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Welcome to the Windows Platform Developer (WPDev) Feedback site. This feedback forum provides the WPDev community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

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  1. Implement the RSTP streaming protocol

    It would be great if the Windows Phone development team could allow us to use the RSTP streaming protocol in .NET Compact Framework we use.

    For my idea (which is a big secret !), I need this protocol implementation, I certainly can't deal with any other protocol (weather best or worst).

    What do you think about it ? Wouldn't be a good idea ? (implementing new things for us is always a good thing in my opinion !)

    (sorry if my English is bad, that's a foreign language for me, I'm French)

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 流量控制

      能够查看流量,设定流量上限和月结日。

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        0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ability To Add Multiple Pictures In One MMS mesdage

        Sort of annoying to have to press attach three times to send three different pics. Checkboxes maybe?

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        • Grid.Children.Remove(UIElement) causes app crash on WP8.1 Update only

          I found a problem on Windows Phone Update SDK developing my Universal app (Windows 8.1:
          http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/halloween-wallpaper-builder/7bb79101-d104-4f5f-871d-952e8e29ddf0
          Windows Phone 8.1
          http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=8ac17275-e5a7-49e0-b144-5a8cd77229b3
          ):
          In my scenario user can choose to add or remove to the background image an arbitrary number of pictures, so I had to handle this, since on January I implemented this mechanism on Windows 8.1 for another app, I used the following in my Tap EventHandler code to remove selected picture from the panel:

          MyContentGrid.Children.Remove(sender as UIElement);

          Where MyContentGrid is the parent, a Grid in my case.

          The previous code works very good on Windows 8.1 and on Windows…

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            0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Integrate silverlight toolkit into SDK

            Currently we have to download and configure the silverlight toolkit to get certain UI elements that should really be integrated with the platform. Please add these to the platform.

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            • Add SIMD instructions and hot swapping to improve CLR performance

              The CLR needs some major performance improvements. Add SIMD instructions for better use of ARM NEON instructions for math and games.
              Also, using a hot swapping code generator (optimized machine code like HotSpot in Java does) would also be very helpful to mitigate slow C# code.

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                0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • By helping the testers better understand the criteria.

                Some testers do not understand the criteria for certification. I have a tester who failed my game multiple times, and a supervisor who backed him up, but both are dead wrong as seen from reading their own failure report. The criteria that the game needs to meet is listed right on the fail report:

                1) Play a music file.
                2) Launch the application.
                3) Verify that while the application loads, it does not pause, resume or stop the actively playing music.

                Then here is the reason they list for failing it:

                "Select YES when asked to play music, observe that…

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                  0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Volume on headphone, when phone rings while listening to a song, raise to max volume.

                  Volume on headphone, when phone rings while listening to a song, raise to max volume.

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                  • run metro apps without UAC

                    i dont want use UAC, is a security risk.
                    but i want have metro apps

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                      0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 4 votes
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                      • Allow App name changed in app store

                        isn't it better to allow developers to change their app name inside app store according to different language and culture? currently it supposes to be reading all names from some dll files in the xap bundle,(if you have support for different languages) but it failed, and the name displayed in app store can actually harm the ranking of the app. creating those dlls is a pain in the xxx .

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                          2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • stricter ui rules for the marketplace

                          The design guidelines should be the law. Don't allow ugly interfaces, be stricter on things like navigation, general look and feel, even animation. Give developers good explanation what they do wrong, and enforce good design. If something is unresponsive, it should not be allowed unless there is a clear and good reason for it.
                          Apps should take no longer than 2-3 seconds to start, and need to explain why they would take longer. Make the marketplace of the highest quality out there!

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                            1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enabling a custom provider in the "Realtime ETW tracing" page of Windows Device Portal shows no details other than the timestamp.

                            Enabling a custom provider in the "Realtime ETW tracing" page of Windows Device Portal shows no details other than the timestamp for each event.

                            I've been using PerfView and that works great and shows the event details (payload, keywords, level, etc.), so the events are being logged OK. I was just hoping to use the portal for realtime monitoring, but it doesn't appear to be working correctly.

                            Note the events from my provider are not using a manifest, just the Win32 "::EventWriteString" API. Not sure if this has any relevance.

                            4 votes
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                            • there should be an option to arrange tiles on home screen by priority, most used, etc. automaticaly

                              if the homescreen's tile automaticaly arranged in recent , most used, favart, and latest updated. then it would be better

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                              • Sort By Most Helpful shows worst reviews and ignores helpful votes.

                                The sort by Most Helpful which is the default setting in the on-line web version of the store appears to ignore the helpfulness ratings (they all show 0), and then seems to show a lot of the lower ratings for my app despite the fact that it statistically has a lot of 4 and 5 star ratings.

                                A better choice would be to sort by to default to Most Recent like it used to. Or use most recent as a tie-break when no usefulness data is available.

                                3 votes
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                                • Slider wrong behaviour with valuerange < 1.0

                                  Slider is not working properly if we set minimum and maximum below 1.0 - value is dispalyed incorrectly and it's not possible to move the thumb to the left. Simple code to compare the behaviour you can download from here: http://1drv.ms/1rBKHyd

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                                    1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    • There is a bug in multicast .beginJoinGroup that blocks calling thread.

                                      There is a bug in multicast .beginJoinGroup. After tombstoning if this method is called in onActivated or any "load" then thread is blocked. Solution is to call this method in an override of onNavigated method. Plz fix this.

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                                      • Auto rotation of keyboard not working for all apps

                                        Auto rotation of keyboard not working for all apps

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                                        • Microsoft store requires massive work

                                          App store is one of the major failure of Lumia. That is it is so inefficient that it doesn't deliver a simple task of searching an app. Moreover, companies like instagram should be encouraged to launch there full version applications.

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