Enumerate app package by user SID sample

This sample demonstrates how to enumerate app packages installed on the system by the specified user.

Users acquire your app as an app package. Windows uses the information in an app package to install the app on a per-user basis, and ensure that all traces of the app are gone from the device after all users who installed the app uninstall it. Each package consists of the files that constitute the app, along with a package manifest file that describes the app to Windows.

The sample uses PackageManager.FindPackagesForUser(String) to find all installed packages for the specified user.

Warning This sample requires Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 or a later version (any SKU); it doesn't compile with Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows.

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App packaging and deployment

Operating system requirements

Client

Windows 8.1

Server

Windows Server 2012 R2

Build the sample

From the Command window

  1. Open a Command Prompt window.

  2. Go to the directory where you downloaded the FindPackagesByUserSecurityId sample.

  3. Run the following command.

    msbuild FindPackagesByUserSecurityIdSample.sln

From Visual Studio

  1. Start Visual Studio and select File > Open > Project/Solution.

  2. Go to the directory where you downloaded the FindPackagesByUserSecurityId sample and select its Microsoft Visual Studio Solution (.sln) file.

  3. Press F7 (or F6 for Visual Studio 2013) or use Build > Build Solution.

Run the sample

  1. Open a Command Prompt window.

  2. Go to the directory that contains AddPackageSample.exe.

  3. Run the following command.

    AddPackageSample package-uri

    For example, AddPackageSample "file://C|users/testuser/desktop/testpackage.appx".

Samples

Enumerate app packages sample

Enumerate app packages by name and publisher sample

Concepts

App packages and deployment

Reference

Windows.Management.Deployment.PackageManager