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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. Link different company accounts

    It would be great if one company could create several developer accounts and link them. This feature will allow to add several developers to the company account and prevent interference in separate projects.

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      0 comments  ·  Dev Center Registration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • different sounds by app. not only the default sound. all other messages

      Make It possible to choose different sounds for different apps.
      example. Whatsapp and other apps use the default sound.
      all other messages

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        0 comments  ·  Push Notification  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 4 votes
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        • Please - Give us a SQL Server or MySQL compatible dll

          Because we cannot pay for an expensive Azure cloud service everytime we need to connect to a database...

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            0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Source of lockscreen text

            The Lockscreen text attribute should be separated out from Tile attributes.

            To provide lockscreen text its necessary to use the WideBackContent attribute on the Flip tile.

            But - if you have generated a custom tile and/or you don't want the tile to flip, then you cannot use the lockscreen text feature.

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            • Aero Glass Design comeback!

              Aero Glass Design comeback! I use Win8.1 and don't like the metro design.

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              • 4 votes
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                • wifi no push service

                  in wp8.1 dev preview theres a bug with the push service. when i´m on mobile data connection, i get all my notifications, when i´m on wifi there is no connection to the push server. no i found a workaround for myself, when i turn off the mobile data connection manually the push over wifi works. but on wp 8.0 gdr 3, the system recognized automaticly wich connection i´m using and turn the push service automaticly on cellular or on wifi. everytime it works, with wp 8.1 dev preview it doesn´t.

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                    0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please,Provide a way to load assembly from stream

                    First,I want to download dll from webservice,So load assembly from stream

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                      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Update this app

                      Update the WPDEV feedback app.

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                      • Provide Support for phone to be used as Miracast Receiver or Broadcast

                        Allow the phone to be used as a mini presentation device. This can allow the phone to be used as a secondary display or project the screen contents on for example Push2TV devices or Widi Receivers

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                          0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Call Screening

                          Ability to block incoming calls & SMS (text messages) from specific phone numbers, within a list configured by the user.

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                          • Transport app and data to SD card

                            The low-end phone with less storage but with the SD are really diffused, but the limit of the data that can't be stored in SD is awful.
                            With the app on SD the device can be better ;)

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                            • Improve silverlight / XAML parse error handling.

                              I wasted two hours on this code:
                              <TextBlock Style="PhoneTextLargeStyle" Text="{Binding Name}" />

                              The emulator ended up with an unhandled error with a cryptic message. I took a while until I realized that I forgot {StaticResource} within the Style attribute...

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                                0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (Silverlight-style)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Remove Background Task Expiry Limit

                                The idea of background agents expiring if they have not been 're-initialized' in two weeks makes sense. However, in some scenarios they do not make sense.

                                We have a company hub app that is downloaded after mdm enrollment, this hub app uses a background task to post back some device info and location which is not available through the mdm protocol. There is no user interaction here, so we would like to be able to set the expiry to never for our background tasks in this scenario.

                                The only workaround just now is to keep track of when tasks were…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add in app purchases for Windows Phone 7.x apps

                                  As far as I understand it, the In-app purchase is more a Store functionality than a device / SO functionality.
                                  So, I can't understand why you can not add in-app purchases for the WP7 sdk.

                                  Trial functionality, being a good idea, is not understood by users, so most of them only look for free applications.
                                  This means that we can:
                                  · Take the same aproach as in other mobile stores having two versions of our app (app trial + app full)
                                  · Make our app free, with an in-app purchase to get the whole functionality. I think this is the…

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                                  • more hardcore apps

                                    that's all yall need is more hardcore apps.

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                                    • Migrate live-account

                                      In the beginning of WP7 users had to register a new live-account and set the location to US to get access to the marketplace for example.

                                      Now when the marketplace has become available it would be great if users in other countries than US could migrate their accounts to the country they really live in. At the moment you can only migrate to a very limited number of countries.

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                                      • allow tasks to syncronise

                                        Allow taks from outlook or gmail to synctonise with tour windowsphone agenda

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                                        • when we press & hold back key to close apps they should be shown as live tile.like 6-8 apps on screen.so we dont need to swipe.

                                          when we press & hold back key to close apps they should be shown as live tile.like 6-8 running apps on screen.so we dont need to swipe.and live tile concept will b more used.

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