Microsoft Releases Updated Windows 10X Emulator With New File Manager App

Microsoft today announced the release of the updated Microsoft Emulator (v1.1.54.0) and Windows 10X Emulator Image (10.0.19578) in the Microsoft Store. This update includes several updates for Windows 10X, including the Win32 container. Find the changelog below.

What’s new in Microsoft emulator:

  • Ability to query the Store for updated images and install them.
  • When running the emulator for the first time, if there are no images installed, it will ask you to download an image.
  • The developer can also choose to search for new images via the File-> “Download emulator images” menu item.

What’s new in the Windows 10X emulator image:

  • The Windows 10X emulator image (build 19578) includes a new EULA that no longer requires it to be installed on an Insider Preview version of Windows. You can install it on Windows 10 version 10.0.17763.0 or higher to test existing apps on dual screen device emulator.
    • To use an Insider Preview SDK, developers must set their development environment to an Insider Preview version of Windows.
  • This update applies the windowing model for Windows 10X to your Win32 applications running in the container. System-defined window placement ensures users have a consistent and streamlined windowing experience that fits and fits a smaller, dual-screen, touch-sensitive device. Some shortcomings remain and will be corrected in a future update.
  • A first version of File Manager (labeled Beta) is included. It is designed to work with OneDrive synced files and therefore requires a Microsoft account attached to the operating system, either through the Settings app or by signing into a Microsoft app such as the Store.
  • Visual Studio Remote Tools installation no longer requests Machine.config files during installation.
  • The emulator displays “GPU is not running. Problem code: 43 “. There is a recent regression that fails to initialize the GPU if the host machine is a version older than the Windows 10X image.
  • The LockScreen may stop responding. If so, use the device portal and restart the ModernShellUXApp.exe process.
  • Sometimes applications running in the Win32 container may not display correctly. By tapping on the tile in the taskbar, the application is usually displayed correctly.

Source: Microsoft


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