Learn about app sideloading—distributing your app more rapidly for test scenarios.
- [Male Instructor] If you don't want to distribute…your application through the Windows Store…you can distribute it through app sideloading.…Sideloading is a term that refers to installing…your app package directly from the .appx file…rather than through the store.…In Windows desktop builds that have…the anniversary update of Windows or later…you can accomplish this just by…double-clicking on the app package file.…Let's see how this is done.…In Visual Studio, right-click on the project…in the Solution Explorer…and select Open Folder in File Explorer.…Navigate to the AppPackages folder again.…
Rather than dealing with the APPXUPLOADTHIS file…go ahead and open the _Test folder.…What we have here is the bundle file that contains…all of our packages.…You'll see this little package icon…to the left of the name, assuming you're on…Anniversary update or later of Windows 10.…By double-clicking on this file you can actually…install the app directly.…Now I can launch my app after it's installed.…And voila!…Here it is.…Anything that has a .appx blank part in…
- Working with .NET for UWP app development
- Establishing application architecture
- Configuring Azure services
- Configuring the mobile app service backend
- Testing and publishing the service backend
- Using Facebook authentication
- Using XAML
- Client server abstraction API
- Using the UWP community toolkit
- Styling app views
- Creating adaptive views
- Testing an app for multiple user accounts
- Publishing to the Windows Store
- Sideloading app packages
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Before We Get Started
2. Build the Backend
3. Build the UWP App
4. Polish and Publish the App
Sideloading App packages2m 57s
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