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What does "Associate app with the store" mean?

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  • I've authored two Windows Phone 8 apps, and now that I've finally got the Windows Phone 8.1 update, I want to update my apps to 8.1. (I used App Studio to make them.) And I thought, if I'm going to do that why not go ahead and put them into the Windows Store, too?

    Only thing is that in the generation process the page says that I'm to "associate app with the store". I tried Binging that, but that only took me to pages that were in essence 404 pages.

    OK, so what does it mean to "associate app with the store"? Please don't give me a circular reasoning answer.


    Rod

    Monday, December 22, 2014 11:35 PM

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  • It could mean a couple of things depending on context.

    You need to reserve the app name in both the Windows Phone and Windows Phone Store and then tell the store that they mean the same app. See Sharing your app's identity

    You will also need to associate the appx package with the store by setting the publisher, etc. in the package.appxmanifest to match the publisher, etc. on the store dashboard. Visual Studio will do this automatically if you choose the Project.Store.Associate App with the Store... menu option.

    If you're looking for a way to do this within App Studio rather than from Visual Studio then please ask in the App Studio forum.

    Tuesday, December 23, 2014 12:23 AM
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  • Thank you, Bob, for replying. I tried posting to the App Studio forum, but every time I try going to that forum I get the following error message:

    Sorry, we were unable to service your request. Please try again later.

    Rod


    • Edited by Doctor-Who Tuesday, December 23, 2014 3:23 PM Addendum
    Tuesday, December 23, 2014 3:14 PM