FIX: Visual appearance of content controls changes unexpectedly in Windows Embedded Compact 2013

Introduction

This article describes an issue that causes the visual appearance of content controls to change unexpectedly in Windows Embedded Compact 2013. An update is available to resolve this issue. Before you install this update, all previously issued updates for this product must be installed.

Symptoms

When you run a Microsoft Silverlight for Windows Embedded application in Windows Embedded Compact 2013, the visual appearance of content controls may change unexpectedly.

Software update information

Download information

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Monthly Update (May 2015) is now available from Microsoft. To download this monthly update, go to Microsoft OEM Online or MyOEM.

Prerequisites

This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

Registry information

By default, the behavior of the visual appearance of content controls that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section is retained after you apply this update. To change the behavior to be the same as the desktop behavior, set the following value in the registry:

Registry location:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\XamlRuntime
DWORD name: ControlDisabledOpacity
DWORD value: 1

Note To change the behavior back to its default behavior, change the ControlDisabledOpacity value to 0.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:
  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.
  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
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Article ID: 3069593 - Last Review: Jun 16, 2015 - Revision: 1

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