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  1. 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  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring ftpwebrequest to Windows Phone

      Since the easiest way to get hold of files to be used in programs is by downloading them from a network or the internet and saving them in isolated storage it would make the whole thing a lot easier if you could do this with FTP. FTP is still one of the most used protocols for retrieving files. And using a proxy is not always an options since some of us would like to be able to reach FTP servers that is on a separate network.

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        2 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Office Document Viewer Control

        Provide a viewer for viewing office documents (e.g. word, excel and powerpoint basically). The UIWebView in iPhone support serveral formats and give a very good user experiences in some content related apps

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          2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 20 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • BLE devices / ibeacons

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

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              0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  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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                0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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 →
                • 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  ·  Unsorted  ·  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.

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                      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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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                        0 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create/Update/Delete reminders and alarms from a BackgroundAgent

                        You can't add/update/delete alarms or reminders from a BackgroundAgent. It'd be great if we at least has the ability to change/edit reminders and alarms that were created by that app.

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                          2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  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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                            1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Desktops cpu/GPU and other temperature on device portal

                            Should show temperature data on device portal.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • GPS background task

                              for gps tracking apps

                              19 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Background Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 横長タイル使用を一般開発者のアプリへ開放してほしい

                                Pictureハブなどのような、横2つ分の大きさを持つタイルを、一般開発者にも開放してもらいたいです。
                                1つ分のタイルは多様な情報を表示させようと考えたときにはあまりにも小さすぎ、表示を断念することも少なくありません。
                                ユーザの利便性のためにも、開発者の利便性のためにも、そしてアプリケーションの多様性をさらに活性化させるためにも、是非開放をお願いします。

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                                • 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

                                  19 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  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.

                                    18 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • MediaCapture.InitializeAsync - throws unauthorized exception

                                      It seems that there is a bug, which appeard after the last WP8.1 Update. MediaCapture.InitializeAsync keeps throwing UnathorizedException. I tested it on my previously (before the update) working example and MSDN sample.

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                                        6 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  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 !!!

                                        18 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  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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                                            3 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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