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Updated "Publisher Display Name" does not affect "Package Name" RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am about to submit an app to the Store.

    My question is:

    I have changed the "Publisher Display Name" in the Dev Center from "OldPublisherName" to "NewPublisherName".

    However, the "Package Name" of the app still is "12345OldPublisherName.AppName" after linking the Visual Studio project to the (Dev Center) Windows Store.

    What do I have to do so the PackageName will have the new Publisher Display Name in it?

    Note: The new publisher name was successfully transmitted from Dev Center to Visual Studio.

    So when viewing the Package.appxmanifest:

    Package name: 12345 OldPublisherName . AppName

    Publisher display name: NewPublisherName


    • Edited by eikuh Wednesday, June 12, 2013 2:09 PM
    Wednesday, June 12, 2013 2:06 PM

Answers

  • Now, I have a first answer from the support:

    It's not a bug, it's a feature...

    There is a "Publisher Name" and a "Publisher Display Name".

    When the developer enters a name the first time, both are set to this name.

    After that, only the "Publisher Display Name" can be changed.

    Whereas, the "Publisher Name" can never ever be changed again.

    The reason for that is: They want to prevent that the "Package Name" (where the "Publisher Name" is contained) changes when an app is already published.

    Of course, if a developer has never published an app, it should be possible to change the "Package Name", but Microsoft has forgotten to implement this...

    Maybe, they can manually change the name in the database in my case.

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:43 PM

All replies

  • Hey eikuh,

    It is very normal, and you should not change the Package Name, it should be as it is.

    So, you made the changes from your dashboard and your project, then its fine.

    Just submit it for certification and better you specify about this in the "Notes to Tester".


    Pradeep AJ

    • Proposed as answer by Pradeep AJ Wednesday, June 12, 2013 3:12 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by eikuh Wednesday, June 12, 2013 4:08 PM
    Wednesday, June 12, 2013 3:12 PM
  • Thank you for your answer, Pradeep AJ!

    However, I do not want to have a wrong Package Name!

    I need a way to get the old, wrong Publisher Name out of the Package Name!

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013 4:09 PM
  • Thank you for your answer, Pradeep AJ!

    However, I do not want to have a wrong Package Name!

    I need a way to get the old, wrong Publisher Name out of the Package Name!

    Yes you can change that.

     Search for your OldPublisherName in your 'Entire Solution', change it to your new publisher name like this.(Search result may also include Publisher Display Name, Just ignore it, since it is already chaged)

    Edited Format should be like this:

     12345NewPublisherName.AppName


    Pradeep AJ

    • Proposed as answer by Pradeep AJ Thursday, June 13, 2013 2:22 AM
    • Marked as answer by Roberts_EModerator Thursday, June 13, 2013 12:59 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by eikuh Thursday, June 13, 2013 7:16 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Roberts_EModerator Wednesday, July 3, 2013 3:37 PM
    Thursday, June 13, 2013 2:22 AM
  • But the Package Name is automatically retrieved from the internet (Dev Center) when I connect my solution with the Dev Center / Windows Store. So I think, manually changing something will not help.
    Thursday, June 13, 2013 5:47 AM
  • Hey Eilkuh,

    You can change your developer Publisher Name under your profile. If you are a business you will restart your Symantic Verification. You will need to update your app package number and complete the updating of OldPublisherName as Pradeep has suggested.

    If you have any difficulty go ahead and open up a developer support ticket. Thanks!


    - Robert

    • Marked as answer by Roberts_EModerator Thursday, June 13, 2013 12:59 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by eikuh Thursday, June 13, 2013 7:16 PM
    Thursday, June 13, 2013 12:59 PM
    Moderator
  • I've tried your suggestion. But it did not work.

    Here is why there must be a bug in Dev Center:

    I made a brand new empty project in Visual Studio.

    I started with a new app in Dev Center.

    Now, I conntected the Dev Center app with the project in Visual Studio.

    And guess what? The package name still contains the old publisher name.

    There must be a bug in Dev Center.

    Thursday, June 13, 2013 7:18 PM
  • I contacted the support one week ago. And until today they could not solve the problem.

    It's quite a knockdown to work months for an app and then to be unable to publish it because the Dev Center has a bug... ;-(

    Monday, June 24, 2013 2:42 PM
  • Now, I have a first answer from the support:

    It's not a bug, it's a feature...

    There is a "Publisher Name" and a "Publisher Display Name".

    When the developer enters a name the first time, both are set to this name.

    After that, only the "Publisher Display Name" can be changed.

    Whereas, the "Publisher Name" can never ever be changed again.

    The reason for that is: They want to prevent that the "Package Name" (where the "Publisher Name" is contained) changes when an app is already published.

    Of course, if a developer has never published an app, it should be possible to change the "Package Name", but Microsoft has forgotten to implement this...

    Maybe, they can manually change the name in the database in my case.

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:43 PM