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How to Convert a Desktop App to a Windows 10 App RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can someone please direct me on what I have to do to convert a Desktop app to a Windows 10 app? 

    1 - I would like to know the name of the tool that makes the conversion.
    2 - If the tool is already included with Visual Studio 2015, please provide how to access the tool.
    3 - Otherwise, I would like to know how I can obtain the tool.

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 4:03 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Project Centennial was announced in May 2015, this new project will develop a tool that will act as a bridge to help software vendors with classical windows apps (CWAs) to deliver versions of them as Universal Apps. But please notice that no date was given, means it is not currently available.

    Read this blog for reference

    http://www.brianmadden.com/blogs/timmangan/archive/2015/05/29/Breaking-down-Microsoft-Project-Centennial-Microsoft-s-App-V-spinoff-for-Win32-and-Universal-Apps.aspx

    Please note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Regards,

    D. Wu


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    • Marked as answer by BitMar Monday, September 14, 2015 12:40 PM
    Monday, September 14, 2015 2:47 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    You cannot simply convert a desktop app to Windows store app, it needs to be re-build and it is a problem of Application of development.

    If you decide to develop a Windows metro App, please check Windows SideLoading phrase. The official article about SideLoading fow Windows 10 has not released yet, but you could have a look at Windows 8.1.

    Windows Sideloading do have License requirement about that, Regarding to Windows app Sideloading problem, We’d suggest you post at MSDN Windows app forum. There you can get more effective suggestion by other experts who familiar with design of Windows APP sideloading. Your understanding is highly appreciated.

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsapps/en-US/home?category=windowsapps

    Windows 8.1 Update: Sideloading Enhancements

    http://blogs.windows.com/itpro/2014/04/03/windows-8-1-update-sideloading-enhancements/

    Try it out: sideload Windows Store apps

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/jj874388.aspx

    Regards,

    D. Wu


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    Thursday, September 3, 2015 3:41 AM
  • Thanks, D. Wu. Makes sense. But what about Project Centennial?:

    https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2015/2-692


    Jonathan, BitMar Networks http://BitMar.com

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 11:13 PM
  • Hi,

    Project Centennial was announced in May 2015, this new project will develop a tool that will act as a bridge to help software vendors with classical windows apps (CWAs) to deliver versions of them as Universal Apps. But please notice that no date was given, means it is not currently available.

    Read this blog for reference

    http://www.brianmadden.com/blogs/timmangan/archive/2015/05/29/Breaking-down-Microsoft-Project-Centennial-Microsoft-s-App-V-spinoff-for-Win32-and-Universal-Apps.aspx

    Please note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Regards,

    D. Wu


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by BitMar Monday, September 14, 2015 12:40 PM
    Monday, September 14, 2015 2:47 AM
  • Thanks again. :)

    Jonathan, BitMar Networks http://BitMar.com

    Monday, September 14, 2015 12:40 PM
  • You are welcome:)


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    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 12:54 AM