Create MSIX modification packages with Advanced Installer

In a previous post we have learned how, thanks to the MSIX packaging format and modification packages, IT Pros can break the packaging paralysis that affects most of the enterprise environments. Thanks to this approach you can decouple the main application from the customization (branding, configuration files, etc.) that the IT Pro department have to…

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Deploying local application data in a Desktop Bridge app with Advanced Installer

One of the best practices when it comes to Windows development is to leverage the AppData folder (which lives under C:\Users\username\AppData) to store files which require read and write access and which are tightly coupled with the application. Think, for example, to logs, configuration files, local databases. These are kind of files that make sense…

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Handling app transition with Advanced Installer Express

When you decide to package a desktop application using the Desktop Bridge and to release it on the Microsoft Store, a problem can arise. What happens if the user already has my application installed as a traditional desktop app? Worst case scenario, the two applications step on each other and start returning all kind of…

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Packaging desktop applications with Advanced Installer Express

Other than releasing our own tools to support developers who want to package desktop applications using the Desktop Bridge (like Desktop App Converter or the Windows Application Packaging Project in Visual Studio), as Microsoft we have partnered with many popular 3rd party setup authoring tools. The goal is to make easier for a developer who…

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