theEternalStudent February 2016

Inside a Windows Store 8.1 app can i share a link to a web address which allows a user to download a .exe file?

My requirement is to associate a .exe file with a Windows Store 8.1 app. Is it acceptable to give a link through about section of the store app to a web address from where the user can download the .exe file. Will there be any problem with the certification process. Please suggest any suitable alternative if possible.

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Aniruddha Varma February 2016

There is nothing in the Windows Store Policies that says otherwise. You can't attempt to run the *.exe file programmatically of course, but you should be fine otherwise.

Since the app is network-capable, remember to add a Privacy Policy (see here) detailing whether any user information is sent to an external website/server.

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