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  1. 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 + Microsoft Store  ·  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.

      24 votes
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        4 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • BLE devices / ibeacons

        Implement native APIs for communicating with BLE devices / 'ibeacons.'

        24 votes
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        • [Bug] - 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.

          24 votes
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            2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support appium app & device actions to support end-to-end lifecycle testing

            POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/shake
            POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/lock
            POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/install_app
            POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/remove_app
            POST /session/:sessionId/appium/device/app_installed
            POST /session/:sessionId/appium/app/launch
            POST /session/:sessionId/appium/app/close
            POST /session/:sessionId/appium/app/reset
            POST /session/:sessionId/appium/app/background

            23 votes
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              0 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • "Bluetooth smart 4.2"

              The Bluetooth Smart version 4.2 specifications were officially adopted in December 2014 (ttps://www.bluetooth.org/en-us/specification/adopted-specifications) however according this document ( https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn133849(v=vs.85).aspx) no version of windows supports it. If Microsoft really wants to get into the IOT, they should really support version 4.2 with IPv6 communication over Bluetooth

              23 votes
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              • 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.

                23 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • DataGrid Control for WinRT

                  Some business applications require this type of control!!!
                  Windows Store Apps for the line-of-business (LOB) apps need help.

                  23 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    We brought over the DataGrid control from Silverlight to WinRT. You can access the pre-release nugget package today – aka.ms/win10datagrid

                    We also open sourced it – aka.ms/win10datagridsource

                    Read more about it here – aka.ms/win10datagriddoc

                  • Sortable Observable Collection

                    Currently for dynamic data binding controlls like listbox, <a href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms668604%28v=vs.95%29.aspx">ObservableCollection</a> is recommended. However the collection does not implement Sort, and it does even implement Move (so you can implement sorting on your own by extending it). Can we have a sortable observable collection for WP7?

                    23 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add custom CalendarView control

                      Add a custom CalendarView control with more personalization options than the one included in the SDK.

                      List of features:
                      - Individual CalendarMonthView control, so that if you want to display standalone months, you can (maybe you display a grid of 4 months, etc)
                      - CalendarView control that consumes the CalendarMonthView
                      - CalendarView supports swiping up/down to switch months
                      - CalendarView supports arrows that appear when hovered allowing mouse users to switch months
                      - CalendarView supports mouse scroll to switch months
                      - CalendarView supports adding buttons/elements that stay fixed while scrolling (like a Go To Today button)
                      - CalendarMonthView allows custom…

                      22 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • APIs to control volume

                        I would like to programmatically set and get the volume for Windows. If my app is currently playing audio, it would be nice if my app could control the experience and interact how i would want it to outside of the system experience. I want my user to stay inside my app.

                        22 votes
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                          8 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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?

                          22 votes
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                          • 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…

                            22 votes
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                            • 22 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Preserve exif information of Images while saving in Isolated storage or Media library

                                We can access exif info (limited) using a Picture object when dealing with Media library. But if we try to save an Image within app inside Media library or some Isolated storage we can't prserve exif info of that image. A better manipulation of exif APIs will be very helpfull. Read the given link for more details: http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/p/84673/510718.aspx#510718

                                22 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support integrated logon in WebDriver for UI testing

                                  I currently use the CodedUI testing framework as it allows me to logon to IE as a different user/password. The sites that we test use Windows Authentication and ASP.NET Impersonation as they run on an intranet. We do not use "Basic" authentication so cannot pass credentials on the url.

                                  I would prefer to use the WebDriver/Selenium approach but it does not support our logon scenario.

                                  We frequently need to automate tests that run as different test users so that we can test workflow etc. This means that we are forces to use the CodedUI framework.

                                  Can Windows logon capability be…

                                  21 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add auto mode to "FlowDirection" property

                                    If "FlowDirection" value equal to Auto and first character in the text string was type of RTL language Flow Direction set to "RightToLeft" and if that was type of LTR language Flow Direction set to "LeftToRight"

                                    21 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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.

                                      21 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • "TextTransform" property in Xaml, like with CSS

                                        As with CSS, it would be very useful if we could set text based framework elements to be UPPERCASE, lowercase, Title Case, etc with a TextTransform property in Xaml.

                                        This would eliminate the need to create a string converter, and allow the transformation of text which is not added through data binding.

                                        An example of it in use would be:
                                        <TextBlock Foreground="White" Text="My Application" TextTransform="Upper" />

                                        <Button Content="cancel" TextTransform="Sentence" />

                                        <TextBox TextTransform="Lower" Text="{TemplateBinding Text}" />

                                        21 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Theme aware Splash Screen Images

                                          I like the functinality of the SplashScreenImage.jpg file, but it's too limited for what I'm trying to do. At a minimum I need to have 2 images that are auto selected based on the phone's current theme. SplashScreenImageLight and SplashScreenImageDark would be great!

                                          After that, it would be great to have the option to select an image from IsolatedStorage so that my app can update its splash screen image as needed.

                                          21 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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