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From version 21, no Windows Store apps project can be created anymore. Only the projects in Universal Windows 10 App mode are available.
The Windows Store apps projects created with version 20 (or earlier) are automatically changed into projects in Universal Windows 10 App mode. See Developing applications in Universal Windows 10 App mode for more details.
The generation of a WINDEV Mobile application for Windows Store apps groups all the project elements (windows, code, etc.) in an archive in order for the application to be deployed on a Windows 8 tablet or on a Windows 8 PC in "tile" mode and to be distributed.
When generating the application, if you have chosen "Generate and deploy the application on the local computer", the application can be directly installed on a Windows 8 tablet.
For more details:
How to proceed?

Copying the generated application onto a tablet

To run the test of the generated application on a Windows 8 tablet, you must perform the following operations:
  1. Generate the application by choosing "Generate and deploy the application on the local computer" in the wizard.
  2. Open the EXE directory of the project. Two files have been generated:
    • <ProjectName>_ARM.appx
    • <ProjectName>_X86.appx
  3. Transfer these files onto the tablet (via a USB key for example).
  4. Install (if necessary) the certificate that was used to generate the application.
To export the certificate from the certificate manager:
  • Press [Windows] [F] and type "Certificate".
  • Click "Manage the computer certificates". The certificate manager is opened.
  • Select the "Trust root certification authorities" directory.
  • Select the requested certificate.
  • Display the popup menu of the certificate and select "All the tasks .. Export".
  • The export wizard starts.
To install the certificate:
  • Copy the ".cer" file onto the tablet.
  • Display the popup menu of the file (right mouse click) and select "Install the certificate". The wizard for importing the certificate starts.
  • In the wizard, select the storage location: "Local computer". Click "Next".
  • Select "Place all certificates in the following store".
  • Click the "Browse" button and select the "Trust root certification authorities" store.
  • Click the "Next" button until the end of wizard. A message is displayed, indicating that the import was successful.
5. Install (if necessary) a developer license on the tablet. See Required configuration for more details.
6. Open the PowerShell interpreter in administrator mode. To do so, in Windows 8:
  • Display the search menu via [Windows] + [C].
  • Click "Find".
  • In "Applications", enter "Powershell".
  • Right-click the "Windows PowerShell" result.
  • In the lower section of the screen, click "Run as administrator".
7. In the PowerShell interpreter, enter the following command line:
Add-AppxPackage "<Full package path>"
In this code, <Full package path> corresponds to the name of the package corresponding to the processor of the tablet:
  • <ProjectName>_ARM.appx for the tablets that are using an ARM processor,
  • <ProjectName>_X86.appx for the tablets that are using an X86 processor.
8. The tile corresponding to the application appears and the application can be used.
Minimum version required
  • Version 18
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