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  1. 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 →
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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 →
        • 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 →
          • 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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            • Make it possible in WebView to accept invalid certificate for HTTPS website.

              There is currently no way, how to display in WebView HTTPS web page with invalid certificate, even with user specific opt-in.
              It's possible to specify in HttpClient types of invalid certificates to accept, same opt-in should ideally work in WebView as well.

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                3 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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 →
                • 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  ·  Controls  ·  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 →
                      • 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 →
                        • 49 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  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.

                              48 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • MediaCapture.InitializeAsync - throws unauthorized exception

                                It seems that there is a bug, which appeard after the last WP8.1 Update. MediaCapture.InitializeAsync keeps throwing UnathorizedException. I tested it on my previously (before the update) working example and MSDN sample.

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                                  6 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 税金関係の手続きについて、日本語のサポートを提供してほしい。

                                  有料アプリを公開する際に必要になる ITIN あるいは EIN について、取得が不要になるのがベストですが、取得のためのサポートを日本語で提供してほしいと思います。
                                  現状、W-7 とか SS-4 とかの書類を書いて提出しなければなりませんが、Instructions ももちろん英語なので、ちゃんと書けているか自信がありません。
                                  申請には、お金も時間もかかります。NG だとがっくり来ます。
                                  MS さんの方でテンプレートを用意して頂くとか、書いたものを添削して頂くとかして、一発で取得できるようにして頂きたいと思います。

                                  よろしくお願いいたします。

                                  ところで、Web で検索すると、EIN の取得方法は結構見つかりますが、ITIN はほとんど見つかりません。
                                  取得代行をやっている業者も、EIN はありますが、ITIN はありません。
                                  ただ、どちらを取るべきかと言えば、本来は ITIN だと思うのですが…。
                                  ITIN の場合、パスポートの公証をしてもらわないといけないので、それだけで結構な費用が掛かり、何度も申請する気にはなれません。

                                  48 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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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                                    • 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 →
                                      • Provide access to Mango scan text API

                                        Mango provides a good feature to scan an image for a text. It would be great to provide a new launcher/task which uses this new existing funtionality to get a string from an image.
                                        Otherwise we need to create our own control to scan an image and extract strings with an ocr library. I'm not happy to implement something which is already there.

                                        Even if this API would use a webservice and needs network access, I would be fine with that.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Sensor + Settings APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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