Testing UWP Application on variety of resolution(s).

We know that one of the main feature of the UWP application is effective pixel and scaling. UWP apps automatically adjust the size of controls, fonts and other UI element so that to interact with on all devices.  When you run the app on device, the system uses and algorithm to normalize the way UI…

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Unpackage, modify, repackage, sign an APPX

Desktop Bridge
Desktop Bridge

If you are working on a desktop application that you want to release on the Windows Store by packaging it with the Desktop Bridge, you’ll know that one of the requirements is that your application should work fine also on Windows 10 S, the new Windows edition that was introduced on 2nd May 2017. We…

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Desktop App Converter fails on Windows 10 15063.483 and later: how to solve it

If you’re working with the Desktop Bridge and, as a good practice, you always keep your Windows 10 installation up-to-date, you may have noticed that starting from the servicing update 15063.486 that was released a while ago, the Desktop App Converter stopped to work properly. The symptom is a failure in the step Starting the…

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Accessing to the files in the installation folder in a Desktop Bridge application

We already had the chance to discuss this scenario previously on this blog, specifically when we have talked about the option to include multiple Win32 processes in the same app package or how to handle data in a converted desktop application. If you open the documentation with the guidelines on how to prepare a classic…

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Porting and testing your classic desktop applications on Windows 10 S with the Desktop Bridge

On 2nd May Microsoft has announced Windows 10 S, a new Windows 10 edition (based on the same Creators Update version, which means build 15063) designed specifically for scenarios where the customer wants to put safety and security first above all when they use their devices. The main differences, in fact, compared to a standard…

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UWP APPX Deployment fails with ‘Deployment failed. XmlException’

On the App Consult team we often work on several different applications in given day. The other day when using Visual Studio 2017 to deploy a UWP app I got the following error: DEP0600: Deployment failed. XmlException – Data at the root level is invalid. Line 24, position 11. After much debugging and Binging, an…

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“Failed due to unknown reasons” error when you try to sideload a Desktop Bridge app

If you’re working since a while with the Desktop Bridge to convert classic desktop applications in Universal Windows Packages that can be, other than distributed using traditional channels, also published on the Store, it may happened that you have stumbled across the following error trying to manually install an AppX file for testing purposes:  …

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Testing if your Desktop Bridge app is ready for distribution 

If you have read some of the posts that have been published on this blog about the Desktop Bridge, you’ll know that it’s an extremely powerful technology and, in most of the cases, you can get all the benefits of the new modern and deployment system provided by the app package model without having to…

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