Posts in desktop bridge

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Configure your app to start at log-in

By Andrew Whitechapel

For a long time, desktop PC users have been able to configure Win32 apps to start at startup or user This has also been possible for Desktop Bridge apps since the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (). We've now extended this… Read more

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Command-Line Activation of Universal Windows Apps

By Andrew Whitechapel

As we continue to close the gap between Win32 and Universal Windows Apps, one of the features we’ve recently introduced is the ability to activate a UWA from a command line and pass the app arbitrary command-line This is available… Read more

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UWP App Diagnostics

By Andrew Whitechapel

At Build this year, we gave a sneak preview of a set of new APIs designed to provide diagnostic information about running You can see the videos here and here – but note that these were based on a pre-release… Read more

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Now available: Windows Developer training course on Desktop Bridge

By Stefan Wick

We are happy to announce that the Microsoft Virtual Academy training course, Developer’s Guide to the Desktop Bridge, is now available on This video course, delivered by the Desktop Bridge Program Management team, aims to help developers understand the concepts and benefits… Read more

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ICYMI – Your weekly TL;DR

By Windows Apps Team

Building a new app this weekend? Check out last week’s Windows Developer updates before you dive COM Server and OLE Document support for the Desktop Bridge The Windows 10 Creators Update adds out-of-process (OOP) COM and OLE support for apps… Read more

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COM Server and OLE Document support for the Desktop Bridge

By Adam Braden

The Windows 10 Creators Update adds out-of-process (OOP) COM and OLE support for apps on the Desktop Bridge – Packaged Historically, Win32 apps would create COM extensions that other applications could For example, Microsoft Excel exposes its object so third-party… Read more