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Manually converting WPF, Winforms to UWP
Instructions Tutorial
# Bridge, Win32, Convert, DAC, WPF, WinForms
Step 1: Expand the solution project
New project
Mark the Windows 32 Solution in the project (WPF or Windows Forms WinForms)
Then add an additional project to the project under Add-> New Project

Step 2: Apply uwpApp
Under Add New Project-> Other Languages-> Javascript
Blank App (Universal Windows)
Name the new project with uwpApp

Step 3: Transfer exe? Then create a win32 subfolder in the uwpApp javascript project
And copy the output files of the bin directory from the WPF / Winforms project to uwp

Step 4: Embed exe
These files must be included in the project

Step 4: customize package.appxmanifest
Then you have to adjust the package.appxmanifest in the uwpApp
To do this, highlight the file package.appxmanifest in the solution and open it with code

Template of the texts of Microsoft
Then you have to transfer some lines into the new appxmanifest structure. The instructions can be found at
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Own template:
Here is the ScreenShot copy of my WPF project ..
So you just need to exchange the automatically generated appxmanifest file with the new one ..

Here is my file from a WPF project

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Package xmlns="" xmlns:mp="" xmlns:uap="" xmlns:rescap="" IgnorableNamespaces="uap rescap mp">
<Identity Name="Microsoft-Programmierer.d.ScreenShottoClipBoard" Version="" Publisher="CN=8B3F8A59-EDFE-45E9-AD40-11C00C331433" />
<mp:PhoneIdentity PhoneProductId="832b636e-8b8c-4836-ab55-4ed8b265c421" PhonePublisherId="00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000" />
<DisplayName>ScreenShot to ClipBoard</DisplayName>
<TargetDeviceFamily Name="Windows.Desktop" MinVersion="10.0.14393.0" MaxVersionTested="10.0.14393.0" />
<rescap:Capability Name="runFullTrust" />
<Resource Language="x-generate" />
<Application Id="ScreenCaptureToClipboard" Executable="win32\ScreenCapture_to_Clipboard.exe" EntryPoint="Windows.FullTrustApplication">
<uap:VisualElements DisplayName="ScreenShot to Clipboard" Description="ScreenShot to Clipboard" BackgroundColor="transparent" Square150x150Logo="Assets\Store\SampleAppx.150x150.png" Square44x44Logo="Assets\Store\SampleAppx.44x44.png">
<uap:DefaultTile ShortName="ScreenShot to Clipboard" Square310x310Logo="Assets\Store\LargeTile.png" Wide310x150Logo="Assets\Store\WideTile.png" Square71x71Logo="Assets\Store\SmallTile.png">
<uap:ShowOn Tile="square310x310Logo" />
<uap:SplashScreen Image="Assets\Store\SplashScreen.png" />

Step 5: Insert the package.appxmanifest blank and template
So just clear the appxmanifest and insert the new xml structure and customize it

Step 6: Enter the application ID
The name can be found under the WPF / Windows 32 project as the assembly name under the application properties, without underscores and without spaces

AssemblyName, without underscores and without spaces

Entry of WPF project: wpf_Desktop_Arranger
In appxmanifest

<Application Id="wpfDesktopArranger" ..

Step 7: Enter the Exe as start point
Enter the exe as an executable point
Then load the WPF / Windows 32 exe file under executable.


<Application Id="wpfDesktopArranger" Executable="win32\wpf_Desktop_Arranger.exe" EntryPoint="Windows.FullTrustApplication">

Step 8: Enter the display name
The other entries will be accepted accordingly

<uap:VisualElements DisplayName="Desktop Arranger" Description="Desktop Arranger"


Step 9: Attach the store
Then close the file and connect it to the Windows Store

And then connect a project

After the transfer you will find the entered values ​​in the display

And there is additionally created a file in the uwp project, which contains the store connection
File: uwpApp_StoreKey.pfx with the certificate

And if one then the package.appxmanifest file is checked, one finds the change of the ID even as an entry

Step 10: Customize icons
Customize visual elements icons
Then open the package.appxmanifest file with the View Designer

Step 10a: Error in Application because of Win32
When you first open, an error appears in the Application area under Start Page.
Since this is a Windows 32 application, which accesses the exe file, the uwp error remains here.

Step 10 b: Customize icons under Visual Assets
Create icons under Visual Assets

Step 11: Create icons with Asset Generator
I always use a Word file as .htm to create the icons and use the image files.

In Source you enter the icon file, like the image003.png.
As format jpg, pdf, ai, png can be used.
With the button: Generate all necessary images are created.

Afterwards, all necessary image files are inserted into the project
In the destination folder, here Assets \ Store

Step 12: Create output for store
Then create an output file for the app store.
The function can be found under Menu-> Project-> Create App Packages

Test: After automatic creation
After the Create Your Packages you have to pass the package with the Certification Test Kit
Here is a mistake, which is not true,

Error message:
Workaround Bridge Windows 32
In Windows 32 Bridge Apps, the image size is apparently not recognized correctly in the Certifiction Kit or incorrectly created in the Image Generator.
You can simply skip this error and still upload the file to the store.

Upload the file in the Windows Store

This file can then be placed under
Transmit-> Transmission-> Packages (Link)


After this, a loading bar appears, and the file is then analyzed immediately.

If you are on Windows Store as a developer for Windows Bridge Windows 32 is unlocked, then FINAL now appears as correct

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