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  1. 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 →
    • 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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        on the backlog  ·  6 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Tab control like in Microsoft Edge

        It can happen that sometimes we do need a control to store a list of pages/elements that looks like a Pivot control but with a infinite list of pages/elements. So, I think the tab (header) control of Microsoft Edge can be reused with :

        * A list of elements (with an icon/title/close button)
        * A possible template for previewing element (like a small window)
        * A plus button to add more elements
        * And maybe other buttons

        Linked to https://github.com/Microsoft/UWPCommunityToolkit/issues/894

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          1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve App Store team responce time.

          Allow their to be faster response times for contacting App Store after submitting feedback link found at the bottom of the certification report after having your app rejected.

          As its very inconvenient to have to wait for 5 business days to have a response, and you may need to have your app on the store in less time depending on an urgency which I have due to needing to have my app passed for one of my love ones who have passed away.

          23 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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            • 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

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                1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Centennial should be an SDK - not a mere converter

                It should be possible to create Visual Studio Centennial Project in WinForms, WPF, Win32, MFC, etc, which should also allow mixing of UWP Code (Like XAML UI) with full interop between native and UWP Platform. This should be the standard way to create and distribute powerful applications that are not restricted by the sandbox like universal apps.

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                  2 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  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?

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                  • offline voice recognition

                    Android supports text-to-speech and vice versa without online connectivity. This is great for dictation. Please add this feature to Windows Phone.

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                      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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?

                      22 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  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}" />

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                          0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  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 →
                          • 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 →
                            • 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。

                              21 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add PullToRefresh to MasterDetailsView 'Master Panel'

                                Master Panel in MasterDetailsView was intended to be used as PullToRefreshListView because usually, the ListView in Master Panel is dynamically changing, It is often used for showing Collections of Emails, Articles, etc. So why not include EnablePullToRefresh as a property of MasterDetailsView. It would save the user a lot of time and effort.

                                21 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  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 →
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                                      3 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • screen recording api

                                      An api to let us create us create a screen recording app.

                                      21 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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 →
                                        • Allow the emulator to simulate phone calls and messages.

                                          There are several certification requirements from Microsoft that are impossible to test without a physical Windows Phone device. The requirements that involve phone calls, text messages, and zune hub music are all impossible to test from within the emulator.

                                          It'd be very convenient for developers without actual devices to test their apps for the certification requirements if everything could actually be tested with the emulator.

                                          20 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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