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  1. Bring Windows 10 Universal Apps to Android and iOS

    Create something like what Xamarin is doing in order to help developers to code once and run EVERYWHERE (Wndows 10, windows 10 mobile, android and ios).

    If Microsoft could not buy Xamarin, at least do what they are doing by your own. Make something that enable us to archive real NATIVE cross platform development. It could dramatically increase the numbers of developers using .net to create mobile applications as well as increasing the number of apps created to wp too, since app could be compiled to ios, android AND WINDOWS PHONE. Hibrid apps like apache Cordova has a lot of…

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      28 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Windows Phone 8 Development on non-SLAT processors

      I'm sure there are many developers out there with "older" systems that are completely capable of running Windows 8 64-bit and Visual Studio 2012 but are not able to develop and test Windows Phone 8 applications because of Microsoft's choice to make the Windows Phone 8 emulator a Hyper-V virtual machine. There should be a mechanism to run the emulator using either VMware Player or VirtualBox which will use SLAT if it's present but will continue to work if it isn't or update Hyper-V to do the same.

      I don't understand this choice as I am able to write applications…

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        33 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Keep WP7.1 and XNA/WP app development in Visual Studio 2013

        In the first preview version of Visual Studio 2013 it's no longer possible to develop apps for WP7.1 or XNA WP apps (WP8 works fine). Please keep this platform supported in this new version of Visual Studio, thanks.

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          18 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Code coverage support for Windows Phone projects

          Please enable code coverage support for Windows Phone projects.

          202 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add React Native support to VS2015.

            Facebook have a React Native to build both iOS and Android, and could write javescript html 5 and css to have native application, This could compare to Cordova, A compiled to wrapper or native like Xamarin did.
            TypeScript already suport React, and will VS2015 support React Native also, like Tools for Cordova project.

            85 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Microsoft Fakes for UWP, Windows Store and Windows Phone Unit Tests

              Please provide support to use the Microsoft Fakes mocking/stub framework for Windows Phone Unit Tests.

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                4 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create first-class HTML5 UI framework for VS Cordova

                There are numerous UI frameworks out there that integrate with Cordova/PhoneGap mobile apps, however, the great majority of them are tailored toward iOS and Android apps. WP/.NET developers do not feel welcome while using these frameworks. I'd like Microsoft to create a UI framework that targets iOS, Android, and WP platforms so .NET developers may create Cordova apps comfortably. At the moment, I'm not sure how WinJS solves this problem. I hope to see UI controls that don't feel like Metro-style widgets but more like WPF/Silverlight controls.

                79 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow running Windows Phone 8 Emulator on Non Hyper V laptops

                  Many power Core2Duo laptops could run virtual machines with no pain. It is weird that WP8 emulator runs only on hyper V laptops. We hope you can allow emulator to run on older PCs as it was for WP7.

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                    5 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make it possible to intercept calls in Windows Phone API

                    Android can intercept incoming calls, while WP 7 lacks that feature. One very useful application for this, is to show a warning if you're called by a telemarketer. This sort of app, and the lists of known telemarketers to go with it, is already available for Android in Sweden.

                    59 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • allow the Windows Phone emulator to connect a Microsoft Account.

                      I am not a developer but I want to run the emulator to try out Windows Phone 8. I also want to try out apps available for Windows Phone 8. Sadly I cannot because the Windows Phone emulator can't connect to a Microsoft Account. Not only does that mean no third-party apps, it also means you can't try out People Hub either, a really cool feature of Windows Phone 8.

                      Please allow the Windows Phone emulator to connect a Microsoft Account.

                      53 votes
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                      • IDE for IPhone Apps or Objective C

                        I think it is good that visual studio can be a IDE for Iphone apps or Objective C as well.
                        As this will be very helpful for us and avoid us to buy mac. =D

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                          6 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Building cross-platform mobile apps using C# and Visual Studio BUT,WITHOUT XAMRAIN

                          Building cross-platform mobile apps using C# and Visual Studio BUT NOT WITH XAMRAIN. How it sounds great na. We need IDE to develop Mobile apps for android, iOS and windows phone using c#,VS but not depending on xamrain. The way solution provided for Cordova is just awesome and amazing needed the same solution for C# context too.

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                            0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create more cordova-samples on GitHub

                            Cordova-Samples on https://github.com/Microsoft/cordova-samples is a great start, but there needs to be more samples.

                            Initial Ideas:
                            Understanding Modules Internal, External, Export.
                            How to use tsconfig.json with external modules.
                            How to install definitelytyped packages with TSD and tsd.json.
                            Basics of requireJS and Cordova.
                            Promises and WinJS
                            How to add front-end packages with Bower.
                            ....

                            Community Created Cordova-Samples:
                            Sample Process: Community members create cordova-samples using VS2015, submit project files and docs to VSCordovaTool team for review, team suggest changes, user makes necessary changes, etc. and finally user creates pull request on GitHub.

                            35 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Asp.net vNext Hybrid application

                              If one created Asp.net Vnext application that application should work on browsers as well as a native app in Mobile Platforms.

                              Deployment should allow to deploy into Mobile Stores as well as to IIS along with Azure

                              So business can develop and invest on one application development.

                              34 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add support for Cordova Hooks

                                Using the Cordova command line you can create build hooks within the hooks folder. These hooks are node scripts that can be run during certain parts of the build.

                                Could probably be handled in a similar way to the merges special folder where its copied into the /bld folder before running the cordova build.

                                Can't find any documenation about this on the cordova site but here is the readme created with a new project.
                                https://www.dropbox.com/s/f4i7t4j17qgahvi/README.md?dl=0

                                27 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Hyper-V should stop blocking my laptops power management

                                  See this page for users with this issue
                                  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/6f383b2a-3a4a-472f-a966-cda0ce646e37

                                  Win Phone 8 SDK requires Hyper-V. Hyper-V disables CPU throttling I don't know the specifics of the details of what is happening behind the scenes, but I can observe what happens on my laptop before and after installing Win Phone 8 SDK.

                                  After installing the SDK, I can observe that my CPU Frequency in Resource Monitor no longer fluctuates, it stays steady at my CPU's rated speed. Additionally, when I perform any CPU-intensive task, my CPU temp goes to 95 Celsius, whereas it used to stick around 80 Celsius before the…

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                                  • Improve the Windows Phone emulators so that they can work within a Hyper-V instance

                                    I currently use Hyper-V for various development environments within my enterprise. One pain point I have building Windows Phone apps is the fact that the emulator uses Hyper-V. This creates an issue when I'm in a Hyper-V instance. There are workarounds as documented at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13148828/unable-to-create-the-virtual-machine, but I shouldn't have to follow a work around for what I would assume is a common scenario (common defined as more than 1% of developers not meaning majority).

                                    Please vote for me!

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                                    • xaml on android

                                      I know Microsoft launched means to write JavaScript/html for both windows store and android, called Córdoba. But why is Microsoft forgetting about the developers using xaml/c#???? It would be awesome to be able to use the same xaml on both windows phone and android.

                                      Who wants to own a mac? Just to be able to write apps for osx?

                                      23 votes
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                                      • Update plugin support to use npm and Cordova CLI v5.0.0

                                        Cordova CLI v5.0.0 has changed the way plugins are declared in the config.xml file and will be hosted under new IDs through npm. The existing plugin registry will be operational until at least October 15, 2015, so the Visual Studio extension needs to be updated to use this new repository.

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                                        • Access windows Phone API for SMS and make a call direct by code

                                          I would like to suggest that by c# code we get direct access on Win Phone API to send sms, make a phone call, direct by C# code without open the sms screen, for example. In windows mobile 6.5 I can send a sms using only 2 lines. So, in Win Phone I need use Tasks APIs to build a code for send SMS and pass the object to the SMS Screen.
                                          This example could be apply to the others APIs.

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