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  1. Allow app migration\app transfer on Windows Store and on Windows Phone Store

    Allow app migration on Windows Store and on Windows Phone Store, so we can transfer apps from one account to another account.
    It would be very useful:
    - when you relocate to another country
    - you can sell your app to another developer (like on ios, android)

    This is a very important feature! Please give it to us!

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      1 comment  ·  Dev Center Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support for asynchronous pluggable protocol in IE (Internet Explorer)

      Allow custom URI's in Internet Explorer, like nabto://device.company.net.
      Basically implement the IInternetProtocol family of COM interfaces on Windows Phone 8 and allow us to add our own protocol handlers (in the Registry) - it is possible on Windows 8.

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        0 comments  ·  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 →
        • App Metadata Should Be Part of the Project

          I would like to see the metadata be part of the project in VS. This would allow (as others have suggested) a more streamlined process for tracking changes and perhaps even uploading a single package without having to fill in the blanks. An editor (like properties/settings) would be great.

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            4 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add "bool IsLoopingEnabled" property to Pivot and Panorama control

            It will be great to have an option to disable the infinite looping of Pivot and Panorama controls and use them in a similar way like Picture/Article browsing, etc.

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              2 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • paid app migrate in app purchase

              Allow for a Migration path from Paid App to Free App with In-App-Purchase so users of the paid app don't lose their Features when changing to the free app.

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                0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  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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                • Enable better audio latency via 'exclusive-mode streams' - using WASAPI w/ Multimedia Class Scheduler Service (MMCSS) API or Equivalent

                  Enable better audio latency via exclusive-mode streams - using WASAPI w/ Multimedia Class Scheduler Service (MMCSS) API or equivalent; target <5ms latency for best result (allowing real-time audio apps).

                  Windows Phone is particularly deficient compared to other platforms in the area of real-time audio. With greater control over hardware than Google, one would think that accomplishing this should not be easier for Microsoft. Microsoft can easily bring future audio performance on par with Apple if it wanted to, and it should if it wants a piece of the audiophile user base.

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                    3 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 52 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  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 →
                        • 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 →
                              • Make tapping top of lists scroll to top

                                Follow touch enablement of mobile platforms and enable the list controls by default to have a "tap top" area that scrolls to top of list automatically.

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                                  3 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  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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                                  • 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 →
                                    • Render Image from UIElement in Background task to update live tile

                                      One of the things that makes Windows Phone unique is all the different custom live tiles that developers could make by rendering UIElements into images and updating the live tile with them. In Windows Phone 8.1 WinRT, there's a new rule that developers can only render UIElements that are in the VisualTree. This means that developers can't render UIElements from a background task, which is very important to us developers who want to provide a custom live tile for our users.

                                      Please remove the restriction that a UIElement needs to be in the VisualTree.

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                                        2 comments  ·  Live Tiles  ·  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 →
                                        • 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 →
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