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  1. Enable the Windows 10 Hyper-V Default Switch to work with Cisco AnyConnect

    The following Hyper-V networking Configuration breaks DNS name resolution on the Virtual Machine:
    1. Connecting the host to a non-corporate (remote) WiFi network.
    2. Connecting to the corporate network via Cisco AnyConnect on the host.
    3. Start a VM and connect it to the Default Switch (NAT)

    When a VM is connected to the default switch and the host is connected to the corporate network via Cisco AnyConnect, the VM looses the ability to resolve DNS addresses. The VM is able to ping both public addresses and corporate addresses; however, it is unable to resolve names on either the public…

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      22 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We’re investigating how to best handle VPN and add more configuration around VPN.

      Please:
      1) Upvote if this is important to you. That helps us prioritize.
      2) Let us know which VPN technology you’re using/care most about.
      3) Explain what behavior you’d like to see.

    • No user-consent prompt on first run of broadFileSystemAccess-capable UWP app

      When running an app which requires broadFileSystemAccess capabilities, no user-consent prompt appears on the first use. Instead, the app crashes with a System.UnauthorizedAccessException. Going into Settings to enable this privacy permission prevents the crash, and the app works normally. However, there is no prompt to enable this permission as described in the docs.

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        4 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We are working on it. We are working on updating docs and adding in the prompt like other restricted items.

        A code pattern like this should be a way to catch this scenario.
        {
        StorageFolder folder = await StorageFolder.GetFolderFromPathAsync(@"C:\Foo");
        }
        catch(Exception)
        {
        // prompt user for what action they should do then launch below
        // suggestion could be a message prompt
        await Launcher.LaunchUriAsync(new Uri(“ms-settings:appsfeatures-app”));
        }

      • FeedbackHub link is broken in Windows 10 1809

        If you set project target version to 1809 and you try to use this official example for launching feedback hub:

        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/monetize/launch-feedback-hub-from-your-app

        It will crash the app. Here is also full code example of this problem: https://1drv.ms/u/s!ArB5XyXKJ9ZWhjheAPPpeRA1rBWe

        It's very problematic because now 1809 is available almost everyone and feedback hub launch link itself is broken in 1809. I had to revert it to 1803 to get it working.

        7 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Autosuggestbox AutoSuggestionBoxTextChangeReason is always UserInput.

          [UWP] While following the tutorial at the Microsoft Docs on how to proper create an AutoSuggestBox, when using the SuggestionChosen event handler to change the Text property of the AutoSuggestBox, the TextChanged event is raised with the AutoSuggestionBoxBoxTextChangeReason set to UserInput, even though it was changed via code. The tutorial says it that it should raise it as ProgrammaticChange, and yet that doesn't happen.
          Currently on Windows 10 Pro Build 18309 SDK Version 10.0.17763.132 using Visual Studio 2019 Version 16.0.0 Preview 1.1.

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            3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • StorageFile.GetThumbnailAsync doesn't wait for thumbnail to be generated

            Calling StorageFile.GetThumbnailAsync(ThumbnailMode.SingleItem, desiredSize) doesn't wait for the thumbnail to be generated. If there isn't one already cached, it will return an icon instead. Disposing the stream then waiting for 6 seconds then trying again correctly returns a thumbnail.

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              3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Some children are not shown in stack panel

              Here's a minimal Github Repo I created to reproduce the problem.

              *******

              I have a listview whose items panel is set to StackPanel since I need to set the group style panel to a staggered panel which doesn't work well with item stack panel.

              The problem now is, out of 27 groups, only 16 groups are shown. I tested it on another list view and I confirmed that the problem is that the stack panel only displays a limited number of children (the strange thing is it's not 16 on my test but 22).

              I tried VirtualizingStackPanel but unlike StackPanel,…

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                2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • ComboBox IsEditable Dropdown width bug

                When ComboBox IsEditable=true, dropdown width is set to textbox width. This means, when empty and set to auto-width, the dropdown width is very narrow and text for longer options are occluded. This behavior is different from ComboBox when IsEditable=false, where dropdown width is conveniently adjusting to the widest item. However, unlike winforms, ComboBox DropDownWidth property is not available for developers to fix it themselves. As a result, we have to change the ComboBox width itself or wait for the SDK fix.

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                  1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fix keyboard showing/hiding events for UWP on IoT Core

                  According to this documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/design/input/respond-to-the-presence-of-the-touch-keyboard I should be able to receive notifications for the input pane showing or hiding. This is not the case.

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                    0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix Schema For Hid DeviceCapability

                    Some Hid devices can not be included under DeviceCapability in the Package.appmanifest. This means that some hardware devices can not be used. The error is: 'vidpid:‭2B24‬ 0001' violates pattern constraint of 'any|vidpid:[0-9a-fA-F]{4} [0-9a-fA-F]{4}( (usb|bluetooth))?|model:[^;]{1,512};.{1,512}'

                    2 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Only compile XAML as needed

                      When building a UWP project, editing any file in the project results in every XAML file being re-compiled, regardless of if the file references anything in the changed file. In smaller projects, compilation happens fast enough to not matter. In our project with ~200 XAML files, MarkupCompilePass1 and MarkupCompilePass2 combined take 79 seconds.

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                      • [BUG] Page.NavigationCacheMode="Enabled" breaks NavigationView in version 1809

                        In Windows version 1809, Navigating to a new page that has been created from a page within a NavigationView where Page.NavigatonCacheMode="Enabled", and then navigating back again causes the NavigationView to stop responding to NavigationViewItem clicks. This works as expected in version 1803,

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                        • MediaPlayer does not play on calling Play method when app is minimized

                          I want to start a sound, even when the app is minimized. The play action can be initiated from an App Service (Desktop Bridge). My app has the background audio capability and uses extended execution. So the app is not suspended and keeps running in the background. But if I start a sound using MediaPlayer when the app is minimized, the sound does not play. As soon as I open the app, the sound starts. Minimizing again will not affect the sound: it keeps playing.

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                          • UWP CommandBar SecondaryCommands KeyboardAccelerators

                            SecondaryCommands KeyboardAccelerators in a CommandBar only work until the SecondaryCommands menu is opened, then when closed they stop working. This has been tested in 1809.

                            3 votes
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                            • AppBarButton with MenuFlyout Flyout is broken in the 1809 update

                              I am targeting Windows 10 version 1809 and that is also my OS version. If I have an AppBarButton inside a CommandBar and set the Flyout of the AppBarButton to a MenuFlyout then it doesn't work properly - the MenuFlyout opens Ok, but it doesn't block the background and it's impossible to close it without clicking a MenuItem in the MenuFlyout (even clicking on the AppBarButton to try and close it doesn't work). This used to work fine before version 1809. Perhaps something got broken when the new CommandBarFlyout that's been added in 1809 was introduced.

                              A workaround is to…

                              3 votes
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                              • Linebreak of TextBox 14393 and above vs 10586

                                Since Windows 10 14393 and above TextBox is producing "\r" for a line break. Where before it was "\r\n".
                                Environment.NewLine is still "\r\n". Other applications presenting my UWP generated data missing line breaks as result.

                                See also @ https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsapps/en-US/98b368a3-89ba-4141-be15-bf4fd0335825/uwaxaml-linebreak-of-textbox-14393-vs-10586?forum=wpdevelop

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                                • Build error when using other than ASCII character for Binding Path of x:Bind

                                  public class Foo {

                                  public string Bar { get; set; }
                                  public string ほげ { get; set; }

                                  public string GetBar() => "";
                                  public string Getほげ() => "";
                                  }

                                  public sealed partial class MainPage : Page {
                                  public Foo ViewModel { get; set; } = new Foo();
                                  }

                                  MainPage.xaml
                                  <!-- OK -->
                                  <TextBlock Text="{x:Bind ViewModel.Bar}"/>
                                  <TextBlock Text="{x:Bind ViewModel.GetBar()}"/>

                                  <!-- NG -->
                                  <TextBlock Text="{x:Bind ViewModel.ほげ}"/> <!-- Invalid binding path 'ViewModel.ほげ' : Syntax error at symbol '<EOF>' -->
                                  <TextBlock Text="{x:Bind ViewModel.Getほげ()}"/> <!-- Invalid binding path 'ViewModel.Getほげ()' : Property 'Get' can't be found on type 'Foo' -->

                                  Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9.4 /…

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                                  • Bug: StrokeDashArray property only applied to first element on page

                                    When the StrokeDashArray property is defined as a Setter in a XAML Style, it is only applied to the first element on the page to use that Style. Other elements on the page ignore the StrokeDashArray property as defined in the Style.

                                    This problem also occurs if the Style is applied -- and when it's RE-applied -- in the code-behind at run-time.

                                    This problem also occurs with new elements created at run-time using the Style.

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                                    • Incomplete enum Windows.System.ProcessorArchitecture

                                      Maybe not really a big... but enum Windows.System.ProcessorArchitecture is missing the value for ARM64, which is a valid UWP compilation target for Windows 10 Build 16299 and above.

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                                      • ItemsStackPanel.FirstVisibleIndex computed incorrectly

                                        ItemsStackPanel.FirstVisibleIndex is computed incorrectly in some situations, for example if the ItemsStackPanel is the items panel for an ItemsControl, and the ItemsControl is inside a StackPanel which is inside a ScrollViewer, but the ItemsControl is not the first element in the StackPanel. The calculation seems to assume that the top of the ItemsStackPanel is at the top of the ScrollViewer, and if not the FirstVisibleIndex and LastVisibleIndex properties are completely wrong.

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                                        • XBox live calls hitting RATE LIMITS throws AMBIGUOUS EXCEPTIONS

                                          When using the XboxLive API and you hit the rate limit. The calls return error codes with a notice of when you can call again. This is fine.

                                          My biggest problem is that when the API translates these limit responses, they THROW UNDOCUMENTED EXCEPTIONS.

                                          This is a poor programming practice. Throwing undocumented ArgumentExceptions give us little to no way to handle the exceptions. You should throw STATES as responses which we can handle, catch and debug more appropriately. Even throwing DOCUMENTED custom exceptions with detailed information inside the EventArgs would be 100x more useful as we could CATCH those things…

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