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  1. CameraCaptureTask

    Add a boolean to CameraCaptureTask to indicate whether you want it to save the picture taken to be saved to the camera roll.

    35 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support path lengths longer than 260 (MAX_PATH)

      I'd like to see Windows API's, Command Prompts, File Explorer support a much longer file path. 32,768 (2^15) would be very helpful.

      The limit is documented here under "Maximum Path Length Limitation":

      http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa365247(v=vs.85).aspx

      I'd like to see Windows updated to support

      34 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Enterprise APIs  ·  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.

        34 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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…

          33 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Cortana/Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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 →
            • 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…

              33 votes
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                1 comment  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  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 →
                • 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.

                  31 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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 →
                    • Folder upload, creation, and download

                      I need to select multiple files to be downloaded/uploaded one time
                      not one by one each time

                      I also want to create folders to store things in.

                      30 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  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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                          7 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Put a HierarchicalDataTemplate into the Platform

                          You're building on a TreeView-control, as your backlog on https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/platform shows. I'm using the TreeView of your official samples on https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/tree/dev/Samples/XamlTreeView. The point that I really miss when working with hierarchical data is the HierarchicalDataTemplate like we have it today in WPF. So I suggest that you bring the HierarchicalDataTemplate to UWP. It makes especially sense when you release a control for hierarchical data like the TreeView.

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                            0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Update Notepad to support "LF" only files

                            Now that Windows supports the Linux subsystem, Notepad.exe application should support natively the text files with "LF" (0x0A) only line separator.
                            The list of improvement to Notepad is very large and hopefully more things will come, but the LF support is IMO mandatory.

                            29 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              We hear you 100%.

                              If you’re on Win10, please also submit feedback via the Windows 10 Feedback tool – this way your feedback gets sent directly to the feature owners and is tracked and reviewed.

                              feedback-hub:?contextid=156&feedbackid=5e62540a-5234-4518-903c-d0f05e2f8c27&form=1&src=2

                            • 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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                              • Open Services library to Xamarin

                                The Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.Services project should also be usable in a Xamarin environment.

                                29 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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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                                    • Disable Scrolling and zooming in WebView

                                      Using the webview control is sometimes a big pain. Please create properties for disable Scrolling, Pan and Zoom and Auto ressizing the webview.

                                      28 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow apps to read reserved file types on SD card

                                        The SD Card support in WP8 is practically useless because built-in apps are the only ones allowed to access what are known as 'reserved file and URI associations'. (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/develop/jj207065(v=vs.105).aspx)

                                        This means it is impossible to create an app that plays video or audio files stored on the SD card. Many WP8 devices ship with only 8GB, which makes the use of the SD card essential, especially to store large files, such as video. We are presently working on a WP8 version of an app to play sign language videos, but are stymied by this restriction. We cannot read…

                                        28 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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 →
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