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  1. 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 →
    • Enable removing language code from the Dev Center "language history"

      Please enable removing language code from the Dev Center "language history"

      For example if you ever selected "ru" and "ru-ru" laguages and you published this xap to the Store then it causes Tile localization to show the en-us(default) tile localization which is bad.

      Note: in your .csproj file, there is a SupportedCultures entry like this:
      <SupportedCultures>de-DE;ru;ru-RU
      </SupportedCultures>

      When I removed the "ru" language code and published my new xap version, the old xap version still remains in the Store with "Replaced and unpublished". Wich means the new version not fully replaced the old version and this causes me very serious…

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        6 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Client for Windows Share/SAMBA servers

        Add the ability to connect to WindowsShare/Samba servers.

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          0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Disable Scrolling and zooming in WebView

            Using the webview control is sometimes a big pain. Please create properties for disable Scrolling, Pan and Zoom and Auto ressizing the webview.

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              0 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • different sound levels

              We need different sound levels...sound level for system, for alarm clock, for music-radio, and different for keyboard.

              I want to have sounds enabled to keyboard but not at highest level, also i want to listen to radio (throuth the night) and be sure that the next morning the alarm clock will sound as high as possible to wake me up.

              I hope you get the point !!!

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                0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • AppHub の申請却下判断が担当者によって違わないようにして欲しい

                AppHub に何度か申請をしていると、何らかの理由で申請が却下されることがありますが、申請却下判断がまちまちなように見受けられます。
                拙作 Nel の話で申し訳ないですが、一度 3.6 Adult Related Contents 違反で却下されても、再度ほぼ同じバイナリの XAP を申請したところ受理されました。

                このようなことは開発者側に思わぬ恩恵をもたらす場合もありますが、出来るだけ基準が一律の方が開発側としても対処しやすく思います。

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 日本語版で、さして意味のない縦書きUIは止めてほしい

                  日本語版のWindows Phoneでは、ロックスクリーンをはじめとして、Poeple Hubの発言者表示やMusic&Video Hubのメニューなど随所に縦書きUIが織り込まれています。

                  一概に縦書きを否定するつもりはないのですが(ロックスクリーンやカレンダーなどは確かにそこそこかっこいいとは思います)、People Hubなどはタイムラインに無駄な余白が入りまくる、英語名の発言者の名前が非常に読み難い上に半分ぐらいで切れてしまって誰だかわからないなど、機能を阻害している部分があるように感じられますし、デザイン上もMusic Hubのように日本人が見ても明らかに不自然かつガイジン臭いカッコ悪さが気になります。
                  また、アプリケーションから縦書きメニューなどが簡単に使用できるわけでもありません。本当に使い勝手が良いのならばアプリからも容易に使用できるよう環境が整えられていてしかるべきです。それがなされない、ということは、ようするにデザイン上に小手先勝負で奇をてらっているだけといわれてもしょうがないのではないでしょうか?

                  とにかく、正直WP7.5での縦書き表示はWindows Phone本来のcoolさを少なからず損なっていると感じられるので、次期バージョンではデザイン全体の再検討を含めて再考いただきたいと思います。

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Bundle certain suffixes (like FREE, PRO, PREVIEW, BETA) to the App-Name

                    Right now, you can not register them forever. You should be able to get them automatically and of course get them from existing apps.

                    For example, the "PRO" extension stands usually for a better version of the same app from the SAME DEVELOPER. But if someone else uses this, it is misleading.

                    I have a successful app in the store which someone else now released a version which looks very similar to mine (and is done very poorly, already bad rating). It could be even done on purpose to get some of the success of the main app...

                    Since most…

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                      2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remove the restricted file types for file association.

                      The most important file types are being restricted from being opened by any application aka devs can not register to use .mp3, .txt, .etc. Without this functionality how can we make apps that allow users to do anything useful with their files.

                      For example: I want to open a .mp3 in an audio remixer or a video in an app to upload videos. And I want to do this from within another app (skydrive) or from an email attachment or web browser. Right now it just opens up in xbox music. i can play the file and then its gone.

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                        4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • New+Rising category in Windows Phone store is not updating

                        New+Rising category in Windows Phone store is not updating.
                        Anyone lese facing the same? Please vote

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                          3 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide Sketch files for templates

                          The current design documentation at https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/apps/dn958439.aspx provides only files in Powerpoint and Adobe Illustrator formats.

                          My company and thousands of others use Sketch to develop app interfaces, that we then give to our developers.

                          None of Powerpoint or Illustrator files are supported by Sketch and vice-versa, so we need Sketch files to start our design work.

                          Thanks you very much

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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Access Podcasts through MediaLibrary

                            Provide access to the podcast episodes that are in the media library so that they may be used to construct, for instance, custom playlists.

                            Developers wishing to leverage the Zune media platform to offer improved or tailored podcast playback experiences are currently blocked. Instead, an app developer must re-implement all the podcast management functions that are already well handled by the device and the PC Zune software. Once access to a user’s podcast subscriptions and already downloaded episodes is enabled, developers may easily write applications which enhance the existing playback experience.

                            This idea could be relatively simply achieved as a…

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                              6 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • FutureAccessList Token

                              The FutureAccessList has an issue. After a firmware update for my phone I was unable to retrieve folders/files from a token. The token I was asking for was present in the FutureAccessList but it gave me a FileNotFoundException.

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                                5 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Email headers broken

                                Originally posted by Sergiy (http://wpdev.uservoice.com/users/26024506-sergiy)
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                                russian characters in email subject field are replaced by question marks when reply is sent.
                                Steps to reproduce:
                                1. send an email from gmail web interface with word "тест" as subject
                                2. download the email using phone default client (the subject is shown correctly)
                                3. press reply (subject is still correct)
                                4. send the email
                                5. check Sent folder - subject is displayed as ????
                                6. check email in gmail - subject is brolen as well

                                p.s. the phone language and settings are UK english. russian is used only as additional keyboard…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • PIN should not count as a biometric device for UserConsentVerifier

                                  The documentation for UserConsentVerifier says that it:

                                  > Checks for availability of a biometric (fingerprint) verifier device and performs a biometric verification.

                                  However, if you have a PIN on your system, it treats that as a biometric device as well. This is not what the documentation indicates. UserConsentVerifier should not treat a PIN as a biometric device. It might make sense to have another method alongside RequestVerificationAsync that allows consent verification via PIN or password, but there needs to be a way to request biometric-only consent verification.

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                                    3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Assembly Binding Redirection support

                                    We really need Assembly Binding Redirection (or Publisher Policies) is Windows Phone!!

                                    Lets say you have a library A that the developer strongly signed.

                                    Now let's say you have two other libs, B and C, and both of these depend on A.

                                    If B and C were to be built with different versions of A, how will he use B and C on our projects?

                                    In the .NET Full Framework, we would use a .config file to make Assembly Binding Redirection (normally, we would point all versions of A to its most recent version), but this is not possible right…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Quick Link to show all Publisher apps

                                      Provide a single link to retrieve all the applications by a specific Publisher like the Android Market.

                                      This just helps make advertising easier, without listing individual apps.

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                                        working on it  ·  2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • New Windows Dev Center app

                                        Currently the Windows Phone and Windows Store merge as one,
                                        the Windows Dev Center App also need to update.
                                        Thank You.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Let an app know if it's pinned

                                          At the moment there's no way for an app to know if its primary live tile is visible or not. As half the point of my app is the information on the live tile, I'd like to have a polite reminder show every so often if they haven't pinned it, but I simply don't know whether they have or not.

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