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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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      34 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Cloud-based iOS emulator instead of remoted iOS simulator for Windows

      Windows developers need a free cloud-based iOS emulator instead of current simulator that needs a Macbook.

      143 votes
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        3 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.

        125 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow us to change the navigation bar colour on windows 10 mobile in our apps

          With phones that have software buttons, we could apply transparent effects, blur, gradients or just plain colours on our apps. Of course we will give the user a choice to whether or not they would want there own preferences (maybe with a universal toggle in the OS or a toggle within the app we create). This could also be used to represent an event which has happened in the app.

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            0 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 →
            • 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.

              49 votes
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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).

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                  3 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 →
                  • Add exclude folder In Project or file, VS2015

                    Create a way to exclude a folder from a Cordova project in Visual Studio,

                    35 votes
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                      planned  ·  2 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.

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                      • add support for ARM64

                        Recent mobile phones use 64-bit ARM processor and supporting it would benefit mobile app development on Visual Studio.

                        30 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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?

                          27 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add Proxy Settings to Windows 10 Mobile Emulators

                            In a corporate network with a proxy the Windows 10 Mobile Emulators are not able to connect to the internet or local resources because they are not sending the users credentials for authentication with the request. It would be nice to have an option in the Emulator Settings to specify proxy Settings for the Emulator or use the Windows Settings.

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                              0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • iOS and OSX support

                              We're fighting a loosing battle when trying to port applications to iOS and OSX. How about helping some ppl out there that are already trying to allow cross platform support (Xamarin?). Even if it's just silverlight. I'm not sure if this is just a restriction from Apple's side... but it makes it very difficult to build consumer based applications in WPF when many of our customers are running apple products. Telling them to install windows as a virtual machine also doesn't make things that much easier (and cannot be done on iOS).

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                              • Add the cordova browser platform in TACo (Tools for Apache Cordova)

                                I made some good experience, adding the default cordova browser platform and serving the platform/browser/www with gulp and browserSync.

                                I would be even better, when it would be available from Visual Studio as target, so we don't need ripple anymore.

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                                  2 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Windows 10 Mobile Emulators that have software buttons

                                  Recently, many of Windows 10 Mobile systems are using 'software' - or overlay - buttons for 'back', 'home' and 'search' functions. But, All of VS2015 Win10M emulators are using the dedicated 'hardware' buttons.
                                  The UI design and implementation techniques are different between two configurations. And, it's hard to prepare the both configuration mobile phones. If VS have software-key emulator or options for using the buttons, it's very useful for all developers.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make Ionic a full member for apps

                                    When making cross-platform apps Ionic is a great tool. It would be great to use it's functionality right from Visual Studio without having to have a commandline open to run Ionic commands.

                                    15 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support Assert.ThrowsException and UITestMethod attribute

                                      VS2013Update2(or 3) supports Universal Project. It's a wonderful thing.

                                      However,
                                      since Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestPlatform.UnitTestFramework.AppContainer.dll is not contained in Windows Phone, we cannot write universal tests.

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                                      ストアアプリ用の MSTest には、いくつかの新機能があります。パラメタライズドテストは、最も素晴らしい新機能でしょう(これは Windows と Phone ともに利用可)。

                                      例外をテストする Assert.ThrowsException と、UI スレッドでテストを実行する UITestMethod 属性も、とても便利な新機能なのですが、残念ながら今のところ Windows ストア アプリ専用です。そのためユニバーサル プロジェクトでユニット テストを書くときにこれらの新機能が使えず、とても苦労することになります。

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                                      see also: Microsoft Fakes for Windows Phone Unit Tests
                                      https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/5894285-microsoft-fakes-for-windows-phone-unit-tests

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                                        2 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • uwp

                                        Make UWP run on Linux and Mac

                                        13 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • one project type for cordova and Html5/JS(Ts)

                                          Hi there

                                          Currently I'm using vs 2013 update 4 + cordova and developing angular.
                                          Problem is debugging (developing) for web and Mobile.

                                          I should copy file between two project, asp.net and Js Project

                                          i can't chose debug on browser or device(simulator) simultaneously when developing cordova and vice versa.
                                          (difference between these two are almost different index file, not talking about publishing)
                                          I Couldn't fount any easy solution for this problem. (i also tried share JS project with no luck)

                                          So just add browser debug option when developing using cordava or any other suitable solution.

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