Unable to activate Windows Metro style application 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxx' Access is denied


  • My application that has been working fine for over a month, now will not run in Visual Studio 2011 beta Windows 8 Consumer Preview because of the following error: "Unable to activate Windows Metro style application 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx!App'  Access is denied.  I first I thought maybe it was just a problem with my application, so I tried running one of the Microsoft Sample Metro app, but i am getting the same error.  I even try creating a brand new SpritApplication app.  It is also resulting in the same error when I try to run it.

    Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

    Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:54 PM

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  • Hi RalphB,

    Sorry for the late response. And do you still get the same issue now? Please try to uninstall the Metro style app from the Start screen and then re-deploy it to see if it helps you.


    Vicky Song [MSFT]
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    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:04 AM