Bug 53992 - [UWP] Device Idiom wrongly determined
Summary: [UWP] Device Idiom wrongly determined
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Windows ()
Version: 2.3.3
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris King
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-03-27 06:18 UTC by Novak Savic
Modified: 2017-04-04 19:22 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Tags: tablet desktop idiom ac
Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Novak Savic 2017-03-27 06:18:53 UTC
I noticed that Device.Idiom gives "Desktop" instead of "Tablet" value on Windows 10.0.10240.16725 on HP ElitePad 900 tablet.

One thing to mention is that on this device full version of Windows is running.
Comment 1 Paul DiPietro [MSFT] 2017-03-27 16:26:30 UTC
I believe this is the code in question which is causing the Desktop idiom to be returned:


I'll set this confirmed for now but it'll require a follow-up. If it's possible, I think that it might be worth seeing if we can take advantage of the UIViewSettings (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/api/Windows.UI.ViewManagement.UIViewSettings) API in any way.
Comment 2 Chris King 2017-04-04 19:21:46 UTC
Novak, Paul is correct that we simply report what platform UAP reports to us so I'd pass the buck to them.