[UWP] [Desktop Bridge].ClickOnce Apps to Appx RRS feed

  • Question

  • Does the Desktop App Converter can do ClickOnce?
    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 1:09 AM


  • It depends on what you mean by "can do". But a ClickOnce application is essentially an xcopy .exe and you can easily convert such a standalone .exe without any MSI installer to a UWP using manual conversion as described on the following link.

    Manually convert your app to UWP using the Desktop Bridge: https://msdn.microsoft.com/windows/uwp/porting/desktop-to-uwp-manual-conversion

    Once you have created the manifest and the app has been converted using the MakeAppX tool and signed as per the MSDN documentation above, you could install it using the App installer that was introduced in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. You basically just double click on the generated .appx file and the App Installer will take care of the rest for you. Please refer to the following MSDN blog post for more information: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/appinstaller/2016/05/27/app-installer/ 

    Hope that helps.

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    • Marked as answer by flax_jacob Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:29 PM
    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:09 PM