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  1. compass = Compass.GetDefault(); is null

    Sometimes Compass.GetDefault() returns null and compass stop working in all apps.
    To solve I need to restart the phone.

    Lumia 930 with Windows 10.0.14393.82

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      0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Increase Cortana Limits for Voice Commands

      In the following MSDN Magazine Article it is mentioned that there are some limits for Voice Command Deffiniton files.

      https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/jj721592.aspx

      7. Keep in mind the limits: 100 Command elements in a command set; 10 ListenFor entries in a command; 50 total PhraseList elements; and 2,000 total PhraseList items across all PhraseLists.

      Please increase these limits (Maybe as an opt in). I use Windows SAPI quite intensively for an application I have built and many Grammars are easily much bigger than the limits imposed by Cortana. This makes it a bit tricky to port the recognition engine part of the application…

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        2 comments  ·  Cortana/Speech  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Get All Cookies without Uri

        In UWP in Windows.Web.Http.HttpCookieManager you can only get Cookies via this API

        public HttpCookieCollection GetCookies(Uri uri);

        Unfortunately I am not going to know all uri's the cookies are in without tracking every single domain visited (which is what I currently have to do). I do this so I can clear all Cookies.

        An API that would take 5 minutes for someone to write up and save me a lot of coding is

        public HttpCookieCollection GetAllCookies();

        Or secondary to that a DeleteAllCookies() or ClearCookies() API as that is the only reason I need to get all of them and I can't…

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Project Centennial appx submission developers assistent?

          https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/projects/campaigns/desktop-bridge

          The above link is like black hole since no e-mail confirmation and no developer-submission assistent' name or nickname provided, time shedule, etc...
          It seems like run out of responsibility by Microsoft.

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            0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • z-index

            bring back the z-index on desktop app(lications)
            to bring a window ! to the top
            (since windows are no pages on the desktop.)

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              0 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Capability "runFullTrust" not accepted by store when publishing app

              I've installed the Centennial DesktopAppConverter and have successfully converted my first Win32 app into UWP,
              works great!

              But when trying to publish the app on the store (which is a company account), I get the error below:

              Package acceptance validation error: We don’t allow the capability you’ve specified: runFullTrust.

              Package acceptance validation error: You don't have permissions to specify the following namespaces in the appx manifest
              file of the package ASD.appx: http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/foundation/windows10/restrictedcapabilities

              I'm using the default settings from the "Centennial" app converter, without the "runFullTrust" setting, the app will not run at all.

              What do I need to do to…

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                0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Lack of documentation surrounding /Extension/Logo element

                Context: https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/porting/desktop-to-uwp-extensions

                Completed example at bottom defines an extension-specific logo but it's not documented. What is it for? What are the metrics for this logo?

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                  0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • TabTip - Title Bar customization

                  Developing WIn10 IoT based applications, we are looking for a way to utilize the TabTip keyboard. To do so, it is crucial we can remove the Close button, or complete TitleBar from the TabTip keyboard.
                  User interaction depends on it.

                  Searched up and down to get this done in Windows 10, no success.
                  Similar has been accomplished in pre. used Win CE where MS granted more access to source code.

                  Many Thanks.

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Input (Mouse, Touch, Controller)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow global hotkeys to launch UWP Apps

                    Allow UWP apps to register a shortcut like [ctrl] + [F3] with the system.

                    When that shortcut is pressed by the user, the UWP app should be launched by the system.

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                      2 comments  ·  Device - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Is the exe file supposed to be the application itself or the installer?

                      When manually creating an appx file, what do we put as the exe file? We don't have an installer yet, and when using the app itself as the exe - it "installs" but then when it runs it auto closes. Perhaps it's because this can't be done without an installer?

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                        1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ability of Desktop App Converter

                        I have some queries about ability of Desktop App Converter to convert Win32 desktop application to UWP. Currently, I have a VB6 legacy application which run in Win7 32-bit and involved lots of VBA codes with MS office 2010 members - MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access and MS Outlook express. Besides , some third parties ActiveX controls such as Sheridan Data Widget and True DBGrid were used. In this conneciton, I would like to seek your professional advice and share your experience whether such kind of Win32 VB6 application is technically feasible to use your of Desktop App Converter.

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                          0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • What is Microsoft's plan for converting long lasting VB6 legacy application?

                          Since Microsoft had ended VB6 official support and continue to support VB6 runtime(32-bit) until 14 Jan 2020. For long lasting VB6 legacy application, is it suitable to make use of Desktop App Converter ? What is Microsoft's plan for long lasting VB6 legacy application?

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                            0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • [Bug] MapControl PedestrianFeaturesVisible

                            PedestrianFeaturesVisible can be toggle only if MapStyle is set on "Road".
                            PedestrianFeaturesVisible cannot be disabled if MapStyle is set to "AerialWithRoads" and cannot be enabled if is set to Aerial3DWithRoads.

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                              0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • makeappx failed on Centennial PackageFiles after all Anniversary updates (regression)

                              showstopper/ regression:

                              I am on all Anniversary updates (OS, SDK, Centennial 0.1.24) and I tried to insert a PackageDependency element into the AppxManifest.xml, but since the last update I can not succeed to makeappx manually, necessary after the manual changes in the manifest and also after the Assets replacement:

                              C:\Users\BG\Desktop\Free\out\39928COBATASoftware.COBATAXHTMLConstructor1.0Free\PackageFiles>"\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\bin\x64\makeappx.exe" pack /v /d .\ /p "39928COBATASoftware.COBATAXHTMLConstructor1.0Free.appx"
                              Microsoft (R) MakeAppx Tool
                              Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft. All rights reserved.

                              Option /v specified, switching to verbose output.
                              Using default hash method: SHA256.
                              The path (/p) parameter is: "39928COBATASoftware.COBATAXHTMLConstructor1.0Free.appx"
                              The content directory (/d) parameter is: ".\"
                              Enumerating files from directory ".\" …

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                                1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow SSL & HttpClient with a ControlChannelTrigger

                                Currently when using a ControlChannelTrigger with HttpClient you cannot send a HTTPS request without the application getting terminated by the system. This means we have to transmit data insecurely if we need to use this feature.

                                I tested using HTTPS and to my surprise it does work with the debugger attached, no exceptions get thrown, so it is implemented. However termination occurs when the application is NOT connected to the debugger.

                                As this post (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/uwp/networking/network-communications-in-the-background?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396#controlchanneltrigger-with-httpclient) confirms, SSL is not supported when using a ControlChannelTrigger with a HttpClient

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                                  0 comments  ·  Background Processing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • SD-Card access on WDP

                                  add can access sd-card from WDP :)

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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Device Portal  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • [Bug] AudioGraph: DesiredSamplesPerQuantum is ignored

                                    AudioGraph created with custom DesiredSamplesPerQuantum ignores it and uses default 10ms quantum.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • [Bug] AudioGraph: Gaps and clicks during playback

                                      To reproduce you may start with official AudioCreation sample from https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/tree/master/Samples/AudioCreation/cs/AudioCreation
                                      Use file playback sample or custom effects sample. Depending on hardware, you may hear gaps right after start or you may need load CPU with some additional work, like scrolling UI or running some work in background threads.
                                      I guess it is result of extremely short quantum size (10ms; even switching between threads could take more time) and too low buffer length (2 quants), but it could be just some synchronization issue.

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • .net framework support

                                        There needs to be support for older .net frameworks. I have components that use .net 2.0 and .net 4.0 that are non UI components that were created by other companies. I still need to use those components even if I convert the rest of my app to 4.6

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                                          0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • [Bug] Slider control with range -100 to 100 renders value zero at 100

                                          For details, please move to this: https://github.com/Microsoft/Windows-universal-samples/issues/432

                                          with attributes:
                                          Maximum="100"
                                          Minimum="-100"
                                          Value="0"

                                          slider renders to extreme right (value 100) instead of zero

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                                            0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls APIs (UWP)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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