How to add exe file from other project to MSIX package?

aluzi liu 486 Reputation points
2023-10-10T09:02:47.31+00:00

I create a solution in VS2022, this solution contains two packaged WinUI project:

MainProject

SubProject

When distribute the app, it should contain these two project's output, but I can choose only one project to make MSIX package, how to combine these two project to one MSIX package?

And If I can combine, when "MainProject" is running, how to launch "Subproject"?

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  1. Jeanine Zhang-MSFT 9,261 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-10-11T02:41:22.78+00:00

    Hello,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    If you need to combine multiple executables into a single MSIX package, then you'll need to continue using a Windows Application Packaging Project in your solution.

    I suggest you could refer to the Doc: Set up your desktop application for MSIX packaging in Visual Studio

    And If I can combine, when "MainProject" is running, how to launch "Subproject"?

    The correct way to run an app, installed by an MSIX package, programmatically or from the command line is with the use of an execution alias.

    I suggest you could refer to the thread: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/73607820/msix-start-other-application-in-multiple-application-package

    Thank you.

    Jeanine


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