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How to run Metro App from command line?

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does anyone know how to run a metro app from command line, espacially when explorer.exe is not running?

I know there is a process called "wwahost.exe" and I know Windows is running it with the command line parameter "/ServerName:APPID", but if you run it manually it is not working, because there is no "AppContainer" - whatever that means...

I hope we all could work together to be able to run Metro Apps from command line! :)

Also if you kill explorer.exe (e.g. if you use a Shell Replacement) you are unable to open images, videos and music, because all those files are linked with their metro apps and those can't be run without explorer.exe :-/

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Microsoft keeps locking down the OS and they will continue to and getting rid of legacy coding. Their is actually a process to starting the Metro Apps. Also have to remember, the Apps aren't executables, they're XAP files.
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