WP8 Export: Fullscreen not being set

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    [Not needed nor helpful, but I do have helpful screenshots below]

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. Open C2/WP8 file located at C2\exporters\html5\wp8\MainPage.xml

    2. In the top-level tag, the following code is always set to true, rather than being a variable so that it can change between true and false.

    Observed result:

    <font face="Courier New, Courier, mono">shell:SystemTray.IsVisible="True"</font>

    This causes an extra side in apps to always have a "black bar" where the system tray would be.

    (Using a letterbox scale)<img src="http://simplyadvanced.net/dev/construct2/bug/SystemTray-IsVisible-True.png" border="0" />

    Expected result:

    I would expect the gameplay area to use up more of the screen when I choose a fullscreen scaling option. So, when I change WP8 code to

    <font face="Courier New, Courier, mono">shell:SystemTray.IsVisible="False"</font> ...

    (Using a letterbox scale)

    <img src="http://simplyadvanced.net/dev/construct2/bug/SystemTray-IsVisible-False.png" border="0" />

    Browsers affected:

    Chrome: n/a

    Firefox: n/a

    Internet Explorer: n/a

    Operating system & service pack:

    Windows 8.1 Enterprise, 64-bit

    Construct 2 version:

    Tested in r154, r155, 156

    • Danial Goodwin -

    ps - I'm not sure if it is in the WP8 guidelines, that the status bar always has to be visible. But, my past three WP8 apps have been certified/published on the first try with `shell:SystemTray.IsVisible="False"`. Also, this basically just the first method that I found that works for getting to fullscreen. There may or may not be more solutions.

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  • You're right, hiding the system tray would be a better default than showing it. Made the change for the next build.

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