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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 →
    • Allow $targetnametoken$ and $targetentrypoint$ in desktop:Extension element of appxmanifest

      In .appxmanifest files, the <Application> element supports $targetnametoken$ and $targetentrypoint$ variables, which the Windows Application Package Project uses in its template .appxmanifest file. The <desktop:Extension> element, however, does not, which leads to some guessing as to what the Executable attribute should be.

      The documentation at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/api/windows.applicationmodel.startuptask#desktop-bridge-app-startup-task-extension does say what the EntryPoint should be, but in packages generated by the Windows Application Package Project, putting just the executable name in for the Executable attribute results in an error, because the generated package puts the executable in a subfolder with the same name as the solution.

      For example, a correct .appxmanifest that…

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        0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Advertising SDK & controls for converted WPF apps

        Would be good if the advertising SDK controls could be used in WPF apps

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          0 comments  ·  Desktop Bridge ('Centennial')  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Update the Extend tab

          Extend page have a mistake that is the package manifest changes must be in the packaging project, not the UWP project

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            0 comments  ·  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 →
            • 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 →
              • 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 →
                • Does Desktop Bridge enable COM interop?

                  Will Desktop Bridge enable a UWP application to access an existing code base built upon COM?

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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 →
                    • 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 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.

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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?

                                    4 votes
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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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                                      • 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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