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  1. Want to use Desktop Bridge but Windows Store discourages me

    'm writing this feedback in Desktop Bridge because I think this team is the innovative and will do a better job of communicating these problems to Windows Store team. Desktop Bridge attracts me as a developer but Windows Store puts me off. I want to see a better Windows Store first where my apps can be found. Currently, the only way to find programs are if you type their names. There are no keyword searches. For example, type "notes" or "note taking software" and there are no paid programs displayed. This has been like that for many years but no…

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      0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Submission Desktop bridge App no work

      Hello, I had verified the Desktop Bridge Email several days ago , but now I has no reach out other email, I try to submission my converted app to store , but get errors like that :

      Package acceptance validation error: You don't have permissions to specify the following namespaces in the appx manifest file of the package QYPlayer_1.1.0.0_x86.appx: http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/foundation/windows10/restrictedcapabilities

      next what I need to do ?

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        1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • I need a ClickOnce like Deployment method for my UWP LOB Application

        In my WPF app I created a ClickOnce that I deployed to my Azure website (URL) and warns the user and update the App before it is shown. I need a similar feature for UWP.

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          on the backlog  ·  0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve support Google IME

          I tried the converted app using IME. Microsoft IME and JustSystems ATOK work fine. But Google IME launch failed as message is "Launch failed, please system reboot" on Creators Update. Of course, Win32 Apps and UWP Apps can use Goggle IME. We want to improve support Google IME.

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            2 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Can you expedite the approval process to publish apps in the Store?

            I have tried for over a month now and I am yet to hear from this team. I do not know what else to do. I am ready to publish 2 apps but not able to due to the restrictions in the store. Any help will be greatly appreciated....

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              0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • CLASS_NOT_REGISTERED with PackagedCOMServer client app

              How can we ensure registration is complete for the COM server without adding regsvr32 command in post build and setting linker value for “Register Output” to false. We can see the entries added in the registry, but client cannot access the interfaces. We see an error CLASS_NOT_REGISTERED message. Saw the same issue with client app in PackagedComServer sample with those 2 settings changed. (removal of regsvr32 in post build, and register output to false).
              Link to the sample: https://github.com/Microsoft/DesktopBridgeToUWP-Samples/tree/master/Samples/PackagedComServer

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                2 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • No sounds with using FullTrustProcessLauncher

                I saw new post, and I confirmed that the problem was fixed following URL.

                https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/110705-universal-windows-platform/suggestions/16179244-no-sounds-with-using-fulltrustprocesslauncher

                Thanks for fixing an issue.

                But, I noticed that it still happens no sound issue in another situation. (Ofcourse, I'm using Windwos 10 Creators Update Version.)

                playing sound with System.Media.SoundPlayer in UWP (foreground app) -> calling FullTrustProcess (background task / win32 DirectX app) -> Playing sounds with DirectX in FullTrustProcess -> closing FullTrustProcess -> closing UWP -> rebooting UWP -> (Repeat above for several times) -> No sounds. (neither foreground nor FullTrustProcess)

                -> It sounds normally after reboot OS.

                Thanks.

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                  2 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • UI Access support for Centennial Converter

                  We have a uwp in the store and a desktop companion app. Currently to install our software (and have it function) both programs are needed. Merging them into a single installer would benefit our users greatly. It seems in order to do that we need to either pull out of the store or convert our desktop app to a uwp and merge the two installers. The issue we run into is that our desktop app uses ui access. Is ui access support on the list of upcoming features? Having a good informed answer to this question will help tremendously in helping us understand how…

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                    6 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Documentation on how to call UWP API from C

                    All the documentation on how to call UWP methods are in C# and require the .NET platform.

                    Is there a low-level C interface as well? I'm developing a Java application so interop with C# is kinda tricky, while interop Shell32 API or C libraries is pretty easy and straightforward with JNA.

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                      0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Failing to start isolated environment

                      [msft]
                      Right now creating an isolated environment fails for some installers. if you see “E_STARTING_ISOLATED_ENV_FAILED” or “800705B4”, chances are it is this. If you feel it isn’t, please create a new issue.

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                      I was able to run the converter on build 14316 and 14352. However, on build 14383, I got this error.

                      Running Installer in Isolated Environment

                      [2016-07-11T20:14:52] No installer valid exit codes specified. Using defaults: 0
                      [2016-07-11T20:14:52] Replace any occurence of <log_folder> in -InstallerArguments with C:\shared\logs
                      [2016-07-11T20:14:52] Creating Isolated Environment
                      [2016-07-11T20:14:54] Starting the Isolated Environment
                      [2016-07-11T20:16:55] An error occurred running your installer in isolation
                      [2016-07-11T20:16:55] Invoke-IsolatedInstall : error…

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                        28 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide checksums for BaseImage-*.wim files

                        It might be necessary to ensure the downloaded base images are not corrupted, and it would be very nice for you to provide them. Thanks!

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                          1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow context menu verbs with file explorer integration without having a file type association

                          On this page, there is explanation how to make a file explorer integration on a desktop bridge app:
                          https://msdn.microsoft.com/sv-se/windows/uwp/porting/desktop-to-uwp-extensions

                          In short you could add something like this in your manifest-file:

                          <uap3:Extension Category="windows.fileTypeAssociation">
                          <uap3:FileTypeAssociation Name="MyApp">
                          <uap:SupportedFileTypes>
                          <uap:FileType MultiSelectModel="Document">.txt</uap:FileType>
                          <uap:FileType>.foo</uap:FileType>
                          </uap:SupportedFileTypes>
                          <uap2:SupportedVerbs>
                          <uap3:Verb Id="Edit" Parameters="/e &quot;%1&quot;">Edit</uap3:Verb>
                          <uap3:Verb Id="Print" Parameters="/p &quot;%1&quot;">Print</uap3:Verb>
                          </uap2:SupportedVerbs>
                          <uap:Logo>Assets\MyExtensionLogo.png</uap:Logo>
                          </uap3:FileTypeAssociation>
                          </uap3:Extension>

                          I’m working on porting an app that could calculate MD5 checksums on a file. I want to add this as a context menu option on for instance zip and iso-files. But it’s not possible to do this without making a file type association as I get it :(.…

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                            3 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Fix BSOD during install if disk space is low

                            If you have no more disk space; the install crashed. After that, you have a BSOD in loop ... You have to refresh your computer.

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                              2 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Accessing network drive fails in Common Dialog

                              Our desktop application displays a dialog using the GetOpenFileName API function, access to the Network Drive may fail.
                              There is no problem when accessing by computer name.

                              It does not always result in an error.
                              In some cases, an access error may occur at the time of opening a file, or it may be opened correctly.

                              We want a solution.

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                                1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Specify Arguments in AppxManifest.xml for Application Executable

                                Many developer will be bringing java / python / etc applications to the Windows Store via the Desktop Bridge.

                                It would be great if the <Application Executable="launcher.exe"> element or the <uap3:Extension Category="windows.appExecutionAlias"> element would allow me to specify arguments in the AppxManifest.xml file.

                                That would allow me to use the bundled javaw.exe or python.exe directly and instead of having to use my own launcher that effectively does nothing but call javaw.exe / python.exe with some predefined arguments.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Failing to delete an original file of %AppData%\Roaming folder

                                  Environment:
                                  %AppData%\Roaming\Test\Test.txt
                                  Converted App is following behavior.
                                  1. Read %AppData%\Roaming\Test\Test.txt.
                                  centennial runtime create junction point in %AppData%\Local\Packages\PkgId\LocalCache folder.
                                  2. Write %AppData%\Roaming\Test\Test.txt.
                                  centennial runtime create this instead of junction point.
                                  When I delete %AppData%\Roaming\Test\Test.txt, occur error , error message is "The action can't completed because the file is open in System". So, centennial runtime locks an original file.
                                  Workaround: reboot or uninstall app.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow to pass runtime arguments to Windows.ApplicationModel.FullTrustProcessLauncher.LaunchFullTrustProcessForCurrentAppAsync()

                                    Allow us to use runtime arguments for Windows.ApplicationModel.FullTrustProcessLauncher.LaunchFullTrustProcessForCurrentAppAsync() in addition to the parameters declared in the manifest

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                                      1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable converted desktop apps to access Contacts, Appointments, and so on

                                      Our desktop application provides users with custom contact data that we'd like to sync for them with Windows 10 contacts.

                                      We are working on the Converted version of the app, to enable such capabilities, and to distribute our desktop app via the Windows Store, but we have to distribute it for previous versions of Windows as well, and so we can't afford having two completely different versions of the product for the time being.

                                      It'd be fantastic if it could be possible to access such data from the converted classic apps.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Failed to Create Isolated Environment (E_CREATING_ISOLATED_ENV_FAILED)

                                        Desktop App Converter] constantly fails with the E_CREATING_ISOLATED_ENV_FAILED error.

                                        The inner exception that has sense is the "System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException".

                                        Inner Exception[3]:
                                        System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException: The system cannot find the path specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070003)

                                        Most probably the problem is in these two lines:

                                        Setting up Conversion Environment

                                        [2016-10-21T14:23:26] Copying contents of D:\MyApp to C:\DesktopAppConverter\ccba45a0-1360-478d-b9e2-66d32dbedc0d\shared\installer to be shared with isolated environment
                                        [2016-10-21T14:23:26] Copying KnownFolderDump.exe and its dependencies to C:\DesktopAppConverter\ccba45a0-1360-478d-b9e2-66d32dbedc0d\shared\dac\bin

                                        I looked through the GUID-named folder and found no "SHARED" folder inside. So, no contents of MyApp and no KnownFolderDump.exe. The "dac" folder exists, but under "output", not under "shared".

                                        And the "dac" folder…

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                                          5 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Simplify Publish to Appx package (Centennial)

                                          Add Publish to Appx for Centennial button in VS. It should be <2 minute wizard with no CMD involvement if you want developers to add their software to the store. As simple as ClickOnce publishing. I do not want to convert MSIs

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                                            6 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thank you for your feedback. We are designing the tools needed to make the transition to appx easier, however it can not be as simple as adding a new button since the user needs to edit the manifest, associate to the store, etc.. If you are interested in providing feedback about this new feature, please contact me @ridomin

                                            Ricardo Minguez (Rido) [MSFT]

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