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  1. Add PowerShell to Device Portal

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

    88 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.

      46 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Desktops cpu/GPU and other temperature on device portal

        Should show temperature data on device portal.

        42 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Folder upload, creation, and download

          I need to select multiple files to be downloaded/uploaded one time
          not one by one each time

          I also want to create folders to store things in.

          24 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Greater information on Installed Apps list

            On installed apps shows more information what the size of the application, the version, when it was installed, if it came from the store or not, their dependencies.

            Actually the list of installed apps are useless is terrible just shows one app at a time

            20 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add an option to 'Create dump file' of running process

              Currently there is no way to attach debugger to already running process via 'Attach to process' on mobile. And sometimes bad bugs, like deadlocks, happens. And its real pain to investigate them, since usually they happen without debugger and on release builds. Windows 10 Mobile is like back box you can't get full access to.

              In addition to existing functionality which allows to collect dump when app crashes, it would be nice to have an option to collect dump of running process on Windows 10 Mobile any time you want via device portal.

              Thanks.

              15 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Great idea, makes sense. We’re looking at enabling live dump collection of processes that belong to sideloaded apps, so that you can collect information about app state if it hangs. If that’s insufficient, please let us know. Thanks for your input!

              • SD-Card access on WDP

                add can access sd-card from WDP :)

                14 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 14 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Able to view Error Report logs

                    Allow us to view all error reports stored on the device.

                    12 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enabling a custom provider in the "Realtime ETW tracing" page of Windows Device Portal shows no details other than the timestamp.

                      Enabling a custom provider in the "Realtime ETW tracing" page of Windows Device Portal shows no details other than the timestamp for each event.

                      I've been using PerfView and that works great and shows the event details (payload, keywords, level, etc.), so the events are being logged OK. I was just hoping to use the portal for realtime monitoring, but it doesn't appear to be working correctly.

                      Note the events from my provider are not using a manifest, just the Win32 "::EventWriteString" API. Not sure if this has any relevance.

                      10 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 9 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow editing of Local and Roaming Settings in App File Explorer in Device Portal

                          The File Explorer in Device Portal lets you look at .dat files (the ones where LocalSettings and RoamedSettings are stored), but there's no way to edit them. Add a tool that lets you edit these.

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • support for executing batch / powershell scripts and in general being able to remote-execute programms

                            Here are some more things I would appreciate:
                            - It would be cool to be able to remote-execute sripts and programms and for examle also set a schedule for z.B. execution on every restart.
                            - Also support for "multi-installation" of apps.
                            - desktop remote (direct rdp or something)
                            - the scaling of the website sometimes doesn't work. text and parts of graphs are not wisible because it disappears below. you can't scroll at that point.
                            - shortcut to bring up the remote computer manager
                            - LAN networking options
                            - I don't know if it is only me but I can't…

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • LoggingChannel not showing string message content in ETW payload around 15043

                              It seems that since around 15043, when showing LoggingChannel.LogMessage() calls, the string message portion is blank in device portal (shows stringmessage:,). Same code on machine with anniversary update, portal shows the string message in payload.
                              capturing events with xperf shows the message in EventData as expected, so I know it's logging correctly. Something seems to have changed with loggingchannel, possibly default manifest code that handles the string message has changed around 15043?
                              FWIW, preview versions of windows post anniversary update were showing the message correctly.

                              6 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                We’ve found a fix and it will be going out in an upcoming Windows Insiders Flight. We’ll be looking for feedback on the new output to determine if this should be backported to the Creators Update release.

                                Thank you,
                                Hirsch

                              • End background processes

                                There should be the option to end background tasks from the Windows Device Portal. But I mostly care about Windows Phone. I can see the tasks but I can't terminate them

                                6 votes
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                                • put a little more color in the site

                                  more color in diagrams ,older eyes need some digital help,color will prompt them to act.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Add volume controls in Windows Device Portal

                                    Allow changing of volume in the Windows Device Portal.
                                    eg. I'd use this for my media phone playing Groove 24/7.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Launch an app for a different region than my devices

                                      I want to test my apps in multiple languages without changing the region of my entire device. Let me launch an app under a different region so I can ensure my app looks right in all locales.

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Reset device for all device families.

                                        I would like from the device portal the ability to reset the device.

                                        3 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          To help us understand the request, could you provide some details on why you want this? Is this for a lab situation, e.g. management of many devices to help you wipe them all at once, or for individual, developer usage to help in-break a device?

                                          Thanks!
                                          Hirsch

                                        • Add vorlonjs to Device Portal

                                          Please add vorlon.js to Device Portal

                                          3 votes
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