Install windows 8 app RRS feed

  • Question

  • hello, 

    how to install windows 8 app c#. I not want app in store, just the files to install in windows 8.


    Monday, November 25, 2013 7:02 PM


  • Hi,

    If you just want to package the files for debugging/troubleshooting purposes, you will need to create the package using Visual Studio. from Visual Studio choose, Project -> Store -> Create app packages and then select "No" when it asks you to build packages for the store.

    Once you have the package built, there will be a directory containing your app.exe and a .PS1 (powershell script) and other related files to your app. Copy the entire folder onto a machine where you want to test your app and then run the PS1 file (right click, Run with Powershell). Then go through the prompts to install the app. Installing the app will require you to acquire a developer license on the test machine - because the intent of the app is for testing, not "distributing" the app to many users.

    Once you are done with testing your app you will need to submit the app to the store or if this is a company only app, you can use a technique called side-loading. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/jj874388.aspx?ocid=wc-nl-insider



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    Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:33 AM