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  1. 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 →
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          0 comments  ·  Camera + Video APIs  ·  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 →
          • 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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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Live Tile Update

                  The Live Tile doesnt seem to update by itself for new items until i open the app and close it. No amount of rebooting/resetting seems to help. While Toast Notifications seem to work "real-time", the Live Tile update simply doesnt. To my mind this defeats the very purpose of a "Live" tile. Went through quite a few forums and this seems to be a common refrain. Using a Lumia 920.

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                    1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi Anand, can you provide some additional information to help us look into this? Are you referring to a specific tile, or live tiles in general?

                    Currently, Live Tiles are able to update every 30 minutes via a Background Task/Background Agent, or immediately via Push Notifications if the developer has offered that functionality. Please note that if your phone is in Battery Saver mode then live tiles might not update until battery saver has been turned off.

                  • 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 →
                    • DreamSparkのアカウントでも、デプロイ数を10にしてほしい

                      AppHubのアカウントは現在DreamSparkのプログラムから登録していますが、デプロイできるアプリ数が 3 に制限されています。
                      どういう経緯で学生アカウントはデプロイ数を3にしたのかはわかりませんが、たくさんアプリを作りたいという思考とそれに費やせる時間がたくさんある学生にとって、この数では気軽にアプリは作れません。
                      プライベート配布で審査に一度通したり、ベータテストとして申請したとしても、それが反映されるのには時間が掛かります。

                      デバイスのロック解除数が減るならわかりますが、アプリのデプロイ数が減るのは不思議な話です。
                      できることなら、一般アカウントと同等の10までにしてほしいところです。

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • winappdriver: Support objects search by XPath

                        Currently searching for objects via XPath isn't supported, will it be possible to implement it?

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                          1 comment  ·  UI Testing  ·  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  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide API for hardware encoding/decoding and manipulation of H.264/MPEG-4 video

                            It is nearly impossible to edit videos recorded by the phone on the isolated storage, it shouldn't be this hard. One has to write its own libraries simply to encode and decode videos and access the frames, let alone manipulate them and do something useful. Even with native code support on WP8 it is very time consuming to port existing libraries to do this.

                            I think it would be much easier to just provide APIs for the hardware encoder/decoder to edit videos on isolated storage (and with better performance)

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                              1 comment  ·  Camera + Video APIs  ·  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 →
                                • support to save audio file to medialibrary

                                  This will benefit for applications which create audio, or recording voice, it will be easy and unified way to export audio files instead of create extra server program.

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                                    1 comment  ·  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  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • [UWP] Capture WebView http request

                                      Need capture all the http request or resource request, such as : http request in js, css, image resouces file…
                                      http request includes get or post request(url and body)

                                      While android and ios can do it. UWP need it.

                                      Thanks,
                                      Jimmy (win10app@outlook.com)

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                                        2 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          3 comments  ·  XNA  ·  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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