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How to capture legacy app to windows 8 app(.appx)

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  • HI,

    i am new to installshield/adminstudio, right now i am working on metro apps for windows 8.

    but i am unable to cpature/create legacy app to windows 8 app (.appx) using admin studio 2013. could you please guide me.

    Thanks in advance
    Ramesh
    • Moved by David Wolters Friday, March 21, 2014 5:37 PM moving to a more appropriate forum
    Friday, March 21, 2014 11:03 AM

Answers

  • There are two ways of packaging a Windows Store app to appx format.

    1.) Use Visual Studio to create appx package - this scenario is typically used for submitting apps to the Windows Store

    2.) Manually create the app package using MakeAppx and SignTool utility to sign the app packages: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/jj835832(v=vs.85).aspx

    You can try and see if you can incorporate this functionality in "installshield/ adminstudio" to "automate" the generation of the appx packages.

    This forum is not the right place for "installshield/adminstudio" questions unfortunately.


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    Friday, March 21, 2014 7:23 PM
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