Launching a windows store app after installation using c# RRS feed

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  • I am just curious if there is a way i can launch installed windows store applications within an application. I mean when i click an app, it launches if installed or downloads and launch from windows store Thank you...
    Friday, January 30, 2015 8:16 AM


  • Hi Joseph,

              You cannot force an application to download and install from the Windows Store, by-design.  Only the user can allow an app to install.

    If you have an app already installed, you can use the file protocol or URI activation to launch apps which are designed to handle the specific resources, but you can't simply open another app without context.

    Matt Small - Microsoft Escalation Engineer - Forum Moderator
    If my reply answers your question, please mark this post as answered.

    NOTE: If I ask for code, please provide something that I can drop directly into a project and run (including XAML), or an actual application project. I'm trying to help a lot of people, so I don't have time to figure out weird snippets with undefined objects and unknown namespaces.

    Friday, January 30, 2015 2:50 PM