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  1. GATT Server API

    Provide a GATT Server funtionality over BLE connection (just like Android >= 4.3) so that devices that work as GATT client can be used with WindowsPhone. For now WindowsPhone 8.1 only provides GATT client.

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      27 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Kiran works on the team.

      We published this video for //Build2016 this year – https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2016/P460

      In it, Kiran talk about how we plan to make unpaired BLE interaction available later this year. GATT Server APIs will be available to developers in that update so please stay tuned! I’ll reply back on this thread when it’s ready but suffice to say we’re hard at working making this happen. Thanks again for your support!

    • Fix Map control so that it is possible to databind/add multiple objects in Universal apps with reasonable performance

      When you add items to the map and then pan the map the items aren't following the map but are lagging behind.

      If you add more than a few, like 25+ the performance is so bad that you have to wait for a few seconds after you stop to be sure that the pins/controls are in the right position.

      This is only happening in Universal apps if we make a Silverlight app the pins are following the map like they should even if more than a few hundred items are added.

      There are lot's of posts about this around the…

      23 votes
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        working on it  ·  0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Windows Desktop software in the Store

        Currently only Store apps can be submitted to the Store. Please allow me to submit existing Windows Desktop software to the Store.

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          3 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          working on it  ·  Peyman ZanjaniPeyman Zanjani responded

          Similar to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK Preview, the Desktop Bridge is a pre-release and cannot be used in a production environment. We’ll share more in the coming months about how to get apps built with the Desktop Bridge into the Windows Store.

        • 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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            working on it  ·  4 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support File Explorer with transfer to PC option for developers

            Sometimes it's usefull to explore and tranfer back files generated in app that's running on phone/emulator back to the developer PC, without additional coding.

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              18 comments  ·  SDK - Tools + Templates  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • F# support in .Net native for UWP

              There has been some discussion on the blog post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2015/07/30/universal-windows-apps-in-net.aspx?PageIndex=2#comments for supporting F# in the .Net native toolchain for UWP. I had posted this on the VS uservoice site https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/7542181-add-f-support-for-net-native but it looks like that was the wrong place to do that. I hope the votes that request got will be considered for this. A lot of people are moving to F# PCLs for library code and to be able to use those PCLs in the UWP and get native compilation via .Net native tools would be great.

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                75 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                F# team just posted an update on their GitHub. https://github.com/Microsoft/visualfsharp/issues/1096

                This is still a work in progress. One key thing from that post is some of these features and fixes have already been underway for months. While we’ve been investigating F#-specific issues in .NET Native, the team has continued to improve .NET Native. One feature known as “universal shared generics” is likely to have improved .NET Native’s support for F#, even without that being an explicit goal of the feature.

              • Failed to create network

                I am using build 14316 and I am getting this error when running the converter:

                Setting up Conversion Environment

                [2016-05-02T12:57:47] Checking network config...
                [2016-05-02T12:57:47] Necessary network config not found
                [2016-05-02T12:57:47] Configuring network
                [2016-05-02T12:57:48] Creating new virtual network: "Windows Desktop App Converter Network"
                [2016-05-02T12:57:48] An error occurred. Refer to logs in C:\DesktopAppConverter\31bd6ec3-99a2-45fd-b03d-1ed32c3ed90a\logs
                [2016-05-02T12:57:48] Failed to create network
                [2016-05-02T12:57:48] at NewCWACNetwork, C:\converter\DesktopAppConverter\converter_util\CWACNetworkSetup.ps1: line 102
                at GetOrCreateCWACNetwork, C:\converter\DesktopAppConverter\converter_util\CWACNetworkSetup.ps1: line 67
                at <ScriptBlock>, C:\converter\DesktopAppConverter\DesktopAppConverter.ps1: line 295
                at <ScriptBlock>, <No file>: line 1

                Any suggestions?

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                  working on it  ·  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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                    working on it  ·  1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Exclude suspending in desktop

                    Some apps can work intensively in background, for example it maybe video converting, online financial data processing and more.
                    Now UWP application will suspended when it go offscreen.

                    I offer to disable suspending in desktop/tablets for user selection (he can choose 'best performance' or 'power saving' options for example)

                    496 votes
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                      12 comments  ·  Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Error Reporting from Setup run in Centennial unneded

                      Hi,
                      I noticed that some (MS) Installers are Creating WER-Reports.
                      The 'Problem' with that is, that these WER-Reports are included in the generated appx-package.
                      In my option the Default WER-Folders should be filter from the generated appx-packages.

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                        1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Let us draw polygons with holes on the MapControl

                        Currently, there's a bug where polygons won't render when they overlap themselves (see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsapps/en-US/04bf003a-f15d-446a-8f70-3fa96905c303/map-polygons-with-holes-in-windows-phone-81)

                        So it's currently impossible to draw polygons with holes, which e.g. makes it impossible to draw complex buildings etc.

                        94 votes
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                          working on it  ·  4 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Need more info for stack trace

                          Now with Win10 Dashboard the stack trace only provide a snippet of the error which is included in the error lines. However with the new dashboard this is the only information that is provided on the dashboard. It's not enough for devs :(

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                            8 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Can you include in this user voice entry the specific details of what is missing? we are working on improving these reports, and the more specific information we have about issues the more we will be able to add.

                          • Random Hangs in VS15 setup when running using Centennial

                            Hi,
                            I started a VS15 Setup in Centennial, in a VM, and it stopped responding in the middle of the Setup.
                            I got this Line multiple times at the end of the Setup:
                            'Installer is no longer responding.'

                            This doesn't always happen, when I run it multiple times, sometimes it stops responding, sometimes it runs till the end.

                            2 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  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 →
                              • Isolated Install: fatal error 1120: valid exit codes for installer were 0 1641 3010, but it returned 1620.

                                I've create a simple Console App and an installer via Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Installer Projects.

                                After running the PS script:
                                [2016-04-13T15:29:17] No installer valid exit codes specified. Using defaults: 0 1641 3010
                                [2016-04-13T15:29:17] Replace any occurence of <log_folder> in -InstallerArguments with
                                [2016-04-13T15:29:17] Isolated Install: Warning 4100: msi detected. InstallerArguments: /quiet will not be used, and were instead replaced with DISABLEADVTSHORTCUTS=1 INSTALLSTARTMENUSHORTCUTS=1 /quiet /norestart /i "C:\installer\Setup2.msi" /L*v "C:\installer\install_Setup2.log"
                                [2016-04-13T15:29:17] Running installer command in isolated environment:
                                [2016-04-13T15:29:17] Command Line = "C:\Windows\system32\msiexec.exe" DISABLEADVTSHORTCUTS=1 INSTALLSTARTMENUSHORTCUTS=1 /quiet /norestart /i "C:\installer\Setup2.msi" /L*v "C:\installer\install_Setup2.log"
                                [2016-04-13T15:29:33] Moving any logs in C:\DesktopAppConverter\84747767-a55e-436f-8e32-56a50a1c1aed\shared\logs to C:\DesktopAppConverter\84747767-a55e-436f-8e32-56a50a1c1aed\logs
                                [2016-04-13T15:29:33] Output export complete.…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Project Centennial not working on latest Preview build 14342

                                  Unable to setup the new BaseImage-14342.wim with the new release package 0.1.15 date 5/12/2016

                                  Getting below error.
                                  .\DesktopAppConverter.ps1 -Setup -BaseImage BaseImage-14342.wim -Verbose
                                  C:\Users\rmoreno.LNR-ACHAMWIN10\Desktop\Win 10 APPX Dev\DesktopAppConverter\DesktopAppConverter.ps1 : Exception calling "LoadFile" with "1" argument(s): "An attempt was made to load an
                                  assembly from a network location which would have caused the assembly to be sandboxed in previous versions of the .NET Framework. This release of the .NET Framework does not enable CAS
                                  policy by default, so this load may be dangerous. If this load is not intended to sandbox the assembly, please enable the loadFromRemoteSources switch. See
                                  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=155569 for more information." …

                                  8 votes
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                                    7 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • SignTool Error: An unexpected internal error has occured. (-2147467259/0x80004005)

                                    I've followed the step-by-step instruction from
                                    https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/porting/desktop-to-uwp-run-desktop-app-converter

                                    I tried to convert VLC desktop app into UWP ( https://channel9.msdn.com/events/Build/2016/P504)

                                    I've successfully create the Appx Package. Currently I'm stuck in the signing Appx package step. below is the detail error message :

                                    The following certificate was selected:
                                    Issued to: VideoLan
                                    Issued by: VideoLan
                                    Expires: Sun Jan 01 07:59:59 2040
                                    SHA1 hash: 405C035AE415A9A09C423A5CC9558A5C3BFFE55B

                                    Done Adding Additional Store
                                    SignTool Error: An unexpected internal error has occurred.
                                    Error information: "Error: SignerSign() failed." (-2147467259/0x80004005)

                                    Any Solution?

                                    20 votes
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                                      working on it  ·  9 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow users with the developer role to create app packages in Visual Studio

                                      It's great that the Dev Center now allows multiple users to access the same account, and I can submit app packages as a user with the developer role: https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/apps/mt489008.aspx.

                                      However, it would be even better if it allowed users with the developer role to create app packages in Visual Studio. At the moment, it is impractical for me as a developer to keep asking my boss for his Microsoft account just to create app packages.

                                      295 votes
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                                        working on it  ·  6 comments  ·  Dev Center + Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • MetadataProcessor Error while "Preparing Virtual File System" - "Processing metadata"

                                        Hi,
                                        After adding a EXE witch deletes Files & Folders witch are to long and running a unmodifies version of the converter again, it stopped/crashed like this:
                                        VERBOSE: Getting count of files under C:\DesktopAppConverter\97dc3ef2-babf-44d1-89ef-8b61b28a8598\output\VFS
                                        VERBOSE: Processing metadata on 57173 files...
                                        VERBOSE: An error occurred. Refer to logs in C:\DesktopAppConverter\97dc3ef2-babf-44d1-89ef-8b61b28a8598\logs
                                        MetadataProcessor.exe : Error code: 80004005
                                        At C:\Temp\DesktopAppConverter\DesktopAppConverter\converter_util\VfsOps.ps1:37 char:9
                                        + & $MetadataProcessorExecutable $fileWithBackupMetadata $file. ...
                                        + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                        + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (Error code: 80004005:String) [], RemoteException
                                        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NativeCommandError

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                                          1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Removing of virtual Networks doesn't always work

                                          Hi,
                                          I tried to run a setup using Centennial after a Upgrade of a System, but the Script failed to remove/create the Virtual Networks.
                                          I had to manually remove them using the Device Manager, and rerun Centennial. (I got a BSOD)
                                          After that it rebooted and it worked. (Removeing/Creating the virtual Network, I mean)

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