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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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  1. API to get the "Me" tile contact

    I want to be nice about this one... but, seriously? Why is it impossible to get the Contact designated by the system as "Me", for the purposes of getting "my" current Picture? Why should I have to implement a ContactPicker to make the user choose, or implement the Live SDK and force them to log in, when the phone already knows?

    4 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • HTML5 Video Element And Live Streaming

      We use Microsoft Expression Encoder to do live, smooth streaming, video feeds.
      I was surprised to find that the, built-in, media player doesn't support the HTML5 video element and live streaming.

      <video src="http://mlmidev.webcastcenter.com/mlm/idev.isml/manifest(format=m3u8-aapl).m3u8"></video>

      It works on iOS, Android 3+, and Apple computers with Safari.
      Since this is a Microsoft technology (or, at least, I thought it was), I figured it would work wonderfully on Window Phone 8.

      I can use a Silverlight player program (BitGravity Player is what I'm currently using), but it requires me to type an address in.
      It's just one area that I can't recommend…

      7 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Unsorted  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Create a new Route object without using RouteQuery

        Windows Phone 8 includes a new Map control. It has a new feature to add a route that will be displayed under street names. Street names over the route will be shown in another color and are moved to stay always in center. To add a route to the map you have to create MapRoute object that accepts only Route object in it's constructor. But Route object does not have public constructor. The only possibility to create Route is RouteQuery class. This is a problem! RouteQuery uses online service to calculate the route. Apps can't show the traveled route at…

        10 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Expose all Contact data points on the Contact class

          The Contact class is missing at least one data point, the Anniversary. Please make sure that any data accessible from the Contact Details page is made available to the Contact class.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Develops Bing Vision more and market the feature more

            Improve its data base and functionality. Market it more as a visual assistant. Ex if you see a poster of a movie you want to see. Scan it and Bing Vision give u a list of the nearest theatres and show times, or post a reminder in your calendar. You see a ad for a pair a shoe you want. Scan it and Bing Vision give you a list of the nearest store that have them in stock.

            2 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • set system time api

              As the current time sync does not work correctly (at least in The Netherlands) i want the option to build my own.

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • VPN !!! CANT WORK WITHOUT IT !!!

                VPN !!! CANT WORK WITHOUT IT !!!

                8 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Network APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Submit screenshots by aspect ratio not screen resolution

                  Windows Phone 8 may have 3 new resolutions, but it only actually has two aspect ratios, 150% scaling and 160% scaling (accessible through App.Current.Host.Content.ScaleFactor).

                  Because WVGA and WXGA are the same aspect ratio, and because the website is a giant PITA in uploading images, you have to take and submit 3 screenshots per actual screenshot per language. 4 screenshots in two languages turns into 24 screenshots, which is totally nuts.

                  If you guys employed a .NET module like imageresizing.net on your hosting clusters, you could reduce it to 2 screenshots per actual screenshot per language by only submitting WXGA and…

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                    0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • PhotoCamera.GetPreviewBufferArgb32 is broken on WP8 emulator

                    This function used to return the correct debug screen on Windows Phone 7 emulator, but it returns a buffer full of 0xffffffff values when executing it under Windows Phone 8 emulator.

                    4 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  SDK - Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • support SharpDX, or provide your own access to DX/D2D, ... in CSharp

                        The fact that we have to go through C++ to exploit such key resources as DX, D2D, DrawingSurfaces in W8, WPF, WP8 is _NOT_ acceptable.

                        SharpDX proves that those key technologies can be made available to CSharp: I would suggest to either support the project, or to provide your own interface.

                        3 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow access to DeviceStatus from a native application

                          Allow us to query device information from a 100% native C++ application so we are not forced to use C#.

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • LocalizationSettingsTask

                            Like ConnectionSettingsTask, this task permit to open Localization Settings Page from application.
                            This Task is useful for app that use bing map that must check is localization service is active and permit to offer to user an shortcut to edit this setting, like standard Map App.

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                              0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Silverlight 5 DataBinding support

                              Silverlight 5 enables you to debug data bindings by setting breakpoints on bindings in XAML. When a breakpoint is hit, you can use the Locals window to examine the state of a binding and identify any issues. For more information, see Data Binding.

                              Silverlight 5 also includes several data binding enhancements, some of which were previously available only in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). These enhancements enable you to do the following:

                              Use data bindings with styles. To do this, use the Setter.Value property as a binding target. You will typically do this in XAML using the binding markup extension.

                              Bind…

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Intergrate the silverlight toolkit with the Windows Phone SDK.

                                It's annoying having to download and install the toolkit separately.

                                2 votes
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                                • 1 vote
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                                  • Implement an event which should be triggered once phone is rebooted

                                    The Idea is if user running our app and by any reason he rebooted the phone so in that case once reboot happen there should be some event so that we can detect that phone is rebooted and we can handle our application accordingly

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                                    • 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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                                      • 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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