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  1. Allow alarms to break through Quiet Hours

    Hello.
    My alarm app which uses alarm-scenario toasts cannot break through Quiet Hours.

    I received plenty, I mean really plenty feedback from users desperately wanting alarms to break through Quiet Hours.

    4,489 votes
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      We just enabled this in the next Insider fast-ring flight of the Creators Update, build 14971! All third-party alarm apps (toasts using scenario=“alarm”) will break through quiet hours now, just like the first-party alarm app!

      Thank you everyone for letting us know that this feature was important to you!

    • Enable Hyper-V on all version of Windows

      For developing and testing virtualized apps with the latest features we need Hyper-V but it isn't available on all versions, so our best option is install Linux.

      Similar issue: https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/7761381-allow-to-develop-and-test-windows-phone-apps-on-al

      37 votes
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        11 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Iran to Devs Account Registration

        Please , Add Iran to your supported countries list in Developer Account Registration.
        We'll develop great apps for Windows Store.

        969 votes
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          255 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • allow mobile broadband handling

          Hello Dev Team!

          If it possible please allow/make mobileBroadband management in Radio class. (from foreground and background).
          Wifi and bluetooth work well but the mobileBroadband is in "This value is defined for future use, and is not currently available." state currently.

          Thank you

          40 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Donationware ability for Windows Store

            It's a lot easier to build a following when it's free. Keeping this in mind, was thinking of making some of my products donationware. Would it be feasible to somehow make this type of offering as part of the store?

            The ability for an end user to donate allows me to make the app free. Donations should be supported

            Any feedback is appreciated, Thanks, John.

            27 votes
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              10 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • provide quiet hours API

              Dear Dev Team!

              Please provide an API for quiet hours in Windows 10 (mobile) where developers can set the quiet hours parameters from foreground and background.

              Thank you

              26 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • [BUG] CurrentCulture should reflect the regional format defined by the user

                Before UWP, CurrentCulture reflected the Regional Settings format and CurrentUICulture reflected the Display Language. That behavior is good but has changed in UWP (both now reflect the same thing: Display Language), making it unecessarely hard for developers to correctly respect the user's preference when displaying dates and numbers.

                This behavior should be fixed or a new property should be made available in the SDK to enable us to get the user defined settings for regional format. We shouln't have to relly on workaround like this one: https://www.pedrolamas.com/2015/11/02/cultureinfo-changes-in-uwp/

                36 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Failing to start isolated environment

                  [msft]
                  Right now creating an isolated environment fails for some installers. if you see “E_STARTING_ISOLATED_ENV_FAILED” or “800705B4”, chances are it is this. If you feel it isn’t, please create a new issue.

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                  I was able to run the converter on build 14316 and 14352. However, on build 14383, I got this error.

                  Running Installer in Isolated Environment

                  [2016-07-11T20:14:52] No installer valid exit codes specified. Using defaults: 0
                  [2016-07-11T20:14:52] Replace any occurence of <log_folder> in -InstallerArguments with C:\shared\logs
                  [2016-07-11T20:14:52] Creating Isolated Environment
                  [2016-07-11T20:14:54] Starting the Isolated Environment
                  [2016-07-11T20:16:55] An error occurred running your installer in isolation
                  [2016-07-11T20:16:55] Invoke-IsolatedInstall : error…

                  38 votes
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                    26 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow subpixel font smoothing (DirectWrite) in UWP apps

                    Currently UWP have less readable grayscale font smoothing. It makes UWP apps look worse than desktop apps on standard DPI screens. Allowing subpixel font rendering would make them look on par with desktop apps.

                    36 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • set/force geofence system to use location determination without gps

                      When you set a geofence it is using gps, cellular, wifi an so on to determine the location of the device which is working good.
                      But the gps as we know use significaly more battery than other ways and sometimes it would'n be neccessary to use gps (cellular position would be enough) for example if your geofence is not a critical stuff or the user choose better battery consumption.(not using gps) instead of higher accuracy (using gps).

                      Please add this function if it possible.

                      Thanks

                      20 votes
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                      • Replace Xamarin.Forms Xaml syntax with latest UWP Xaml

                        Now that Microsoft has bought Xamarin, integrated it in Visual Studio and made it free, it would be awesome to replace Xamarin.Forms Xaml syntax with current UWP so that Devs can benefit from all the new rich features such as RelativePanel, x:Bind, Adaptive Triggers, Live Visual Tree etc and also no learning curve for Xamarin.Forms-specific naming conventions (e.g StackLayout instead of StackPanel)

                        187 votes
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                          10 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          This is great feedback. We are excited about the Xamarin acquisition and the .NET ecosystem around cross-platform apps. We are currently looking at this and similar feedback on how we can improve the experience of working with both Xamarin.Forms and UWP implementations of XAML.

                        • Alarm volume settings

                          Hello,
                          it would be great if user and dev could modify alarm volume. I know you have tweaked alarm volume in Insider builds, but you simply cannot cover all user need if you don't provide them the slider. Many users still complains about given volume, even fade in doesn't save the situation.

                          The best it would be if also dev could set volume granularly on each Toast notification. User might want lower volume for morning alarms and louder volume for alarm used during busy day.

                          That would make all the users happy :)

                          Thanks!

                          9 votes
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                          • Add Overlay UI like Android

                            The new Notification access is awesome but is it possible to add Overlay UI and " Services " ( you will find it under accessibility settings in Android) to RS2. It will make UWP more powerful like win32 and also let dev make some powerful and useful apps like " Universal Copy " and 'Native Clipboard" . I am adding some screenshots too. You can install those Android apps yourself. Screenshot_2016-06-12-11-02-35.png http://i.imgur.com/bpHQXue.png
                            Screenshot_2016-06-12-11-02-14.png http://i.imgur.com/mJBcme2.png
                            Screenshot_2016-06-12-11-01-36.png http://i.imgur.com/dTfqzrO.png
                            Screenshot_2016-06-12-10-59-52.png http://i.imgur.com/SEmJSNe.png
                            Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-47.png http://i.imgur.com/WzD5NUW.png
                            Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-41.png http://i.imgur.com/oin3msr.png
                            Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-21.png http://i.imgur.com/YCyUP59.png
                            Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-22-14.png http://i.imgur.com/77WIVRf.png
                            Screenshot_2016-06-11-22-21-26.png http://i.imgur.com/vV9Ct3N.png
                            I really want the Universal Apps to grow more powerful. I hope…

                            76 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • ProcessLauncher for Desktop apps

                              IoT introduced the Windows.System.ProcessLauncher for starting arbitrary programs (like Process.Start in .NET). Add this for Side-loaded or enterprise distributed apps on Desktop devices

                              19 votes
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                                6 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Hide support email address on Windows Store's App webpage

                                There has been a huge spike in spammers scraping the Windows Store website for apps' support email.

                                The automated script leaves a 5 star review and asks that you do the same for their app. Here is an example:

                                *****************************************
                                Hello Lancelot Software,

                                What if we will exchange apps reviews? I recenlty rated your app https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/hacked/9nblggh6850j with 5 stars and caption and text 'Great Tool' / 'I will admit that installing this app was an ordeal. I want to thank Lancelot for taking the time to communicate quickly with me. I like the ease of the app and recommend this…

                                21 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Windows Application Driver support for UWP applications on emulators and physical devices

                                  Windows Application Driver support for UWP applications on emulators and physical devices to allow testing UWP applications across diffrent platforms.

                                  18 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Shell Context Menus.

                                    Please add Shell Context Menus API for UWP apps.
                                    We need way to integration with Windows Explorer context menu.

                                    37 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Possibility to delete an app completely from Dashboard

                                      Please add the possibility to delete an app completely from your Dashboard on Dev Center.
                                      Right now it's only possible to hide an submitted app from store. It's so sad that developers have to stay with all of their apps which are completely useless and already hided from store for a long time.

                                      282 votes
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                                        49 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Audio aggregation and routing

                                        Provide option to combine multiple audio devices/interfaces into a separate device (aggregate device). Routing of input/output from one audio device to another.

                                        Also a supplementary feature would be to provide user selectable option to assign an audio device to an application (can be overridden by application if it select a particular audio device)

                                        15 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • WinAppDriver - Create Screenshot Logs using UITestActionLog.html

                                          I would like to be able to have screenshots for each and every action for a WinAppDriver like I had with CodedUI via UITestActionLog.html see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj159363.aspx for what I am looking for.

                                          9 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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