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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. Screenshot Hotkey in Emulator

    It is physically impossible for me to play my game in the emulator and capture an image of it that actually represents what gameplay looks like.

    My game is controlled by the Accelerometer and has very rapid gameplay that makes switching from using the Accelerometer to Screenshot tab and actually capturing a screenshot impossible. It simply doesn't work. In order to take the screenshot it takes 2 mouse clicks and about half a second. If I am lucky I can do it before my character dies, even then though the player is just moving in a straight line to nowhere…

    19 votes
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      0 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide API to lock & unlock the screen, and provide API to display customized window to replace the default unlocking window

      The customized unlock apps are very popular on android and symbian, we hope that we could do the same on WP7.

      32 votes
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        8 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show scrollbars in WebBrowser control

        Please show the scrollbars in the WebBrowser control. For details and a workaround that's not working as smooth as it is when it was implemented in the control itself.

        http://www.pitorque.de/MisterGoodcat/post/Somethings-Missing-from-the-WebBrowser-Control.aspx

        34 votes
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          0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ping and other network utilities not available on framework level

          Entend Network framework to allow developers to use Ping and tracert like network utilities when developing Enterprise applications on Windows Phone

          9 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Simplify the Payout registration process for non US developers!

            The current process is very lengthy and costly for non US developers. Why can't Microsoft simplify it? Make it similar if not the same as Google!?!?!

            Having read through the cumbersome process, I am more incline to build FREE apps with subscription rather than getting any money through the Marketplace.

            Having to deal with physical paperwork (sending it back and forth) is a step backwards... we are living in a digital world!

            There are heaps and HEAPS of really good developers outside of US who really want to contribute to making Windows Phone a preferred choice, so please Microsoft; make…

            9 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide developers and API to access default system sounds (such as those found in Settings - ringtones+sounds)

              It would be really helpful if, for example, a developer makes an app that takes advantage of the schedule alarm API, and would like to enable the user to select a custom ringtone for that alarm. This API proposal would enable the user to select from many ringtones already available on the phone, and save developers the trouble of having to implement their own custom ringtones.

              51 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • No support to create sockets other than TCP/UDP on IPv4/IPv6 address

                Developers must be given additional enumeration values in Socketype and ProtocolType to create variety of sockets like raw sockets based on ICMP, IGMP... etc.

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enterprise Server Application is needed

                  Windows Phone 7 is inclined more towards individual user experience. Even as a developer we can create most of the apps for individual users that is standalone. If we need to target corporates then then we would need more APIs for device management, also like Zune (for a single user), we would need an Enterprise Server Application which can control the devices (of employees) remotely where we can apply corporate policies on the device as well.

                  3 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • [BUG] Icon lose quality in the Marketplace

                      Hi,
                      the biggest icon size requited is 200x200 bit in the Marketplace single App page this is resized to 240x240 losing quality.

                      9 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create/Update/Delete reminders and alarms from a BackgroundAgent

                        You can't add/update/delete alarms or reminders from a BackgroundAgent. It'd be great if we at least has the ability to change/edit reminders and alarms that were created by that app.

                        18 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Background Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Let me change the App Hub name for existing apps

                          It would be very useful to be able to change the names that my apps appear as when I check the App Hub dashboard. For example, I needed to rebrand one of my apps, and while it appears under its new name in Marketplace, I can't change it to the new name in App Hub.

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Native Screenshot concerns for WP7 and WP8 (Security and DRM)

                            Although the Native Screenshot feature is reported to not be available until Windows Phone 8, I have some concerns regarding this feature that may impact Windows Phone 7 apps as well. Since this issue will impact my decisions when developing my Windows Phone 7 app, I do not consider this off topic.

                            I am concerned whether we will be able to opt out or disable the feature within our apps. I am concerned about security and DRM issues.

                            Will Microsoft provide an API that will allow us to:

                            1. Disable the feature entirely.

                            2. Programmatically enable or disable the feature…

                            1 vote
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                              0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Contract

                              I do really like the idea of contract in windows 8. Will this feature included in WP8?

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support for OpacityMask in WinRT

                                I understand that the OpacityMask was removed for UI performance reasons, but just because it may be over utilized by some doesnt mean it should be dropped all together.

                                44 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • "Fast & Fluid" transition themes (similar to what's in WinRT SDK)

                                  The concept explains itself well in below blogpost:

                                  WinRT Transitions – Creating Fast and Fluid Metro UIs

                                  http://www.scottlogic.co.uk/blog/colin/2011/10/winrt-transitions-creating-fast-and-fluid-metro-uis/

                                  13 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Silverlight APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 2 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Marketplaceに更新履歴を表示する欄がほしい

                                      現在のMarketplace・AppHubにはアプリケーションの詳細とスクリーンショットしか登録することができません。
                                      リリース日が書かれているだけで更新された時期がわからないほか、更新履歴を書く欄がないためアプリによってはアプリの説明欄に書かれているかそもそも書かれていないかという状態になっています。
                                      利用者からすればいったいどのようなアップデートがあったのかは気になるところかと思います。App Hub、Marketplaceに専用の欄を設けていただきたいです。

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Particular company should be able to assign itself to several countries

                                        At the moment, there is 1-to-1 relation between companies and countries. It's OK for small business but what about bigger one? We have several dev-centers in 3 countries and extra sales-offices in more countries. Same time, WP7 registration intends we MUST use 1 country only. Moreover, recently GeoTrust claimed us to cancel US registration (current one) and re-register as Russia. Indeed, we're discouraged and not happy...

                                        3 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Vector Tiles, App List icons, and App Bar icons

                                          It would be nice to see Windows Phone move to optional vector based icons instead of static bitmaps.

                                          This would allow the application bar (or appbar) to resize if say HD screens were added.

                                          Ideally, users would only need 2 icons for the marketplace: 'Tile' (contains the application name), and 'List' (just the icon for the app list). Appbars could be created at 48x48 and resized as needed.

                                          I know this is a pain on developers that are not designers or have designers, but an option would be nice time saver for the future. Currently I know of developers creating…

                                          38 votes
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                                            4 comments  ·  Live Tiles  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thanks for this suggestion! We totally understand that there’s a ton of icons at various sizes that you have to create when building a new app. In the future, we will look at how we can improve this experience (vector images would likely be the solution).

                                            In the meantime, here’s two great resources that help generate all the various scale factor images…

                                            - Photoshop actions (for full control): http://blogs.msdn.com/b/madenwal/archive/2015/11/24/photoshop-templates-amp-actions-for-generating-image-assets-for-windows-10-uwp-applications.aspx - Visual Studio extension (fastest option): https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/09611e90-f3e8-44b7-9c83-18dba8275bb2?SRC=VSIDE

                                            Thanks!
                                            Andrew – Windows Notifications

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