Microsoft today pushed a new big update for their Desktop app converter. Desktop app converter is a new tool released by Microsoft at build 2016 to help developers to port their Win32 apps to Windows apps. With the helps of this tool developers can submit their app packages to the Microsoft store. It will be really a big thing which is expected to come with Windows 10 anniversary update. Today Microsoft released a major update for this tool which brings many new features and capabilities.
Here is the change log of the new update :
- Restored support for Pro edition of Windows.
-Setupflag now enables Windows Containers feature and handles base image expansion. Run the following from an elevated PowerShell prompt to do one time setup:
PS C:\> .\DesktopAppConverter.ps1 -Setup -BaseImage BaseImage-12345.wim -Verbose
- Added auto-detection of app install path and moving application root outside of VFS to reduce any unnecessary file system redirections at runtime.
- Added auto-detection of the expanded base image as part of the conversion process.
- Added auto-detection for file type associations and protocols.
- Improved logic to detect Start Menu shortcut.
- Improved file system filtering to retain app installed MUI files.
- Updated the minimum supported desktop version (10.0.14342.0) for Project Centennial in the manifest.
Are you excited ? If yes download the tool here.
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