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PsfTooling 3.8

With the updates to the MSIX Package Support Framework for June 2020, described in https://www.tmurgent.com/TmBlog/?p=3095, I added a new type of fixup to the PSF, RegLegacyFixups.

Version 3.8 of PsfTooling is now available up in the Microsoft Store. This free tool is used alongside the Microsoft MSIX Packaging Tool to add and configure the PSF into your recaptured package.…

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What’s new in the PSF, June 2020

My latest submission has been integrated into the Develop branch to the Package Support Framework GitHub repository. PR#145 adds a new type of fixup, RegLegacyFixups, created for certain Registry issues seen in some packages. There are a couple of small fixes added to standard components as well (see the Pull Request for details on those), but the new …

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Solving DLL Not Found issues in MSIX

The new DynamicLibraryFixup component of the Package Support Framework simplifies the task of ensuring that processes in your package find dlls that are also in your package.

Background

Applications use a variety of techniques to ensure that the exe used to start a process can load the dll files they require. In general, the dll is loaded through a Windows …

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PsfTooling 3.5 for MSIX Repackaging

PassiveInstallassiveInstall version 3.5.0 was released today in the Microsoft Store. A free tool, it is used along with the Microsoft MSIX Packaging Tool to inject and configure the Package Support Framework to fix common issues seen in repackaging existing Win32 and DotNet Framework based applications for MSIX.

Version 3.5 includes a pre-built version of the PSF with the improvements I …

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What’s new in the MSIX PSF: Part 3 – October 2019

The Microsoft MSIX Package Support Framework (PSF) is an open source project that enables more “traditional” Win32 and Dot Net applications to be repackaged into MSIX.

As an active contributer to the GitHub project, I have added more functionality to the fixups that are available. Additionally, Microsoft has added new functionality as well. Here, I will write about the …

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What’s new in the PSF (Part 2 – Feb 28, 2019)

I didn’t expect to write this article so soon! More on that later, let’s get to the juicy stuff.

The Package Support Framework, or PSF, is an open source project hosted by Microsoft up on GitHub. The PSF is useful when building MSIX packages for older Win32 and .Net based applications. It allows you to build in Detours based …

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What’s new in the MSIX PSF: Feb 24, 2019

Those paying attention might know that I started a project last summer to contribute to the MSIX Package Support Framework, an open source project that Microsoft hosts up on GitHub.

I spent a month writing code to improve the PSF, and then started the long process of getting it pulled into the master source. It, uh, took a little longer …