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  1. API to detect incoming call and incoming number.

    API to detect incoming call and number so it can be blocked if not necessary and also can ring even in silent if it is important.

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      12 comments  ·  Device - Phone / Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Vector Tiles, App List icons, and App Bar icons

      It would be nice to see Windows Phone move to optional vector based icons instead of static bitmaps.

      This would allow the application bar (or appbar) to resize if say HD screens were added.

      Ideally, users would only need 2 icons for the marketplace: 'Tile' (contains the application name), and 'List' (just the icon for the app list). Appbars could be created at 48x48 and resized as needed.

      I know this is a pain on developers that are not designers or have designers, but an option would be nice time saver for the future. Currently I know of developers creating…

      34 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for this suggestion! We totally understand that there’s a ton of icons at various sizes that you have to create when building a new app. In the future, we will look at how we can improve this experience (vector images would likely be the solution).

        In the meantime, here’s two great resources that help generate all the various scale factor images…

        - Photoshop actions (for full control): http://blogs.msdn.com/b/madenwal/archive/2015/11/24/photoshop-templates-amp-actions-for-generating-image-assets-for-windows-10-uwp-applications.aspx - Visual Studio extension (fastest option): https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/09611e90-f3e8-44b7-9c83-18dba8275bb2?SRC=VSIDE

        Thanks!
        Andrew – Windows Notifications

      • Show scrollbars in WebBrowser control

        Please show the scrollbars in the WebBrowser control. For details and a workaround that's not working as smooth as it is when it was implemented in the control itself.

        http://www.pitorque.de/MisterGoodcat/post/Somethings-Missing-from-the-WebBrowser-Control.aspx

        33 votes
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          0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Use beta apps also on Windows

          Today only Windows Phone Store allows creation of beta and hidden apps. The Windows Dev Center does not allow that. It is very important that we support beta for both Windows Phone and Windows.

          33 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 「APP HUB」に登録しなくても、アプリを実機で動かせるようにしてほしい

            年間一万円近く払わなければ、自作アプリを実機で使えないのでは、プログラミングしてみようという気持ちになりません。
            せっかく素晴らしい開発環境があるのに、これでは宝の持ち腐れではないでしょうか?
            -----
            「ChevronWP7」は6月にcoming soonと発表してから音沙汰なしですね。

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              1 comment  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • We need a classic TabControl for Desktop applications

              For a classic desktop application, we need a TabControl. Currently you can use the Pivot or there are 3rd-party vendors providing a TabControl. But as this is such a central control, it should be part of the platform.
              If you build it, it would be great if you could add configurable close-functionality to the tab-header that is bindable to a ViewModel.

              I’ve spent some hours to build a small MVVM/UWP/Pivot Prototype that does the typical stuff we do today in WPF with TabControl. And I was impressed how far I got. Sample is here:
              https://github.com/thomasclaudiushuber/Uwp-Tab-Control-Spike

              Big asks are asks are …

              32 votes
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                4 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Full emulator support in WinAppDeployCmd

                There appears to be no way to deploy an app to a Windows 10 Emulator outside of manually doing so in Visual Studio. We also have no entries listed for Windows 10 emulators (running or not) in the 'devices' output.

                The biggest issue/ask is to deploy an app to an emulator via that command line tool, in much the same way the AppDeployCmd worked for 8.1. Without that, we have no means to wrap our own tooling to launch and install built apps to the emulator.

                The older tooling (AppDeployCmd.exe) would allow us to list the available emulators we could…

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                  1 comment  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Modern Windows UI in Win32 desktop applications

                  Bring modern Windows UI to existing Win32, WPF and Windows Forms desktop apps with the option to adopt islands of Windows.UI.Composition and Windows.UI.XAML content incrementally. Allows desktop apps to incrementally adopt UI innovations and creates a bridge to UWP for app UI.

                  31 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable removing language code from the "language history"

                    If you ever selected "ru" and "ru-ru" laguages then it causes Tile localization show the en-us(default) tile localization to show.

                    When I removed the "ru" language code and published my new version, the old version still remains with "Replaced and unpublished". Wich means the new version not fully replaced the old version.
                    And this causes me very serious problems:

                    1. Some of my users will still receive the old version of my app (after weeks). The store randomly gives the old or the new version of my app.

                    2. My app has a WP7 version and a WP8 version XAP…

                    31 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Animated Vector Graphics support in the Visual Layer / XAML

                      Add support for Animated Vector Graphics in the Visual Layer/ XAML to enable smooth animations, scaling, and integration with effects.

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                        0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a Toolbar to UWP

                        In UWP we have a CommandBar, but it seems it's not easy to use to build a classic toolbar for a desktop application. A toolbar stacks items from left-to-right, and it would be great to have such a toolbar in UWP like we have it today in WPF and several other desktop programming models

                        31 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Fix VoiceCommands so they work whether the app is in the foreground or not

                          Right now, Voice Commands registered for an app only work when an app is off, or in the background. They do not work if you are in the application already, and use Speech from the Windows key to navigate somewhere else in the app.

                          To the end user, it appears that the command is recognized and the system is taking you there, then it closes without actually doing anything. This appears to the end user like a bug in my application, not a system-wide OS bug.

                          I understand this was not necessarily the designed use case, but consider that the…

                          31 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Cortana/Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow HTTP Requests Started In The Foreground To Complete In The Background

                            It is a common scenario for the user to initiate a network transfer, then turn off the screen or switch to another app while the transfer is still in progress. Apps should get at least 60 seconds of background processing time to complete such network transfers and process the response. I'm aware that the Background Transfer Service is available, but there are cases where this is not usable, because it requires the data to be transferred to be written to temporary files in the storage. This is also a capability that other mobile platforms have, and I think it is…

                            31 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • SJIS, EUC のエンコーディングのサポートをして欲しい。

                              外部データの読み取りなどで未だに SJIS や EUC を読み取らざるを得ない場合があります。この場合に備えて System.Text.Encoding で SJIS や EUC のサポートをして欲しい。
                              PC版の Silverlight でもサポートされていないようなので、難しいかもしれないですがお願いします。

                              もし標準サポートできない場合は、代わりに codeplex 等で C# 実装の MS謹製? エンコーディングクラスを公開して頂けるとありがたい。

                              当たり前の事ですが、 IE9 で SJIS, EUC のページを参照したところ正しくエンコーディングが行われているので、WP7 どこかにエンコーディングを行うコードはあるはずです。

                              31 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow Windows Runtime public class inheritance

                                Windows Runtime is a great platform, but it lacks some really basic things.

                                One of those basic things is public class inheritance. Windows Runtime should allow public non-sealed classes. This is already implemented for XAML classes, now this should be available for all Windows Runtime components.

                                You could also consider implementing this partially: for example, allow inheritance only between managed WinRT classes, and deriving managed classes from native WinRT classes.

                                30 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Alarm volume settings

                                  Hello,
                                  it would be great if user and dev could modify alarm volume. I know you have tweaked alarm volume in Insider builds, but you simply cannot cover all user need if you don't provide them the slider. Many users still complains about given volume, even fade in doesn't save the situation.

                                  The best it would be if also dev could set volume granularly on each Toast notification. User might want lower volume for morning alarms and louder volume for alarm used during busy day.

                                  That would make all the users happy :)

                                  Thanks!

                                  29 votes
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                                  • App Metadata Should Be Part of the Project

                                    I would like to see the metadata be part of the project in VS. This would allow (as others have suggested) a more streamlined process for tracking changes and perhaps even uploading a single package without having to fill in the blanks. An editor (like properties/settings) would be great.

                                    29 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • unpaired Bluetooth guest for crowd tracking

                                      On iOS, Android, BLE trackers like Trackr can anonymously make an encrypted connection via other users' devices running the tracking app; ideal for crowd tracking your lost device. this may be a blocking issue for getting good tracking devices into the platform

                                      28 votes
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                                      • Provide API to lock & unlock the screen, and provide API to display customized window to replace the default unlocking window

                                        The customized unlock apps are very popular on android and symbian, we hope that we could do the same on WP7.

                                        28 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • ProcessLauncher for Desktop apps

                                          IoT introduced the Windows.System.ProcessLauncher for starting arbitrary programs (like Process.Start in .NET). Add this for Side-loaded or enterprise distributed apps on Desktop devices

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