Get access to DocumentsLibrary folder with appxmanifest problem ! RRS feed

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    Here is a screen shot "Package.appxmanifest" designer.. It doesnt show some folders such as documents library, home group etc that are contain in KnownFolders class. How can I get access to those folders using KnownFolders class what are not visible in "Package.appxmanifest" ?

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:39 PM


  • There isn't a specific capability for home group. It exposes other libraries (i.e pictures, music, or videos) in the home group based on those capabilities. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/windows.storage.knownfolders.homegroup.aspx

    The documentsLibrary capability is restricted and not recommended. Can you explain why and how your app needs o use the documents library?

    In almost all cases you will be better off letting the user choose a location with a file or folder picker rather than directly using the documents library, and if you plan to submit the app to the store it probably won't be certified with the documents library capability.

    If you really donned it you will need to hand edit the manifest file.

    See App capability declarations (Windows Store apps)

    If you need more help please explain your scenario and we can help you find the best way to achieve it.


    • Marked as answer by string Astro Wednesday, February 5, 2014 3:18 PM
    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 2:43 PM