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  1. Enable moving of pinned applications on taskbar

    I wish Windows 8/8.1 have the feature that enable users to be able to move their pinned applications on the taskbar be moved freely to right or left. What it meant is that when taskbar is at bottom, pinned applications could be move next to notification tray. By default it is always aligned next to the Windows Start icon.

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    • internet explorer

      Internet Explorer quits unexpectedly...comsumes too much battery..does not load some pages...remove these annoying bug...OS: 8.10.14219.341 lumia 630..

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      • Changing the cell color in Office Excel

        When trying to change a cell fill color in Office Excel, there are only 3 available colors, and you can't change it back to "no fill". Please add more colors and make a possibility to change cell back to "no fill".

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        • speech to text broken with bluetooth in update 8.10.12382.878

          Not an idea but bug introduced in the first 8.1 update and also still in latest update.

          Scenario

          When Bluetooth is off speech to text works in all aspects, either with Cortana, keyboard or bing search or replying to text read outloud.

          When Bluetooth is on speech to text does not work initiating a text. If a text is received, read aloud via Bluetooth, you can respond and speech to text will work.

          If you try to initiate speech to text in either a text or email via Bluetooth this doesn't work. There is a delay from when the phone…

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          • Correct LicenseInformation.IsActive documentation

            LicenseInformation.IsActive always returns false in WP8 even after app is fully published and not under beta.
            Please, refer to these links for more information about an issue:
            http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/wpapps/en-US/f1357371-6374-4d41-ba16-0bc446b5af1a/why-licenseinformationisactive-property-always-false-for-wp8-app?forum=wpdevelop&prof=required
            http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/wpapps/en-US/a7ea9cc1-ff2e-46fb-848a-c27ae80a24cf/windows-phone-8-app-license-information-not-updating-after-app-purchase-from-store?forum=wpdevelop
            I believe according to above MS should add a note to LicenseInformation.IsActive documentation that this property for Windows Phone 8 always returns false or either under certain circumstances.

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            • Skydrive upload folder

              Having problem, we need to able to upload folder, so ex: 20x20 folder depth, can be copied faster, and unpack cab or zip files on skydrive. I work on win8Pro and Wp8 and this is why its so important.

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              • fix IMFMediaEngine crash

                This example
                http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/wpapp...ample-0bd96b86
                from microsoft directly exibits functionality of a crash when numerous resume attempts are made.

                NOTE: you may have to press start and back several times to get it to crash. it is not 100% consistant the first time will exhibit the bug.

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                  1 comment  ·  Code Samples  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi Peter. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We are currently investigating the issue and we will update the sample as soon as we have an answer.

                • h.264 encoder

                  Describe a way to use encoded data from the camera device to create a live streaming application.

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                  • Mass storage mode

                    Mass storage mode

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                    • Better MSDN documentation like we have for Win32 APIs

                      Can we have better quality documentation on MSDN? (Especially context help from Visual Studio)? I am coming from Win32 background, and I am used to having very detailed better documentation. In WP7 world, I have below problems
                      1. The default context passed from Visual Studio. When I have a WP7 project open why can't the context documentation default to Silverlight? Every time it opens in "NET Framework 4" context, and I need to change to Silverlight to get WP7 specific version
                      2. Utter lack of documentation of few controls. E.g. Pivot Item SelectionChanged event
                      http://msdn.microsoft.com/query/dev10.query?appId=Dev10IDEF1&l=EN-US&k=k(MICROSOFT.PHONE.CONTROLS.PIVOT.SELECTIONCHANGED);
                      Only valuable line in…

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                      • How to: Implement multiple level licences?

                        In current isTrial() method, there is only two levels ( Trial and full version )
                        How to implement a multiple level feature for user to decide which level he/she want to unlock?

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                          1 comment  ·  Code Samples  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Need a link to the source for the code samples in this article:

                          Need a link to the source code for samples in this article:
                          How to: Create a Base Camera Application for Windows Phone

                          at
                          http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh202956(v=VS.92).aspx

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                          • Fix the sample for Extending the Share Picker

                            I have followed the example here for extending the share picker http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff967563(v=vs.92).aspx

                            However my application has now failed certification due to not correctly implementing PHOTO EXTRAS. As you can see from the example, the code states to use photo_extras as the ExtensionName.

                            Can this be clarified or corrected please?

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                              1 comment  ·  Code Samples  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi Chris,
                              We checked around, and the consensus is that the documentation is still correct. Could you please add the name of your app in the comments so that we can try to learn more about what happened from this end? Also, if you could provide more details about why your app failed certification, that would be helpful too. The documentation (for SDK 7.1) specifies that the ExtensionName for extending the Share Picker should be “Photos_Extra_Share”. This is not exactly what you have listed in this post, but we are assuming that’s what you meant.
                              Thanks
                              The Windows Phone Developer Content Team

                            • PhotoCamera.

                              PhotoCamera.IsCameraTypeSupported method is not listed

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                              • How to: Implement the Trial Experience in Your Application for Windows Phone - sample code

                                The sample code on page http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff967559(v=VS.92).aspx where the page is titled How to: Implement the Trial Experience in Your Application for Windows Phone - the sample code is shown as using Microsoft.Phone.Tasks;
                                public MarketplaceDetailTask detailTask = new MarketplaceDetailTask();
                                private void buy_now_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e){
                                detailTask.Show();
                                }

                                leads a new developer to misinterpret this as the exact code that should be in the click event, which isn't the case. Please use greyed-out, ellipsed text (or something like that) to indicate that text is missing and what the text is for and what it does.

                                All three snippets of sample code should…

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                                • You must provide proper usage

                                  You must provide proper usage of the methods properties and class.. for example see this link.. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.phone.shell.activatedeventargs.isapplicationinstancepreserved%28v=VS.92%29.aspx
                                  There is nothing mentioned in that how can i know what is usage of IsApplicationInstancePreserved property. So please add proper example and its usage..

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                                    1 comment  ·  Code Samples  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks for yuur feedback. We have received other feedback similar to yours and are looking at ways to add more usage examples and instruction in the next release.
                                    Regards,
                                    The Windows Phone Developer Content Team

                                  • Provide knowledgebase articles for end users with admissions/information about known bugs.

                                    At the moment (and particularly with the initial release of WP7 o/s and handsets) - there's a number of known 'bugs' in the platform - which is of course expected, understandable and 'forgivable' given it's a 1.0 release.

                                    Unfortunately - developers quite often get blamed for these problems by end users (and in worst case are given a bad reviews such as '1 star') - as there is no education or information available to end users about any of these problems.

                                    The big problem however is that Microsoft are simply not admitting to any of these problems - so developers…

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                                    • More code examples in API documentation

                                      Provide more code examples/snippets in the API documentation

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                                      • Visual Basic

                                        Provide VB parity in the documentation

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                                        • More Videos

                                          Provide more videos for learning how to develop on Windows Phone 7

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