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  1. 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…

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    • 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 →
      • Get/Query Active Directory user information

        As a developer I need access to the current logged in active directory user to check if the user has a specific role.

        Normally I do this with:

        WindowsIdentity currentUser = WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent();
        var groups = currentUser.Groups;
        or
        groups.Claims

        So I can get the SID or the groups of the user.

        Most companies want to control the access of the user by the active directory. The enterprise application uses this information whether a user got access or not.

        If there is no api to access this information, enterprise application development with uwp becomes uninteresting. Please help us out!

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          3 comments  ·  Enterprise APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Clustering support in maps

          Clustering is a must have for the mapping apps.
          There should be a support library for having this kind of functionality.

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            2 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Update Notepad to support "LF" only files

            Now that Windows supports the Linux subsystem, Notepad.exe application should support natively the text files with "LF" (0x0A) only line separator.
            The list of improvement to Notepad is very large and hopefully more things will come, but the LF support is IMO mandatory.

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              3 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              We hear you 100%.

              If you’re on Win10, please also submit feedback via the Windows 10 Feedback tool – this way your feedback gets sent directly to the feature owners and is tracked and reviewed.

              feedback-hub:?contextid=156&feedbackid=5e62540a-5234-4518-903c-d0f05e2f8c27&form=1&src=2

            • "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 →
              • 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。

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                    1 comment  ·  Unsorted  ·  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"

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                      2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        3 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  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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                        • UWP framework for Geolocation and Marker based Augmented Reality applications (in replacement of GART and SLART toolkits)

                          Please make developing Augmented Reality (Geo and Marker) apps for all UW Platforms easy and UNIVERSAL with a good framework. Improved and reliable Geolocation support is also a must have.

                          21 votes
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                            2 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 →
                            • 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?

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                                4 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  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…

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                                  1 comment  ·  UI Testing  ·  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

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                                    0 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  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

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                                    • 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。

                                      20 votes
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                                      • 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.

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                                          2 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  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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