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  1. open a marketplace for developers only

    The idea is simple: open a marketplace for developers only where devs can submit applications developed with an extended API, which allows to access to more information/capabilities on the device.
    For instance, texts, contacts (read/write), sockets in listening, real multitasking, etc...

    We know that you released a super-restricted API to avoid developing apps that could give inexpert users troubles.
    But we (developers) can afford them and we can get a lot of benefits from this kind of apps.

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      0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • ListBox に表示するアイテムの高さがすべて均一でない場合のバグを修正して欲しい

      ListBox に表示するアイテムの高さが同じでない場合で、ListBox のアイテムが洗濯された場合(どのアイテムでも)、選択状態になっている間スクロールががたついてしまい、使用に耐えなくなります。
      修正をお願い致します。

      P.S.
      People Hub などではこのような現象は起きてないのは何故?

      2 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • WebBrowserコントロールのスクリーンキャプチャ

        WebBrowserコントロールの表示内容はWriteableBitmapを使ってキャプチャーすることができません。Webページを画面保存するシナリオは多いと思うので、改善を願います。
        http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsphone7series/thread/13665684-6618-43ed-a370-018929d19df7

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        • TextBox の入力パネルについて

          1)TextBox の入力パネルとして、0~9,+、-、.、BS,Enter のみのパネルが欲しいのです

          2)PasswordBox に InputScope を追加して欲しい

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          • make call forwarding / call divert once I have pick up the incoming call

            If my mobile is part of a PBX I need to transfer calls between another phones on the PBX. Nowadays there is not any feature to make call forwarding / call divert once I hace pick up the incoming call.

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              • emailcomposetask and html

                emailcomposetask must have html support. Plain Text is not for professional apps today.

                12 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • periodic task configurable

                  At the moment, the periodic task runs every 30 minutes. My suggestion is to make this interval configurable. For example, if you want to retrieve gelolocations frequently in the background. It is just not possible to do this at the moment. Other platforms (iOS and Android do support this!!!!!). Let the user decide what he wants (concerning battery life etc). Don't define restrictions for developers.

                  14 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Convert an individual account into a company one

                    I started as a sole developer, and now there's a group of us, and we are registered as a business with IRS. I would like to be able to convert my individual account in the Marketplace into a company one without losing my publisher name, my brand, my app portfolio and my user base. It is a common scenario in the "real" world, so why should it be impossible in the Marketplace?

                    141 votes
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                      15 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.

                      So this feature does not convert one account to another type, but allows a developer to create a company account and then transfer apps from an individual account to the new company Dev Center account.

                    • MapPolyLine Segments and stroke

                      Would like to see an improvement in MapPolyLine that allows multiple Individual Segments that have there own properties i.e. for example, once you add a location to MapPolyLine Instance, that becomes a segment, I should then be able to control the look and feed such as Color of the stroke for that segment of the MapPolyLine. Currently Changing the stroke changes the color for the entire line regardless of how many locations are added to the line. Also would like the ability to make the Line a 3d gradient shape to have it pop out more on the map control.

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Pivot の SelectedIndex データバインディングのバグを修正して欲しい

                        Pivot.SelectedIndex にデータバインディング(TwoWay)したさい、0 以外の値を Pivot.SelectedIndex に対して設定すると、例外が発生します。修正をお願いします。

                        参照
                        http://www.moto-square.com/2011/06/17/windowsphone7-development-07/

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                          0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • inputscope only numbers, "+", "-" and decimal "."

                          to enter just numbers, with no additional simbols but "+", "-" and "."
                          would be great a "-->" as tab to jump to the next textbox. Business Apps usually have that kind of needs.

                          11 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • SmsComposeTask + MMS?

                            So, I had this great idea for an app... Got a good chunk of it coded, then found out that SmsComposeTask doesn't have the ability to attach images as an MMS.

                            Is this coming in a future release? Ideally, EmailComposeTask would get it as well....

                            Thanks

                            8 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Communication APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Quick way to close multi-tasking application

                              When in card view, it would be great to be able to close the running application either by swiping it away, using a cross to close it or whatever means, as having to enter one application and pressing the back button is time consuming and sometimes annoying

                              3 votes
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                              • App Metadata Should Be Part of the Project

                                I would like to see the metadata be part of the project in VS. This would allow (as others have suggested) a more streamlined process for tracking changes and perhaps even uploading a single package without having to fill in the blanks. An editor (like properties/settings) would be great.

                                29 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Better Launchers Support

                                  ShareLinkTask and ShareStatusTask should report error or information if the user doesn't have a social network. Launchers should have a callback that returns a string error message. If the launcher isn't possible, a property would be useful for disabling/enabling buttons that start the launchers.

                                  8 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • ensure theme resources are switched when resuming app

                                    There's one area where Mango is a retrograde step when compared with NoDo : theme support.

                                    In NoDo the user could leave the app switch the theme (i.e. Dark or Light) & return to the app which would now, in theory, respect their selection.

                                    In Mango the user's faced with an unholy mess because the app is only informed of the system's theme state at start-up.

                                    Developers have the choice of looking incompetent or ruthlessly picking a theme & sticking to it, thus rendering the ability to choose an overall theme pointless.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Allow seeking by clicking on the progress bar in html5 video player from IE

                                      when playing a video from an HTML5 video tag the player should allow the user to drag the progress bar to seek ahead in the video.

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Web Browser Control APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Multiline Text Input

                                        I thought I had raised this as a platform request, but seems it's showing up in Feature Feedback instead.

                                        Multiline text input in the current version of the platform is usable if you can work out how (or be told how) to do it, however it's not very intuitive and I'm concerned for apps that have this as a substantial feature the experience for consumers is not what it could be.

                                        Current Capability for Multiline Navigation via TextBox
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                                        The way it currently works is if you tap and hold, you get the "I" cursor to appear. If you entered…

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Progress or status notice on EmailComposeTask

                                          There is currently no way to know if an EmailComposeTask was cancelled or got an error while sending. I need to be able to tell if the user actually went through with the email to know whether to delete the email text. Otherwise I have to ask the user if they sent it (poor user experience).

                                          7 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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