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September 28, 2015

UWP: Open Store Rating to request user review and rate from your Windows 10 app

Filed under: UWP,windows 10 — basquang @ 4:32 PM
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In Windows Phone 8.x, you can use the Marketplace review task to launch the Store or Marketplace and then display the review page for the current app. The code is simple as below

MarketplaceReviewTask marketplaceReviewTask = new MarketplaceReviewTask();
marketplaceReviewTask.Show();

Unfortunately, UWP Windows 10 app does not support this kind of Marketplace review task. So the question is “How to open review page for current app to request user to rate your app on Windows 10?” Solution is, you can use Windows.System.Launcher to launch the ms-windows-store: URI scheme. The URI schema to launches the write a review experience for a product for example are:

Product ID: ms-windows-store://review/?ProductId=9WZDNCRFHVJL
Package Family Name (PFN): ms-windows-store://review/?PFN= Microsoft.Office.OneNote_8wekyb3d8bbwe

And then, in your code, using one of the uriString above

await Windows.System.Launcher.LaunchUriAsync(new Uri(uriString));

For Windows app, using the second schema uri is my recommendation, because you can get PFN dynamically from your code by using Windows.ApplicationModel.PackageId.FamilyName
but Windows.ApplicationModel.PackageId.ProductID is only available for Windows Phone app.

Hope this help!

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