UWP Deployment Appx Crashes because it needs dependent files RRS feed

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  • I have created an App, which works well under Windows 10, but has been submitted as an appxupload package to Microsoft (using Visual Studio 2017 -- I've also tried VS 2019). They have sent back a report saying that the App crashes immediately when run. Although they don't specify anything further, I'm sure that the problem lies in the fact that the App requires several dependent files to be present in the same location as the EXE file when first run. I've included the files in the Visual Studio Project; and the App runs perfectly on many test machines as long as all the files are included in the same folder as the EXE file. And I'm sure when the appx package arrives at Microsoft, it's not able to see these dependent files; hence it crashes. But there's no path provided for me to get any further feedback or help from Microsoft; they simply point to various forums where I might obtain further help. Any ideas?


    • Moved by CoolDadTx Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:21 PM UWA related
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:34 PM

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  • Hi,

    I have a question here. What's the exe files that you mentioned as dependent files? How do you use these exe files? Are they framework package or other third party apps? If they are framework package, have you declare them in the manifest?

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    Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:50 AM
  • Maybe its that you have to add declaration/ capability in the Package.Appxmanifest-file? Just guessing here.

    What kind of files are we talking about?

    • Edited by ThisNewbie Friday, May 24, 2019 6:50 AM
    Friday, May 24, 2019 6:49 AM