Importing/Creating an AppX Package

ImportantThe following article uses options that are available starting with the Professional edition and project type.

This tutorial will guide you in importing an AppX package into an Advanced Installer project. At the end of this tutorial you will find a step-by-step video on how to create a new AppX package from scratch.

1. Start an "Import Windows Store App" project

If Advanced Installer is not currently running, launch it by double-clicking a desktop icon or selecting it from the "Start" menu. When the application starts, you will see a dialog where you can choose “Import” > “Import Windows Store App” project type.

New Import Windows Store App

The AppX Import Wizard will be launched assisting you to configure the import settings.

2. Collect Information

In this dialog select the location of the AppX file you want to import and specify a work directory where the resources will be extracted.

Collect Information

Press the [ Next ] button so that Advanced Installer can inspect the AppX package.

3. Inspect AppX package

Wait while Advanced Installer reads the AppX package content.

Inspect AppX package

4. Import AppX package


Press [ Finish ] button to import the AppX package into Advanced Installer.

Creating a new AppX package

The following video shows how to create a new AppX package from scratch using Advanced Installer:

Create AppX package