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Dragg and Drop on Winapp driver and Appium

ScenarioThe basic scenario here is having a windows desktop application with the drag and drop capability.Testing this application, you are using Appium over Winappdriver. The test I am attending to perform is a simple drag and drop.
The above setting and scenario, isn't rare! actually it is a common case in desktop apps, that it is why it is so troubling to find that drag and drop is an issue.
Searching the web, I found many ways of accomplishing the D&D, which basically I can split to two groups, the first one is using the driver.Mouse actions, where I will use a mouseDown, mouseMove and MouseUp, the second method will use the Actions object and will consist of actions.dragAndDrop() (Yes, there is such a function), or will do it the long way of Actions.ClickAndHold().MoveTo().Release().
But it seems that in some cases, both approaches just don't work. Let me be clear, this is a HUGE bug! There is a workaround, but it is a huge bug (especially when having a non working actions.…