A self-signed Code Signing Certificate for MSIX WAP

Developers creating MSIX packages with the Windows Application Project (WAP) need to provide a code-signing certificate with an additional field not needed when creating packages through other means.  Specifically, it needs the BasicConstraints field in the certificate.

If you purchase a code signing certificate from a Certificate Authority, this field should already be there.  But in this case I was …

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TMEditX Released

New in TMEditX

TMEditX is the licensed and more capable tool for fixing up MSIX packages since it doesn’t have to depend on the Microsoft MSIX Packaging Tool to create the final package.  [Download_page]


The TMEditX package contains several applications. Changes to the apps are separated by app below:

TMEditX Changes:

  • Feature: Add right-click to Files tab on

PSF Release v2022.06.08 for MSIX

New in PSF for v2022.06.08

Psf Logo The Package Support Framework (PSF) was originally an open-source project to help Win32/DotNet applications run when inside an MSIX Container.  TMurgent has taken up the support for the PSF in our own fork here on GitHub. The changes below cover changes made since the April 2022 release:

  • PsfLauncher now has option to exclude console

It’s Alive! APP-INFO For Packagers

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For years I have heard from customers and vendors in the packaging and application delivery businesses about how there isn’t a good place anymore to find information on applications.  Long ago there was a good site (created by Bob Kelly) named AppDeploy but that was sold to a vendor and renamed to ITNinja and, well let’s just say it stopped …

PsfTooling 5.0 now available

PsfTooling version 5.0 is now released.


Included in this release:

PSF Feb 2022 Updates

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The Package Support Framework (PSF) was started by Microsoft as an Open Source Project to help Win32 and .Net Framework based software operate in the new MSIX Container runtime, however the latest changes are now made in my own fork at https://github.com/TimMangan/MSIX-PackageSupportFramework/tree/develop .

The “v.2022.02.28” release adds additional updates to the PSF to improve compatibility with older applications.

Modernization of

MSIX with (finally) Context Menus with caveat

Before we see this work, there is a need for some technology background…

The old way

There are many Windows-based applications that are designed to use some of the numerous interfaces that are built into Windows Explorer that exist for the purpose of making it quite easy to access the app (full app, or part of it) without the user …

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