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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.

What this forum is not intended to cover or capture:

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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. Search Action

    Every app places the search control in different areas, often hidden under a sub-section of the app. It would be more natural to allow the physical search key to activate the search function on the active application, rather than loading Bing which is rarely the goal.

    2 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add hardware key support (such as repurposing vol , vol-) for zoom with camera/video apps and WP8 lens feature.

      Allow platform built-in camera and video apps to use increase and decrease volume hardware keys for picture optical and digital zoom of camera. On WP8 add optional support to hook these hardware keys press events for the lens (plug-in) features...hardware keys should include vol+, vol-, stage 1 (light press) camera shutter, stage 2 (deep press) camera shutter.

      7 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Register domain so a url can open an application

        I would like to register a url with my application so that when someone clicks http://www.mydomain.com/ in the browser or is redirected to the browser from another application they are given the option to open my application instead of the browser. With default options etc...

        This would be good in Windows 8 too.

        5 votes
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          1 comment  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enhance Microsoft.Phone.Scheduler Alarm and Reminder classes

          The Alarm and Reminder classes in Microsoft.Phone.Scheduler are very limiting and do not allow for any customization. Ideally these classes would be extended to accept a UserControl object that would be shown instead of the standard Title. The UserControl should run in the context of the application that created the Alarm or Reminder, and as such would have access to the appropriate view models. From there the application could be fully launched if desired.

          16 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Remove Unused variables option in visual studio IDE to remove all unused variables

            Need an option to remove unused variables in cs file for re factoring.

            1 vote
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              0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 200 USD limit

              It doesn't increase the wish to develope the product. Where can I vote for showing sales up to limit 200 USD?

              4 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Fix the WP8 Emulators

                I currently have WP8 SDK installed and I am not able to get the emulator working consistently. Only after repairing the installation will the emulator work. If I close the emulator and try to run it again. It fails with a uninformative message indicating deployment failed.

                1 vote
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                  0 comments  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Feedback application error to consumer

                  When an application has problems or when a problem is detected in advance by the developer, until the publication of the correction version the client is without knowing what is happening.It would be possible for Microsoft to implement a communications resource developer for customers who have installed its application? This way we can give a satisfaction to all who buy or evaluate our applications.This communication channel can use the Bing Translator to generate the statement in the languages in which the application has been translated. I believe it is a feature that will cherish Microsoft to customers and that demonstrates…

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • OpenCL or C++ AMP Support

                    Having native access to OpenCL or C++ AMP support would be nice to have, especially with the newer hardware arriving with WP8.

                    14 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Quick Link to show all Publisher apps

                      Provide a single link to retrieve all the applications by a specific Publisher like the Android Market.

                      This just helps make advertising easier, without listing individual apps.

                      19 votes
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                        working on it  ·  2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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 →
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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 →
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