[Interest] Qt "Desktop App" for Microsoft Store

Robert Iakobashvili coroberti at gmail.com
Wed May 10 23:24:46 CEST 2017

On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 1:03 PM, Ian Clark <mrrooster at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2 May 2017 at 08:02, Robert Iakobashvili <coroberti at gmail.com> wrote:
> [snip]
>> Is it correct to say that a Store app cannot be an editor opening
>> files in any location permitted,
>> writing texts, Save As for the files etc. - complete sand-boxing like at iOS?
> It depends on the app type.
> Apps built for the Windows runtime (WinRT apps) are heavily sandboxed
> and restricted.
> Classic 'desktop' apps converted for the store have fewer
> restrictions, and behave almost like their desktop counterparts.
> The restrictions on converted Win32 apps are outlined in more detail:
> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/porting/desktop-to-uwp-behind-the-scenes
>> Is there a way to get permissions to function as a simple editor?
> Coincidentally, the app I'm currently trying to submit is a text editor.
> My converted app installed and running locally is able to access all
> the files that the standard desktop build can.
> Cheers,
> Ian

Sorry for more one question. Is it correct to say that "converted desktop apps"
are subject to Microsoft Store managed licensing?

If yes, where is the licensing API to be used?
Is it different for converted desktop apps from WinRT apps?

Thank you in advance!

Kind regards,

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