It's as usual buried in the MS Events site and getting a link into that mess is impossible. Even MS doesn't provide links from related pages.
eWith Windows 10 S showing the way to the future, I'm wondering if Visual Studio will be coming to the Store. That's going to be needed, honestly, and I can imagine would be something Windows devs would love. I would. Cleanly install and uninstall VS? Heck yes.
Another question has to do with ARM. One must assume that ARM machines won't remain "cheap alternatives" as time goes on and we'll see stronger notebooks and even workstations. Has anything been said about VS getting a native ARM port so that it can run 64-bit?
So I'm starting to work with UWP apps, and I'm continuing to build my C# skills as I go but I'm hitting a wall here. I want to take input from two textboxes, and when a button is selected, provide the output.
The bog-standard C# would be...
static void Main(string args)
input1 = Console.ReadLine();
input2 = Console.ReadLine();
Console.WriteLine(input1 + " " + input2);
I'm not sure what the best way to display the result in a UWP app would be. I originally thought that a message box would be right, but... Between trying to find documention on UWP message boxes, and just thinking more about it, I want it to appear in the window, and I'd like to use a TextBlock so that it simply appears, no border. But there's scant little documenation on that as well.
So... how does one write to a UWP TextBlock?
I was thinking, and I'm sure a lot of you would agree that 10 S should be offered as the free-of-charge version of Windows 10. Up front, I think that in such a case, I'd definitely accept that the cost to upgrade to Pro would neither get a free grace period, nor be discounted to $50. I'd guess that the regular $199 cost of 10 Pro would apply.
But this might be a really great way to deal with several problems at once for them.
One: The number of illegitimate copies of Windows around the world. Offer 10 S gratis to them. Get them legal, and get them using the Store.
Two: Older hardware. MS should play up that Windows 10 S' more "lightweight and streamlined" approach benefits older hardware. Talk about how the UWP apps run better on older hardware, use less resources, and are more secure. Add during setup an offer to get four months free of Groove Music, or to install Spotify automatically from the Store. User's choice.
Three: Make the case to younger folks who help support family members. I'm not joking on this. Offer people like us who have to do family tech support a no-cost way to get their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, on an up-to-date, secure version of Windows that's tailored for their more technophobic tendencies. Of course, it's not for everyone, but we're intelligent enough to know if 10 S would serve our family members' needs.
Just a few possible ways to help improve things without going to much effort. It gets people in the door, gets them to look at the Store, and notice that hey... There actually is stuff there. Office? Spotify? Evernote? Facebook Messenger? Netflix? That's stuff they use. Might as well give the rest of the stuff a look.
Just please don't capitalize "free." That's so tacky.
I reset Windows, but the new Cortana-based setup assistant rushed past the WiFi setup while the damn thing was laying down next to me. Apparently I didn't respond quick enough. So, I wasn't able to add my real user account. I made a dummy account but apparently mistyped the password for it (twice) and now can't log in.
There is NO obvious way to access the recovery menu at startup on this thing. It's one of those cheap NuVision tablets. I thought that you could just use F8 at startup, but... no? Apparently not? Who knows.
All that matters is that I'm locked out of my own hardware because the setup assistant was too damn impatient. Feedback filed. I need a way to fix this thing before I just throw it in the garbage.
What a godawful pointing device. Around a quarter of the time, it's laggy and unresponsive. The rest of the time, it's just insanely lackluster.
Let's not forget the badly-translated drivers.
Why can't these OEM trackpad makers just make hardware that works with the built-in Precision Trackpad support in Windows? At the very least I won't have to run "Property of touch-Pad" anymore.
Ugh. The worst.
To make matters worse, apparently Elantech is like Broadcom and they fsking hate Linux, so a big middle finger to trying to make any lappy with this turdburglar trackpad work with Linux.
There are issues to work though in Windows 10. You know it, I know it. Let's help these issue get noticed by Microsoft by helping to upvote and add good comments to each other's feedback submissions in Feedback Hub.
If you're unsure how to link to your Feedback post, find it in the "My feedback" section in the Feedback Hub app, select it, and hit the "Share" button in the top right. You can get a link that will allow others to see, upvote and comment.
I'll start this off myself with a few.
A 6th gen dual core i5 is listed as required, but what if I have a higher-end but older CPU? I've got a 4th gen quad i7. Anyone have thoughts on whether that's going to cut it, or is there something in the newer CPUs that the older silicon just doesn't have?
Im noticing that my posts are being time stamped in the future.
I'll post, then go back to the forum listing using the link at the top, so the browser is loading the page anew. I'm not using the back button. The thread I posted in will not be updated, and when I go to look if my post is there, it is, and it's time stamped "In 2 minutes."
After a clean re-install, I’ve got the same issue as before. Error 0x8007CF9.
I’m so happy that one of the things I was most looking forward to apparently will not work on my machine.
Whoop dee shit.
EDIT: Installed 15031 and everything is fine. All apps install properly.
No matter what app I try to install on one system which works correctly otherwise, I get error 0x80073CF9 on Centennial apps. All other UWP apps install correctly, it's only Desktop Bridge apps.
Everything works correctly on my notebook, and my other desktop running 15031, it's only on this particular system, which is on 14393.693.
I really really don't want to have to reinstall again. I did it last week after the system powered down in the middle of an update.
So... Microsoft says to stop the Windows Update and Delivery Optimization services to correct the issue of new builds not installing...
It refuses to stop the Windows Update service. So what do I do if apparently the service "can't" stop? I get Error 1053. Why? Why doesn't the service simple do as instructed? If the user instructs it to stop...
... why doesn't it stop immediately? I'm the damn user, so why am I not obeyed?
Snagged one of the $99 NuVision tablets from the Microsoft Store today. Not a bad little job. The backlight leaves quite a bit to be desired but ya know. I'm really curious to know if anyone has any experience with these NuVision Windows tabs with the Plugable Pro docking station.
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1) Must I register a new account for the Premium Membership? I attempted to enter my credentials in the signup form and it told me the account already existed.
2) Is the page for the offer down? After seeing it the first time, I can't get back to it.
Logged into use one of my three free articles on Brad's Cortana article. Hit the "Click to Continue Reading" button. It incremented that I now had 2/3 remaining but didn't have access to the article.