<Description> in package.appxmanifest RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

        I find there is a node named "Description" in package.appxmanifest. But I don't know where this node can be displayed? Does this node make sense?

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 7:36 AM


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  • The value is used in the Set Default Programs UI.  You can see this in "Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Default Programs" and then select your app.  Your app will appear in the list if it contains file associations and protocols that it can handle that can be set as the default.

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    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 7:11 PM
  • Thank you very much for your exact answer, Gearard. I found it. But I noted that there are two <descript> nodes in package.appxmanifest. One is "descript of application", as you said, it is displayed in SDP(Set Default Programs), and the other is "descript of package", please referce to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br211429.aspx. Would you plaese tell me what does "descript of package" used for?
    • Edited by Haaaaappy Thursday, June 28, 2012 2:23 AM
    Thursday, June 28, 2012 2:22 AM
  • Package description is optional.  Currently it is not used anywhere on the system, though it is possible that someone could use the packaging API to read that value down the road.

    You should have a look at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh694077.aspx#name_appears for information on naming and describing your app and http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh694075.aspx for information on what metadata is required for the Windows Store.

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    Friday, June 29, 2012 8:00 PM