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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:

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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. ensure theme resources are switched when resuming app

    There's one area where Mango is a retrograde step when compared with NoDo : theme support.

    In NoDo the user could leave the app switch the theme (i.e. Dark or Light) & return to the app which would now, in theory, respect their selection.

    In Mango the user's faced with an unholy mess because the app is only informed of the system's theme state at start-up.

    Developers have the choice of looking incompetent or ruthlessly picking a theme & sticking to it, thus rendering the ability to choose an overall theme pointless.

    4 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Silverlight APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow seeking by clicking on the progress bar in html5 video player from IE

      when playing a video from an HTML5 video tag the player should allow the user to drag the progress bar to seek ahead in the video.

      5 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Multiline Text Input

        I thought I had raised this as a platform request, but seems it's showing up in Feature Feedback instead.

        Multiline text input in the current version of the platform is usable if you can work out how (or be told how) to do it, however it's not very intuitive and I'm concerned for apps that have this as a substantial feature the experience for consumers is not what it could be.

        Current Capability for Multiline Navigation via TextBox
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        The way it currently works is if you tap and hold, you get the "I" cursor to appear. If you entered…

        6 votes
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          1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Progress or status notice on EmailComposeTask

          There is currently no way to know if an EmailComposeTask was cancelled or got an error while sending. I need to be able to tell if the user actually went through with the email to know whether to delete the email text. Otherwise I have to ask the user if they sent it (poor user experience).

          7 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • App-specific launchers

            App-specific launchers: instead of opening a site's web page, check whether a compatible app is installed or registered. UX is much better and

            2 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Daily Agents for long term processes

              I would like to see an agent like the scheduled task one that can be executed on a specific date and time. It should be able to recur but to save battery it could be limited to daily. Think of an app that needs to update the tile once a year or month to remind the user of something. Currently this is not possible because the agents are disabled after 15 days if the application is not opened.

              3 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Background Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support to WiFi TTLS authentication suport for

                private/corporate WiFi authentication with a certificate is not supported at Mango.

                8 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable Emulator usage/Launch without Visual Studio

                  This could allow for quite a few scenarios - someone is currently locked in with a carrier that doesn't have WP7 phones available. They could actually purchase apps on the Marketplace and use them.

                  Enable a "code-once" and runs on Windows or Phone.

                  8 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Linq To SQL GUI for like in .net

                    The implementation of the SQL Compact was a pretty steap learning curve for me as i was used to the .net GUI Implementation that made it very easy to use. I think there needs to be more focus on making it easier and quicker to implement these plumbing features as a lot of developers will be hobbyist and do not contain the time and knowledge required to implement of lot of these plumbing features. Please make it quick and simple for us to get our ideas out there. Detailed customization should be an after thought for us

                    4 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • How to include publisher name and id on a cordova build

                      Please let me know how to do this?

                      1 vote
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                        0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • allow to use untrusted certificates if you agree

                        Both on my iOS and Droid I can use my work email exchange server. However the webbased certificate is not signed by a trusted member and was always allowed to okay it with those OSes. WP7 will only let me use exchange with registered and installed certificates and will not let me bypass if I know it is okay.

                        4 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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 →
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