How to detect if an application already exists? RRS feed

  • Question

  • For example, program A runtime to detect whether B has been installed

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012 9:10 AM


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  • One way to know it through registry


    each metro app will have entry here.Each metro app will have Key with be same name as package family name in package.manifest file of your your metro app.

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012 2:35 PM
  • There is no way to do this from within a Windows Store app. From a desktop app you can use the PackageManager API or PowerShell's appx installation cmdlets.


    Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:22 PM
  • Metro app can use registry ?

    how to use ?

    how to read " HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ActivatableClasses\Package"


    Tuesday, April 9, 2013 11:38 AM