error APPX0703: Manifest references file 'MyAppName.dll' which is not part of the payload


  • Hi,

    imtrying since two days to Publish my new Windows 10 Universal APP to the Store but i cant generate a release Version of it. Im getting always this error. Ive already reinstalled Visual Studio, tried the Community Edition and the Professional one. I do not have any third Party references. I could generate always a release Version of the APP, but since i tried to generate the package for the store this is not possible anymore and i get this error. i dont know what to do now.


    Sunday, September 20, 2015 3:00 PM


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  • Did you recently upgraded to the UWP Tools 1.1? Happens to me since I updated as well.

    Getting rid of my BackgroundTask works as well. And it was building fine before.

    • Edited by JanLoehr Sunday, September 20, 2015 5:59 PM
    Sunday, September 20, 2015 5:53 PM
  • maybe i make a mistake, but i tried it with a new and empty solution with the same results. im using a freshly installed Visual Studio 2015 community Edition and get exactly the same error again.

    1. i create a new universal app with the Name App1
    2. i add a new component for windows universal to the solution with the Name RuntimeComponent1
    3. in App1 i add the reference to RuntimeComponent1
    4. in Class1 from RuntimeComponent1 i add this Code:

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Text;
    using System.Threading.Tasks;
    using Windows.ApplicationModel.Background;
    namespace RuntimeComponent1
        public sealed class TileUpdateTask : IBackgroundTask
            public void Run(IBackgroundTaskInstance taskInstance)
                throw new NotImplementedException();
    5. in the ManiFestFile (UI Mode) i declare the RuntimeComponent as Backgroundworker with a SystemEvent and the Entrypoint RuntimeComponent1.TileUpdateTask
    6. i try to create an APPPackage, enter my account credentials, select the reserved APP Name

    Sunday, September 20, 2015 5:57 PM
  • this is the generated manifestfile (i deleted some private Infos)

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <Package xmlns="" xmlns:mp="" xmlns:uap="" IgnorableNamespaces="uap mp">
      <Identity Name="xxxxxxxx" Publisher="xxxxxxxx" Version="" />
      <mp:PhoneIdentity PhoneProductId="xxxxxxxx" PhonePublisherId="00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000" />
        <DisplayName>WiFi Tool</DisplayName>
        <TargetDeviceFamily Name="Windows.Universal" MinVersion="" MaxVersionTested="" />
        <Resource Language="x-generate" />
        <Application Id="App" Executable="$targetnametoken$.exe" EntryPoint="App1.App">
          <uap:VisualElements DisplayName="WiFi Tool" Square150x150Logo="Assets\Square150x150Logo.png" Square44x44Logo="Assets\Square44x44Logo.png" Description="App1" BackgroundColor="transparent">
            <uap:DefaultTile Wide310x150Logo="Assets\Wide310x150Logo.png">
            <uap:SplashScreen Image="Assets\SplashScreen.png" />
            <Extension Category="windows.backgroundTasks" EntryPoint="RuntimeComponent1.TileUpdateTask">
                <Task Type="systemEvent" />
        <Capability Name="internetClient" />

    Sunday, September 20, 2015 6:00 PM
    • Proposed as answer by JanLoehr Sunday, September 20, 2015 6:11 PM
    • Marked as answer by LiveTileWizard Sunday, September 20, 2015 6:30 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by LiveTileWizard Sunday, September 20, 2015 6:32 PM
    • Marked as answer by LiveTileWizard Sunday, September 20, 2015 6:34 PM
    Sunday, September 20, 2015 6:01 PM
  • seems to work now, thank you
    Sunday, September 20, 2015 6:30 PM