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Submit to Windows Store #3883
Description of the Issue
Notepad++ would be a great addition to the Windows Store.
With the Desktop Converter bridge, you just take a copy of an installer exe for Notepad++ and it converts it into a Windows 10 APPX file, which can be uploaded to the Windows Store easily.
I have done this myself successfully, and could help out with the submission if needed.
To install a testing build:
Old, Rev 0 build
New, Rev 6 build
UPDATE: Revision 6 (just released) has ALL extensions supported EXCEPT
NOTE 2: You know the whole add-certificate thing, unzip this, and double-click that? This will not happen when submitted to Store (obviously). When uploaded to the Store, it will just be navigating to the entry, and clicking "Install."
NOTE 3: If upgrading to Revision 6 from Revision 0, you don't need to install the certificate again. Just double-click it, and "Install". Due to some modifications to the XML, it will install both simultaneously instead of updating, so I would recommend removing Rev 0 manually.
referenced this issue
Nov 10, 2017
@strollingHeifer I hope so. :)
I just released Revision 6, which supports ALL extensions Notepad++ supports except for
Revision 6 also removes the updater using the
NOTE: When doing this for the first time, you must add
If doing this for the first time, you must generate a private certificate on your computer, then copy the
To generate the certificate (if this is your first build):
This is the default AppX. When building a build for the first time, you must copy and paste this AppX over the generated one.
Copy and paste this in to
@T3rm1 Visual Studio Code is better and getting better every month, sure. Visual Studio is cross-platform, sure. Visual Studio Code just beat out Atom and Brackets and every other open-source text editor in a survey from Ubuntu asking what the default text editor should be.
Still, Notepad++ still should have a place, somewhere...
I wonder how @donho would feel if I managed the Windows Store distribution for him.
While this has nothing to do with the issue itself, I'm not sure if it is fair to compare Notepad++ with VS Code. Notepad++ for me is a more feature-rich alternative to the pre-installed Windows Notepad, that I use mainly to quickly search through a file or make small changes.