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  1. BaseImage 16299

    Installing BaseImage 16299 FailsThe DesktopAppConverter 2.1.1.release_2017-10-25 fails when Installing BaseImage "Windows_InsiderPreview_DAC_16299.wim" with PowerShell Error Record:
    Ausnahme beim Aufrufen von "ProcessBaseLayer" mit 1 Argument(en): "Der Wert liegt außerhalb des erwarteten Bereichs."
    PowerShell Stack Trace:
    bei Expand-BaseImage, C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopAppConverter_2.1.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\converter_util\BaseImageOps.ps1: Zeile 388
    bei Setup-ExpandedImages, C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopAppConverter_2.1.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Setup.ps1: Zeile 245
    bei Setup-DesktopAppConverter, C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopAppConverter_2.1.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Setup.ps1: Zeile 139
    bei <ScriptBlock><Process>, C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopAppConverter_2.1.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\DesktopAppConverter.ps1: Zeile 382
    bei <ScriptBlock>, <Keine Datei>: Zeile 1
    Inner Exception[0]:
    System.Management.Automation.MethodInvocationException: Ausnahme beim Aufrufen von "ProcessBaseLayer" mit 1 Argument(en): "Der Wert liegt außerhalb des erwarteten Bereichs." ---> System.ArgumentException: Der Wert liegt außerhalb des erwarteten Bereichs.
    bei Microsoft.Windows.ComputeVirtualization.ContainerStorage.StorageFunctions.ProcessBaseImage(String path)
    bei Microsoft.Windows.ComputeVirtualization.ContainerStorage.ProcessBaseLayer(String path)
    bei CallSite.Target(Closure , CallSite…

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      21 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Up to date with Win 10 pro build 17120.rs4... (insider, slow ring) and no corresponding DAC base image?

      "Up to date" with Win 10 pro build 17120.rs4... (insider, slow ring) and no corresponding Desktop App Converter base image uploaded:

      https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpreviewdac?wa=wsignin1.0

      What is wrong?

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        1 comment  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Windows Bridge for desktop does not finish process correctly.

        Could someone answer my question, please?

        The Windows Bridge does not create a correct output files. It looks that it removes something from the folder, but it cannot. I disabled the AV, the result is unsucceesful. What would I do?
        A link with a log:
        https://stackoverflow.com/questions/50586462/windows-bridge-for-desktop-does-not-finish-process-correctly
        It looks like the bridge cannot remove its own folder while cleaning up the environment.

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          0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • When I got my Windows 7 it was nice, but I like Windows 10 better.

          I liked Windows 10, Version 1803. That was a very good build. I would like to try 1809, or maybe some of the rest of you have.

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            0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow elevated starupTasks

            I have an always on background Desktop Bridge app, that some users might want to be elevated, when it starts at logon. Add an option to let user do so.

            It might make sense to have that option in Task Manager, since it is the tool to control startup tasks in Windows 10.

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              0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow applications to have elevated privileges/admin rights

              I have a disk imaging application (which I have already converted) that writes bytes directly to disk (USB and SD cards). It requires admin rights to get a lock on the disk. It would be good if we could submit utility tools to the store as there is no way to perform these tasks without admin. Maybe warn the user when downloading the app or more stringent verification process for these apps but don't block them completely as you're hurting both devs and users. There are thousands of apps out there that probably aren't converted for similar reasons.

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                0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support for existing UWP Ads in Desktop Bridge applications.

                Currently desktop bridge supports in app purchases. It would be nice if you also ported the ads into UWP APIs so that they can be used with Desktop Bridge apps. As of now, there is no good ad network for existing desktop applications.

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                  0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow UWP App to access packaged COM if UWP App is packaged in Desktop Bridge

                  Packaged COM (https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2017/04/13/com-server-ole-document-support-desktop-bridge/#KgekWJeWFmOwUZRb.97) allows exposing out-of-proc COM objects using desktop bridge, however these COM objects are not accessible from UWP apps, even if the UWP apps are packaged into same desktop bridge exposes the COM objects.

                  It is understandable that when UWP app is run normally, it can only access a limited set of COM objects; however if the UWP is packaged to desktop bridge, it makes sense to allow it to access additional COM objects exposed by that desktop bridge, using the technical described in the blog above.

                  Without this support, if a desktop bridge contains a…

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                    0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Convert EXE to APPX by command lines? Why not telling us to use floppy disk? Come on! Wake up, MS! It's 21 century.

                    Convert EXE to APPX by command lines? Why not telling us to use floppy disk? Come on! Wake up, MS! It's 21 century.

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                      0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • E_STARTING_ISOLATED_ENV_FAILED with BaseImage 15963

                      DesktopAppConverter.ps1 : DesktopAppConverter : error 'E_CREATING_ISOLATED_ENV_FAILED':

                      Environment: Windows 10 Pro Version 1603 Build 15063.877
                      BaseImage: Windows_InsiderPreview_DAC_15063_1.wim

                      So I uninstalled KB4057144, became build 15063.850.
                      Re-try desktop app converter was successes.

                      I think that it is the problem of baseimage and KB4057144.
                      Of course, Version 1709 build 16299.214 can use the DAC.

                      2 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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 →
                        • Correctly escape filenames

                          I'm currently trying to convert an application that contains some of the CoreUtils utilities (most notably, [.exe and ].exe). This fails abruptly at

                          Preparing Virtual File System

                          VERBOSE: Begin Convert-Files...

                          VERBOSE: Renaming 'Files' directory to 'VFS'...

                          VERBOSE: Getting all files under C:\vfs0

                          VERBOSE: Processing 30505 virtual file system entries

                          VERBOSE: An error occurred converting your application. Here is the full error record:

                          VERBOSE:

                          PowerShell Error Record:

                          The specified wildcard character pattern is not valid: [.exe

                          PowerShell Stack Trace:

                          at Convert-Files, C:\Program

                          Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopAppConverter_2.1.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\converter_util\VfsOps.p

                          s1: line 138

                          at <ScriptBlock><Process>, C:\Program

                          Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DesktopAppConverter_2.1.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\DesktopAppConverter.ps1

                          : line 709

                          at <ScriptBlock>, <No file>: line 1

                          Inner Exception[0]:

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                            working on it  ·  2 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make RequestRestartAsync work in Desktop Bridge application

                            CoreApplication now has a RequestRestartAsync method, but it fails in a Desktop Bridge app with "NotInForeground".

                            Could you add this to the list of UWP APIs supported in Desktop Bridge? I really need to be able to programmatically restart my app.

                            I wonder if this is because of the way the Desktop Bridge technology wraps the WPF application. Any ideas on how I can cause the app to restart?

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                              0 comments  ·  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 →
                              • Where can I report Desktop Bridge issues and get help?

                                Is there some sort of bug tracker for Microsoft software? Kinda like UserVoice but for bug reports?

                                I have an app that works normally, but when launched via the Desktop Bridge there's some strange issues with COM. What does the Desktop Bridge do differently?

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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 →
                                  • 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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                                      1 comment  ·  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 →
                                      • Exception ProcessBaseLayer "Value out of Range"

                                        When Installing the BaseImage we get the following LOG:
                                        [2017-05-30T11:50:31] Log file can be found in C:\DesktopAppConverter\5d407621-db8a-42ec-b168-3d29d61a6f4a\logs\DesktopAppConverterSetup.log
                                        [2017-05-30T11:50:31] Desktop App Converter 2.0.2.release_2017-04-20_15-32_d5d861e622cd5bd166242b726909575b22b31f27
                                        [2017-05-30T11:50:31] --------------------------------------------------

                                        Checking Prerequisites

                                        [2017-05-30T11:50:31] Checking Windows Version to ensure it meets minimum requirements
                                        [2017-05-30T11:50:31] Minimum Windows Version requirement is met.
                                        [2017-05-30T11:50:31] --------------------------------------------------

                                        Running Setup

                                        [2017-05-30T11:50:31] Checking that the Base Image file 'C:\users\mk\Downloads\Windows_InsiderPreview_DAC_15063.wim' exists
                                        [2017-05-30T11:50:31] Ensuring that the Base Image file 'C:\users\mk\Downloads\Windows_InsiderPreview_DAC_15063.wim' is a valid windows image
                                        [2017-05-30T11:50:32] Testing for required Windows feature enabled
                                        [2017-05-30T11:50:34] Testing for required feature enabled...
                                        [2017-05-30T11:50:36] Required feature is enabled. Checking if reboot is required
                                        [2017-05-30T11:50:38] Required feature is enabled.
                                        [2017-05-30T11:50:38] Required Windows…

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                                          2 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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