Is there any plan to integrate PSF in MSIX Packaging Tool??

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Hi All,

 

Is there any plan of integrating PSF (all type of Fixes) in to MSIX Packaging Tool in upcoming Update?

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Hi@Siva116 

 

I don't know what Microsoft's plans are with this integration but from our experience (when we built the PSF integration for Advanced Installer Express) I can tell it is not easy and it takes a lot of time and effort to get it right (but it will never be perfect).

 

If you need more automation than what the MSIX Packaging Tool & the PsfTooling (built by Tim M) can offer I recommend you use the free Express edition for Advanced Installer. You can use it for commercial purposes too.

 

In Advanced Installer there is a dedicated page called AppCompat where most of the PSF integration happens, but we also do a lot of under the hood auto-integration, for example, the support for shortcut arguments or copying resources from the AppData (from your MSIX package) to the PackageCache equivalent folder. (This folder copying/redirection is undergoing a revamp to make all these actions more transparent for our users).

Here is a full webinar dedicated to our PSF integration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li8Btb4Nf2Q&ab_channel=AdvancedInstaller

If you have any feedback ping me at firstname at advancedinstaller dot com.

Bogdan

 

Disclaimer: I work on the team building Advanced Installer.

 

In this webinar, we'll have a short but very technically condensed talk about some of the app compatibility issues we find in our practice with MSIX Containe...

Thanks alot @Bogdan Mitrache for the info