How Do I Package and Deploy For Testing? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can someone give me exact steps on how to correctly package a Windows Store app for sideloading from the command line?

    Second how do you actually perform the sideloading on a machine that does not have VisualStudio installed?

      - Tom


    Friday, September 21, 2012 9:23 PM


All replies

  • first create package:

    - right click on the project in visual studio

    - store -> create app package.

    - choose not to upload it for to the store.

    - copy the package (a folder) to the test machine.

    - run the powershell script thats included

    Friday, September 21, 2012 9:37 PM
  • I am aware of how to create a package from the VisualStudio GUI. 

    What I am looking for is the instructions on how to create the equivalent package and powershell script from the command line.

    Friday, September 21, 2012 10:02 PM
  • ohh i thought talking about how then to install.

    look here:


    • Marked as answer by Tom Spilman Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:06 AM
    Friday, September 21, 2012 10:31 PM
  • That strangely seems to work!

    It seems the "/p:OutDir" is the key part that forces it to generate the AppPackages folder.  Does anyone know why that is?  Can I do the same thing using DevEnv instead of MSBuild?

    Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:06 AM