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Can I check if the user is running the latest version of the app?

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  • Hi,

    Is there an API to check if the user is running the latest version of the app?

    I know I can implement an custom solution but that would require the 'Internet capability'. I would like to use an WinRT api so I can check at startup if there is a newer version of my app in the Store. If so I can advise (or force) the user to upgrade to this new version.

    Thanks in advance,

    Fons

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 2:47 PM

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  • Windows will automatically update apps when they are available (the user can turn this off).

    Generally the only time you need to force an upgrade is when connecting to a version specific server, and the app and server can negotiate the version and let the user know that an update is needed.

    Beyond that you'll need to write your own solution.

    • Proposed as answer by Oliver Ulm Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:06 AM
    • Marked as answer by Fons Sonnemans Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:08 AM
    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 4:00 PM
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  • Windows will automatically update apps when they are available (the user can turn this off).

    Generally the only time you need to force an upgrade is when connecting to a version specific server, and the app and server can negotiate the version and let the user know that an update is needed.

    Beyond that you'll need to write your own solution.

    • Proposed as answer by Oliver Ulm Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:06 AM
    • Marked as answer by Fons Sonnemans Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:08 AM
    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 4:00 PM
    Owner
  • Thanks Rob,

    This makes sense. But still an API solution would be nice.  

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 5:43 PM