How to Replace Stock PNG Images? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi.

    After I published my first app, I've updated it a few weeks later and I got certification error. I've check the rules and there was a warning about stock PNG files like icon, splashscreen bla bla (I can't remember).

    I've deleted them all. Sent the app again. Certification succeeded. And I was like "it's OK people will dowload new version" but...

    Lots of people told me that they take 80073cf6 error while they try to install/update my app. Even I tried with 3 phones and failed. Searched online about this error and ran into this topic:


    This is exactly what I did. I removed the images and certification did not tell me anything this mistake. Whatever...

    The real question is, how can I get rid of this file if I do not need them? If I can't - or must not - delete these images, how can I replace them? With what? Because in my tests, I've never seen that stock images. What are they? Where WP uses this images? Do they have to remain in same name or else?

    Waiting for your help.

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    Sunday, April 5, 2015 6:15 PM


  • The pictures can be replaced either through windows explorer (same size, same name) by overwriting them.

    Or from appxmanifest or wmaappmanifest files from your project.

    Or by adding new pictures with same name and same size from the solution explorer, in the same folder (which is equivalent to replacing with windows explorer)

    PS: you do need them. They are used by the OS for display in app list, tiles, etc, which is why removing them makes installing your app rather difficult.

    • Edited by mcosmin Monday, April 6, 2015 6:31 AM
    • Proposed as answer by TheDavidSlight Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by Jamles Hez Wednesday, April 22, 2015 12:19 PM
    Monday, April 6, 2015 6:30 AM