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ARM Release crashes with Event ID 5961:....The app didn't start..

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  • Hi,

    I have working windows store app(at least it works under win32 platform). And now I'm trying to run it under ARM platform. It's work's fine on remote tablet when using debug configuration, but crashes when using release. After deploying and splash screen app crashes and VS shows: "Unable to activate Windows store app "_name_of_package_.App". The MyApp.exe process started, but the activation request failed with error "The app didn't start" message. Event Viewer log shows that error with event id 5961 occured...

    Any advise?

    Thanks.

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 4:19 PM

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  • Problem solved. Close this, please
    • Marked as answer by Jesse Jiang Thursday, November 29, 2012 4:53 AM
    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 3:36 PM

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  • A small addition:

    Last line from VS output: The program '[272] MyApp.exe' has exited with code -1073741515 (0xc0000135) 'A dependent dll was not found'.

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:35 AM
  • Problem solved. Close this, please
    • Marked as answer by Jesse Jiang Thursday, November 29, 2012 4:53 AM
    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 3:36 PM
  • Hi,

    Would you please share the solution with us?

    Best regards,
    Jesse


    Jesse Jiang [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    • Proposed as answer by councilsoft Friday, December 7, 2012 3:24 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by councilsoft Friday, December 7, 2012 3:24 PM
    Thursday, November 29, 2012 4:54 AM
  • Can you share the solution to this? I am facing the same issue, App works in all configurations on x86, x64 and on ARM in Debug, But fails in Release mode. Any ideas?

    • Proposed as answer by councilsoft Friday, December 7, 2012 3:08 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by councilsoft Friday, December 7, 2012 3:08 PM
    Thursday, December 6, 2012 9:27 PM
  • It turned out that in my case the Release configuration was pulling a 64 bit dll of Sqlite dependency. So go into your project Properties and check the Platform Target and make sure it matches the build you are targeting. SO if you are building the package for Release ARM, the Platform Target should show ARM. Same goes for Debug. Hope this helps.

    You can read more on the issue and solution here http://www.coderewind.com/2012/12/win8-rt-activation-of-the-app-for-the-windows-launch-contract-failed/



    • Proposed as answer by councilsoft Friday, December 7, 2012 3:10 PM
    • Edited by councilsoft Friday, December 7, 2012 4:11 PM updated solution link
    Friday, December 7, 2012 3:10 PM
  • Please see my response which was the solution to my issue which was similar to this post. Hope this helps.
    Friday, December 7, 2012 3:25 PM