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  1. Unique Device Id in IoT Extensions for UWP

    Windows.System.Profile is included in the Desktop and Mobile extensions for UWP, but alas is not included in the IoT extensions for UWP.

    So when a UWP app is running on an IoT device like Raspberry Pi, it cannot get a unique device id by calling HardwareIdentification.GetPackageSpecificToken.

    It is really important for me to be able to identify each device on my IoT network.

    Please add a way to get a unique device Id for a Raspberry Pi IoT device on UWP.

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      2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix push notifications issue

      I've switched to WP recently and found that push notifications on Windows Phone are not reliable at all. (Windows Phone 8.1, Denim).

      I was using Lumia 930 for the last 3 months, and noticed a few occasions where I've missed messages on Viber / FB messenger / IM+Pro: I was not seeing any notifications about new message until I opened Viber / other IM.
      This happens more often when I'm travelling through the areas with poor network coverage (so phone switches to 3G or even 2G for a short periods of time).

      This problem makes WP platform unreliable for apps…

      228 votes
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        112 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We’ve resolved this initial issue, however, if you’re on Windows 10 Mobile and still experiencing issues, can you please collect logs using the following steps?

        1. Download this custom XML configuration file to your phone: https://1drv.ms/u/s!An_saCE0rBx9qbYxupc1nfKbhkbHeQ
        2. Save that XML file in the following path on your phone: Documents\FieldMedic\CustomProfiles (create the folders if needed)
        3. Install the Field Medic app on your phone: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/field-medic/9wzdncrfjb82
        4. Open Field Medic
        5. Select "Advanced"
        6. Click the “<15 categories selected>” drop down
        7. Uncheck all the options (you can use the “unselect all” option in the “…” menu)
        8. Then scroll to the bottom and make sure “FieldMedic-Notifications-Custom.xml” is checked. We want only that category selected.
        9. Press back twice to return to the main screen
        10. Click “Start Logging”
        11. Continue to use your phone. Logging will occur in the background. Feel free to use it for a day or more.
        12. When you notice an issue,…

      • Need (improved) Alarm & Reminder APIs in WP8.1 RunTime for creating Universal apps

        There's currently no way to create a universal app that has alarm/reminder functionality because these APIs are not included in the new WP RunTime.

        Also, the existing Alarm & Reminder APIs for WP8 are very limited. When they eventually get added into the new RunTime, can you guys please consider the following possible improvements?

        1. Able to select a song from Music Library as the alarm/reminder tone.
        2. Allow custom snooze time.
        3. Vibrate only support.
        4. Allow customizing the Alarm/Reminder popup.

        I raised a request on the uservoice site over a year and a half ago, it's got 15k…

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          This topic contains a few things, we feel there are ways to do this now (listed below) and work arounds. If there are targeted APIs you are looking for, please create a single UV item for each one as this allows us to close items out.

          What has been done:
          1. There is now a way to create an alarm/reminder in universal windows apps;
          2. The alarm/reminder supports custom snooze time (you can choose to let system handle snooze, or wake up your background task to do it manually);
          3. The alarm/reminder supports vibrate only (just like toast) that can be overwritten by user to turn off vibration;
          4. The alarm/reminder supports a good level of customizability (custom optional inline image, custom additional actions, etc)
          There are several blog post that describes above capabilities with more details:
          http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tiles_and_toasts/archive/2015/07/02/adaptive-and-interactive-toast-notifications-for-windows-10.aspx
          http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tiles_and_toasts/archive/2015/07/08/toast-notification-and-action-center-overview-for-windows-10.aspx
          http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tiles_and_toasts/archive/2015/07/09/quickstart-sending-a-local-toast-notification-and-handling-activations-from-it-windows-10.aspx

          What we know that’s missing and hope to support in…

        • Bug: Microsoft Store is hiding apps that are published as "Your app can be found by customers browsing or searching the Store."

          There is a very annoying bug in the Windows 10 Store that hides apps form listing. Microsoft is not solving this issue. Please vote so that this issue get addressed.

          The Problem:

          The apps are accessible with the Store link: e.g. https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9WZDNCRFJ323

          But if you try to search for it, e.g. Announcements for Windows, the app is not listed. The same applies when you list all apps from the publisher/developer.

          In the Dashboard, the submission is configured like this: Distribution = Your app can be found by customers browsing or searching the Store.

          Microsoft Support just answer this:

          I reviewed…

          112 votes
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            24 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • enable all libraries in the background agent

            we can't use some important libraries in the background agent like "Microsoft.devices.sensors"

            that limite our power to creat a good application

            8 votes
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              0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Start an App on Bootup

              Hi,
              Is there any way to launch a installed App at bootup.
              From Dev point of View, it will help a lot in doing regression testing over reboots without the manual intervention

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                0 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Backgorund Services should be improved !!

                This is third time I am stuck in windows phone app development because windows phone 8 doesn't provide a good background service. Running of background service just for 25 seconds every 30 minutes is restricting app developers from creating required apps for clients. My client is a well known home appliances manufacturing company , and they insist on regular update from app even when app is not running , which we successfully implemented in Android and iOS. But because of the restriction in windows phone development over background service client is on the verge of dropping windows phone app for…

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                  0 comments  ·  Background Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • CSS inline style linking and or in separate file

                  CSS inline style linking and or in separate file

                  Instead:

                  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="theme.css">
                  Can be it:

                  <StyleSheet URI="../theme.css"/>

                  <Window or Page...>
                  <Stylesheet URI="../theme.css"/>
                  <Button FontWeight="Bold">
                  <WrapPanel>
                  <TextBlock Foreground="Blue">Multi</TextBlock>
                  <TextBlock Foreground="Red">Color</TextBlock>
                  <TextBlock>Button</TextBlock>
                  </WrapPanel>
                  </Button>
                  </Window or Page...>

                  /* default styles */
                  Button {
                  Background: #ff00ff;
                  &.primary {
                  Background: Blue;
                  }
                  &.secondary {
                  Background: #ffaaaa;
                  }
                  }
                  /* default window style */
                  Window {
                  Button: {
                  Background: Aqua;
                  }
                  }
                  /* styles in a warning dialog */
                  .warning {
                  Margin: 10;
                  Background: #ee7600;

                  Button {
                  &.primary {
                  Background: Orange;
                  }
                  &.secondary {
                  Background: #aa0099;
                  }
                  }
                  }

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                    0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    you can do this with XAML styles and generic.xaml file.

                    Note i intentionally broke the XML so it will display

                    in app.xaml
                    Application.Resources>
                    ResourceDictionary>
                    ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
                    ResourceDictionary Source=“/Styles/TextBlock.xaml”/>
                    /ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries>
                    /ResourceDictionary>
                    /Application.Resources>

                    in a folder called /styles/
                    ResourceDictionary
                    xmlns=“http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation”;
                    xmlns:x=“http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml”>;

                    ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries> ResourceDictionary Source=“/Styles/_Colors.xaml”/> ResourceDictionary Source=“/Styles/_FontSizes.xaml”/> ResourceDictionary Source=“/Styles/_Thickness.xaml”/> /ResourceDictionary.MergedDictionaries> !—Common texts—> Style x:Key=“PageTitleStyle” TargetType="TextBlock"> Setter Property=“VerticalAlignment” Value=“Center”/> Setter Property=“FontWeight” Value=“SemiLight”/> Setter Property=“FontSize” Value=“{StaticResource LargeFontSize}”/> Setter Property=“TextTrimming” Value=“CharacterEllipsis”/> Setter Property=“TextWrapping” Value=“NoWrap”/> Setter Property=“Margin” Value=“{StaticResource PageTitleMargin}”/> /Style> Style x:Key=“BodyTextStyle” TargetType="TextBlock"> Setter Property=“FontWeight” Value=“Normal”/> Setter Property=“FontSize” Value=“{StaticResource MediumFontSize}”/> Setter Property=“TextTrimming” Value=“CharacterEllipsis”/> Setter Property=“TextWrapping” Value"Wrap"/> /Style> !—List texts—> Style x:Key=“ListTitleStyle” TargetType="TextBlock"> Setter Property=“FontWeight” Value=“SemiBold”/> Setter Property=“FontSize” Value=“{StaticResource MediumFontSize}”/> Setter Property=“TextTrimming” Value=“CharacterEllipsis”/> Setter Property=“TextWrapping” Value=“NoWrap”/> /Style> Style x:Key=“ListSubTitleStyle” TargetType="TextBlock"> Setter Property=“FontWeight” Value=“Normal”/> Setter Property=“Opacity” Value=“0.6”/> Setter Property=“FontSize” Value=“{StaticResource MediumFontSize}”/> Setter Property=“TextTrimming” Value=“CharacterEllipsis”/> Setter Property=“TextWrapping” Value=“NoWrap”/> /Style>

                    /ResourceDictionary>

                  • Control Multiple MediaPlayer's Volume on Windows 10 Mobile issue

                    I use two MediaPlayer to do cross-fade effect on my app. I start two task and one for reduce volume to 0 and another for increase volume from 0.

                    It works fine on Desktop. But behave really strange on Mobile. It seems like volume for two players are end up to setting the same. So volume will become louder then quiter reapeatly for both MediaPlayer.

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                      Completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow developers to control update distribution (flighting)

                      Instead of making a new app update immediately available to everyone, allow control in Dev Center to release to a percentage of users. This allows developer to obtain metrics and feedback before opening the floodgates and reverting to previous version if necessary.

                      3 votes
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                      • Remove the limit of 3 app's

                        Hi,
                        I am a developer aplications, and even have done some projects for the university.
                        I'm developing more than 10 applications, however, has encountered an obstacle. I can not develop, because I can not transfer more than three applications for AppHub. How can I remove this limit so I could develop / end applications?
                        thanks.

                        3 votes
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                        • Ability to uncheck all markets while submitting app

                          Some of my apps are targeted to few (less than 10) markets, and for leaving only selected markets I have to manually uncheck more than 100-150 markets. I'm suggesting to add one little check box for check/uncheck all markets, which will be help us a little more.

                          Thanks,
                          David

                          3 votes
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                          • 17 votes
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                            • Allow to have a limited time price offer

                              currently we can't change and schedule the price for a limited time (free or 50% off ...) . If you change the price, it need to pass certification again.

                              It was good if we could set the app or in-app product to be free for one day for example and return back after that.

                              6 votes
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                              • Allow videos in Windows Store

                                Allow users to either upload videos or embed youtube videos in their application listing so that clients can see gameplay and/or trailer videos, which increases the possibilities of sales.

                                29 votes
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                                • 26 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow alarms to break through Quiet Hours

                                    Hello.
                                    My alarm app which uses alarm-scenario toasts cannot break through Quiet Hours.

                                    I received plenty, I mean really plenty feedback from users desperately wanting alarms to break through Quiet Hours.

                                    4,789 votes
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                                      In the Creators Update (build 15063), all third-party alarm apps (toasts using scenario=“alarm”) will break through quiet hours now, just like the first-party alarm app!

                                      Thank you everyone for letting us know that this feature was important to you!

                                    • Allow deployment of apps to a web server

                                      When developing a Windows app for the app store using JavaScript and HTML it should be possible to deploy that application to a web server in some form. This would bring people to the UWP in droves and is the only thing holding me back from using it in any capacity.

                                      1 vote
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                                      • [Bug] - Windows & WP have an wrong text display problem for mixed RTL & LTR text

                                        Wrong text display when write an English(LTR) word inside an Persian(Farsi) or Arabic(RTL) text(See Picture) when APP language et to English( This mean is Controls "FlowDirection"="LeftToRight")

                                        http://www.4shared.com/download/6wEhQ5Dcba/RTL_Problem2.jpg?sbsr=9d532eaef2551bc183b0d3a8201742533d0d56b269bcfb13&lgfp=3000

                                        For solve this problem must "FlowDirection" property set automatic for RTL and LTR text through checking first char in text.
                                        Like this Suggestion

                                        https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/8524696-add-auto-mode-to-flowdirection-property

                                        And for better performance

                                        https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/253374-missing-platform-apis/suggestions/8526205-provide-apis-for-detect-current-keyboard-language

                                        93 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Per Miguel:

                                          Thanks for sharing this feedback. In Windows 10 November Update the XAML Framework introduced a default mechanism to detect from the content the right FlowDirection based on the first character of the text. We consider this as fixed.

                                        • Live tiles for Win32 apps

                                          How about Win32 apps to show some in-app details/informations in live tiles in start menu (if pinned)?

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