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  1. 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 →
    • flash player

      Flash Player should be there so that more flash games and videos could be played.

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        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow developers to delete unpublished apps from the dashboard!

        Allow developers to delete unpublished apps from the dashboard!

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          1 comment  ·  Dev Portal + Publication  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • My app has started yestarday to show up at the complete end of ALL search results

          My app is called "Chess Beauty 3D" and it was ranked very high in all related search results. It also does have many good reviews.

          July 15th out of nowhere it has fallen down at the complete end of ALL search results, no matter what they are. It has also disappeared from the "new" and "best free" listings of its parent category (strategy+simulation) despite being very high in them just a day earlier.

          It was ranked 5th at "chess", but at that day it fallen down by approximately 450 places to the complete end of that list. The same has…

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            9 comments  ·  Store Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Need ShellTile.TileData() function

            Currently,we can CREATE/UPDATE a ShellTile using a ShellTileData,but can not to get ShellTileData from an existing ShellTile.

            Please release ShellTile.TileData() function in next build.

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              0 comments  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • VPN support so we

              Support VPN, PPTP, L2TP OpenVPN etc.
              I have moved outside the U.S. and see that my Wp7 cannot connect to a vpn. I don't see support for vpn in WP8 either. IOS and Android support multiple types of VPN middleware.

              I was going to purchase a Nokia 920 but now I am leaning towards a Samsung Galaxy due to this limitation.

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                5 comments  ·  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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                • 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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                    • 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 →
                      • Ability to transfer app (IAPs) to a different developer account

                        Currently, apps can be transferred between accounts (retaining, I believe, all ratings, users, app id, etc). This can be done through a support ticket.

                        HOWEVER, apps with in-app purchases are not eligible to be transferred.

                        Not even if the IAPs are completely removed from the app and deleted from the developer account. If the app EVER had an IAP, it is not eligible for transfer.

                        I understand why this might not have been a high priority, but as the platform grows it seems absolutely necessary. I have apps I would like to transfer (which had IAPs) but I cannot do…

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                        • Support SSL certificate pinning

                          There is SSL/TLS socket support in Windows Phone 8. However, currently no WP8 platform component seems to support SSL certificate pinning.

                          When a SSL connection is created, there is no way to inspect the x.509 certificate chain returned by the remote server. I want to implement certificate pinning for additional security in my app and therefore I need an API to read the values of individual x.509 certificates.

                          I am not the only one who needs this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17741740/read-ssl-certificate-details-on-wp8

                          Please provide a way to do certificate pinning using platform components in WP8.

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                            3 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  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.

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                              2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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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                                • 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 →
                                  • USB On-the-Go (OTG) support

                                    Support for full USB OTG functionality, allowing powered hard drives, flash drives, USB hubs and camera memory cards (with a USB interface card reader), just to name a few, to be mounted, modified, filled and emptied by my Nokia device. This feature would also require a decent file manager but even android doesn't usually include one of those you just download whichever one you want. True USB OTG allows for full access to USB bus as the host of that bus, so you could even connect a mouse or keyboard, or a USB gaming controller or a desktop microphone for…

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                                    • Support Monthly/Yearly subscriptions for app purchasing.

                                      As app developers we are currently stuck with 2 methods of generating revenues 1) one time app payment 2) Ads.

                                      I would like to see a monthly/yearly subscription model introduced that let me charge users $5 a year for my app for example.

                                      This would mean we could make ad free apps that developers are motivated to keep adding features to over time since they are generating ongoing revenues.

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                                      • 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 →
                                        • 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。

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