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  1. Fix the Xbox App store

    Hi - you really need to fix the Xbox App store. We are a dev house that specialises in publishing dedicated Xbox Apps. It used to be that there was a really high standard to get certified on Xbox, which was tough to get through but at least the standard of apps was pretty high. Now it seems there is zero standard to be certified to publish an app on Xbox and by default EVERY windows 10 app that is published is published on all devices.

    I know microsoft is trying to flesh out the app stores on each device…

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      0 comments  ·  Device - Xbox  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • XBox Emulator for Apps

      Users are asking me frequently for a XBox version of my app.
      Unfortunately I do not own a XBox, nor would getting one make sense (it is a free app, so I am not really interested in spending lots of money just for developing purpose.)

      Aside from my personal dilemma of a missing device, it would definitely make sense to be able testing code in an emulator first instead of having lots of hardware around all the time.

      It's just the same like with mobile. Here we have several emulators, and I usually make use of them first instead of…

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        1 comment  ·  Device - Xbox  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • [Bug] Buggy Xbox core window bounds in MediaElement's transport controls

        Assume the following XAML:
        <Page x:Class="PlayerBounds.MainPage"
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation&quot;
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml&quot;
        xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008&quot;
        xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006&quot;
        mc:Ignorable="d">

        <Grid Background="Green">

        <Border Width="480" Height="270" Background="Red" Grid.Column="1" VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Center">
        <MediaPlayerElement Source="https://ia800209.us.archive.org/20/items/ElephantsDream/ed_1024_512kb.mp4&quot; AreTransportControlsEnabled="True"/>
        </Border>

        </Grid>
        </Page>
        and not calling SetDesiredBounds! This is what the screen looks like: https://1drv.ms/i/s!AqT0PAFUIw04htwcFjitFI7iNTXl5A
        (sorry for the photo, could not do a regular screen shot at the moment!)
        Looks good? Yes, video and transport controls cover the entire media player!
        Drawbacks? In full screen, transport controls (not video) do also respect the safe area. See https://1drv.ms/i/s!AqT0PAFUIw04htwel93_Dvfege8VNw
        Looks good? No! I want the transport controls' semi-transparent area…

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        • Xbox Live Gamertag API Acess

          It would be really cool if developers could get api access to Xbox Live Gamertags, that way they don't have to make users create a new account just to play multiplayer games. It would also help a lot for leaderboards too.

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