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Windows store apps and command line tools

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  • Hi all.

    For my app I need (better: I would like) to use a command line tool for converting images (i.e. Imagemagick). Is this allowed for Windows Store Apps? From the security requirements (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/dn764944.aspx, point 10.2.1) seems like the reply is "No, it's not allowed".

    Can someone confirm?


    -- Pierpaolo Paris

    Thursday, January 15, 2015 2:33 PM

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  • If the goal is to reuse an existing command line tool at runtime then no: Windows Store apps cannot launch and communicate with other apps. Your command line app cannot be included in and launched from within your appx package.

    Thursday, January 15, 2015 5:07 PM
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