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  1. 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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        1 comment  ·  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。

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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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              6 comments  ·  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 →
              • 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 →
                • 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 →
                  • Add API for developers to make true Live Tile Clocks

                    I have an app in the store to make a live tile clock. It worked fairly well on WP8.1, but now on W10M, when you go to the start screen, until the tile notification refreshes, the live tile shows the default app tile. I checked with multiple clock tile apps in the store and they all have this same fundamental issue. (blank or app logo on tile until tile notification refreshes). What would be nice is, instead of sending tile notifications for every minute, if there was a way to better adjust the live tile image every minute. Something like…

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                      1 comment  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hey William! Andrew from the Windows Notifications team here. Definitely true that there needs to be a better way for Live Tile clocks to work.

                      Maybe if tile notifications could be marked as “Display instantly”, the clock tiles would be able to work correctly when opening the Start Screen.

                      I believe we delay displaying the notifications for performance reasons (we don’t render them till you open Start), but we also have a little delay in there to “cascade” the displaying of notifications, so everything doesn’t flip all at once. But by cutting out the second step with the “Display instantly” flag, it could maybe work.

                      Anyways, thanks for the feedback! It’s useful!

                    • 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 →
                        • 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

                          • 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 →
                              • Please Allow Developers To Test Continuum for Phones on Windows 10 Mobile Emulator

                                Developers who do not have access to capable hardware need to have the ability to test Continuum for Phones on the emulator to ensure that the app works as expected. Please allow developers to test Continuum for Phones on the Windows 10 Mobile emulator.

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                                  0 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  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 →
                                  • Open access for XBOX Live achievements

                                    Give ability to create games that have access for xbox live achievements. It doesn't have to be full access. Still only partners can have a "Xbox live" mark on their game icon, but having a one place for achievements, leader boards and friends would be great (WP7 Live?)

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                                      4 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        3 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  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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