/APPCONTAINER (Microsoft Store app)

Specifies whether the linker creates an executable image that must run in an AppContainer environment.




The /APPCONTAINER linker option modifies an executable to indicate whether the app must run in the AppContainer process-isolation environment. Specify /APPCONTAINER for an app that must run in the AppContainer environment—for example, a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) or Windows Phone 8.x app. The option is set automatically in Visual Studio when you create a Universal Windows app from a template. For a desktop app, specify /APPCONTAINER:NO or just omit the option. By default, /APPCONTAINER is off.

The /APPCONTAINER option was introduced in Windows 8.

To set this linker option in Visual Studio

  1. Open the project Property Pages dialog box. For more information, see Set C++ compiler and build properties in Visual Studio.

  2. Select the Configuration Properties > Linker > Command Line property page.

  3. In Additional Options, enter /APPCONTAINER or /APPCONTAINER:NO.

See also

MSVC linker reference
MSVC linker options