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[BUG] UWP app: Can't choose to open .SVG with Paint.net

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With Paint.net manual install version I could choose to open SVGs with Paint.net through the "Open with" dialog.

With Paint.net Windows Store / UWP version, Paint.NET does not show as an alternative. I have to open Paint.NET first, then drag'n'drop a SVG on to it.

 

I'm using this FileType plugin btw: https://github.com/otuncelli/Scalable-Vector-Graphics-Plugin-for-Paint.NET

 

Is it possible to add SVG as a file type Paint.NET may be able to open, or is this a limitation with Windows Store/ UWP apps?

Choosing the exe manually from UWP install folder (C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\dotPDNLLC.paint.net_4.101.6828.0_x64__h55e3w7q8jbva\PaintDotNet.exe) is not possible, gives an error code.

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Greetings Olavrb,

Paint.NET can be used to open SVG files when the Scalable-Vector-Graphics-Plugin-for-Paint.NET called "SvgFileType.dll" is copied into the FileTypes folder. The graphic will be converted into a raster image in the process.

 

Edited by HyReZ
to correct information error

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If you're using the Store version, make sure to install plugins in the right location as documented here: https://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/InstallPlugins.html

 

(However, if you're able to open SVG with drag-and-drop, like you say above, then you've probably already done that part correctly)

 

As for associating SVG file types directly with Paint.NET, you'd need to use the Windows control panels for that. However, I'm not sure this is currently possible for Store apps.

 

You could create a batch file, however, and associate the SVGs with that. The batch file would be something like:

 

start paintdotnet:%1 %2 %3 %4

 

Save it as launchpdn.bat (or whatever -- but it should end in .bat or .cmd) and use that from the "Choose an application" popup after clicking "More apps" and then "Look for another app on this PC".

 

(These are rough draft instructions, please excuse the sawdust...)

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