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  1. ZIP64: comply with ISO-21320-1:2015

    bug description
    ============
    using "send to compressed ZIP folder" with files > 4GB outputs non-ISO-21320-1:2015-conforming files, which results in errors in many unzip softwares including 'unzip' reference implementation from info-zip.org as well as 7zip, libarchive, libzip and others.

    solution
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    change 1 bit in ZIP64 files to better comply with ISO-21320-1:2015 and normative APPNOTES from PKWARE in order to interoperate with other unzip software.

    'Total number of disks' shall be 1 - not 0.
    referring to section 4.3.15 [Zip64 end of central directory locator] in https://www.pkware.com/documents/APPNOTE/APPNOTE-6.3.3.TXT

    see also https://github.com/LuaDist/unzip/blob/master/process.c#L1277-L1280

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      0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Dev Dashboard: Customer Group email list doesn’t dedupe email addresses

      As a developer, I manage customer groups for package flighting and customer segmentation. The page indicates "Duplicate email addresses will be removed" yet when I paste in duplicate email addresses they remain.

      This screws up my group metrics (e.g. count) and makes it annoying when sending out email blasts (commercial providers use recipients as a metric for billing).

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      • Dev Dashboard: Customer Groups link opens page in a new window unexpectedly

        As a developer, I manage customer groups for package flighting and customer segmentation. When I click a customer group to manage, it opens in a new window, unlike most of the other links in the dashboard.

        This may seem minor but it's a huge irritant. Death by a thousand cuts...

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        • BUG: Cannot view attached files, images in Feedback Hub items

          As a developer, I want to see the screenshots and logs my customers are sending to me via the Feedback Hub. This data is critical to resolving customer issues.

          Repro Steps:

          1. File feedback via the Feedback Hub for your own app, be sure to attach an image and some files

          2. Note you cannot see files/images attached to the item

          Bonus: You can't delete this feedback.

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            0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Can't establish connection with FullTrustProcess

            From the build 17711, Windows.ApplicationModel.AppService.AppServiceConnection.OpenAsync() consistently returns 'Unknown Error'. I've tried this sample but not a luck.

            https://github.com/Microsoft/DesktopBridgeToUWP-Samples/tree/master/Samples/AppServiceBridgeSample/cs

            The unknown error also happens on build 17713 and I'm curious is this just a bug or will this feature stop on future windows release?

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            • Adult Content Needs to Be Properly Defined

              Windows Store Policy for Adult Content:

              11.7 Adult Content

              Your app must not contain or display content that a reasonable person would consider pornographic or sexually explicit.

              Pornographic and sexually explicit needs to be well defined. Microsoft support working for Report App are taking down apps which have partial, but no ******* nudity. Partial nudity is not pornographic nor sexually explicit. Game of Thrones is on the Windows Store and contains full frontal nudity and graphic *** scenes, so it is quite ridiculous when apps are removed that have partial nudity or body parts blurred out or covered.

              Furthermore, Age…

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                0 comments  ·  Dev Center + Microsoft Store  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Setting IsZoomedInViewActive to False on a SemanticZoom hooks it to the BackRequested event.

                However, if you set it to true, the SemanticZoom doesn't hook to the BackRequested event. This violates developer expectations. Since the SemanticZoom is subscribed to the BackRequested event, if I navigate to another page and press the back button, the BackRequested event is not called on my navigated page, since it is handled by the SemanticZoom in the previous page, even if page caching is disabled for the Frame. The SemanticZoom is kept alive because it is referenced by the SystemNavigationManager.

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                  1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add official Acrylic API for WPF apps

                  It is currently officially impossible to display the acrylic window-background effect in a non-UWP window. Several developers have managed to coax out the private API used to implement this feature in a desktop app (see <https://withinrafael.com/2018/02/01/adding-acrylic-blur-to-your-windows-10-apps-redstone-4-desktop-apps/>); however this API is officially unsupported, can change at any time, and has been changed in a backwards-incompatible manner once in the past.

                  Would it be too much to ask for an API that wraps whatever mechanism is required to accomplish this? Using the UWP acrylic API in a XAML Island won't quite work for me, as I want to place WPF…

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                    0 comments  ·  UWP Community Toolkit  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Windows UI Library - Will there be a DesignTime experience for controls. Control in Toolbox?

                    With the new Windows UI Library now in pre-release. Are there plans to ensure new controls will be listed in the Toolbox alongside the OS based standard controls?

                    Will dragging from the toolbox automatically add the using markup to the page?

                    Will the Blend features like isolated Template editing, be working?

                    Will the compact mode resource dictionary be bundled with the nuget package so it can be referenced in the app resources, without having to ask developers to copy and paste XAML files. Consistency could be ruined if every dev needs to handle manual markup, especially as the UI Toolkit…

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                      0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Volume purchase for subscription items

                      The pricing model for my app is
                      - single-time purchase for consumers
                      - subscription model for enterprise customers

                      It is nice, that companies can buy my app in bulk, but I'd like them to be able to also buy subscriptions in bulk.

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                      • IoT home app launcher

                        A container for starting applications inside it on Windows 10 IoT Core, instead of full-screen. This would allow creating launchers that have on-screen navigation bar and other contextual controls.

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                          0 comments  ·  XAML/Controls/Composition  ·  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 →
                          • RS4 Windows Device Portal missing features for Commercial HoloLens Suite.

                            The latest OS update to the HoloLens 17134 is missing key features for the Commercial Suite, such as Kiosk Mode and others.

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                            • Provide separate X and Y Scale components for ManipulationDelta events

                              Currently the ManipulationDelta event args provides a single scale factor for pinch/stretch events. Providing separate x and y factors would enable it to be used on objects without fixed aspect ratios. It's awkward to have different means of resizing objects. The Whiteboard app, for example, resizes graphic images with pinch/stretch because they have fixed aspect ratios. Text boxes, on the other hand have little "handles" attached to use for resizing. With separate x and y scale measurements, both objects could be resized via pinch/stretch.

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                              • MIDI file (.mid) playback support in Groove Music App

                                Windows Media Player can play .mid files for a very long time but Groove Music App cannot because WinRT does not have API to play MIDI file.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • win10系统下,用cmd调用devcon显示此应用无法在你电脑上运行

                                  win10版本是1803,devcon版本是10.0.17134.1。管理员运行cmd,然后用devcon命令完全不行。显示此应用无法在你的电脑上运行,求助

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                                  • DNS-SD registration does not respond to queries with class "ANY"

                                    A DNS-SD service registration does not respond to mDNS queries having a class of "ANY", but only responds to queries having a class of "IN".

                                    Example code which registers a service using Windows' DNS-SD APIs:

                                    ```
                                    var service = new DnssdServiceInstance(...);
                                    using (var socket = new StreamSocketListener())
                                    {
                                    var registration = await service.RegisterStreamSocketListenerAsync(socket);
                                    // Do stuff now that the service is registered.
                                    }
                                    ```

                                    You can use Wireshark to inspect packets and see that queries having a class of "ANY" will be answered by a DNS-SD registration from Bonjour but will not be answered by the above DNS-SD registration.

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                                    • mediaplayerelement seekbar hover thumbnail

                                      This feature is almost available in any web based video player or any Desktop based video player, the feature is simple. When a mediaplayerelement is playing or paused a video. and the user hover overs the seekbar, with mouse, or pen or any other input device for that perspective, wherver is the user mouse, show a small thumbnail of the video file at that specific position, just above the seekbar ( slider ) and as the user moves the mouse along the seekbar, the thumbnail should update accordingly.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Api for streaming and recording the camera at the same time.

                                        I have seen api recording and streaming and previewing the capture from the video. Streaming works well with previewing, but how about being able to do streaming and recording to a file at the same time?

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                                          0 comments  ·  Audio/Graphics/Media playback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Edge browser app for iOS

                                          Hello,
                                          I would like to ask an expansion of the regions in which Edge browser in iOS app is deployed. Currently it is unavailable in Israel and can't compliment my already installed Office and OneDrive apps

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                                            0 comments  ·  Device - Phone / Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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