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  1. 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 →
    • 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.

      6 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  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 + 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 →
            • Improve the DefaultItem behavior of the Panorama

              When you use the DefaultItem property of the Panorama control, it's as if you're just rearranging the items. I use this property to restore application state after tombstoning, but the user experience is terrible because this just causes the pano items to reorder themselves.

              The correct behavior would be if the panorama were to immediately scroll to the default page (whether animated or not)

              4 votes
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              • Deploy while debugging/deployment should unlock the screen

                When developing with the phone connected via USB, having the screen lock itself is very annoying, and makes app deployment fail.

                Some WP7 phone (not the AT&T Samsung Focus) have a "never" screen timeout. However this is for battery and powered scenarios, and you don't want to be manually switching it back and forth all the time. Some of us are stuck with a phone that locks itself all the time. The screen lock also interrupts or prevents app deployment. This makes Visual Studio fail to start the debugging session.

                An app deployment should unlock the screen and reset the…

                43 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Give devs access to a ranked list of unmatched user search keywords from marketplace ->product ideas

                  The keywords people use in unsuccessful marketplace searches (particularly in the desktop Zune application) would, if ranked by frequency, provide useful information to developers on where to focus their development efforts. This would create more opportunities for developers while also helping to provide customers with the apps they want.

                  3 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • beta and alpha app stores

                    We need a beta store for windows 10 apps for selected internal testers only.
                    With the windows phone store it was possible to have a beta version of the app.With windows apps, it was not (and nobody ever got why!).
                    Copy from Android and add beta and alpha store too! Do not complain if developers prefer other platforms: you don't make us life easy at all!!!

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Assign icon from IsolatedStorage to ApplicationBarIconButton

                      Currently you can assign to ApplicationBarIconButton an icon present on your project as 'content'. This basically means you have to determine your icons at design time.

                      By providing the ability to assign an icon placed on the IsolatedStorage, the developer will be free to create button icons at runtime, dynamically download them from other places etc.

                      14 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide ability to transfer ownership of app including IAP transfer

                        Some people have had other developers submit apps to the marketplace on their behalf for many reason. They may have been in a country that is not supported for example. More then one developer may have worked on the app and are now splitting. Some people may sell their apps to others.

                        In all these cases it breaks the update cycle for existing users because the new owner would have to create a new app instead of updating the existing one.

                        280 votes
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                          46 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Starting this month apps can be transferred from one account to another. To start the process you need to open a support ticket to start the process. Once you submit the request, you’ll get a checklist (for example you need to finish any pending submissions, export the reports). The acquisitions, reviews history and users are transferred, though the historical revenue is not transferred. The feature is available to every app, except if the app has IAP – support for IAP is being investigated for the future.

                        • Open access for XBOX Live achievements

                          Give ability to create games that have access for xbox live achievements. It doesn't have to be full access. Still only partners can have a "Xbox live" mark on their game icon, but having a one place for achievements, leader boards and friends would be great (WP7 Live?)

                          18 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • After application migration to the new dashboard, use the original product ID to bind High German map failure

                            After application migration to the new dashboard, use the original product ID to bind High German map failure

                            1 vote
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                              0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Possibility to add test users without new submission

                              Adding new test users without new submission. Posibility to add new test users in real-time mode. It will be more quickly and easier.

                              1 vote
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                                0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Show a paid app w/ a "trial" option in the "free apps" category

                                When I create a paid app with a trial option, many users blow right by it because it doesn't show up in the "free" category even though a light version of the app is free (via the trial).

                                Some people are resorting to the super-inefficient Apple app store method of releasing 2 versions of the app... one that shows up in the "free" category and another that runs as a paid app. The "trial" is a fantastic concept, but it is hobbled by this oversight

                                709 votes
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                                  44 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • DataSets

                                  Add ADO.NET to the Silverlight .Net framework so you can use DataSets when working with XML and Relational Data via C# in Windows Phone 7.

                                  5 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  File IO / Data Store APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Better WriteableBitmap implementation

                                    I need to write to a bitmap which is very painful (imagine a vnc client for example) on windows phone right now, so please support the Copy- and WritePixels methods and some others.

                                    5 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 3 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide method to close the SIP

                                        Controls displaying the SIP when focused should provide a method to close the SIP to ensure data binding is applied. Currently if the user clicks the "save" button right after using the SIP, the data entered is not persisted to the object bound to the control.

                                        2 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Input (Mouse, Touch, Controller)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • More Feedback for requests that will ship in the next Update

                                          This System for featuresuggestion is good, but I miss the feedback to the feedback.
                                          At the moment only one idea is marked as planed. Even some of the ideas will ship in the next Update they haven't marked as planed or startet.
                                          Which would give the people that use this Platform give a positive feedback and get there Votes back without manualy search for votes they no longer need because it will be provided in the next Update

                                          3 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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