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Get-AppxPackageManifest

Published: March 30, 2012

Updated: September 15, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2012

Get-AppxPackageManifest

Gets the manifest of an app package (.appx).

Syntax

Parameter Set: __AllParameterSets
Get-AppxPackageManifest [-Package] <AppxPackage> [[-User] <String> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Get-AppxPackageManifest cmdlet gets the manifest of an app package (.appx). The manifest is a .xml document that contains information about the package, like the package ID.

Parameters

-Package<AppxPackage>

Specifies an AppxPackage object or the full name of a package. To get the manifest of a package on the computer that isn't installed for the current user, you must run this command by using administrator permissions. Wildcards are permitted.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-User<String>

that are installed for the specified user. To get the list of packages for a user profile other than the profile for the current user, you must run this command by using administrator permissions. The user name can be in one of these formats:

-- domain\user_name

-- user_name@fqn.domain.tld

-- user_name

-- SID-string


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

2

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • Microsoft.Windows.Appx.PackageManager.Commands.AppxPackage[]

    An array of AppxPackage objects that contain information, including the full name of the app package (.appx).


Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • System.XML.XMLDocument

    A read-only .xml document that contains information about the app package (.appx), like the package ID.


Examples

 

This command gets the manifest for an app package that's named package1_1.0.0.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe.


PS C:\> Get-AppxPackageManifest -Package package1_1.0.0.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe

 

This command gets the application ID for an app package (.appx) that has "WinJS" in the name.


PS C:\> (Get-AppxPackage -Name "*WinJS*" | Get-AppxPack
ageManifest).package.applications.application.id

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