September 2012 Entries

How to tell if a Windows Store app is XAML or HTML/JavaScript

tl;dr - look in the Registry.Packages are registered in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft... You'll find the installation folder in there - look through to see if you have .xaml or .js files. HTML apps also have an ~/Applications/<Package> key with a DefaultStartPage value. This will tell you definitively whether it's an HTML app as only these have "start pages". If the app has neither XAML or JS files, they're likely to be ......