Integrating a new child UWP exe/app in an existing parent UWP app

DotNET Fan 191 Reputation points

How can I integrate a new status updater app, which should be part of an existing parent UWP app project and package?

The new status updater app will use WinUI libs and UWP xaml libs and be part of the UWP app store app.

The parent UWP app should communicate with the status updater app through inter-process communication.

If the parent UWP app is closed, the status updater app should not close and user can close it. The status updater app should be UWP and not a WPF/Winform application to avoid shipping dependencies.

Can you provide any inputs or suggestions?

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  1. Junjie Zhu - MSFT 16,151 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @DotNET Fan ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    Sorry, there is currently no way in UWP to package both UWP and WinUI3.

    When packaging UWP and WinUI3 together in visual studio, the following error will appear.

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    Thank you.

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