Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"Windows 8 App Management Toolkit for Powershell" (with MS-PL Source)

CodePlex - Windows 8 App Management Toolkit for Powershell

Windows 8 App Management Toolkit for Powershell is the must have cmdlet for automating and managing Windows Store apps.

The toolkit enhances the functionality of the existing Get-AppxPackage method by adding methods to

  • Launch, suspend, and terminate Windows Store apps
  • Check if the Start screen or any Windows Store apps are visible on any monitors
  • Discover the capabilities of applications such as background tasks

One of note is that the source of all the above mentioned cmdlets is available. So you can see the C#, P/Invokes that makes the magic happen...


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