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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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      248 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We appreciate the interest in Windows 10 and we’re looking into what’s possible. Currently, we don’t have immediate infrastructure to support Iranian developers but we’re investigating solutions.

    • 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.

      543 votes
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        43 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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)

        131 votes
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          5 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  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.

        • 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.

          2,009 votes
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            75 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            F# team just posted an update on their GitHub. https://github.com/Microsoft/visualfsharp/issues/1096

            This is still a work in progress. One key thing from that post is some of these features and fixes have already been underway for months. While we’ve been investigating F#-specific issues in .NET Native, the team has continued to improve .NET Native. One feature known as “universal shared generics” is likely to have improved .NET Native’s support for F#, even without that being an explicit goal of the feature.

          • 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.

            295 votes
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              working on it  ·  6 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.

              213 votes
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                0 comments  ·  XAML APIs (WinRT)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please add support for standalone application conversion in Centennial

                Presently you can only convert installer packages in .exe or .msi. Please add functionality to convert non-installer packages or standalone applications developed as 32 bit Win apps as well.

                57 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for providing valuable feedback. This is on our backlog and we will continue to improve the Desktop App Converter to provide support for additional scenarios.

                • Forward button for OS and app navigation

                  Simple, like Web Browsers... A Forward button coupled with the common Back button.

                  86 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Controls  ·  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.

                    167 votes
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                      0 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…

                      233 votes
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                        20 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • winappdriver: Support objects search by XPath

                        Currently searching for objects via XPath isn't supported, will it be possible to implement it?

                        47 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Device Portal on Phone should show battery life remaining

                          HoloLens has a battery life indicator in Device Portal. As another device with a battery, Windows Mobile should also have one.

                          51 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Centennial runtime locks folders in AppContainer data folders

                            The AppContainer folders created by installing an appx package (%localappdata%\Packages\<PackageName>) are being locked/held open in the System process (from a kernel driver?) with the following steps:
                            1. Install a Centennial appx package (doesn't really matter what application it contains, I've tested with Notepad2 and Explorer Suite with the same results).
                            2. Launch the application at least once.
                            3. Uninstall the appx (remove-appxpackage in PowerShell).
                            4. Attempt to install the same appx package again.

                            The last step above fails to install the package with error 0x80073CF6, package could not be registered. Running the provided Get-AppxLog cmdlet yields the following information:
                            4/11/2016…

                            28 votes
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                              working on it  ·  6 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  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)

                              496 votes
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                                12 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • SignTool Error: An unexpected internal error has occured. (-2147467259/0x80004005)

                                I've followed the step-by-step instruction from
                                https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/porting/desktop-to-uwp-run-desktop-app-converter

                                I tried to convert VLC desktop app into UWP ( https://channel9.msdn.com/events/Build/2016/P504)

                                I've successfully create the Appx Package. Currently I'm stuck in the signing Appx package step. below is the detail error message :

                                The following certificate was selected:
                                Issued to: VideoLan
                                Issued by: VideoLan
                                Expires: Sun Jan 01 07:59:59 2040
                                SHA1 hash: 405C035AE415A9A09C423A5CC9558A5C3BFFE55B

                                Done Adding Additional Store
                                SignTool Error: An unexpected internal error has occurred.
                                Error information: "Error: SignerSign() failed." (-2147467259/0x80004005)

                                Any Solution?

                                20 votes
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                                  working on it  ·  9 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add PowerShell to Device Portal

                                  There should be a PowerShell prompt in Device Portal that lets me run extra commands.

                                  29 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Let me see network traffic in Device Portal

                                    I can use Fiddler on my desktop to view my network traffic. I want to do the same thing for my other Windows devices to help debug my apps.

                                    25 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  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

                                      234 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Decouple Appium service from app process

                                        Today if I want to relaunch the app, it requires killing & restarting WinAppDriver which implicitly launches the target - not only is this at odds with Appium but it creates an uncomfortable dependency between the test code and execution environment that isn't desirable in CI and other "real-world" test situations.

                                        21 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  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…

                                          23 votes
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