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  1. Card Alignment Bug On Xbox

    StackOverflow issue on https://stackoverflow.com/questions/56321601/move-focus-on-gridview-item-one-by-one/56352249#56352249

    Through a series disscussion with MS tech, we confirmed that:

    Xbox Settings> Display&Sound> Video output, under "Advanced" select "Video fidelity & overscan" You will see an option that says "Apps can add a border", turn if off.

    This can solve the card alignment problem, but currently there is no api for developers to turn it off using code.

    Sample url: https://github.com/hupo376787/CardAlignmentBugOnXbox.git

    1 vote
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  2. xbox screen shot in apps

    Hi, currently the screen capture function can capture a game screen, but apps can't. I'm a xbox developer, and want to take some screen shots while app running.

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  3. I have an Idea about a game and a colaboration contact me at mihaitaradu8@gmail.com

    I wanna make a game contact me at mihaitaradu8@gmail.com
    I have many ideas but i don't have money
    Sad i know

    3 votes
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  4. Xbox One Detect network connection type

    I am developing a UWP application for XBOX One and for analytics purposed I want to detect if the device is connected through Ethernet or WiFi.

    I tried the Windows API for that but I found out it is not yet supported for Xbox One.

    3 votes
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    Can you explain the scenario a bit more around the need for the API?

  5. help required for xbox live REST API AuthenticateXASU and AuthenticateXSTS authentication, we called but bad request in response. plz help

    help required for xbox live REST API AuthenticateXASU and AuthenticateXSTS authentication, we called but bad request in response. plz help

    2 votes
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  6. Allow to playback HDR Video On Xbox One S/X with HDR TV

    Please expose this capability to us. not just Movie&TV or Netflix Internal use.

    4 votes
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  7. XBOX optical drive access in UWP

    to build Blu-ray player for the Xbox One

    2 votes
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  8. Xbox Dev Mode Companion freeze after conntect

    The 'Xbox Dev Mode Companion' app freeze every time when i connect to a Xbox. Tried a classic Xbox One Dev kit and an Xbox One X Dev kit for both the app freeze after the connection. In this state is the app not usable. Please fix that.

    4 votes
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  9. enable debugging for xbox in xbox device portal.

    Currently there is no way to collect console logs of an installed UWP app from xbox. It would be good to have an option in xbox device portal so that we can see the javascript console logs like network logs in HTTP monitor tab.
    Also it would be great if there is an option to inspect and debug.

    5 votes
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  10. Fix the Xbox App store

    Hi - you really need to fix the Xbox App store. We are a dev house that specialises in publishing dedicated Xbox Apps. It used to be that there was a really high standard to get certified on Xbox, which was tough to get through but at least the standard of apps was pretty high. Now it seems there is zero standard to be certified to publish an app on Xbox and by default EVERY windows 10 app that is published is published on all devices.

    I know microsoft is trying to flesh out the app stores on each device…

    3 votes
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  11. [Bug] Buggy Xbox core window bounds in MediaElement's transport controls

    Assume the following XAML:
    <Page x:Class="PlayerBounds.MainPage"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation&quot;
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml&quot;
    xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008&quot;
    xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006&quot;
    mc:Ignorable="d">

    <Grid Background="Green">

    <Border Width="480" Height="270" Background="Red" Grid.Column="1" VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Center">
    <MediaPlayerElement Source="https://ia800209.us.archive.org/20/items/ElephantsDream/ed_1024_512kb.mp4&quot; AreTransportControlsEnabled="True"/>
    </Border>

    </Grid>
    </Page>
    and not calling SetDesiredBounds! This is what the screen looks like: https://1drv.ms/i/s!AqT0PAFUIw04htwcFjitFI7iNTXl5A
    (sorry for the photo, could not do a regular screen shot at the moment!)
    Looks good? Yes, video and transport controls cover the entire media player!
    Drawbacks? In full screen, transport controls (not video) do also respect the safe area. See https://1drv.ms/i/s!AqT0PAFUIw04htwel93_Dvfege8VNw
    Looks good? No! I want the transport controls' semi-transparent area…

    5 votes
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  12. XBox Emulator for Apps

    Users are asking me frequently for a XBox version of my app.
    Unfortunately I do not own a XBox, nor would getting one make sense (it is a free app, so I am not really interested in spending lots of money just for developing purpose.)

    Aside from my personal dilemma of a missing device, it would definitely make sense to be able testing code in an emulator first instead of having lots of hardware around all the time.

    It's just the same like with mobile. Here we have several emulators, and I usually make use of them first instead of…

    16 votes
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  13. Xbox Live Gamertag API Acess

    It would be really cool if developers could get api access to Xbox Live Gamertags, that way they don't have to make users create a new account just to play multiplayer games. It would also help a lot for leaderboards too.

    52 votes
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