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Welcome to the Universal Windows Platform Developer Feedback site. This site provides the Windows developer community with a channel for feedback on the following topics:

  • Windows developer platform (APIs, runtimes, and controls)
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Your suggestions will be reviewed by the Windows platform developer team to help with planning ideas and to better understand how developers are using the platform.

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  1. 2 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Detect if you are on waiting when calling someone

      Imagine if you are calling someone who is already involved in a call, the waiting notification displayed which has been available for long time in several mobiles could give you a relief to contact him later instead of doing a recurring calling and bothering him/her. This is a missing feature since windows mobile. Do you agree that it is time to have it now?

      11 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • When you update an app and update the App tile icon and Background image, keep the new image. The are not being save in the update

        When you update an app and update the App tile icon and/or Background image, save the update as it is not working

        2 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Soft search button to be removed if hardware button present

          Currently in Mango these is a soft search button in the GUI displayed for context sensitive search. The hardware button seems to always pull up a Bing! search. Surely the design ideology was that the hardware search button was context sensitive. If so then the soft search button is not needed and can be removed from being displayed if a hardware button is available. This would free up more screen real estate especially as many application bars only have a soft search button on them anyway.

          5 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Extend network API to give more info (MAC address, WIFI details)

            In order to display more details on network connection, and to distinguish WiFi networks connected to.

            7 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Preserve exif information of Images while saving in Isolated storage or Media library

              We can access exif info (limited) using a Picture object when dealing with Media library. But if we try to save an Image within app inside Media library or some Isolated storage we can't prserve exif info of that image. A better manipulation of exif APIs will be very helpfull. Read the given link for more details: http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/p/84673/510718.aspx#510718

              22 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Being able to see downloads prior to the new unified dashboard

                I can't see the total downloads of my apps anymore, because the downloads prior to the new dashboard has vanished. Please fix this.

                Thank you.

                2 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Include Method for LINQ

                  I'm looking for something simliar to the include method available for Entity Framework but within Data.Linq namespace of WP7 Mango release. The objective is to perform something like this.
                  ((ObjectQuery<TEntity>)queryable).Include(path);

                  The most near thing I've found is the method LoadWith within DataLoadOption class. Nevertheless, by far it is not enough, because it forces me to load always a navigation property of an entity wherever I load the entity. If I want to change a DataLoadOption, I have to close the connection, define a new DataLoadOptionObject and open the connection. Different scenarios require different data, so it is not enough. The…

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable taking panorama screenshots in emulator

                    Currently we need to do some trickery to take screenshots of application that use panorama control.

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve the DefaultItem behavior of the Panorama

                      When you use the DefaultItem property of the Panorama control, it's as if you're just rearranging the items. I use this property to restore application state after tombstoning, but the user experience is terrible because this just causes the pano items to reorder themselves.

                      The correct behavior would be if the panorama were to immediately scroll to the default page (whether animated or not)

                      4 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Deploy while debugging/deployment should unlock the screen

                        When developing with the phone connected via USB, having the screen lock itself is very annoying, and makes app deployment fail.

                        Some WP7 phone (not the AT&T Samsung Focus) have a "never" screen timeout. However this is for battery and powered scenarios, and you don't want to be manually switching it back and forth all the time. Some of us are stuck with a phone that locks itself all the time. The screen lock also interrupts or prevents app deployment. This makes Visual Studio fail to start the debugging session.

                        An app deployment should unlock the screen and reset the…

                        44 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Give devs access to a ranked list of unmatched user search keywords from marketplace ->product ideas

                          The keywords people use in unsuccessful marketplace searches (particularly in the desktop Zune application) would, if ranked by frequency, provide useful information to developers on where to focus their development efforts. This would create more opportunities for developers while also helping to provide customers with the apps they want.

                          3 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • beta and alpha app stores

                            We need a beta store for windows 10 apps for selected internal testers only.
                            With the windows phone store it was possible to have a beta version of the app.With windows apps, it was not (and nobody ever got why!).
                            Copy from Android and add beta and alpha store too! Do not complain if developers prefer other platforms: you don't make us life easy at all!!!

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Assign icon from IsolatedStorage to ApplicationBarIconButton

                              Currently you can assign to ApplicationBarIconButton an icon present on your project as 'content'. This basically means you have to determine your icons at design time.

                              By providing the ability to assign an icon placed on the IsolatedStorage, the developer will be free to create button icons at runtime, dynamically download them from other places etc.

                              14 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Open access for XBOX Live achievements

                                Give ability to create games that have access for xbox live achievements. It doesn't have to be full access. Still only partners can have a "Xbox live" mark on their game icon, but having a one place for achievements, leader boards and friends would be great (WP7 Live?)

                                19 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • After application migration to the new dashboard, use the original product ID to bind High German map failure

                                  After application migration to the new dashboard, use the original product ID to bind High German map failure

                                  1 vote
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                                    0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Possibility to add test users without new submission

                                    Adding new test users without new submission. Posibility to add new test users in real-time mode. It will be more quickly and easier.

                                    1 vote
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                                      0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • DataSets

                                      Add ADO.NET to the Silverlight .Net framework so you can use DataSets when working with XML and Relational Data via C# in Windows Phone 7.

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Better WriteableBitmap implementation

                                        I need to write to a bitmap which is very painful (imagine a vnc client for example) on windows phone right now, so please support the Copy- and WritePixels methods and some others.

                                        5 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 3 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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