows pho e are inaccessible.

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                                    • Voice to text!

                                      I work in a Microsoft store and I get alot of feedback from customers wanting certain features. Voice to text limitations are really bugging people. You should be able to do V2T anywhere you can type. For example this submission would have been so much quicker if I could use V2T, instead I spend about two minutes typing this up.

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                                      • Openoffice

                                        We want an Office Hub that open Openoffice document.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • DataTransferManager TargetApplicationChosen event not supported for WinRT 8.1 phone

                                          The DataTransferManager.TargetApplicationChosen event never fires in a WinRT 8.1 app for the phone (universal app). At best, this causes a loss of UX quality in some cases. In the case of Tap to Share, its absence is problematic, since the app has no way of telling whether to use ProximityDevice and PeerFinder to implement the function. Always implementing the NFC sharing regardless can make for a clumsy user interface.

                                          The documentation says this event is supported for the phone -- this claim is false as of this writing.

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