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      0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Remove the limit of 3 app's

      Hi,
      I am a developer aplications, and even have done some projects for the university.
      I'm developing more than 10 applications, however, has encountered an obstacle. I can not develop, because I can not transfer more than three applications for AppHub. How can I remove this limit so I could develop / end applications?
      thanks.

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        0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 5 votes
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        • Enable Emulator usage/Launch without Visual Studio

          This could allow for quite a few scenarios - someone is currently locked in with a carrier that doesn't have WP7 phones available. They could actually purchase apps on the Marketplace and use them.

          Enable a "code-once" and runs on Windows or Phone.

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            3 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Access call register or phone book while an ongoing call.

            When we are on call and @the same time I want to look up for a number from phone book, I can't do it right now. I'll have ro out the other caller on hold to get a number. Adding this feature will help alot.

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              2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Error c101a006 when purchasing in-app product

              My app has a in-app product, I set its category to Saas and it has English localization. User can purchase it with no problem.
              Then I add 2 more localized languages.
              All users cannot purchase it, the error c101a006 occurs again and again.
              Then I change the category of that product to 'Software download', the error c101a006 disappeared.

              This is not a individual cases, I found some developers complain it before: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ad1fcdfc-a964-41d7-a475-8ad6adf70fdf/c101a006-error-in-inapppurchase-for-items-with-full-store-info?forum=wpdevelop

              The category field of the in-app product is totally useless for both users and developers, I don't know why a useless/descriptive field will cause payment cannot complete.

              I…

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                0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow third party SMS apps ala Android

                Allow third party SMS apps ala Android. Apps such as Go SMS and Hand have over 10 million downloads in the Android Market. Please consider extending the public SMS APIs to make 3rd party SMS apps possible. It also unleashes many other possibilities that need not be mentioned. Thank you.

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                • 5 votes
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                  • Barcode Search app is not searchable by the exact unique app title from a phone device

                    Barcode Search app is not searchable by the exact unique app title from a phone device

                    if i open wp store and type Barcode Search the app doesn't show up in serp with 50 apps

                    the issue started on 12/11/2014 or earlier
                    os 8.1
                    1) "barcode search" is the unique app title in wp store
                    2) "barcode search" is the exact phrase in one of 5 app keywords
                    3) exact "barcode search" phrase appears twice in app description

                    i'm sorry, but if app is not discoverable even if user searches for the exact app title it's a deal breaker for…

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                      0 comments  ·  Store Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Socket broadcast and bind

                      The ability to broadcast and bind sockets to a port would be handy for making local client <=> server applications where you don't need to specify the server IP.

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                        0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Partition Manager for Windows Phone

                        Make Skydrive as a default File Manager + replacement for Zune for Windows Phone

                        C: Phone OS storage
                        D: Recovery/Boot Tools
                        E: App Storage
                        F: User Drive
                        G: Skydrive
                        H: External Memory

                        Hope someday Microsoft allows dual-boot option [Phone Mode, PC Mode] atleast for Tablets

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                          1 comment  ·  Phone Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Answering calls using speech through Bluetooth.

                          When recieving a text while connected to Bluetooth, a voice notification is played, with the option to read and reply by speech.

                          Similar functionality would be very useful when receiving phone calls, telling me who's calling and giving me the option to answer, reject or ignore.

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                          • Contract

                            I do really like the idea of contract in windows 8. Will this feature included in WP8?

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                              0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make importPfxDataAsync return the imported certificate

                              I recently had to use this API for a private client certificate. And I was surprised to read in the MSDN that it returns "nothing" as a result of its async call. I would really have thought it returns the just imported pfx.

                              So here is my scenario and you can clearly see why this API change would help to improve the code flow:

                              var clientCert;
                              ensureCertficatesAsync = function() {
                              logger.trace("Checking client certificate");
                              if (clientCert) {
                              logger.info("Using already loaded client certificate");
                              return WinJS.Promise.as(clientCert);
                              }
                              var certQuery = new Certificates.CertificateQuery();
                              certQuery.friendlyName = "Client Cert";
                              return Certificates.CertificateStores.findAllAsync(certQuery).then(function(certs) {
                              if (!certs.length) {
                              return…

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                                0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Problem found, astonishing result. Need better solution. Battery & application related.

                                I've had my Nokia 920 for a while and at first I was extremely happy with the battery life.

                                After about 2 weeks of using it, I notice sometimes it drains more than 20%/hour.

                                What I notice is if I restart phone (many times, sometimes let phone drained to power off), The battery will be better (but still at around 8% - 17%/hour. So I concluded that it's the phone's battery is bad and also the OS is bad. And I was thinking of getting back into Android (I have galaxy note 2) after this phone.

                                However for some reason,…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Renaming an Email Account by making the letters capital or lowercase, cause an error message

                                  If you are trying to rename an Email Account, by making the letters capital or lowercase, you get an error message:

                                  ‘You’re already using <account_name> for another account. Choose a different name for this account’.

                                  Let’s say you need to rename ‘account_name’ to ‘Account_name’. User needs to then rename ‘account_name’ to ‘account_name_1’ (as an example) and then to the desired ‘Account_name’ (with a capita ‘A’).

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                                  • Allow APIs for access to SMS storage for backing/restoring SMSs from previous phones.

                                    Allow applications to write to and read from the SMS storage to allow Applications to create and restore SMS backups of the same device or from previous device.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Grouped ListView and header width

                                      I have a ListView with Grouped items.

                                      <ListView Grid.Row="1" SelectionMode="None"
                                      IsItemClickEnabled="False"
                                      ItemsSource="{Binding Source={StaticResource csvList}}">

                                      <ListView.GroupStyle>
                                      <GroupStyle >
                                      <GroupStyle.HeaderTemplate>
                                      <DataTemplate >
                                      <Grid>
                                      <Border BorderThickness="2" BorderBrush="Blue">
                                      <TextBlock Text="{Binding Key}" Margin="5,0,0,0" Style="{StaticResource SubheaderTextBlockStyle}" Foreground="White" />
                                      </Border>
                                      </Grid>
                                      </DataTemplate>
                                      </GroupStyle.HeaderTemplate>
                                      </GroupStyle>
                                      </ListView.GroupStyle>

                                      <ListView.ItemTemplate>
                                      <DataTemplate >
                                      [...]
                                      </DataTemplate>


                                      </ListView.ItemTemplate>


                                      <ListView.ItemContainerStyle>
                                      <Style TargetType="ListViewItem">
                                      <Setter Property="HorizontalContentAlignment" Value="Stretch" />
                                      </Style>
                                      </ListView.ItemContainerStyle>
                                      </ListView>

                                      If I use this XAML definition, it work but the groupheader is not wide as the listview.

                                      For this reason, I insert:
                                      Width="{Binding ActualWidth, ElementName=hubEvidenza, Mode=OneWay}"
                                      <!--hubEvidenza is name of root Container, a hubSection -->

                                      in the content of GroupStyle.HeaderTemplate.

                                      Now it work, but...the the Header…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make ID_CAP_SMS and ID_CAP_SMS_COMPANION capabilities available for 3rd party developers.

                                        Make ID_CAP_SMS and ID_CAP_SMS_COMPANION capabilities available for 3rd party developers. This will allow us, developers to create apps for companion devices and do some automation tasks based on external triggers. Wearable devices manufacturers do not pay to much attention to WP. So give us a way to create 3rd party apps for them.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Advance games

                                          Why can't windows phone play da advance games that android phones and iPhones are playing?

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