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My question is as simple as it seems..

I have a simple form application (developed in VS 2010, .Net 4.0) located in my metro style app's installation directory (OR i can put it where metro app wants to run it).

I just want to run that form application. I have already tried LaunchFileAsync method from Launcher class, but it works fine with other type of files such as text files, but it fails when i try to run an executable file..

Help please, its urgent.... Thanks in advance...
Posted 4-Mar-13 1:02am
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Jeff Blankenburg at 5-Mar-13 8:04am
   
This is not possible. "Metro" apps can't launch other applications, metro or desktop.

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Solution 1

Launching an executable from a Windows Store app is blocked for security reasons.

You wouldn't want to download an app from the Store and just have it kick off any process it wanted to. Smile | :)

There might be workarounds, but an app that does that would never make it past the Certification process.

Frank
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