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  1. GetCurrentDirectory returns c:\Windows\System32 on win32 application.

    It's compiled with VS2005 c++. Package was crated using manual file mapping method,

    How to get working folder when it's launched form appx package?

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      0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Launching VC dll installer failed with 536870920

      I am converting a win32 application which includes an vcredist_x86.exe (vc++ 2008 redistributable) insider its install pack. An error occurred in the “Making Final Appx Package” phase, it says "MakeAppx: fatal error 1310: Unable to create appx package. AppExecutable property in AppxManifest.xml needs to be replaced before calling MakeAppx".

      I find a log of the converter from ..\VFS\Users\ContainerAdministrator\AppData\Local\Temp, and it indicates the install pack can not be installed sequentially because Microsoft Runtime DLL installed unsuccessfully(Launching VC dll installer failed with 536870920).

      However, the install pack can be installed succeessfully in the computer.

      Any solution?

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        0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add-AppxPackage HRESULT: 0x800B0109 (root certificate is not trusted)

        When I used Add-AppxPackage to install the converted package, the powershell returned this error output: "Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x800B0109, A certificate chain processed, but terminated in a root certificate which is not trusted by the trust provider" .

        I soveled the problem by Installing the self-made Certificate to the computer.

        So, I want to know whether this error is normal when we install the converted package?

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          0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Moving the Mouse Up and Down in UWP Games Triggers the Title Bar and the Taskbar Respectively

          When playing a UWP game with a KB/M (Keyboard and Mouse) and the player moves the mouse up and down to aim/look, they can trigger the Title Bar and Task Bar respectively, this also takes input away from the player until the mouse "cursor" is brought back within the boundaries of the game window.

          This isn't as much of a problem with TPS' (Third-Person Shooters) but with FPS' (First-Person Shooters) such as Minecraft and Halo 5: Guardians "PCSlaverRace Forgers" Edition which touts KB/M input as a core part of the "game", it is an important bug to fix.

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            0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • FullTrustProcessLauncher - <desktop:Extensions> give Error C00CE014

            Visual StudioEnterprise 2015 Update 2
            Universal Windows
            Target: Windows 10 Insider Preview (10.0; Build 14332)

            I modified the Package.appmanifest like shown in msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/mt711589.aspx. Basically just copied the lines from the page into it.

            At compilation:
            In Package.appxmanifest the line <desktop:Extensions> and <rescap:Capability...> gives warnings.
            In AppxManifest.xml <desktop:Extensions> produces this Validation error.

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              3 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Camera should work when app minimized

                Camera should work when app is minimized. If UWP is to take over for Win32 this is basic requirement. User can't be expected to keep the window maximized. This makes sense for phones and tablet mode, but for desktop and dedicated use devices it's just a limitation.

                IoT supports a single app so it isn't affected, but Windows 10 Mobile is. We're trying to build a solution based on Windows Mobile that runs a single Assigned Access app. If that app is minimized (if user needs to run two apps this can happen) the video capture is lost, making our…

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                  1 comment  ·  Camera + Video APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow me to install IOT OS on Windows Phone

                  Windows Phone already has many a screen, wifi, bluetooth, battery, cameras, dx apis, ... built in it would be much easier to use as an IOT device for development then a board.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Unique Device Id in IoT Extensions for UWP

                    Windows.System.Profile is included in the Desktop and Mobile extensions for UWP, but alas is not included in the IoT extensions for UWP.

                    So when a UWP app is running on an IoT device like Raspberry Pi, it cannot get a unique device id by calling HardwareIdentification.GetPackageSpecificToken.

                    It is really important for me to be able to identify each device on my IoT network.

                    Please add a way to get a unique device Id for a Raspberry Pi IoT device on UWP.

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                      0 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • The Centennial appx does not pass Windows App Certification Kit!

                      Mainly, because of errors like those:
                      ...
                      API GetOpenFileNameA in comdlg32.dll is not supported for this application type. COBATA(X)HTMLConstructor1.0Free.exe calls this API.
                      ◦API GetOpenFileNameW in comdlg32.dll is not supported for this application type. COBATA(X)HTMLConstructor1.0Free.exe calls this API.
                      ...

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                        0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Lockup if Hosts File>10MB

                        This bug happens on Windows 8.0+ (incl 10) and any Hosts File over 3-10MB or so will lock it up, if you can't reproduce it, then it is because you don't have enough unique entries and/or the size is not large enough yet. (The lines might need to be unique)

                        Because of the way our company's legacy apps are setup(HMO, don't ask --it can't request DNS info) each PC(with Win10pro) has a Hosts File containing a list of the thousands of other PC names and their IP addresses. This file is redeployed at each login, but at the moment it…

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                          0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please give me sample code used in Build Event 2016 B829

                          I want to get sample code used at Demo Step 3 in B829 session in Build Event 2016.
                          https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2016/B829

                          I don't know how to lunch UWP Process from Desktop Process, and how to communicate with each other processe via "App Service".

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                            0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Let me see network traffic in Device Portal

                            I can use Fiddler on my desktop to view my network traffic. I want to do the same thing for my other Windows devices to help debug my apps.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Decouple Appium service from app process

                              Today if I want to relaunch the app, it requires killing & restarting WinAppDriver which implicitly launches the target - not only is this at odds with Appium but it creates an uncomfortable dependency between the test code and execution environment that isn't desirable in CI and other "real-world" test situations.

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                                0 comments  ·  UI Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Universal Windows Platform

                                Please add more common api for access system information and which open more hardware interaction .ex provide api for accessing cpu overall usage , overall memory usage and many more .......

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                                • desktop app converter keeps running state on build 14342

                                  I run the converter on powershell, but it can not finish the work though it doesn't report any problems. In other works, it keeps running state, here is the complete log:

                                  -------------------------------------------------------------
                                  [2016-05-17T18:40:20] Log files can be found in C:\DesktopAppConverter\5f41c777-1cae-4bed-b4c9-5bafaaac4175\logs
                                  [2016-05-17T18:40:20] Desktop App Converter Preview 0.1.15.release_2016-05-09_12-56_1a4902
                                  [2016-05-17T18:40:20] --------------------------------------------------

                                  Checking Prerequisites

                                  [2016-05-17T18:40:20] Checking Windows Version to ensure it meets minimum requirements
                                  [2016-05-17T18:40:20] Minimum Windows Version requirement is met.
                                  [2016-05-17T18:40:20] Testing for required feature enabled...
                                  [2016-05-17T18:40:23] Required feature is enabled.
                                  [2016-05-17T18:40:23] --------------------------------------------------

                                  Validating Input

                                  [2016-05-17T18:40:23] Expanded base image(s) found at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Images. Attempting to choose the most recent one compatible with your version…

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                                    2 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Not picking up registered protocols

                                    The logs say "no protocol associations to add" however there are 5 protocols that were registered as URI's

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                                      1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 32 bit apps claim to be 64 bit if the host is 64 bit

                                      when using the bridge to create an app package of a 32 but app the resulting appxmanifest incorrectly says it's x64 because this is what the host machine was

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                                        0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Stop everything and TEST TEST TEST

                                        Okay guys I have been a Microsoft developer for over 20 years. But I am finally at my wits end. I have recently released a Windows 10 store app and am plagued by users emailing me telling me that that app works for several weeks and then it just crashes every time they try to launch it.

                                        I use the app myself and do not experience the issue!

                                        The only thing I can figure is that 1) the Trial Version of the software has expired and Windows is not telling them that they have the option to go to the…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • fullscreen

                                          Add fullscreen button to title bar for all uwp applications, next to minimize, maximize and close buttons.

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