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  1. 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.

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      145 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • F# support in .Net native for UWP

      There has been some discussion on the blog post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2015/07/30/universal-windows-apps-in-net.aspx?PageIndex=2#comments for supporting F# in the .Net native toolchain for UWP. I had posted this on the VS uservoice site https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/7542181-add-f-support-for-net-native but it looks like that was the wrong place to do that. I hope the votes that request got will be considered for this. A lot of people are moving to F# PCLs for library code and to be able to use those PCLs in the UWP and get native compilation via .Net native tools would be great.

      1,762 votes
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        69 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Quick update. We are committed to bringing F# support to .NET Native. The initial version of .NET Native was designed to do a great job of compiling the most popular apps in the Windows Store. Since its launch, we’ve been working on .NET Native support for more advanced .NET IL code, like tail call instructions and complex generic types. These IL features are more common in F# apps than C# apps, and they’re the reasons the F# support isn’t there, yet, in .NET Native.

        Beyond .NET Native, there’s more going on with F# at Microsoft. We’re in the process of bringing F# to .NET Core. We see new teams inside Microsoft adopting F#. We’re excited to see startups considering and adopting F#. And we have an awesome open source community supporting the language and tools. If you’re interested in contributing, join us on…

      • Bug: Microsoft Store is hiding apps that are published as "Your app can be found by customers browsing or searching the Store."

        There is a very annoying bug in the Windows 10 Store that hides apps form listing. Microsoft is not solving this issue. Please vote so that this issue get addressed.

        The Problem:

        The apps are accessible with the Store link: e.g. https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9WZDNCRFJ323

        But if you try to search for it, e.g. Announcements for Windows, the app is not listed. The same applies when you list all apps from the publisher/developer.

        In the Dashboard, the submission is configured like this: Distribution = Your app can be found by customers browsing or searching the Store.

        Microsoft Support just answer this:

        I reviewed…

        293 votes
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          19 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Set break/trace-points in XAML x:Bind to have it set in code-gen

          When debugging XAML apps, it should be possible to set a breakpoint or tracepoint on an x:Bind and have the debugger stop on the code-gen binding.

          The generated bindings code is very large and not easy to follow. Further, it doesn't even exist until compilation and even then isn't visible to the user in VS.

          The idea here is to set a breakpoint or tracepoint in XAML and have VS break on the appropriate code-gen method instead.

          178 votes
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            0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow users with the developer role to create app packages in Visual Studio

            It's great that the Dev Center now allows multiple users to access the same account, and I can submit app packages as a user with the developer role: https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/apps/mt489008.aspx.

            However, it would be even better if it allowed users with the developer role to create app packages in Visual Studio. At the moment, it is impractical for me as a developer to keep asking my boss for his Microsoft account just to create app packages.

            184 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Show numbers of App Details 'Page Views' in the store for Phone and Store apps

              It would be really good to see numbers on how many people go to an app's page in the store so we can compare it to download numbers.

              This would help us to gauge if the screenshots, description and tile are being effective in driving downloads. This is information that we have no way to ascertain and would help us to greatly determine our ‘curb appeal’.

              Tools like this could help Windows developers to be much more successful and in turn attract more skilled developers to the platform.

              148 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Windows phone store should show total number of app downloads (All Markets) as well as ratings and reviews should be total of whole world

                Windows phone store should show total number of app downloads (All Markets) as well as ratings and reviews of All Markets instead of showing rates and reviews based on region because it doesn't give a broad view and if by chance in any country there are no reviews on your app and someone want to download your app he might not just because he can't find it first of all (Cuz no rating) second he/she will think app doesn't have any reviews so it is not so good. It might happen that app can have so many reviews on other…

                534 votes
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                  13 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Background Audio problem dependent on app's name

                  I've encountered an issue in Background Audio behavior dependent on app's name. I've managed to reproduce it using the official MSDN sample and as it's hard to test/debug, I've published a video with the problem: https://youtu.be/_W9S7g-JCQQ

                  If the name of the app is little longer and/or with space inside, then after the OS cancels the background player (not used for some time), it's not possible to reinitialize it by pressing UVC button - the IBacgroundTask.Run method is called twice and without UVC button pressed event. Once it happens in normal usage, you won't be able to reinitialize the player at…

                  159 votes
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                    17 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Exclude suspending in desktop

                    Some apps can work intensively in background, for example it maybe video converting, online financial data processing and more.
                    Now UWP application will suspended when it go offscreen.

                    I offer to disable suspending in desktop/tablets for user selection (he can choose 'best performance' or 'power saving' options for example)

                    381 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Windows & WP have an wrong text display problem for mixed RTL & LTR text

                      Wrong text display when write an English(LTR) word inside an Persian(Farsi) or Arabic(RTL) text(See Picture) when APP language et to English( This mean is Controls "FlowDirection"="LeftToRight")

                      http://www.4shared.com/download/6wEhQ5Dcba/RTL_Problem2.jpg?sbsr=9d532eaef2551bc183b0d3a8201742533d0d56b269bcfb13&lgfp=3000

                      For solve this problem must "FlowDirection" property set automatic for RTL and LTR text through checking first char in text.
                      Like this Suggestion

                      https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/8524696-add-auto-mode-to-flowdirection-property

                      And for better performance

                      https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/253374-missing-platform-apis/suggestions/8526205-provide-apis-for-detect-current-keyboard-language

                      220 votes
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                        5 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • New ranking algorithm in marketplace

                        If I search something the first app in the list should be the one with the best user rating and most frequent updates, even if the app is not the official one.
                        For example If I search Instagram the result should be:

                        User's favourite app/Recomended app): 6tag
                        Official app: Instragram BETA
                        and then al the others.

                        A lot of official apps are almost completely abandoned (like Istragram Beta), but some unofficial clients are really amazing. The main problem is that the new users don't know about third party clients/apps so, in my opinion, this could improve a lot the user…

                        341 votes
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                          10 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  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.

                          60 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add support for 'XmlnsDefinitionAttribute'

                            XmlnsDefinitionAttribute is an absolutely great attribute for Control Library developers. It allows the developers of that control library to greatly simplify the xaml by reducing the number of XMLNS declarations they need.
                            The only way around this is for the control vendor to throw every single class that might be used in XAML (not just controls but other types too), in the same namespace, creating a very ugly unwieldy API to code against.

                            If you use a 3rd party control library or you're a control library vendor, you should vote for this. It'll save you a lot of typing, looking…

                            305 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make Universal Windows Platform Open Source and Cross-Platform

                              With the advent of //build 2015, the vision and direction of Microsoft seems to be open source and cross platform. This appears to be the case for every new product from Microsoft except for the Universal Windows Platform.

                              It would be great, ideal, and wonderfully awesome to see this platform reach consistency with the rest of the organization and embrace the ideals, values, and benefits from being open source and cross platform like other areas of Microsoft now are (or are on their way to being).

                              Please provide consistency throughout the entire Microsoft development ecosystem!

                              1,223 votes
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                                12 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • app release date

                                Make the release of apps developed by MICROSOFT itself in its own shop and shop of competing operating systems at the same time that WP's store or W10M, is a constant joke against us users of WP that not even the MICROSOFT updates its products in your store faster than updates in operating system store competitor, and that users of other operating systems receive news and apps better developed before the users of WP or W10M, we know that MS is a company which adopted the philosophy to expand its services to other operating Systems to go where your customers…

                                51 votes
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                                • Splash screen for UWP apps should be optional

                                  Currently you have to provide a Splash Screen to get your app to pass the certification kit, which should really be a developer's choice like before.

                                  Splash screens are evil.

                                  http://vgable.com/blog/2010/01/13/splash-screens-are-evil/

                                  http://cyrilmottier.com/2012/05/03/splash-screens-are-evil-dont-use-them/

                                  https://medium.com/@DevAhamed/splash-screens-4afa874ed70 (Its not Branding, Its Annoying)

                                  You don't have to agree with me and all the links above, but at least make it optional.

                                  322 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Improve the Store search results by placing more emphasis on keywords

                                    In my view, the two main use cases for the Store search can be summarised as follows:

                                    1. As a Windows app consumer, I want to be able to search for apps by name, so that I can find and download the specific app I am looking for.

                                    2. As a Windows app consumer, I want to be able to search for apps by functionality, so that I can find and download an app that will help me perform the task I want to carry out.

                                    An example of the first might be:

                                    “I’ve heard that Wordament is good, so…

                                    67 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • ScrollViewer overpan API

                                      Currently when you overpan a ScrollViewer, where's no way to tell how much negative offset it is unless you do hacks like calculating it every 50ms via a Timer.

                                      This will make interesting actions like 'Pull to Refresh' very hard to implement.

                                      Would be nice to have an event to listen to this with a OverpanOffset property or something.

                                      284 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  Controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support SVG elements in XAML

                                        The high-level ask is to support using SVG within a XAML tree. The SVG data may be inline or loaded from a source (local file or remote from the web)

                                        There are few current tools for converting SVG to WPF/Silverlight-based XAML but they fall short when dealing with more complex SVG data.

                                        Here are a few scenarios:

                                        - Apps loading svg content from a remote web server. This should work just like any other kind of image data. Remote xaml isn’t likely allowed, and even if it were, there’d be resistance to providing vector art in two formats when SVG…

                                        541 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • UWP SQL Server API

                                          Please support a native connection to Sql Server over IP:PORT

                                          255 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Phone Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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