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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.


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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