Distinguish between Win32 application and Store "app" RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a Sysinternals utility (or anything else freely distributable) that displays information allowing me to distinguish a traditional Win32 application from a Metro/Modern/Store "app" written for Windows 8/10? The utility could be file-based, looking inside an executable file on disk, or even process-based, looking at the running process.

    I'm not a programmer (anymore), so I'm not looking for fine distinctions. I just want to tell a user, "that program uses features only available in Windows 8 or 10", or "that program uses features only available in full Windows 10 Home or Pro, not S Mode".

    This usage does not have to be the purpose of the utility. Maybe it's just a field that the utility happens to display.

    Command-line, or GUI, either works for me. (I'm a command line aficionado.)

    Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance for your time.

    • Edited by SNissen Friday, January 10, 2020 10:09 PM
    Friday, January 10, 2020 10:08 PM

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  • Did you already tried with DumpBin??

    I've never looked at a store app, but generally DumpBin gives you all the information about an executable.


    Monday, January 13, 2020 8:57 AM
  • This sounds like a useful feature for Process Explorer. I've added it to the backlog and will review it with Mark R.


    Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:54 AM