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  • Question

  • When building a windows cordova application i get the message in the title and therefore no app. It works for Android and iOS. It is an imported project, so i'm wondering what I haven't set or what folder is missing.

    Can anyone help please?

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016 7:56 PM

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  • I think I got your point.

    This should be an expected warning message, but it doesn't block the debugging.

    If we create a new blank Cordova project, then change the target to windows x64 (or other windows targets), we will get the exact same message as you got.

    But if we click F5 to debug the app, we still can launch the app to perform the debugging, that is because the debug version package is generated in the folder like: 

    <project folder>\platforms\windows\AppPackages\CordovaApp.Windows10_1.0.0.0_x64_debug_Test

    To generate an package for deployment, we need to use the "Create App Package Wizard" launched by clicking Project Menu->Store->Create App Package. AppPackage folder will generated in the project's root path.


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    • Marked as answer by waediowl Friday, March 18, 2016 6:19 PM
    Friday, March 18, 2016 3:01 AM
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  • What's the version of your visual studio?

    Have you updated the VS TOOLs for Apache Cordova to latest version (Update 7)?

    Could you please also try to create a new blank project and see if the issue still occurs?

    In visual studio, open Tools-> Options->Project and Solutions->Build and Run, then change the MSBuild output from minimal to diagnostic will help to get more detailed build log for further troubleshooting.


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    Thursday, March 17, 2016 2:27 AM
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  • Thank you for the suggestions, unfortunately I still have the problem. Some diagnosis information:

    Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015
    Version 14.0.24720.00 Update 1
    Microsoft .NET Framework
    Version 4.6.01055
    Installed Version: Community
    Visual Basic 2015   00322-20000-00000-AA746
    Microsoft Visual Basic 2015
    Visual C# 2015   00322-20000-00000-AA746
    Microsoft Visual C# 2015
    Visual C++ 2015   00322-20000-00000-AA746
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2015
    Visual F# 2015   00322-20000-00000-AA746
    Microsoft Visual F# 2015
    Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU   00322-20000-00000-AA746
    Windows Phone SDK 8.0 - ENU
    Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio Package   4.2.60128.3
    Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio
    ASP.NET and Web Tools 2015.1 (Beta8)   14.1.11106.0
    ASP.NET and Web Tools 2015.1 (Beta8)
    ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2012.2   4.1.41102.0
    For additional information, visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=309563
    ASP.NET Web Frameworks and Tools 2013   5.2.30624.0
    For additional information, visit http://www.asp.net/
    Common Azure Tools   1.5
    Provides common services for use by Azure Mobile Services and Microsoft Azure Tools.
    GitHub.VisualStudio   1.0
    A Visual Studio Extension that brings the GitHub Flow into Visual Studio.
    KofePackagePackage Extension   1.0
    KofePackagePackage Visual Studio Extension Detailed Info
    Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools   1.4
    Microsoft Azure Mobile Services Tools
    Microsoft MI-Based Debugger   1.0
    Provides support for connecting Visual Studio to MI compatible debuggers
    NuGet Package Manager   3.3.0
    NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio. For more information about NuGet, visit http://docs.nuget.org/.
    PreEmptive Analytics Visualizer   1.2
    Microsoft Visual Studio extension to visualize aggregated summaries from the PreEmptive Analytics product.
    Python Tools for Visual Studio   2.2.31124.00
    Python Tools for Visual Studio provides IntelliSense, projects, templates, Interactive windows, and other support for Python developers.
    Python Tools for Visual Studio - Django Integration   2.2.31124.00
    Provides templates and integration for the Django web framework.
    Python Tools for Visual Studio - Profiling Support   2.2.31124.00
    Profiling support for Python projects.
    SQL Server Data Tools   14.0.50616.0
    Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools
    TypeScript   1.7.6.0
    TypeScript for Microsoft Visual Studio
    Visual C++ for Cross Platform Mobile Development   1.0
    Visual C++ for Cross Platform Mobile Development
    Visual C++ for Cross Platform Mobile Development   1.0
    Visual C++ for Cross Platform Mobile Development
    Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova   Update 7
    Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova
    Visual Studio Tools for Universal Windows Apps   14.0.24720.00
    The Visual Studio Tools for Universal Windows apps allow you to build a single universal app experience that can reach every device running Windows 10: phone, tablet, PC, and more. It includes the Microsoft Windows 10 Software Development Kit.
    Xamarin   3.11.836.0 (ed5c750)
    Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.
    Xamarin.Android   5.1.5.3 (f98871a95a479f6d71b3067b7e5834d41fcb2118)
    Visual Studio plugin to enable development for Xamarin.Android.
    Xamarin.iOS   8.10.4.0 (6db87c53c073f4af2f5247fb738a27ea08c094fd)
    Visual Studio extension to enable development for Xamarin.iOS.
    Xamarin.iOS Unified Migration   1.0
    Automated migration for Xamarin iOS Classic projects to Unified
    Xamarin.TestCloud.Integration   1.0
    Early preview of Xamarin Test Cloud integration

    And the output from the build:

    1>20:19:57.367 1>

    1>MakePRI : warning 0xdef00520: Invalid qualifier: IDB-ALT [H:\visual studio 2015\Projects\xxxxxx\platforms\windows\CordovaApp.Windows10.jsproj]

    1> CordovaApp.Windows10 -> H:\visual studio 2015\Projects\xxxxxx\xxxxxx\windows\AppPackages\CordovaApp.Windows10_0.0.1.0_x64_debug_Test\CordovaApp.Windows10_0.0.1.0_x64_debug.appx (TaskId:28)

    1> BUILD OUTPUT: H:\visual studio 2015\Projects\xxxxx\xxxxx\platforms\windows\AppPackages\CordovaApp.Windows10_0.0.1.0_x64_debug_Test\CordovaApp.Windows10_0.0.1.0_x64_debug.appx (TaskId:28)

    1> Executing "after_compile" hook for all plugins. (TaskId:28)

    1> Executing "after_build" hook for all plugins. (TaskId:28)

    1> ------ Copying back to project: Windows-x64 (TaskId:28)

    1> ------ Copied platforms\windows\build\windows\Debug\x64\win10\AppxManifest.xml to H:\visual studio 2015\Projects\xxxxx\xxxxx\bin\Windows-x64\Debug\AppxManifest.xml (TaskId:28)

    1> ------ Copied platforms\windows\build\windows\Debug\x64\win10\CordovaApp.Windows10.build.appxrecipe to H:\visual studio 2015\Projects\xxxxx\xxxxx\bin\Windows-x64\Debug\CordovaApp.Windows10.build.appxrecipe (TaskId:28)

    1> ------ Copied platforms\windows\build\windows\Debug\x64\win10\resources.pri to H:\visual studio 2015\Projects\xxxxx\xxxxx\bin\Windows-x64\Debug\resources.pri (TaskId:28)

    1> ------ Copying generated _pkginfo.txt file (TaskId:28)

    1> ------ Done copying compiled files: Windows-x64 (TaskId:28)

    1> ------ Checking for: H:\visual studio 2015\Projects\xxxxx\xxxxx\bin\Windows-x64\Debug\CordovaApp.Windows10.build.appxrecipe (TaskId:28)

    1> ------ Renaming H:\visual studio 2015\Projects\xxxxx\xxxxx\bin\Windows-x64\Debug\CordovaApp.Windows10.build.appxrecipe to H:\visual studio 2015\Projects\xxxxx\xxxxx\bin\Windows-x64\Debug\Superlogindemo.build.appxrecipe (TaskId:28)

    1> ------ Copying appx packages to output location (TaskId:28)

    1> ------ No packageOutputPath is specified for the project. Nothing to copy. (TaskId:28)

    1> Done executing task "MdaVsCli". (TaskId:28)

    1> Task "MdaVsCli" skipped, due to false condition; ( '@(BuildMDACpuSpecificPlatform)' == '' ) was evaluated as ( 'Windows-x64' == '' ).

    I have created other projects that work, I copied this project from GitHub and did file => new => Project from Existing Code

    It didn't generate a config.xml, so I copied one from another project and am wondering if that's the reason???? if so how do i correct this project??

    Thanks a lot for the help you provide

    • Marked as answer by waediowl Friday, March 18, 2016 6:19 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by waediowl Friday, March 18, 2016 6:19 PM
    Thursday, March 17, 2016 7:27 PM
  • I think I got your point.

    This should be an expected warning message, but it doesn't block the debugging.

    If we create a new blank Cordova project, then change the target to windows x64 (or other windows targets), we will get the exact same message as you got.

    But if we click F5 to debug the app, we still can launch the app to perform the debugging, that is because the debug version package is generated in the folder like: 

    <project folder>\platforms\windows\AppPackages\CordovaApp.Windows10_1.0.0.0_x64_debug_Test

    To generate an package for deployment, we need to use the "Create App Package Wizard" launched by clicking Project Menu->Store->Create App Package. AppPackage folder will generated in the project's root path.


    <THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED>
    Thanks
    Alan Yao
    MSDN Community Support

    Please remember to "Mark as Answer" the responses that resolved your issue. It is a common way to recognize those who have helped you, and makes it easier for other visitors to find the resolution later.

    • Marked as answer by waediowl Friday, March 18, 2016 6:19 PM
    Friday, March 18, 2016 3:01 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Alan,

    ok thanks, the fact it occurs with a blank package explains my question. I have separate issues as to why it doesn't run with windows, but runs with iOS and Android. I'll see if I need help with that.

    Thanks a lot

    Paul 

    Friday, March 18, 2016 6:17 AM