FIX: Visual state problem when you unload and reload a custom control in an SWE application in WEC 2013

This article describes an issue in which the previous visual state of a custom control is lost when you unload and then reload the control in a Microsoft Silverlight for Windows Embedded (SWE) application in Windows Embedded Compact 2013. An update is available to fix this issue. Before you install this update, all previously issued updates for this product must be installed.


You have an SWE application that has a custom control and buttons to do the following operations in Windows Embedded Compact 2013:
  • Unload control
  • Reload control
  • Set state

When you run the application and then select the Set state button, the custom control visual state changes (not changing to the default state). If you select the Unload control button and then select Reload control, the visual tree (visual) state is the default state, and the previous visual state is lost.


Software update information

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


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

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, select Clean Solution, and then select Build Solution.
  • On the Build menu, select Rebuild Solution.
You don't have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace any other updates.
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Article ID: 3082658 - Last Review: Oct 29, 2015 - Revision: 1