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  1. Contact object does not contain company phone number

    If a contact has a phone number whose type is "company", then you have no way to access it in a 3rd-party app, because the Contact.PhoneNumbers does not contain it. It must be a bug, and it's terribly annoying for dialer apps. Pls fix it ASAP!

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  2. 3G measurement report partially available.

    Identify cell and BTS connected, RSCP,CPICH RSSI and EcNo, pathloss, (...), Wifi RSSI/strength

    8 votes
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  3. Allow access to binary data of Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Media.Song class

    The MediaPlayer class can play Song objects, but there is currently no way to get at the song data. Allow binary access would allow custom vizualizations, media players, and audio enabled games.

    This would also solve another requested issue where devs want to get visualization data. With access to the song binary, this data could just be created by the dev.

    http://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-app-platform/suggestions/1908309-enable-microsoft-xna-framework-media-visualization

    2 votes
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  4. Create option to allow Periodic Agents to run even if app has not been opened for x days

    Create option to allow Periodic Agents to run even if app has not been opened for x days. There are some apps I only open every month or two but I do want the live tile to be kept up to date.

    1 vote
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  5. API to check if the phone is in vibrate mode

    That's ridiculous there's no way to check vibrate mode until SDK 7.1.1! Are you serious, Microsoft?

    2 votes
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  6. Emulator: NMEA file format support for location

    Received from an MVP this week over email:

    It would be great to be able to have the emulator location data use the NMEA file format - either via file import/export, or using the files directly as a feed. This would make it very easy to repeatably test the location data in the device, as well as demo apps for customers. Other devices use this format and it would be great to see it supported by Windows Phone.

    The NMEA 0183( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NMEA_0183 ) is a serial, ASCI, sentence based protocol which is supported by almost all GPS out there now.

    4 votes
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  7. 智能拨号,文件管理,来电通,输入法,通知栏

    强烈需要这些。音量分离。多任务。。。切换流畅。。。锁屏开关,情景模式。。。。不做下个手机肯定不是wp了

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  8. Save message typed as draft when exiting without saving

    When I type a text message and need to go back to a different app (to copy a phone number to paste into the text message for example), I lose what I have typed when I come back to the text message editor, which is very frustrating. Keeping the message as draft when exiting would save me the hassle of having to type it again...

    2 votes
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  9. To load the mobile turn off and the alarm works with the phone off to my core.

    To load the mobile turn off and the alarm works with the phone off to my core.

    1 vote
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  10. Хочется настоящей многозадачности, как в Symbian

    Why the windows phone can not work like Symbian with many apps in time. хояючется многозадачности, а не истории открытых приложений

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  11. SIP Client native

    more and more people telephone over voip but there are many different provider. they all use Sip so it would be great to have a native sip client integrated.

    8 votes
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  12. ホーム画面におけるラベル作成、およびラベルジャンプがOS標準で行えるようにしたい

    今現状、WP7はタイルは分類もできなければ、他の方がアイデアを出している
    ショートカットグループの為のタイルも作成は出来ません。
    多くのタイルを置くと混乱、あるいは効率性の低下をもたらす為
    タイルを少なく個人で選定し並べる以外にまとめる方法が存在しませんでした。

    この現状において、エバンジェリストの高橋氏が「Tile Label」を作成しました。
    このアプリにおいてラベルを作成し視覚的な分類は可能となりました。

    この発想は自分は非常に有効な手法であると思った上で、
    この発想を一歩前進させて、そのラベルへのジャンプも可能にしたら
    視覚的な分類と、操作性としての効率が向上出来ると考えましたが、
    しかし現状は仕様上不可能であると高橋氏よりご回答をいただきました。

    それなら、ラベル作成およびラベルジャンプをOSレベルで利用できるよう
    改善して欲しいと思ったので、本提案をさせて頂きます。

    ショートカットグループに比べての本提案の利点は
    全アプリ一覧でのイニシャルジャンプと、設計思想上共通する為
    一貫性を持つことが出来ると共に、WP7のシンプル性を損なわないと
    思ったからです。
    これが可能になればmetro UIの利便性は非常に向上すると思います。

    是非とも御対応よろしく御願いします。

    7 votes
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  13. Fill the WebException.Status property

    This .NET property helps to determine what was wrong during the request. It's very helpful to give a pertinent feedback to the user. Right now, the value is always UnknownError.

    NameResolutionFailure, SendFailure: check your internet connection
    TrustFailure: please add our certificate
    Timeout: woops, our servers are down, please try again later
    ProtocolError: something went wrong, please try again later

    1 vote
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  14. Need to set MaximumAutomaticRedirections for HttpWebRequest

    Wireshark shows that the default MaximumAutomaticRedirections is always 5,which is so small in practical.
    If the server(s) redirect for 6 times,then the request failes.
    Need access to set this property programmatically.

    2 votes
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  15. Assembly Binding Redirection support

    We really need Assembly Binding Redirection (or Publisher Policies) is Windows Phone!!

    Lets say you have a library A that the developer strongly signed.

    Now let's say you have two other libs, B and C, and both of these depend on A.

    If B and C were to be built with different versions of A, how will he use B and C on our projects?

    In the .NET Full Framework, we would use a .config file to make Assembly Binding Redirection (normally, we would point all versions of A to its most recent version), but this is not possible right…

    16 votes
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    Thank you for the suggestion. We are not adding this capability in the 8.0 release, but know that it is high on the consideration list for future Windows Phone releases.

    Keep those suggestions and votes coming!

  16. SharePictureTask

    I love being able to share short text messages quickly by ShareStatusTask.

    I want to be able to do the same thing with pictures - i.e. I want to be able to add a picture to the media library and then start the SharePictureTask to let the user see and share it from the Pictures Hub

    2 votes
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  17. PNG support for MediaLibrary

    It would be great if you could add .png support to the medialibrary so that we can save high quality png files to the picture library.

    6 votes
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  18. Implement the RSTP streaming protocol

    It would be great if the Windows Phone development team could allow us to use the RSTP streaming protocol in .NET Compact Framework we use.

    For my idea (which is a big secret !), I need this protocol implementation, I certainly can't deal with any other protocol (weather best or worst).

    What do you think about it ? Wouldn't be a good idea ? (implementing new things for us is always a good thing in my opinion !)

    (sorry if my English is bad, that's a foreign language for me, I'm French)

    2 votes
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  19. Add New Project dialog on Windows Metrol Style

    A typo in the previous post, below is the corrected version of text:

    Original text=>Suggested text

    1. Blank App(Xaml) project template
    Original text: A single page project for a Windows Metro Style app that has no predefined controls or layout. => 單一頁面的Windows Metro樣式應用程式, 其並未有預先定義的控制項或版面配置。

    1 vote
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  20. Traditional Chinese: Add New Project dialog text on Windows Metrol Style

    On the File->New Project...appears New Project dialog. When choosing Windows Metro Style on the left side, and select many project templates in the middle of the dialog, the Type: field description translation is not quite readable. So suggested text below:

    Original text=>Suggested text

    1. Blank App(Xaml) project template
    Original text: A single page project for a Windows Metro Style app that has no predefined controls or layout. => 單一頁面的Windows Metro樣式應用程式, 其並未有預先定義的控制或版面配置。

    2. Grid App(Xaml) project template
    Original text: A multi-page project for a Windows Metro style app that navigates among groups of items. Dedicated pages display group and item details.…

    1 vote
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