Windows Store apps run on PCs and tablets installed with Windows and Windows RT. However, if you want to publish the app to the Windows Store, you will need to rebuild it separately by using Visual Studio or other development tools since the release build from Monaca are not supported yet.
On the other hand, Windows Store apps have various constraints that are not found on Android or iOS such as:
You are required to have a valid Microsoft Developer License in order to build Windows apps. It’s free but you need to have a Microsoft account. If you don’t have the license, please register here.
From the Monaca Cloud IDE menu, go to Configure → App Settings for Windows .
Fill in the necessary information of your app:
|Package Certificate Key||This certificate is used when Monaca compiles to Windows app. It will also be used when doing side-loading or submitting to Windows Store. It will be generated automatically in the first Windows build if it does not exist. If you want to upload existing certificate file, it should be a
|App Display Name||Enter the application name. It will appear on the Start screen.|
|Package Display Name||Enter the package name.|
|Short Name||Enter a name to be displayed on the taskbar.|
|Show Name||Define default setting of logo displayed in start menu of windows 8 or higher.|
|Version||Enter the version number of your app. A version number consist of only number seperated by dots (for example, 0.0.1.0).|
|App Description||A short summary about your app.|
|Package Publisher Name||It could be your name, group name, company name, etc.|
|Architecture||Select a CPU Architecture. Available options are AnyCPU, x86, x64 and Arm.|
After finishing the configurations, click Save.
Click Start Build.
After the build is successfully completed, download the zip file of the built app.
Extract the downloaded zip file.
In the extracted folder, Right-click on the
Add-AppDevPackage.ps1 file and select
Run with PowerShell. Then, the installation will begin.
Then, you might be asked to confirm the opening of the selected file. Click Open.
Press Enter to continue.
Then, the UAC (User Account Control) prompt will appear asking you to grant the Administrative privilege. Click Yes.
Confirm the running of the app by typing
R in the PowerShell
Once, the installation is completed, press Enter.
Now, your app should be successfully installed. Find your app in the App windows.
Click on it to launch the app. Then, your app should be running.