Snoop for Windows Store apps?

Jan 2, 2013 at 8:05 PM

I tried to write a simple Windows Store app using XAML and tried to inspect the UI using Snoop, but it didn't work.

Are there any initiatives/work scheduled to support Windows Store apps for SNOOP?

 

Developer
Jan 4, 2013 at 7:36 PM
Edited Jan 4, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Hi Radhey,

Currently there are no organized efforts to make Snoop work for Windows Store Apps. The issue is being looked at, but at the moment the effort is tentative. 

However, some of us have dabbled with Windows Store apps, and looked at what needed to be changed with Snoop to make it work. It seems as though the effort will be quite challenging since Windows Store apps use a lighter version of the .NET Framework, whereas Snoop is built with the full .NET framework. As you may already know, Snoop runs inside the application being snooped (and therefore relies that the application being snooped to have all of Snoop's dependencies).
That being said, how do you see Snoop being used for snooping Windows Store apps? When I was debugging a Windows Store app, it would run outside of the desktop, in its own compartment (if that makes sense). In a normal case scenario, the user would drag the cross-hairs button and drag it onto the application to Snoop (or in the older version, the user would select the process from the drop down and click the binoculars).
 
 - Maciek