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Modification Package doesn't work

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I have made two packages. 

Main package: Notepad++ 7

Modification package: Containing two plugins (dll files) in VFS.

After successfully installing i don't see my plugins in Notepad.

 

If i create this emty folder structure locally "C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\" and start Notepad++, then i will see the two extra plugins. This is not workable. It's look like the VFS is not MERGED.

I have zip everything and included instructions. Could some help me fixing this issue or tell me what i do wrong?

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best response confirmed by John Vintzel (Microsoft)
Solution

@mbonsing what version of Windows are you on? 

 

We wrote about which version of Windows supports this kind of modification package here: 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/msix/modification-package-insider-preview-build-18312

 

 

@Dian Hartono Hi, I'm using a older version (17xxx). I will upgrade our machine and then test again.

Hello
I have similar issue but using Windows 10 1809, so don't understand why VFS merging is not working apparently.
Any other idea ?
Rgds
JF Baude
Hello all
I did additional test under another machine running Windows 10 1909 and it worked correctly !
So the documentation given https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/msix/modification-packages is not correct ?
Please confirm or not.
Rgds
JF Baude
Can you confirm the minimum target OS specified in the manifest of your modification package also includes 1809?

Hi

Hereafter an extract of manifest file:

 

<Dependencies>
<TargetDeviceFamily MaxVersionTested="10.0.19043.0" MinVersion="10.0.17763.0" Name="Windows.Desktop" />
<uap4:MainPackageDependency Name="Thales.MyApp" Publisher="CN=_TestJSA_SigningCert, O=Example Ltd, L=Marseille, S=France, C=FR" />
</Dependencies>

 

I guess it is OK regarding minimal target right ?

Rgds

 

@jfbaude

Hi all
Sorry for this question but can VFS merge any kind of file ?
Can we change for example an icon (or image) thru this feature ?
I did some trial and it is not working as expected
Rgds
JF Baude
>Can we change for example an icon (or image) thru this feature ?

I had this problem too when Modification Packages were announced, but I haven't tested this on the newer versions of Windows
Hello Bogdan,

After additional tests it seems working properly only from Windows 10 1909, not before.
Rgds