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Cannot get WPF application to run full screen. Task bar always overlaps.

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  • Hi,

    I am testing our existing WPF application (www.novamind.com) to see if there are any issues in Windows 8.

    So far, I found two.

    First, the dotNetInstaller fails. This is easily worked around by installing via the .msi file directly (http://downloads.novamind.com/novamind5/windows/NovaMind557.msi).

    The issue is known and will be addressed in the future (http://www.codeproject.com/KB/install/dotNetInstaller.aspx).

    Second, when I try to activate our full screen feature (F11) the Windows task bar always overlaps our window.

    Have there been any changes to this in Windows 8? Is this a bug in the preview that will be addressed or is there anything else I need to do to get proper full screen in Desktop apps?

    Seems to be very ironic that the only thing that seems to break is the full screen feature, one of the main selling points of Win8-Metro :)


    Friday, October 14, 2011 2:22 AM

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  • I suggest you send Feedback on your issue.

    Thank you for posting your feedback, we want to make sure we get the right info including your log files.  Can you also submit feedback using the Windows Feedback Tool from the Connect Site associated with your Windows Developer Preview program? If you’re an MSDN subscriber, the information on how to join the Connect program is included on the download page where you installed Windows Developer Preview.  There’s a link to the Connect site and an invitation code that you can click on to join using a Windows Live ID account. If you’re not an MSDN subscriber follow this limited use link to join the Connect program and then follow the steps here

     


    Marilyn
    Sunday, October 16, 2011 6:51 PM
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  • I am a MSDN subscriber but am unable to find the link where I should 'join' the connect program as described here: 

     If you’re a MSDN subscriber, the information on how to join the Connect program is included on the download page where you installed Windows Developer Preview.

     

    can you please post a link or point me in the right direction? 

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011 5:28 AM
  • Hello Patrick Klug,

    This is the link on the Connect Page for MSDN subscribers: https://connect.microsoft.com/site1147/program7221

    If you are prompted for an invitation code, please enter the following key. MSDN-76H9-3CFP

    https://connect.microsoft.com/site1147/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=7221&InvitationID=MSDN-76H9-3CFP

     

    Let us know if that helps.


    Marilyn
    Wednesday, October 19, 2011 1:44 AM
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