Can a Windows 8.1 app know if there is an update available? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Does Windows 8.1 have a built-in API for the app to call to know if there is an available update? What is the best way to let the user know there is an available update? Can we force the user to update before using the app?
    Monday, December 8, 2014 10:39 PM


  • No, not directly, but Windows 8.1 will by default automatically update apps unless the user turns that off.

    In general the app should run the old version until the user updates it, but if it needs updating to connect to a server then the app can query the minimal version from the server and display a message to the user if it doesn't match.

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 12:10 AM