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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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If you’re new to UserVoice, two things to keep in mind are (a) List items (and item rankings) represent community interest in features, and not the actual priority list for the product team; and (b) Suggestions made using this forum will be moderated if they do not actually represent a feature request (or if too many different ideas are included in one suggestion).

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  1. Optional game rating requirements for Brazil and Korea

    Many small developers skip Brazil and Korea from worldwide distribution because there are mandatory rating agency requirements.

    2 votes
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  2. Enterprise Development Support

    The current developer ecosystem for WindowsPhone apps is focused on individual developers or corporate developer accounts that typically distribute apps to the masses via the Marketplace.

    Internal use of apps is defined as a "beta test" and requires a list of Live IDs designated to allow a certain set of users to download and use the app. This is very limited and also time consuming. Ideally, a company may wish to dedicate a group of Live IDs as testers to be used each time. Allowing for tester groups or "profiles" would allow for efficient test setup in the Marketplace, especially…

    1 vote
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  3. Select port when receiving UDP messages

    It is not possible to select the port to receive messages.

    Before receiving an UDP message a message has to be send (using sockets). When sending the message the receiving port is choosen randomly by the windows phone. There is no possibility to choose a specific port number.

    sending an UDP Broadcast (send to 255.255.255.255) is not supported. In this case an exception is thrown.

    We need UPD broadcast to search for our devices in the network.

    These devices have a simple network interface an cannot be extended for several reasons (flash size, communication library). UPNP and UDP Multicast is…

    5 votes
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  4. Changing the fast app switching image

    If the app shows sensitive data when deativated, it would be good to be able to use a different image for fast app switching instead of a screenshot of the application

    3 votes
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  5. Allow some approved apps to run a daemon server.

    Daemon service should be turnable on and off per app basis, in the same way like periodic tasks. This would enable apps like Skype to work in background and show incoming call nobtification.

    2 votes
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  6. PhotoCamera.FocusAtPoint

    public void FocusAtPoint(double x, double y) method is not listed in PhotoCamera[from metadata] when i press F12 on PhotoCamera in text editor.
    I'm intalling:
    Microsoft Visual C# 2010
    Microsoft Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 (Beta) - ENU
    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate - ENU Service Pack 1.

    4 votes
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  7. App-specific search

    Currently, the search button only opens Bing. Please make it instead fire an event, which could be used to open an app's search bar or page.

    3 votes
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  8. Keep alive WiFi in when phone is locked to be able to have WCF app that let receive notifications

    I am very intersting in develop app in WCF that let me to receive notificaction from the server or other clients, but this is impossible for three main reasons:

    1.- WiFi is disabled when the phone is locked.
    2.- It's not possible to have an app in background that listens the communication channel.
    3.- WCF don't let duplex communication.

    15 votes
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  9. 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!

    2 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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

    1 vote
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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