Execute an Exe File(Desktop App) with an Metro Style App RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello folks,

    after playing a lot around with c# and creating some Classic-Games, i want to create an app that can change the Tile of a classic Desktop Application Shortcut to a new Metro one.

    First i tried to create a Metro Style app that launches the exe with the help of GetFileAsync but the Filetype exe is not supported by the method.

    Is there any other solution to insert a well-looking Icon to a tile from a Desktop Application Shortcut?

    Kind regards ;-)

    Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:13 AM


  • There is no way to do this. Metro style apps cannot launch specific applications.

    If you want a live tile you have to create your entire project as a Metro style app.


    Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:32 AM