Desktop App vs Metro App? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am looking to publish my desktop software, however I have a question.

    I already have an .msi file (as my software is an .msi file) - however the app upload process is asking me to provide a appxupload file.

    Is there any way to just upload a normal desktop application to Windows 8 store?


    Thursday, February 28, 2013 9:22 AM

All replies

  • Hello JohnHayes,

    You would not be able to submit your desktop app to the store as desktop apps will still run in the desktop environment and not in the Start UI. However, you can submit a listing for you desktop app that will link to your download page on your site. The following page on publishing your app to the Store describes the process in detail. simply go the Desktop app developers section for the steps to follow.



    Thursday, February 28, 2013 3:02 PM