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Retrieving a list of installed applications with versions programmatically

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  • Hi All,

    Just posting this to see if anyone has any ideas.  I am currently writing an application that will retrieve a list of installed applications from a windows mobile device (6.0 and above), and display this list in some way to the user.  I've already implemented the list using ConfigurationManager and passing in the following query:

    <wap-provisioningdoc>
    <characteristic-query type="UnInstall" recursive="true">
    </characteristic-query>
    </wap-provisioningdoc>

    Which works great, except that it just returns the names of the installed applications and ideally I want to retrieve version information as well.  If anyone knows of a good way to retrieve the same list of installed apps PLUS versions, please let me know.

    Thanks!

    Tim Maguire
    Thursday, August 13, 2009 3:18 PM

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  • AFAIK there's no version information in a CAB thus there's nothing to retrieve.
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    Thursday, August 13, 2009 3:58 PM
  • Hi ,

    Can you provide the code to obtain list of Installed Apps in WM6

    Thanks
    Shiv
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 7:21 PM
  • Get keys from HKLM\Software\Apps.
    Under each key there are values which show whether an app is installed or not and where it is installed.
    Versions are NOT available under WM.

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    • Proposed as answer by Mal Loth Thursday, September 17, 2009 7:33 PM
    Thursday, September 17, 2009 7:33 PM