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  1. Allow debit cards as a payment instrument for registration and renewals

    Allow debit cards as a payment instrument for registration and renewals

    1 vote
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      0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • MVVM Better Command Binding Support

      Better support for Commands for all controls, allowing to bind a Command in the ViewModel to any event from a supported control in XAML, without having to use third party tools such as MVVM Light. (no offense MVVM Light ;) )

      2 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Silverlight APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • API to create 'to-do' task in calendar page

        I would also be nice to be able to retain some kind of unique key the app could store or some other way the app can have a way to query 'to-do' items that the app created.

        2 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • MediaLibraryExtension SaveSong() forces file extension to .mp3 even for .wma files

          .wma files copied/moved to Music library using MediaLibraryExtensions.SaveSong() API from a windows phone app are stored in Music library with .mp3 extension, though the audio file itself will play properly from Music library

          When you share it via email - you can notice that file attached has a .mp3 extension

          Or connect phone to PC with usb cable and browse through windows explorer to Music folder - you will find the file with .mp3 extension. Manually renaming the file extension to .wma on PC will allow us to play the file properly in Windows Media Player

          I discussed this issue…

          3 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fix Altitude Bug in GeoCoordinateWatcher and Geolocator when using in WP8

            Fix Altitude Bug in GeoCoordinateWatcher and Geolocator when using in WP8. On my lumia 520 (WP8) i get jumping values of altitude, even outdor with a strong and good GPS-signal. The altitude jumps from 27m to 200m up and down, 200m is the right value. The values from GPS-accuracy are top. This occurs In both classes on WP8. I always use the DisiredAccuray = high! I have read, that another user have the same problem with WP8-Phone, like HTC. All GPS-App in the store have the same problem with the jumping altitude.
            But i found a solution. If you take…

            42 votes
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            • Razor-like syntax in XAML

              I would like to use data-binding with Razor syntax similar to what ASP.Net MVC has. The binding syntax should support Intellisense. When binding class is optionally specified, the compiler should do static type-checking and produce build errors when binding is invalid.

              16 votes
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                3 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • android ve ıos daki new star soccer i getirin artık

                android ve ıos daki new star soccer i getirin artık

                1 vote
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                  0 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 1 vote
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                    0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide Support for phone to be used as Miracast Receiver or Broadcast

                    Allow the phone to be used as a mini presentation device. This can allow the phone to be used as a secondary display or project the screen contents on for example Push2TV devices or Widi Receivers

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • user defined color of ApplicationBar icons

                      According to this thread
                      Color of ApplicationBar Icons
                      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/wpapps/en-US/3652fab4-1662-42c8-9d1e-bd8255083647/color-of-applicationbar-icons?forum=wpdevelop
                      I want in WP8 back (it stiill works in WP7) that I can set a color for ApplicationBar Icons. I Need this to give the user a Signal he should/can react on

                      1 vote
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                        0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow user selected app to change phone settings.

                        Just like the user can select apps that are allowed to run in the background, it would be great if they could select apps that are allowed to change phone settings. For example I would love it if my GPS app could turn location on when the app starts and turn it back off when the app exits.

                        5 votes
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                        • Enable DOM access in WebBrowser control

                          Basically WebBrowser control is useless in its current form.

                          For example, if I want to enrich experience for one particular web site which is not mobile-friendly, I have to implement complete HTML parser and then show markup via XAML controls.

                          This is insane amount of work for such a simple task.

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • The Windows Phone Developer site has no way of deleting a payment method

                            When entering a payment method, there's no option to delete an existing payment method before entering a new one. This is a problem when credit cards constantly fail authorization.

                            2 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow to renew expired subscription

                              Allow us developers to renew our expired subscriptions.

                              Currently, after 30 days of expiration, we can't renew with our original accounts.

                              I've asked the support, they said me that I have to create another subscription with another live account, and after it, ask them to migrate apps and related data. But he also said that NOT all of the data would be possible to transfer, like "reporting".

                              Well, the big deal for me is that I won't to create another account. It's not healthy to keep several accounts that means nothing, specially ones that you just had to create because…

                              3 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • offline voice recognition

                                Android supports text-to-speech and vice versa without online connectivity. This is great for dictation. Please add this feature to Windows Phone.

                                27 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 3 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Location Change

                                    My problem related with Windows Phone Developer Account only. Nobody hepls me about this topic in Turkey :( I think it's Microsoft USA's problem :)

                                    When Windows Phone Developer Account started, Turkey is not in the list, so I Choose a country for continue.

                                    Now, Dev account available in Turkey, but I cant change my Country.

                                    Also, when i want open a Windows Store Developer Account , this informations comes with me. I dont want lose my account, my account will expires at 07.2014, because i open this account with student verification.

                                    "Thank you for reaching out to Microsoft Windows…

                                    13 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow developers to sign into the VS2012 phone emulator with a Microsoft account. Why this is not allowed is beyond me.

                                      Developers need to be able to use their MS account to sign into the VS2012 phone emulator. If it is a real account I do not see the problem here? We need to be able to test our applications with other windows apps installed. Even if they are only the free apps. Why is this disabled? What is the issue here?

                                      7 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • me hub, people hub, messaging hub api

                                        An API so the Facebook integration features can be expanded upon as well as other social networks added

                                        3 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add better scrolling to TextBox control

                                          Textboxes in Windows Phone built-in apps (for instance, in the message hub) allow the user to scroll just by swiping the finger on it.

                                          The Silverlight textbox doesn't support this kind of scrolling, and forces the user to long tap on it until the caret appears, then move his finger to the sides of the textbox. It's imprecise and frustrating, and confuses the user as he's not used to this behavior in system apps.

                                          Providing the same scrolling in the Silverlight/WinRT textbox would definitely improve the user experience.

                                          3 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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