Software is not displayed in "Apps & Features"

HoWe Yu 21 Reputation points
2021-12-08T10:04:02.947+00:00

I used WPF to develop a tool software, and then I added the software to the registry according to the this document:
app-registration
and restarted the computer, but the software that I registered was not displayed in "Apps & Features".
Currently, only the "Run (Win+R)" dialog box can be used to start my software.
This is my registration information:
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My System is Windows10.

Windows 10
Windows 10
A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.
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  1. Castorix31 80,886 Reputation points
    2021-12-08T12:55:30.913+00:00

    Applications listed in Apps & Features are mainly applications listed in Uninstall keys, like :
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\
    with at least DisplayName and UninstallString values filled

    You can test by adding a key "AAA" with DisplayName & UninstallString filled, and it will appear in the list

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,156 Reputation points
    2021-12-10T09:05:39.03+00:00

    Hi there,

    Try running the app troubleshooter and see if that can fetch your registered app.

    Select the Start button, and then select Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot, and then from the list select Windows Store apps > Run the troubleshooter.

    By default, the OS might show Windows Features registered apps, and allow users to install and uninstall these optional apps and features.

    Navigate to Group Policy, User Configuration\Administrative Template\Control Panel\Programs\Hide "Windows Features" policy. By default, this policy may be set to Not configured, which means users can add or remove features.

    Try changing it to disabled and restart your PC and see if this brings your registered app.


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