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Welcome to the Windows Platform Developer (WPDev) Feedback site. This feedback forum provides the WPDev community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

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  1. Dev Dashboard: Do not show 1500 character limit error until I hit 1500 characters

    As a developer working on a submission, I don't want to see erroneous errors on the store listing page.

    When typing in the What's New text area, a message "Release notes can’t be more than 1500 characters" with a red (X) glyph appears when you reach 1458 characters. There is no actual error and submission completes.

    The error is in error.

    I'm okay with a friendly warning, perhaps a glyph replacement? Yellow exclamation?

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    • Dev Dashboard: Drop target for packages doesn't indicate data was dropped until it's too late

      As a developer, I am constantly dropping new packages into the Dev Dashboard. When dropping appx bundles onto the drop target, the page takes a long time to respond. Because the page doesn't change to reflect the drop operation was successful, I inadvertently drop multiple packages onto the target, wasting my time and bandwidth.

      Bonus: The cancel button on the upload operation doesn't appear to function either.

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      • Dev Dashboard: Clicking pretty much anything reloads the entire page

        As a developer, I'm always in the Dev Dashboard. Despite being built to appear as a single-page app, clicking pretty much any link in Dev Dashboard will result in an entire reload of the page, to include navigation bars and columns. This is very slow.

        This behavior makes quick health checks and submissions nearly impossible. I now avoid logging in until absolutely required.

        3 votes
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        • Dev Dashboard: Can't delete (dummy) apps/games

          As an early adopter of the platform, I have a number of "test" apps and/or games. I can't delete or hide them in the dashboard. This eats up screen real estate and impacts load times.

          I contacted support and they can't delete them either (SRX1418420784ID)

          4 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

            4 votes
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            • Dev Dashboard: Can’t delete customer groups, even when they’re not used anywhere

              As a developer, I manage customer groups for package flighting and customer segmentation. When I'm done using a Customer Group, I cannot delete or hide it. (I also created a few test groups I can't delete in the past as part of my exploration of the dashboard.)

              Unused groups eat up screen estate and impact load time of the page.

              3 votes
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              • Dev Dashboard: I don't know what a Current Rating ID of 4544c68c-6026-433b-be71-e662dd2f88e4 means

                As a developer, I create submissions for my apps. Ensuring my app has correct Age Ratings is an important step of this process.

                In the Age Ratings area, I'm told my "Current Rating ID" is 4544c68c-6026-433b-be71-e662dd2f88e4.

                I don't know what that means. I hope it's right.

                3 votes
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                • Dev Dashboard: Customer Group email list doesn’t dedupe email addresses

                  As a developer, I manage customer groups for package flighting and customer segmentation. The page indicates "Duplicate email addresses will be removed" yet when I paste in duplicate email addresses they remain.

                  This screws up my group metrics (e.g. count) and makes it annoying when sending out email blasts (commercial providers use recipients as a metric for billing).

                  2 votes
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                  • Dev Dashboard: Customer Groups link opens page in a new window unexpectedly

                    As a developer, I manage customer groups for package flighting and customer segmentation. When I click a customer group to manage, it opens in a new window, unlike most of the other links in the dashboard.

                    This may seem minor but it's a huge irritant. Death by a thousand cuts...

                    2 votes
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                    • BUG: Cannot view attached files, images in Feedback Hub items

                      As a developer, I want to see the screenshots and logs my customers are sending to me via the Feedback Hub. This data is critical to resolving customer issues.

                      Repro Steps:

                      1. File feedback via the Feedback Hub for your own app, be sure to attach an image and some files

                      2. Note you cannot see files/images attached to the item

                      Bonus: You can't delete this feedback.

                      2 votes
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                      • Easier access to version, date and changelog info in Microsoft Store

                        Getting version and changelog info in Microsoft Store on WIndows 10 is way to hard.
                        I find that it's really well hidden, sometimes I can't find it at all.
                        Take spotify for instance (https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9ncbcszsjrsb). All I find is initial release date. No info regarding last update. I want to know what date it was updates, what version number it currently has, and weather the developer provided a changelog. This info should be mandatory IMHO.

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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…

                          5 votes
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                          • App Crash or Freeze, 'Entry point not found' for UWP builds from certification server which uses buggy SupportedAPIs...

                            The last three days I was working hard to solve a problem, submitting our UWP app to the store. Now I know why it was not working and I want to make my knowledge public. Maybe it will help someone.

                            Problem:

                            We have an UWP app targeting Windows 10 fall creators update which was published successfully to the sore previously.
                            A new version fails the certification process with “10.4.2 App Crash or Freeze”
                            Debug build of the app is starting and working on our developer machine
                            Side loadable release builds are also starting and working on our build and test…

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                            • Good dashboard work

                              My Name is Yury Shetov.(yuryastv@gmail.com) The last week it became impossible to work with all of my submissions.
                              The store listings are not editable for all my applications. Graphic materials are absent everywhere.
                              I cannot report my problems from dashboard so I do it here.

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                              • Certification and beta testing

                                Please improve the app submission process for internal/beta testing:

                                1.) Test apps (although hidden in the store) undergo the same certification process. This can result in submission rejections or certification reports with unpublishing warnings/dates.

                                2.) The submission process for test apps takes too long.

                                2 votes
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                                • Show all app downloads Total

                                  I have more than 20 apps in the store and would like to see all downloads of these 20 apps as a number.

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                                  • My country "Maldives isnt listed in Aure sign up"

                                    My country "Maldives isnt listed in Aure sign up". Can you add it

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                                    • Possibility to schedule a Add-on price Increase

                                      I would like to have the possibility to schedule a Add-on price Increase. The users that are already subscribed to the Add-on will keep the same price as before but the new Users will get the new price.
                                      What's the reason that currently Microsoft is blocking a price increase?

                                      It's not really convenient for developers to create every time a new Add-on when they want to increase the price.

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                                      • Re-enable Windows Bridge for Android

                                        Microsoft should re-enable the Windows Bridge for Android. This way we could access to all the android apps that are not currently getting ported over. This could allow apps that Microsoft developed specifically for Android be released in the Windows store

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                                        • Using Microsoft giftcards as developer account registration fee

                                          Using Microsoft gift cards as developer account registration fee.
                                          well it's really powerful for indie devs

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