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Welcome to the Universal Windows Platform Developer Feedback site. This site provides the Windows developer community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

  • Windows developer platform (APIs, runtimes, and controls)
  • Dev Center (dashboard, reporting/analytics, submission process, etc.)
  • Microsoft Store

Your suggestions will be reviewed by the Windows platform developer team to help with planning ideas and to better understand how developers are using the platform.

What this forum is not intended to cover or capture:

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  1. Provide a way to mark a Store submission as a bug fix so it can skip or fast-track certification

    From my recent experiences it seems that an app submission can pass certification with no problems, but then a subsequent submission that only makes a very minor code change such as bug fix can fail certification. I accept that this will probably happen in general because full checks cannot be applied every time and different testers may pick up on different things.

    However, it concerns me that one day I will run into the following hypothetical scenario:
    I release a major app update which passes certification fine. I then notice a critical bug in the app which I need to…

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    • Please improve the Store Certification process!

      Please provide some consistency in the certification process. I submitted a game for publishing on Monday. It went through the entire process in about 2 hours. The game wasn't set to be published until Friday at Midnight.

      Over the course of the week, some fixes were made to the game's code and was resubmitted for publication on Thursday around 10am.

      It's been sitting in "Certification in Progress" now for 2 days. If it doesn't go through, I'm going to miss my published release date.

      If you can't give a reasonable estimation on release times, maybe let us put multiple releases…

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      • Convert a company account into an individual

        I made the mistake of registering a dev account using the type company instead of individual. Now I cannot change it to individual. This is not good enough. I have to be able to change dev account type. Please make this happen as soon as possible.

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        • Let us delete addons in the partner center

          Please, give us the possibility to delete add-ons (with, without subscriptions etc) right in the Web GUI of the partner center.

          Right now, if you want to delete an addon in the partner center (which you have created there), you have to:

          Read and follow all the required manuals to delete an add-on with azure ad integration.

          Create an account, wired app to it, get token, app-secret, tenantId etc.

          Entered the needed ID also in the partner-center's section "product collections" and "adminstrator agreement".

          Search desperatly for a complete c# uwp exambple how to connect and proceed with a follow up…

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          • See how much current subscriptions per app

            Allow developer to see how much current subscriptions add on per app. Now I can only subscriptions count in range, not current subscriptions count in real time.

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            • Faster certification

              Current certification process is too heavy and still not automated. It could take up to 5 days to submit and publish update, because If you submit small bugfix in Friday, your submission will be delayed until Monday and then it could take up to 3 days. I think, there is no need in manual certification more often than once a month or one time per minor version.

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              • present DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL action button for store apps that have free trials

                I have an app listed on the store here
                https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/deskrule-desktop-search-engine/9nblggh43z1v
                it is declared as "free to try" but prospective users just see a big BUY button, and to get the free trial they have to hunt for the […] button and its menu. I am sure this limits the # of people willing to try the app!

                The default action button for free to try apps should be DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL instead of "buy"

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                • Developers Dashboard: Allow response to anonymous feedback

                  In the developer dashboard page there is the option to review and comment on costumer feedback. This is a very nice capability and thank you for providing it! Unfortunately, if the gives feedback on your application anonymously there is no option to comment on that feedback or change status etc. I understand if the comment is anonymous then they will not receive emails on my comments, but it would still be very nice to be able to comment on the feedback and track the status for my own use or for future customers to see if they are perusing previous…

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                  • Windows Store app IAP subscription model

                    Can you please add an IAP which would have a recurring payment (automatically charge user monthly / annually / etc)? Basically a subscription. This would simplify development of apps which now need to prompt the user to go buy an IAP each time it expires and it also makes the experience better for users (who might be used to this model from Android / iOS)

                    5 votes
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                    • Allow changing the country and name after registration on Windows Phone Store, PubCenter and Windows Store

                      Allow changing the country and name after registration on Windows Phone Store, PubCenter and Windows Store.

                      80 votes
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                      • payout

                        Lower payout. For some countries it's $25 while for others is $200. It makes no sense that for Brazil it's so high, specially considering the currency value.

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                        • Office VSTO add-in on Windows Store or Office Store

                          At the moment a VSTO add-in cannot be published on Windows Store or on Office Store.
                          An idea could be extending Desktop App Converter tool in order to manage VSTO add-in.
                          Another solution could be simply extend Office Store in order to publish VSTO add-in.

                          63 votes
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                          • Dev Dashboard: Can’t delete garbage feedback

                            As a developer that has to stay on top of feedback, I receive feedback from users around the world. Some of these users are dirtbags and send me garbage feedback like "asdfasdfasdf". I cannot delete this feedback.

                            This clutters up my feedback interface and impacts load times.

                            I contacted support and they can't delete it either SRX1428283722ID

                            7 votes
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                            • subscription

                              Changing from one subscription IAP to another (for instance, upgrading from a monthly to yearly IAP) is listed as not yet supported.

                              Quote from:

                              https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/monetize/enable-subscription-add-ons-for-your-app

                              "Customers cannot switch subscription periods using the http://account.microsoft.com/services page for their Microsoft account. To switch to a different subscription period, customers much cancel their current subscription and then purchase a subscription with a different subscription period from your app."

                              Can this ability please be added.

                              Thanks,
                              Rob.

                              5 votes
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                              • Adult Content Needs to Be Properly Defined

                                Windows Store Policy for Adult Content:

                                11.7 Adult Content

                                Your app must not contain or display content that a reasonable person would consider pornographic or sexually explicit.

                                Pornographic and sexually explicit needs to be well defined. Microsoft support working for Report App are taking down apps which have partial, but no ******* nudity. Partial nudity is not pornographic nor sexually explicit. Game of Thrones is on the Windows Store and contains full frontal nudity and graphic *** scenes, so it is quite ridiculous when apps are removed that have partial nudity or body parts blurred out or covered.

                                Furthermore, Age…

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                                • Allow applications that require elevated privileges/admin rights to be submitted to the store

                                  I have a disk imaging (which I have already converted) application that writes bytes directly to disk (USB and SD cards). It requires admin rights to get a lock on the disk. The app gets rejected during submission to the store as some features are disabled as admin privileges are required. It would be good if we could submit utility tools to the store as there is no way to perform these tasks without admin. Maybe warn the user when downloading the app or more stringent verification process for these apps but don't block them completely as you're hurting both…

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                                  • Add the link for the feedback hub to the store's app review form

                                    Could you add the link for the feedback hub to the store's app review form? I believe that the 'app review' and 'report for developers' should be divided.
                                    Because - a lot of user post a bug report to the app review on the Microsoft Store.
                                    But, In fact, most of these posts should be handled with feedback hub. By using feedback hub, we - app developers - can contact with the users to get know the detail and track the defects.
                                    Is it possible to add the note to the review form as following?
                                    "If you have a trouble…

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Notify me when new feedback comes to Feedback hub

                                      Currently we have no notifying system to the developers when the customer add new feedback to the feedback hub. We, developers should check the developer dashboard every day and day. It's tooo painful. Is it possible to add the notification system? Just ping by mail is enough. Uservoice already have it.

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                                      • Add a "Science" category

                                        There is no category specifically related to science apps; I think having such a category would provide a more refined ability to find such an app in the Store. The closest category (the one I'm using) is Education. Here are a couple of examples: I can envision a mobile app that is a "Tree Finder" that provides the ability to identify a tree genus/species by selecting from an imagery collection, or an Astronomical app that provides ephemeris data (position of sun, moon, planets, etc), in a graphical format. My particular application locates earthquakes on a map and allows the user…

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                                        • Package Flight Groups - Beta Transition

                                          Once a flight group is selected for a package Flight Submission it cannot be changed.

                                          Allowing it to change would help greatly in our release process. Currently to perform our final Staging test we submit a package flight and add a group that targets our internal testers. This works well.

                                          Once we complete internal testing many time we want to open up the distribution to a larger group. The group on the submitted flight cannot be changed without submitting a new flight which may require a rebuild since the same version cannot be submitted and waiting for another certification many…

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