App end-of-life RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm in a situation where my app is no longer allowed to use a certain resource it depends on. Can I make an update (and have it certified) that will essentially just show a message that the app is no longer functional, and then exit? There is no other way to "force uninstall" a discontinued app, is there?

    Thanks in advance,


    Wednesday, January 1, 2014 3:37 PM


  • This is better asked on the publishing forums.  However, an update that says "This no longer works" and disables all functionality will most likely be deleted anyway.

    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.

    Thursday, January 2, 2014 2:43 PM