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Version History


  • MSIX Core support (Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 1507, Windows 10 1607, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016).
  • MSIX support for Windows 10 version 1909.


  • MSIX support for Windows 10 versions 1709, 1803, and 1903.
  • New support for AppInstaller (MSIX only).
  • Manual selection of target CPU architecture, overriding the heuristically determined project bitness.
  • New command line parameters for AppInstaller and CPU architecture settings.


  • The progress bar and status text now reflect the actual build process notifications.
  • Fixed an issue when a defined shortcut had an association to a file not part of the files to install. In such circumstances, this was causing an error with the shortcut(s) displayed by Entrypoint selection dialog. The application now returns an error if a shortcut points to an invalid file association.
  • Other minor fixes.


  • Updated the MSIX virtual registry layout. This now handles Win32 redirection (HKLM registry key) when necessary.
  • Various Updates to the APPX virtual registry layout.
  • Both MSIX/APPX packages now include a richer set of image assets.
  • Fixed an error with the header of the MSIX Manifest.

Fixed other minor issues:

  • Fixed the icons issue in the shortcut selection window.
  • Removed unnecessary tooltips.
  • Updated the progress text displayed during conversion.


  • New Virtual Registry layout support.
  • The generated MSIX now includes "allowElevation" with AppManifest capability.
  • Package Parameters dialog: added "Target Package Type" radio buttons (APPX/MSIX).


  • Initial (non-public) beta release.