How to install the windows 8.1 store samples RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I was wondering if there's a way to install all the windows 8.1 store samples? They came in a zip file and I unzipped them but the only way I can seem to run them is one at a time and that's only a few and some don't run at all giving me an error message that there are missing files and so on.

    I was hoping they would open in a templates option when creating a new project. I'm new at this, please forgive my ignorance.

    Any help is very appreciated!!!

    Sunday, May 4, 2014 1:29 AM


  • Hi,

    You cannot do this. Each of app have a single package. And all the components that define a Windows Runtime app are stored in a Windows Runtime app package. This Windows Runtime app package has a .appx file extension and is the unit of installation for a Windows Runtime app.  Windows Runtime app packages are ZIP-based container files that are defined as a subset of the ISO and ECMA Open Packaging Conventions (OPC) standards.  Each Windows Runtime app package contains the app’s payload files plus info needed to validate, deploy, manage, and update the app. So each app install must via an app package. If you do not register the app package you cannot install the app. Please refer to the link below to get more information:


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