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  1. Allow JavaScript Runtime Hosting in Windows 10 Store Application

    I get a compile error trying to include in a Windows 10 Universal/store app using the C++/XAML template. The error traces back to an ifdef in DbgProp.h that requires WINAPI_FAMILY_PARTITION(WINAPI_PARTITION_DESKTOP).

    Please allow use of the JsRT API to embed a Chakra JavaScript Runtime in a Windows 10 universal/store app that uses C++ and XAML.

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      1 comment  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • UWP TextBox FontWeight changes when an input suggestion is selected from the Touch Keyboard

      I have a TextBox in a UWP app with custom styling to set the font size, weight and colour. I have no defined InputScope declared on the field.

      If the user enters text using the touch keyboard it is styled correctly as defined in the styles, but if he or she selects one of the keyboard's autocomplete suggestions that text (and any text thereafter) uses a different FontWeight (Normal instead of Light).

      There is nothing in the live visual tree to suggest that a new inline element has been added to the display container to further debug this issue.

      It…

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        0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Store Analytics Api in Real-time

        Please add the existing real-time feature from Dev Center to Analytics API.

        2 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • WebView does not have 'IsScriptEnabled' option like the old web browser

          The old webbrowser control had this and now they taketh away.

          This now causes issues like a dialog “Search for app in the Store?” in Windows Phone 8.1 WebView if the js can not be handled.
          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23773284/what-is-the-message-dialog-search-for-app-in-the-store-in-windows-phone-8-1-w?rq=1

          There is no way to retrieve content before it's loaded in the DOM so that it can be modified. What bright spark thought to do this?

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            0 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable custom keyboard shortcuts

            Enable the ability for a user to specify custom keyboard shortcuts. Allow me to make auto-correct system-wide like competitor platforms. Then roam these settings to all my Windows devices!

            6 votes
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              Completed  ·  1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 29 votes
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                8 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Device unlock without having to pay to publish

                Developers should be free to test their code on real devices. You are not supporting Win Phone 8 development. You should seperate publishing and testing accounts. I should not need to pay for real device testing, but pay when i put it on market. By the way you lose developers to Android world. I would not buy my Nokia Lumia 920 if I knew I had to pay for testing. I plan to sell my Lumia and develop using Android.

                426 votes
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                  43 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Cortana as Text-to-Speech Language

                  Allow developers to use Cortana to speak user feedback or to query the user for input by utilising a Cortana TTS language. Currently the text to speech languages shipped with Windows Phone devices sound very artificial and not as smooth and natural as Cortana does.

                  This also seems to be the case when WP8.1 speaks Voice Command Definition - Feedback, it needs to be Cortana not the robot voice (Zira is it?).

                  P.S> Cortana is awesome!

                  8 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Cortana/Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    you can do this.

                    <?xml version=“1.0” encoding=“utf-8” ?>

                    Dev Center I like puppies launch i love puppies {builtin:AppName} {dictationFindText} {dictationFindText} [in] [with] {builtin:AppName} i heard: {dictationFindText} Natural Language

                    then in your app.xaml.cs, in OnActivate:
                    if (args.Kind == ActivationKind.VoiceCommand)
                    {
                    var commandArgs = args as VoiceCommandActivatedEventArgs;

                    Windows.Media.SpeechRecognition.SpeechRecognitionResult speechRecognitionResult = commandArgs.Result; // Get the name of the voice command and the text spoken. See AdventureWorksCommands.xml for // the tags this can be filled with. string voiceCommandName = speechRecognitionResult.RulePath0; string textSpoken = speechRecognitionResult.Text; // The commandMode is either “voice” or “text”, and it indictes how the voice command // was entered by the user. // Apps should respect “text” mode by providing feedback in silent form. DictationFindText = this.SemanticInterpretation(“dictationFindText”, speechRecognitionResult); }
                  • Cortana API

                    It will be great to provide an API allowing developers to interact with Cortana following this workflow:
                    1- Get command from Cortana.
                    2- Do some processes.
                    3- Get back to Cortana with response data (do not exit from Cortana UI).
                    4- Cortana responds the user.
                    Please vote if you're interested by this feature request.

                    115 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bring ftpwebrequest to Windows Phone

                      Since the easiest way to get hold of files to be used in programs is by downloading them from a network or the internet and saving them in isolated storage it would make the whole thing a lot easier if you could do this with FTP. FTP is still one of the most used protocols for retrieving files. And using a proxy is not always an options since some of us would like to be able to reach FTP servers that is on a separate network.

                      21 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • API to enable communication between same app in two different machines

                        There must a way for same app in two different phones(devices) to interact with each other by sending simple text messages

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                          0 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Web Apps platform (HTML5 + JavaScript)

                          The current model of mobile apps downloadable from Store does not make sense for large percentage of apps in the store. It is absolutely fine for AAA apps, but there should be a better way for handling one-time use, location-specific or very simple applications.

                          For most of these scenarios HTML applications, developed as mobile friendly web sites hosted on external URLs with support for offline use / local data storage and optionally some way to access device platform APIs is a way to go for not-so distant future, IMHO.

                          Windows Store could still play a significant role to this model.…

                          10 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Webcrypto

                            Please support webcrypto so that pkijs scenarios work

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                              2 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • BatteryManager should provide mechanism to tell us whether phone is plugged in AC or using USB

                              BatteryManager should provide mechanism to tell us whether phone is plugged in AC or using USB. Right now it only tells me whether the battery source is External or Battery, but 'external' is too generic. It'll be great to have BatterySource.USB and BatterySource.AC (when plugged in) and BatterySource.Battery (when not plugged in).

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                              • A simple guide for newcomers; proposal

                                As a new developer my suggestion is this: once you go through the entire process once you have pretty much a very good general idea of how the process works and pretty much becomes respectively straight forward.

                                Obviously enough, there are various minor issues that may arise but so far, the customer service that I came across was top-notch and very very good.

                                But if you are doing it for the first time, or come across something new, why don't you make something like a screenshot (aka photos) step-by-step guide?

                                For someone very advanced all of it may appear trivial,…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Debug over Wifi

                                  When you unplug a WP device from your computer while debugging, you get an error message that the device on an IP address and port is no longer responding. If the debugger connects to the phone via IP, then why not allow for debugging over the local network? That way, someone can develop for Windows Phone in a Hyper-V VM, and still debug on a physical phone, just without plugging it in. There ought to be a way to build a Debug Agent app that can broadcast itself to the network so Visual Studio knows where to look.

                                  107 votes
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                                    12 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add support for the biometric framework from windows 7/8 desktop.

                                    Add support for the biometric framework from windows 7/8 to allow hardware manufactures to add fingerprint sensors for device login (login allows standard user & guest/kid mode) and for wallet (WP8) transaction activation. Included with biometric framework out-of-box supply facial recognition module using front facing camera.

                                    7 votes
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                                    • API for WiFi Connectivity

                                      Wifi Connectivity API Handel's:
                                      1. Getting List of Available WiFi Connections and Details.
                                      2. Search for new WiFi Device.
                                      3. Sending A File to Selected WiFi Device.
                                      4. Sending A File through application to Application using WiFi connection.

                                      98 votes
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                                      • 1 vote
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                                          0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please put project centennial on high priority

                                          I'm still waiting and there is no news on Project Centennial. You have stopped listing Classic Desktop Apps on the store. The much promised bridge for the store called Centennial for class apps is still not in sight. Don't you have any concern for thousands of ISVs who developed Windows utility programs in the past to make Windows popular and successful? Please put this project on high priority so that classic apps can get on to the store. Or, if that is too difficult, please allow listing of the existing classic desktop apps in the store, the way you were…

                                          5 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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