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  1. Enable the Windows 10 Hyper-V Default Switch to work with Cisco AnyConnect

    The following Hyper-V networking Configuration breaks DNS name resolution on the Virtual Machine:
    1. Connecting the host to a non-corporate (remote) WiFi network.
    2. Connecting to the corporate network via Cisco AnyConnect on the host.
    3. Start a VM and connect it to the Default Switch (NAT)

    When a VM is connected to the default switch and the host is connected to the corporate network via Cisco AnyConnect, the VM looses the ability to resolve DNS addresses. The VM is able to ping both public addresses and corporate addresses; however, it is unable to resolve names on either the public…

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      17 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We’re investigating how to best handle VPN and add more configuration around VPN.

      Please:
      1) Upvote if this is important to you. That helps us prioritize.
      2) Let us know which VPN technology you’re using/care most about.
      3) Explain what behavior you’d like to see.

    • DatePicker date bug when system timezone changes

      There seems to be a bug in the DatePicker control that appears when the system TimeZone changes.

      This can be easily reproduced, start by creating a UWP app that has the DatePicker control, and a TextBlock below it, bind them both to a DateTimeOffset object that will contain the value of DateTime.Now.

      Reproduction steps:
      1) Start the app, controls show DateTime.Now
      2) Use TZUTIL in CMD to change Timezone to something that makes the date change (For instance, from UTC-12 to UTC+14)
      3) Update controls with DateTime.Now

      Expected: DatePicker shows DateTime.Now.
      Actual: DatePicker shows old day, when opened shows correct…

      5 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Compilation of {x:Bind} to a global / static ViewModel fails when using Mode OneWay or TwoWay

        Compilation fails with error CS1061 in MainPage.g.cs: "MainPage.MainPage_obj1_Bindings" does not contain a definition for "bindingsTracking" and no extension method "bindingsTracking" accepting a first argument of type "MainPage.MainPage_obj1_Bindings" could be found.

        This is the same error that was marked Completed here:

        https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/19316077-compilation-of-x-bind-to-static-fields-fails-if

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          3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • WEBVTT timed texts bug in media element

          If first cues start/end time is in "mm:ss" format, and continues with format "h:mm:ss" - they will not be parsed and not showed in TimedMetadataTrack.Cues list.

          For example:

          59:53.230 --> 59:56.480
          It works.

          59:57.280 --> 1:00:00.990
          But it is not parsed

          1:00:01.740 --> 1:00:04.080
          Also not parsed

          Example vtt file link:
          https://smotret-anime.ru/translations/vtt/1781022

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          • Setting IsZoomedInViewActive to False on a SemanticZoom hooks it to the BackRequested event.

            However, if you set it to true, the SemanticZoom doesn't hook to the BackRequested event. This violates developer expectations. Since the SemanticZoom is subscribed to the BackRequested event, if I navigate to another page and press the back button, the BackRequested event is not called on my navigated page, since it is handled by the SemanticZoom in the previous page, even if page caching is disabled for the Frame. The SemanticZoom is kept alive because it is referenced by the SystemNavigationManager.

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              1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • DNS-SD registration does not respond to queries with class "ANY"

              A DNS-SD service registration does not respond to mDNS queries having a class of "ANY", but only responds to queries having a class of "IN".

              Example code which registers a service using Windows' DNS-SD APIs:

              ```
              var service = new DnssdServiceInstance(...);
              using (var socket = new StreamSocketListener())
              {
              var registration = await service.RegisterStreamSocketListenerAsync(socket);
              // Do stuff now that the service is registered.
              }
              ```

              You can use Wireshark to inspect packets and see that queries having a class of "ANY" will be answered by a DNS-SD registration from Bonjour but will not be answered by the above DNS-SD registration.

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                0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • keyboard closes when changing inputbox in assigned access mode

                Up until the latest windows update, the virtual keyboard worked fine, but now (using my app with the most recent nuget packages) in assigned access mode (tablet mode) the keyboard closes when tapping a different inputbox on a xaml form.

                To get the keyboard to return, you have to tap it again, and this happens on every single box. It didn't do this before the latest update.

                I'm using a tablet with Win 10 Pro build 1709

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                  1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • SerialDevice can't receive data in some cases

                  Windows.Devices.SerialCommunication.SerialDevice can't receive data in some cases.

                  To reproduice:
                  1) Take sample from here: https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-iotcore-samples/tree/develop/Samples/SerialUART/CS

                  2) In MainPage.xaml.cs change line 97 from serialPort.BaudRate = 9600; to serialPort.BaudRate = 115200;

                  3) Comment lines from 105 to 108, where serial device settins read. This should be commented:
                  /*txt += serialDevice.BaudRate + "-";
                  txt += serialDevice.DataBits + "-";
                  txt += serialDevice.Parity.ToString() + "-";
                  txt += serialDevice.StopBits;*/

                  4) Run application and set breakpoint ReadAsync method after line
                  if (bytesRead > 0)

                  5) Connect to port and try to send data to it

                  6) You will see that "await loadAsyncTask" never ends...

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                    0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • [Bug] UWP SwipeControl: unexpected behaviour when FlowDirection is RTL

                    Scenario:
                    App language is English (FlowDirection: LTR)
                    Swiping a SwipeControl item from the right to the left will reveal the options on the right (as if dragging the item to the left, revealing options behind it. EXPECTED)
                    User changes the language to Arabic (FlowDirection: RTL)
                    Expectation: User swipes from the left to the right to reveal the options on the left (as if dragging the item to the right to reveal options behind it)
                    Currently: user swipes from the right to the left to reveal the options on the left (as if the item is moving in the opposite direction…

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • All Windows 10 verisons include a one keychain( Bluetooth chip inserted in a keychain for Dynamic Lock to pair)

                      one keychain( Bluetooth chip inserted in a keychain for Dynamic Lock to pair) included with software purchase and the option to purchase multiple key-chains for each user. With this option, feedback will provide a solution for pairing with device "security problem".

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                      • SwitchAsync() chrashed with new version 17134

                        with new Version 17134 there are problems with function SwitchAsync() and friends.

                        On IOT devices like RASPBERRY or i-PAN M7 after call of SwitchAsync() you will get black or blue screen and devices reboots.

                        You can easy check failure with demo application MultipleViews from Windows-universal-samples-master.

                        Press button "Show selected view as standalone" and app is chrashing.

                        What is the problem? How can I solve it.
                        Thanks

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                        • Stablizied Window 10

                          Stablizing OS. Your recent upgrade keep killing dwm.exe, which it's caused display driver to died. WIN+SHIFT+CTRL+B key doesn't work. Forcing us to restart. Most of us don't give a care about Apple features, we just want controllable situation and not wasting our time, trying to delete virus that you recently given to us.

                          Please, with any humanity in you! Just stabilizing WIndows 10, removing features if you must!

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                          • InvalidCastException in MediaComposition.GetThumbnailAsync() on VMs

                            We use MediaComposition to generate thumbnails for mp4 video files. It's working great on physical machines. But on virtual machines we get a InvalidCastException. It's happening on multiple different virtualizers (Parallels, VirtualBox, ...).

                            Here is a small testing UWP app:

                            I've also posted the full exception there.

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                            • Changing DataContext modifies previously bound view model

                              Using the fall creator's update version of UWP, it seems that when a data context is changed to a new view model, the previous view model is updated with null values. This is the same as if the DataContext is set to null before changing view models. It doesn't make sense why the bound values are updated when the DataContext is changed.

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                              • `SystemNavigationManagerPreview.CloseRequested` event not raised correctly when tapping `x` icon on Sets window.

                                https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/api/windows.ui.core.preview.systemnavigationmanagerpreview.closerequested

                                The document said that `Occurs when the user invokes the system button for close (the 'x' button in the corner of the app's title bar).`
                                But when user tapping 'x' button on Sets window ( https://i.imgur.com/WZiITQ6.png ), the event not raised correctly.

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                                • UWP StoreAppLicense TrialTimeRemaining gives wrong result after trial expired

                                  After a trial has expired the expiration date is set to:
                                  Month 12, Day 31, year 9999

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                                  • Windows.Devices.Display.DisplayMonitor.FromIdAsync() fails with ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND exception

                                    The new API for Windows 1803 to create DisplayMonitor instance always fails with ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND exception. No sample code yet available in SDK.
                                    Tested on two Windows 10 systems with 17134.48. Tested in both c++ and c#.

                                    See console cpp/winrt sample code here:
                                    https://gist.github.com/jonitis/c4d35dd3a7ce8cf47d1f4cd5bf665f01

                                    c# fragment:

                                    string monitorSelector = DisplayMonitor.GetDeviceSelector();
                                    DeviceInformationCollection deviceInfoCollection = await DeviceInformation.FindAllAsync(monitorSelector);

                                    foreach (DeviceInformation deviceInfo in deviceInfoCollection)
                                    {
                                    string id = deviceInfo.Id;

                                    DisplayMonitor monitor = await DisplayMonitor.FromIdAsync(id);

                                    string dn = monitor.DisplayName;
                                    }

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                                    • Microsoft-Windows-WMI-Activity

                                      The Microsoft-Windows-WMI-Activity ETW provider has some updated events with new fields on WIndows 10 1803 (specifically event 11, but there may be other ones), but the version field in these events has not been updated. This makes working with these events a bit difficult, as you need to keep track of Windows versions for compatibility, instead of simply checking the version field of the event itself.

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                                      • Click/Tapped event can be invoked multiple times in a single instance and crashes application

                                        Hello,
                                        on Windows 10 UWP apps, if you rapidly click or unintentionally double-click on any control supporting click/tapped event, its associated Click event handler will execute for each. This can cause a lot of unintended side effects.
                                        For example, if the Click event handler brings up a modal ContentDialog with the ShowAsync command, an additional click will cause the event handler to fire again before modal isolation occurs and create another ContentDialog, which causes an exception, if not handled will result in a crash of the application. In my opinion, developers should not have to do this to prevent multiple…

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                                        • InputPane does not open when focus is shifted to next input element with InputPane opened in previous input element.

                                          Unable to prevent auto close of InputPane which is creating issue due to a possible bug of InputPane in UWP with target version 16299 on Tablet.

                                          If we have to move focus from one input to other and in this process of focusing next element if input pane was opened in first input and 2nd input element needs UpdateLayout for showing InputPane then InputPane for 2nd will not be opened on tap ( you have to tap input if you are getting focus through Tab button on InputPane, to open InputPane which is also a bug as by default it…

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