Is powershell studio able to build an app to meet the requirements for the microsoft store

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Is powershell studio able to build an app to meet the requirements for the microsoft store

Post by jsira2003@yahoo.com » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:32 pm

Before I become a developer on microsoft's store I want to find out if powershell studio can build an app that meets the microsoft store requirements. This includes the package manifest, how the app is packaged etc. I understand that microsoft's visual studio is able to meet these requirements. Yet I wonder is it possible to publish a powershell app for public distribution?

I know I have to code sign my program with a certificate. It appears this is probably the least of my concerns.

Can you give me some info if this is possible and how I would go about it?

thank you,
John

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Re: Is powershell studio able to build an app to meet the requirements for the microsoft store

Post by Alexander Riedel » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:47 am

The general requirement for the Windows App Store is to have a UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app, which is currently not a supported target.
There is a thing called desktop bridge (https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/ ... iguration/)
which supposedly allows you to publish any application to the Windows Store, but we have not tested that in any fashion.
You could create a powershell app and create an MSI installer for it and use the information there to test this.
Microsoft has a tool that supposedly converts an MSI to the new MSIX installer format (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... ersion-cli), but again, we have not tested this yet.

All of these requirements for the Windows App store are targeted at Windows 10 (or newer) and do not (to my knowledge) support earlier Windows versions.
I do of course not know what platforms your application will be targeting.
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Re: Is powershell studio able to build an app to meet the requirements for the microsoft store

Post by jsira2003@yahoo.com » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:42 pm

Can I create an .msi application with powershell studio? If so how do I do this?

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Re: Is powershell studio able to build an app to meet the requirements for the microsoft store

Post by Alexander Riedel » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:58 pm

Yes you can. Its on the "Deploy" tab under "Installer".
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