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  1. 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…

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      2 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

    • 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.

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        4 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Let me see network traffic in Device Portal

        I can use Fiddler on my desktop to view my network traffic. I want to do the same thing for my other Windows devices to help debug my apps.

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide APIs for detect current keyboard language

          Please provide APIs for detect current keyboard language and information about selected language (LTR or RTL ,...) and provide trigger or event for inform about changing keyboard language

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            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • ListBox.ScrollIntoView doesn't work properly

            If a ListBox has elements with different sizes and you call ScrollIntoView to the last Item, the ScrollViewer doesn't scroll to correct position.

            You can reproduce it adding rectangles with 100px, 200px and 300px of height and calling ScrollIntoView to the last item.

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              2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 54 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Remove Search Restrictions

                Remove the 50 apps limit from the phone and 100 app limit from the marketplace web site when users search for an app with a search term. If an app can not be found with its ideal keyword (becuase over a hundred apps already have used that search term) then new apps cannot be found with their ideal search terms. The concept of paging using skip and take very easily resolves this issue. It's quite dissapointing that a Bible app cannot be found with the search term bible.

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                  11 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • [UWP] Need http proxy function

                  While http proxy function lost since windows phone,
                  Now in UWP we can only set http proxy(ip+port,username+psw) in the connected Wifi manually.

                  We need set it in codes.

                  Thanks,
                  Jimmy (win10app@outlook.com)

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                    3 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    From Sidharth:
                    This idea tracks allowing apps to set a custom system proxy for specific HTTP requests. Today, in the UWP platform, the system proxy gets used by default and apps have the option of not going through the proxy.

                    If you have a scenario that depends on being able to set your own custom proxy from within a UWP app, please add your vote and add a comment with your scenario. Thanks!

                  • Need native support for recurring toast notifications

                    Currently there is no way to schedule recurring notifications using ScheduledToastNotification.

                    The only workaround provided by MSFT is to manually periodically wake up and reschedule a bunch of notifications ahead of time. But this is simply not an elegant solution... It could result in creating hundreds of notifications manually and, what if the user doesn't open the app often and meanwhile disable the app's background task entirely?

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                      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add support to disable the "bounce" in the WebBrowser control

                      Currently, there doesn't seem to be any possibility to disable the "bounce" effect when scrolling inside the WebBrowser control which makes any apps based in HTML5 look and feel cheap. This happens when you try to scroll beyond the bounds of the control and there is the elastic effect which allows you to move the page beyond the border of the control. Would it be possible to disable this?

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                        0 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • dev center email report

                        Weekly or daily email report, as provided by other app tracking platforms, with summary of downloads, reviews and other metrics.

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                          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • WebBrowserコントロールで戻るや進む、再読み込みなどの機能を追加してください。

                          WebBrowserコントロールで戻るや進む、再読み込みなどの機能を追加してください。

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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 52 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Access Cards API

                              API to emulate Radio Access Cards using NFC. That way WP can be used as a universal access card. A lot of corporate users who have to carry their access card with them will appreciate it. It will eliminate the situation when a person forgets his access card and has to go to the security office to get a temporary one.
                              One possible application of such API is ability to configure the access card ID from Active Directory. That way IT administrators will be able to provision new access codes using familiar infrastructure.
                              It will also make a corporation more…

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                                2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Filter app reviews by version number.

                                Sometimes reviews can be for previous versions of the app. This can lead to some confusion about complaints in the reviews and whether they were fixed or not. Many times I've read reviews for apps and decided to not get it because I was unsure whether it was listened to and fixed or not.
                                iOS has this implemented in their store and I believe it works great. If its not a legal issue, I firmly believe this needs to be implemented in the Windows Phone store.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  The new unified Dev Center now supports filtering reviews by OS and other characteristics. We are also working on adding some version filtering to the Store so customers can view the reviews most appropriate for the device and version they are using.

                                • 入力キーボードに、キャレットを左右に移動するキーを付けてほしい。

                                  文字を入力する際に、指定した場所から削除したり追記する際に、タッチでキャレットを移動させるのは非常に難しいので実装して頂きたいです。

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                                    • provide an api for 3rd party apps to control podcasts now that they have a separate app

                                      I love to run to podcasts. A lot of apps let you control music, but nonelist podcasts. I reached out to caledos runner developers and they mentioned no API exists for this.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Create/Update/Delete reminders and alarms from a BackgroundAgent

                                        You can't add/update/delete alarms or reminders from a BackgroundAgent. It'd be great if we at least has the ability to change/edit reminders and alarms that were created by that app.

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                                          2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Shell Context Menus.

                                          Please add Shell Context Menus API for UWP apps.
                                          We need way to integration with Windows Explorer context menu.

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                                            5 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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