[winRt 8.1]What happens when Im updating my app to new version from store?


  • Let us consider that I have a app with old version in my desktop and now a newer version is available on the store.

    Current installed app is having some local db and local setting.

    If I update the new version, what will happen?

    Whether my local db and local settings are restored or they get erased from local.Or automatically Uninstall my old version and install a new version?

    Can anyone explain what will happen while updating a app?


    Thursday, November 24, 2016 6:24 AM

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  • I haven't tried this scenario for real, but when I have on my developer machine an APPX installed, then do a "version change" and install a newer APPX, it keeps the old settings
    Thursday, November 24, 2016 7:10 AM
  • Hi Dinez,

    When you have install app from Store, and now you want to update app from Store. All Application data  is kept during updates, you don’t need to worry.
    I also find similar thread you can refer to.

    Best Regards,
    Cherry Bu

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    Friday, November 25, 2016 8:50 AM
  • I think cherry's and deskrule's argument are all right, you can refer to.
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:36 AM
  • now my program is in the store I can confirm that the settings are maintained after updates. App updates are handled behind the scenes, the user doesn't really know anything about it :)

    nice job!

    Thursday, December 1, 2016 10:07 AM