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  1. Open device management API for parental control or schools

    We need more control over the device so childrens activities can be regulated.

    I thought about something like the MDM is doing with exchange server and its policies or the "My Family" feature but for third party apps.

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      0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Communication between apps and between Apps and OS

      Currently apps are executed in sandboxes and there's no way to apps can work together. E.g. one app to look up information in the internet opens up another app that can scan barcodes..

      The same is true for applications and the OS itself. Some kind of handlers on context menus of certain objects would be great. E.g. the context menu of images could list tasks provided by apps dealing with images. In more detailed/extremely simplified: What about having an app that rotates an image, an app that uploads images into the web and an app that is capable to send…

      6 votes
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      • SecureString is missing in UWP

        SecureString exists on WP but not on winrt. Please add it

        7 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Kiosk mode needs App Update APIs

          Kiosk mode for business users is a great idea. However when an app is running in Kiosk mode, the update process is unstructured/uncontrolled.

          It would be great for a permanently running app to have an API which notifies it when an update is available, to notify when an update is forced, to permit the app to check for an update easily and also to permit the app execute the update. This would enable the user to be told when an update is available and allow them (or the app) to schedule the update. E.g. in a production system there may…

          4 votes
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          • Media Capture in JS/HTML5 on Windows Phone 8.1

            We can't take photos on apps made by JavaScript with Windows Phone 8.1! Windows 8.1 allow it!

            4 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Widget Project Tempalte for Windows/Windows Phone

              Live tiles are fine, but we need a true way to make tiles more dynamic and that would be accomplished with a widget application template. In a similar way to the new lock-screen apps, allow developers to create an app that runs inside a tile of larger dimensions that then current pre-defined tile sizes.

              The app should have full access to touch events on the tile so it can respond to them. For example, I could create a mail widget which shows me the 3 most recent messages and when I tap it's UI, I can take some action on…

              3 votes
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              • MediaComposition for Windows 8

                Support Windows.Media.Editing on Windows 8. Currently it is supported on Windows Phone only.

                2 votes
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                • 2 votes
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                  • Custom Brokers

                    Provide Custom System Brokers for WinRT platform.
                    We need IO Brokers to enable copy and paste scenarios in Universal App in Phone and tablet.
                    We need PVR broker to act as a middle man, this may not apply to Phone and Tablet.
                    We need real Background Download Broker so we can have torrent or custom Download scenarios (some of them may not apply to specific form factor)

                    I am sure you get the Idea ! :D

                    2 votes
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                    • Drag and drop for digital whiteboard

                      Drag and drop is good when you have a ListView or GridView, but when trying to drag other items, there is no simple way to implement this.

                      I could see digital whiteboard apps being big. A tray of tools and controls that apply to that app. Like an inkwell, you select to tool to use in the drawing surface.

                      2 votes
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                      • More artwork in SDK

                        Distribute more application bar icons in SDK (at least each one used by built-in applications); provide forum/marketplace for other artwork, including control templates & styles.

                        52 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • More access to the LockScreen for complete customization, rendering and notifications

                          I would like to have better access to Lockscreen so that I can completely customize it which includes how the time is displayed, any custom content like photos or news, wallpaper.
                          It should also allow a timer based updation.

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                          • TextBox height or width can beyond 2048 pixel limitation.

                            I understand the max size limitation to control. And there are some approach to work around on most of the controls. However, for some control, e.g. TextBox, it's a big problem.

                            12 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Chinese....

                              support chinese

                              9 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Device - Phone / Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 6 votes
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                                • Allow edits to metadata for published apps.

                                  Allow developers to alter/edit an applications metadata, including description, images/graphics, pricing and keywords etc... once the app is published without resubmitting. This would make bug fixes to spelling and screeshots simple & would save Microsoft from having to test submissions for Metadata only.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Error Reporting Service

                                    System supported application error reporting service, that would report back to developers application crashes and details.

                                    17 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Dev Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide Offline Marketplace Certification tools

                                      Provide a pre-certification tool that runs all the tests the Marketplace certification tool runs.
                                      So developpers can have more confidence it will pass the tests and fix the issues before submitting to the marketplace.
                                      Time saver for Developers and Microsoft.

                                      12 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Messaging/Sharing Hub Extras

                                        Just like the picture extras ... it'd be great if apps like twitter and facebook could register to be on the list of applications that a user can "share" a piece of text with in addition to email and sms. This enables a number of cross app communication scenarios and lets the user choose how he wants to share that info

                                        5 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Media playback on emulator should match Phone

                                          The phone currently plays a large selection of media formats (MP4, M4V, 3GP etc) that aren't supported in the emulator. This makes apps that use these formats extremely hard to debug.

                                          Would be awesome if you could fix this :)

                                          18 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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