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  1. Add auto mode to "FlowDirection" property

    If "FlowDirection" value equal to Auto and first character in the text string was type of RTL language Flow Direction set to "RightToLeft" and if that was type of LTR language Flow Direction set to "LeftToRight"

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      2 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Background audio problem in W10m build 10586.107

      There seem to be some problems with background audio in the latest build of W10m insider preview.

      The first is that when you develop an app and start playback from foreground UI and suspend the app - the audioplayback will stop along with suspending event. I've tested it on official sample installed on device. One or two my users also reported that it is happening in release mode. This hadn't happened in earlier builds.

      The second thing is that if you set background media player's source as a storage file (not playlist), then start playback from foreground UI, suspend the…

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        2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • DataAnnotations in WP8.1 WinRT - Validation

        Bring System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations namespace to Windows Phone 8.1 (WinRT) to allow client side validation like for Windows Store apps.

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          2 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support for asynchronous pluggable protocol in IE (Internet Explorer)

          Allow custom URI's in Internet Explorer, like nabto://device.company.net.
          Basically implement the IInternetProtocol family of COM interfaces on Windows Phone 8 and allow us to add our own protocol handlers (in the Registry) - it is possible on Windows 8.

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            0 comments  ·  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 →
            • 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 →
              • 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 →
                • 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 →
                  • 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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                      • Device Portal on Phone should show battery life remaining

                        HoloLens has a battery life indicator in Device Portal. As another device with a battery, Windows Mobile should also have one.

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  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…

                          51 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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 →
                            • 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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                                • 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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                                  • 50 votes
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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 →
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