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Visual Studio 2012 Cookbook by Richard Banks

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Packaging your Windows Store app

For Windows 8 to correctly load and run a Windows Store app it must be packaged in a particular format. The information contained in the package includes the capabilities and contracts that your app uses as well as information on the app user tile, the splash screen, and more.

This recipe will show you what you need to do to package your Windows Store app so that it is ready for the world to use.

Getting ready

Open the SplitApp that you created in the Using the Windows 8 simulator recipe.

How to do it...

  1. Open the Package.appxmanifest file from Solution Explorer.
  2. Examine the fields in the Application UI tab. Add a space to the Display Name field so that it reads as Split App instead of SplitApp.
  3. Add a useful description ...

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