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  1. Allow CookieContainer to be Serialized/Deserialized

    Currently, serialization and deserialization of the CookieContainer doesn't work. The documentation says to use the CookieContainer if one needs to save off HttpOnly cookies. It seems that saving the CookieContainer isn't possible.

    "If the server sends HTTPOnly cookies, you should create a System.Net.CookieContainer on the request to hold the cookies, although you will not see or be able to access the cookies that are stored in the container."

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      9 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • There is a bug in multicast .beginJoinGroup that blocks calling thread.

      There is a bug in multicast .beginJoinGroup. After tombstoning if this method is called in onActivated or any "load" then thread is blocked. Solution is to call this method in an override of onNavigated method. Plz fix this.

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      • the images can rotate

        the photo is reserve use camare

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        • 税金関係の手続きについて、日本語のサポートを提供してほしい。

          有料アプリを公開する際に必要になる ITIN あるいは EIN について、取得が不要になるのがベストですが、取得のためのサポートを日本語で提供してほしいと思います。
          現状、W-7 とか SS-4 とかの書類を書いて提出しなければなりませんが、Instructions ももちろん英語なので、ちゃんと書けているか自信がありません。
          申請には、お金も時間もかかります。NG だとがっくり来ます。
          MS さんの方でテンプレートを用意して頂くとか、書いたものを添削して頂くとかして、一発で取得できるようにして頂きたいと思います。

          よろしくお願いいたします。

          ところで、Web で検索すると、EIN の取得方法は結構見つかりますが、ITIN はほとんど見つかりません。
          取得代行をやっている業者も、EIN はありますが、ITIN はありません。
          ただ、どちらを取るべきかと言えば、本来は ITIN だと思うのですが…。
          ITIN の場合、パスポートの公証をしてもらわないといけないので、それだけで結構な費用が掛かり、何度も申請する気にはなれません。

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            1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Smart Dialing from Phone App

            Could a Smart dial please be finally applied to the phone app? It's quite frustrating to have to go into people, click of search and have to find contact, then dial. Easy when you dont have lots of contacts, but when you are managing Thousands of contacts, it makes life easy. Please implement. Thanks.

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            • 通话记录和短信

              通话记录和短信记录自动保留的时间太短,一两个月就自动清除了,应该加长保留时间,另外应支持短信备份!

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              • 2 votes
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                • Video, Audio & More Pics in an MMS Message

                  Allow user to send Video, Audio and more pictures in an MMS now only one pic is supported

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                  • AddressChooserTask get finer detail (i.e. postcode)

                    The event arguments from the AddressChooserTask only returns the contact address as a string. So if we need a specific part of the address we'd have to do some fairly tricky parsing. It would be nice if we had finer access so we could specifically get, say, the postcode.

                    When entering address details for a contact the address details are split into different fields anyway so one would expect to be able to access them individually from the result an AddressChooserTask as well.

                    5 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Mobile Device Management

                      A Mobile Device Management Solution ... for disable and manage of apps and functions on Device like all other plattforms on Market.

                      2 votes
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                      • When Bing search results suggests an app, the app should show relavent search results

                        For example, I search for "Star Wars"
                        The IMDb app is suggested.
                        I click on IMDb and it opens.
                        Now I must search again for "Star Wars" in IMDb.
                        IMDb should open to the "Star Wars" page directly from bing's search results.

                        2 votes
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                        • Allow communication between applications

                          Developers need a way of sharing data between applications.

                          1.- Check if an ApplicationID is installed/purchased
                          2.- Share files between applications in something that could be called "SharedStorageFiles" instead of "IsolatedStorageFiles".
                          3.- Share variables between applications in something that could be called "Desharrapamientos" instead of "IsolatedStorageSettings".
                          4.- Check for pinned ActiveTiles (not modify them, just check if an ApplicationID primary or secondary tile is already pinned)

                          14 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Sound Clips Through MMS

                            I have a voice memo saved on my phone I'd like my buddy to hear. But I can't send them a clip.

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                              • Add a SelectBox control for developers

                                There is no exposed SelectBox control as far as it appears, even though it is used in Microsoft's apps like Settings. Can you make it available to developers?

                                2 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Access to account information

                                  Security for the user is reduced by each app having to store credentials to online services e.g. Facebook, other third party services.

                                  i would suggest a common credential store such as accounts where users would need to be prompted so the application could access the token, username or password.

                                  1 vote
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                                  • AppHub の申請却下判断が担当者によって違わないようにして欲しい

                                    AppHub に何度か申請をしていると、何らかの理由で申請が却下されることがありますが、申請却下判断がまちまちなように見受けられます。
                                    拙作 Nel の話で申し訳ないですが、一度 3.6 Adult Related Contents 違反で却下されても、再度ほぼ同じバイナリの XAP を申請したところ受理されました。

                                    このようなことは開発者側に思わぬ恩恵をもたらす場合もありますが、出来るだけ基準が一律の方が開発側としても対処しやすく思います。

                                    20 votes
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                                    • Get a New TV Advertising company for UK

                                      I'm betting on WP7 growing in 2012 - U need to do a MUCH better 'Job' on the TV advertising - I saw the start of the TV advert and said to myself 'Please don't let this be the new WP7 ad ' and sure as heck it was. My friends know I'm developing for WP7 and the current stuff is embarrasing. Get that Brandon bloke back !

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Addition of tags to app descriptions

                                        We need the ability for developers to add relevant tags to their app descriptions, we then need the ability to search for apps with those tags, tags should also be verified during app submission to ensure theyre relevant

                                        dont know about anyone else but im fed up of the marketplace being swamped with total rubbish, it would be nice to see apps that im interested in instead of a thousand apps that i have no interest in

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                                        • New Project Templates showing proper usage of variables for Tombstoning/FAS

                                          Tombstoning and FAS paradigms are non-trivial to many new WP7 developers and error prone due to many developers not understanding it completely. Few MS blog entries ( http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ptorr/archive/2011/03/21/i-was-joking-about-the-penny-but-how-about-some-tombstoning-sample-code.aspx , http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ptorr/archive/2010/12/11/how-to-correctly-handle-application-deactivation-and-reactivation.aspx ) and MSDN documentation help to explain how to write applications that work well in case of Tombstoning too. FAS reduces the changes of applications Tombstoning but it still needs to be handled.

                                          It will be helpful for many developers if a few sample new project templates which show when and where variables can be created, instantiated so that better app experiences can be given to users.

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