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  1. Option to submit your app only to markets where taxes are accounted for.

    Currently, you can submit an app to all countries, or specific countries. I would like a button I can click that will only select the countries for which Microsoft already accounts for any taxes.

    12 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 5 votes
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      • Acces to raw wifi,bt and cellular data

        Allow access to raw data such as signal strength imformation to allow creation of indoor location positioning using available wifi, bluetooth or cellular networks when no gps data is available.

        16 votes
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        • Add functionality to snooze

          when an alarm pops up an option to edit the reminder should be included instead of having to constantly hit snooze or exit the reminder and go into the object itself

          5 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • video camera control

            Allow for video camera control, start and stop recording from the touch screen instead of just the camera button. I have a gel impact case and it makes it difficult to start and stop video recording.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Camera/Video/Microphone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Pin an image

              currently you can only pin an album, but it would be useful if you can pin a single image as a tile.. that way you have easy access to a it.
              ie. school schedule, bus route, or a picture of someone you like...

              2 votes
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              • 2 votes
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                • App Hubの登録を銀行振り込みでも可能にしてほしい

                  App Hubの登録を銀行振り込みでも可能にしてほしいのです。
                  参加者が増えると思います。

                  4 votes
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                  • Socket broadcast and bind

                    The ability to broadcast and bind sockets to a port would be handy for making local client <=> server applications where you don't need to specify the server IP.

                    5 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • ShareStatusTaskで入力文字が消える

                      以下の手順でShareStatusTaskに入力した文字が消えてしまいます。

                      1. 以下のコード例でShareStatusTaskを起動する
                         var task = new ShareStatusTask();
                         task.Status = "#feedback ";
                         task.Show();

                      2. いくらかの文字を末尾に追加で手入力する
                      3. Backボタンを長押ししてFastApplicationSwitchingを起動
                      4. 特にアプリを切り替えずに、再度利用していたアプリケーション戻る

                      Statusプロパティに初期値として文字を設定しない場合は問題ありません。ユーザーが入力した状態を保持できないのは困ったことなので、消えないようにしてください。

                      2 votes
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                      • Allow the emulator to simulate phone calls and messages.

                        There are several certification requirements from Microsoft that are impossible to test without a physical Windows Phone device. The requirements that involve phone calls, text messages, and zune hub music are all impossible to test from within the emulator.

                        It'd be very convenient for developers without actual devices to test their apps for the certification requirements if everything could actually be tested with the emulator.

                        20 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • マーケットプレースの購入ボタンをタップ後「本当にアプリを購入しますか?」等の確認が必要

                          アプリを購入されたユーザ様より、「購入する気はなかったが、ミスで購入ボタンに触れたら購入に至った。確認なしに購入させるのは、アプリ製作者として非道徳的」とのお叱りを受けました。

                          私自身も、開発中に間違って購入ボタンをタップしたら、すぐに購入になってしまった記憶がございます。(幸い、使えるアプリだったので良かったですが)

                          詳細やレビューを縦スクロールしている過程で、購入ボタンにミスタッチする可能性は非常に高いですから、なんらかの対策を施していただけますよう、お願い申し上げます。

                          4 votes
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                          • regioninfo

                            Add a full support of RegionInfo and add possibility to instanciate one with two letter iso code.

                            SO, we can use it to dispal country name with user language.

                            3 votes
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                            • 2 votes
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                              • Support custom shaders (HLSL)

                                Allow applications to define custom shaders in HLSL. This will allow sophisticated game graphics and real-time image processing. Also allow access to MP4 encoder library (hardware accelerated) so apps can generate their own videos. This should also allow apps to read existing videos, modify frames and write them back.

                                8 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Custom buttons and actions on call screen

                                  Ability to add a custom buttons to system call app, like in screenshots
                                  http://bit.ly/incomingScreen
                                  http://bit.ly/incallScreen
                                  click on button will launch some callback which will access to:
                                  1. Access to call voice stream in/out
                                  2. Access to call controls, can initiate a new call, end exists, etc, all features provided by standard buttons on call page

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Relay voice commands from startscreen to app (Tellme)

                                    Right now, you can start apps by holding down the Windows button and saying "start appname".
                                    It would be great if you could start an app while adding some instructions, for example:
                                    "Facebook, show me messages"
                                    "Office, create new Word document"
                                    "Prime TV, mark House Season 1 Episode 4 as watched"

                                    10 votes
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                                    • Embed Youtube videos in an app

                                      I'd like to show Youtube videos in my app. This is currently not really possible. I have to redirect the user to a web site which will then open the YouTube app which will then play the video. After the video the user has to press back twice to get to my app. That's annoying. I would like to have control over the size, positioning and playback of a video.

                                      Others are having the same problem:
                                      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4170587/how-to-launch-a-youtube-url-on-windows-phone-7
                                      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4272293/youtube-on-windows-phone-with-mediaelement

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Add Search OneNote button

                                        the current search in Office only works on titles of OneNote docs, but not their content.. which is not very useful!!

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Better YouTube App by Microsoft Corp. with Metro UI

                                          Please upgrade the YouTube App by Microsoft Corp. with Metro UI instead directing to a mobile site.

                                          2 votes
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