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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:

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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.

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  1. SMS Access API

    Please provide an API that provides access to the texts to allow developers to implement an application to enable scenarios such as reading or archiving SMS messages.

    4,250 votes
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    436 comments  ·  Device - Phone / Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Currently, the platform provides a number of SMS Access from a system eventing perspective (as of Windows Phone 8.1), and Windows Phone supports sms backup/restore for consumers as part of the base OS (Settings → Backup). What we don’t provide is a backup API.

    Using SMS events: Check out the Build 2014 session (http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014/2-518) or MSDN docs on background tasks (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/develop/hh977056.aspx)

    Although the capabilities are there from a consumer perspective (the core ask for the suggestion), I’m marking this as ‘Under Review’ for the API perspective. The team is aware of the ask and it is something that is being considered.

  2. API for Direct phone interaction [dialing, sending/answering, replying/recording, playing to, hooking up/filtering Phone call]

    Without these APIs, PC and Phone are losing features event had existed in pre-internet age and becoming backward.

    When a feature is useful and eases user's pain of doing monotone taping, the security excuse seems a red herring; you can always find a way to do it and there were/are devices could/can do it, why not the Windows Phone, because Apple doesn’t do it?

    583 votes
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  3. API to send SMS (via code without user input)

    Me and two friends of mine created an app that won in a Windows Hackathon held by Microsoft Cyprus. We actually won the Hackathon without finishing our app due to limitations of Windows phone API. We need some sort of API to automatically send an SMS. The reason for it to be automatic is because this is for cases when the owner of the phone is unable (asleep or something similar) to do so. If you are concerned about security reasons a good implementation of this API would be to always notify the user that a message from that application…

    166 votes
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  4. API to detect incoming call and incoming number.

    API to detect incoming call and number so it can be blocked if not necessary and also can ring even in silent if it is important.

    40 votes
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  5. Chinese....

    support chinese

    10 votes
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  6. Missed call or text reminder tones

    What if we miss a call or incoming text. This should be added as an update. Give us the option to set reminder tones for these. Let us set intervals like 2 minutes et cetera.

    7 votes
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  7. Please provide ETW logging from a windows phone 8 app.

    Please expose ETW logging namespaces like System.Diagnostics.Eventing so that it is possible to log events from the windows 8 app.

    7 votes
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  8. Add PhoneCallOrigin property in PhoneCallHistoryEntry

    In Windows 10 Mobile, any third-party app can act as a Caller-ID app to intercept the call and set the PhoneCallOrigin. But other apps cannot access PhoneCallOrigin from PhoneCallHistoryEntry.

    6 votes
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  9. Allow debugging suspend when picking a file

    This is my personal "favourite": mobile - file open picker - the app suspends but it cannot be debugged. All sorts of surprises can happen with a complex app.

    5 votes
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  10. Please support .Net Standard 2.0 on Windows 10 Mobile

    I have published 2 UWP apps. MS has abandon Windows Phone. My apps are now Desktop only. This was not my intension when starting development. I am now forced to develop Xamarin versions of my apps with .Net Standard 2.0. This will cost me much time and trouble. There is no Window device/emulator with a form factor below 7". If Window will never again support those small devices, it is sad but understandable. But if Windows will support smaller devices
    in the future, MS should support W10M at least for development of UWP apps in the mean time.The support of…

    4 votes
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  11. improve Windows Mobile

    Update apps same time as IOS and Android updates theirs. Include assistive touch just like on IOS and android. Include gestures that could allow users minimize apps, for example with three fingers.

    4 votes
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  12. Torch Driver in Lumia's

    Torch API doesn't work in Lumia with windows phone 8.1 support such as Lumia 830,640,...
    Please update torch driver for these devices, we need use torch for our app's

    4 votes
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  13. Save as Ringtone in Windows Universal App

    hi, there SaveRingtoneTask that works very well with Silverlight applications to add audio files as a ringtone.

    But there is no way to add audio files as a ringtone on a Windows Universal app.

    However, users like the idea of personalizing their ringtones smartphone.

    4 votes
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  14. Internet time synchronization

    We need Windows Phone to synchronize its clock via the internet. In some countries this does not work via provider services.

    4 votes
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  15. Please provide APIs for call forwarding and other call management functions(hold/unhold,swap,conference,etc)

    Please provide APIs for call forwarding and other call management functions(hold/unhold,swap,conference,etc)

    4 votes
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  16. change the developer option of the USB linked phone

    i want to open the developer option to run file transfering mode

    3 votes
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  17. continuum

    button to right click and left click in the touchpad of continuum control display in mobile will be very helpful.

    3 votes
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  18. Edge browser app for iOS

    Hello,
    I would like to ask an expansion of the regions in which Edge browser in iOS app is deployed. Currently it is unavailable in Israel and can't compliment my already installed Office and OneDrive apps

    2 votes
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  19. The deprecation of SuppressSystemOverlays

    ApplicationView.SuppressSystemOverlays has been deprecated for a while, and the warning message says use TryEnterFullScreenMode instead. However, there's an important difference in behavior that has prevented is from switching.

    With SuppressSystemOverlays, you can still force the status bar to show using StatusBar.ShowAsync. When you use full screen mode, StatusBar.ShowAsync doesn't work.

    To give you some context why this matters to us, our app is a video streaming app with both VoD and live TV content. When the user starts video playback on a phone, we use SuppressSystemOverlays to hide the navigation bar (on devices such as Lumia 950 that has them)…

    2 votes
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  20. App File Explorer not showing SD

    App File Explorer doesn't distinguish Device from SD

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