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  1. API to Retrieve IMEI , IMSI , MCC , MNC and MSISDN

    Give Some API to find out these thing.Android and IPhone provide API's to find out these thing.And don't give accuses because of security reasons.Android and IPhone is also secure.So work on it and Provide Some API because in Mobile technology it is very difficult to create application without this.

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      6 comments  ·  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!

      • Bring ftpwebrequest to Windows Phone

        Since the easiest way to get hold of files to be used in programs is by downloading them from a network or the internet and saving them in isolated storage it would make the whole thing a lot easier if you could do this with FTP. FTP is still one of the most used protocols for retrieving files. And using a proxy is not always an options since some of us would like to be able to reach FTP servers that is on a separate network.

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          2 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow videos in Windows Store

          Allow users to either upload videos or embed youtube videos in their application listing so that clients can see gameplay and/or trailer videos, which increases the possibilities of sales.

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            1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Office Document Viewer Control

            Provide a viewer for viewing office documents (e.g. word, excel and powerpoint basically). The UIWebView in iPhone support serveral formats and give a very good user experiences in some content related apps

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              2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add $0.49 IAP price point

              I think that having and IAP price point of $0.49 could be wildly attractive to end users and get more purchases for developers. Having $0.99 as the bottom for things like ad removal, when many *full apps* cost $0.99 can sometimes be a tough sell.

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                2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Trial feature should be built-in.

                The trial feature should be built-in with automatic enforcement, user prompting, disabling, etc, just as it is in the Windows Store.

                In the Windows store, I can choose trial mode for my app, and then pick the number of days I want the trial to last. From there, everything is taken care of for me. If the user uninstalls during a trial, it tracks this fact and prevents them from starting a new trial later.

                Contrast this with the Windows Phone world, where the developer indicates trial mode in the store, but has to manually track the number of days…

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                  0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Screenshot Hotkey in Emulator

                  It is physically impossible for me to play my game in the emulator and capture an image of it that actually represents what gameplay looks like.

                  My game is controlled by the Accelerometer and has very rapid gameplay that makes switching from using the Accelerometer to Screenshot tab and actually capturing a screenshot impossible. It simply doesn't work. In order to take the screenshot it takes 2 mouse clicks and about half a second. If I am lucky I can do it before my character dies, even then though the player is just moving in a straight line to nowhere…

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                    0 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • WebViews in UWP apps are using too much memory

                    The Edge WebView in the UWP apps is using a very large amount of memory while if I open an Edge browser window it isn't using that much. It is also solved in other platforms like android and iOS. Currently, I cannot create more that 10 WebView on a desktop machine with 8 GB RAM because that would use 2GB of it and the OS is killing the process.

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                      2 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Interactive live tiles

                      Maybe there is a way to create an API to allow us to make the live tiles really interactive (with buttons and other controls)

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                        0 comments  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Can you please give us more information on exactly how you would use interactive tiles? What specifically do you, as a developer, want to be able to do with an interactive tile?

                        Please give us specific examples of the interactive tile you’d like to build, so that we can understand exactly what you need!

                        Thanks!
                        Andrew – Windows Notifications

                      • Make the emulator emulate the ARM CPU, like in WinMobile

                        Now that native development is an option, it's very frustrating that one can't debug the native code that's being executed on the device without a real device.

                        Back in the Windows Mobile/CE days, Microsoft had a Device Emulator that would faithfully emulate an ARM CPU and would execute exactly that same code that eventually went to the device. This capability was essential for certain low-level tasks like native crash investigation, debugging stack clobbering scenarios, deep optimization with inline assembly (e. g. for NEON) and such. Now that capability is lost. Please bring it back.

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                          2 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            3 comments  ·  Media (Audio / Video)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support multiple media elements

                            To support things like midroll video advertisments, multiple MediaElements are needed. This is supported in Silverlight for the web.

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                              0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Weed out spam applications during certification process

                              The amount of spam applications, apps that are split out into several regions (i.e.: MyTranspo series), the ridiculous feed readers for all different musicians and whatnot, single book applications, and do-nothing apps (i.e.: the stuff published by "Eric_rulz")... This is just absolutely ridiculous. You already promised to take care of this, but it didn't work. We've still useless applications flooding the Marketplace, and there are no signs of it slowing. I believe that, instead of limiting the amount of certifications per user per day, the Marketplace should be a little better curated. Spam applications should not be approved. They should…

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                                2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Taskbar related shell APIs

                                I don't know if the low level APIs are available, but it would be nice to have an object oriented support for shell integration with things like taskbar button notifications, jump lists etc. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/system.windows.shell(v=vs.100).aspx

                                https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd378460(v=vs.85).aspx

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                                  2 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • SMB (Network file shares) should be supported on Windows Phone

                                    It is really sad that I cannot just grab my phone, go to file explorer and tap on a video I want to play that is on my local network. This is ridiculous.

                                    Also and perhaps more importantly developers need this! Do you know how many hoops I have to jump though to make an app that simply takes photos and puts them on a network location... Too many.

                                    With SMB support any developer could connect to a remote file share via URI (eg. \\servername\share\sub-folder) and then authenticate using remote server credentials and just like that you have enabled many…

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                                      2 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • AppHub の申請却下判断が担当者によって違わないようにして欲しい

                                      AppHub に何度か申請をしていると、何らかの理由で申請が却下されることがありますが、申請却下判断がまちまちなように見受けられます。
                                      拙作 Nel の話で申し訳ないですが、一度 3.6 Adult Related Contents 違反で却下されても、再度ほぼ同じバイナリの XAP を申請したところ受理されました。

                                      このようなことは開発者側に思わぬ恩恵をもたらす場合もありますが、出来るだけ基準が一律の方が開発側としても対処しやすく思います。

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                                      • 日本語版で、さして意味のない縦書きUIは止めてほしい

                                        日本語版のWindows Phoneでは、ロックスクリーンをはじめとして、Poeple Hubの発言者表示やMusic&Video Hubのメニューなど随所に縦書きUIが織り込まれています。

                                        一概に縦書きを否定するつもりはないのですが(ロックスクリーンやカレンダーなどは確かにそこそこかっこいいとは思います)、People Hubなどはタイムラインに無駄な余白が入りまくる、英語名の発言者の名前が非常に読み難い上に半分ぐらいで切れてしまって誰だかわからないなど、機能を阻害している部分があるように感じられますし、デザイン上もMusic Hubのように日本人が見ても明らかに不自然かつガイジン臭いカッコ悪さが気になります。
                                        また、アプリケーションから縦書きメニューなどが簡単に使用できるわけでもありません。本当に使い勝手が良いのならばアプリからも容易に使用できるよう環境が整えられていてしかるべきです。それがなされない、ということは、ようするにデザイン上に小手先勝負で奇をてらっているだけといわれてもしょうがないのではないでしょうか?

                                        とにかく、正直WP7.5での縦書き表示はWindows Phone本来のcoolさを少なからず損なっていると感じられるので、次期バージョンではデザイン全体の再検討を含めて再考いただきたいと思います。

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                                        • Bundle certain suffixes (like FREE, PRO, PREVIEW, BETA) to the App-Name

                                          Right now, you can not register them forever. You should be able to get them automatically and of course get them from existing apps.

                                          For example, the "PRO" extension stands usually for a better version of the same app from the SAME DEVELOPER. But if someone else uses this, it is misleading.

                                          I have a successful app in the store which someone else now released a version which looks very similar to mine (and is done very poorly, already bad rating). It could be even done on purpose to get some of the success of the main app...

                                          Since most…

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