Windows store app not running from Visual studio


  • I am using VS Express 2013

    Hi I just created a blank app and then trying to build it. It is giving me this exception.

    The "Microsoft.Build.AppxPackage.RemoveDuplicatePayload" task could not be loaded from the     assembly C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v12.0\AppxPackage\Microsoft.Build.AppxPackage.dll.  Confirm that the <UsingTask> declaration is correct, that the assembly and all its dependencies are available, and that the task contains a public class that implements Microsoft.Build.Framework.ITask

    Any idea what is wrong ? It was working for me before. :(

    The existing app that I had before are also not running.

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:38 AM


  • I advise that you uninstall and reinstall VS2013 express.

    Matt Small - Microsoft Escalation Engineer - Forum Moderator
    If my reply answers your question, please mark this post as answered.

    NOTE: If I ask for code, please provide something that I can drop directly into a project and run (including XAML), or an actual application project. I'm trying to help a lot of people, so I don't have time to figure out weird snippets with undefined objects and unknown namespaces.

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7:02 PM