I am using Visual Studio 2015 to create my Windows Universal
Application and when I build and deploy it, I can’t find it listed on device or
it is listed but with a GUID instead of the human readable name that I carefully
gave it. How can I fix this?
The picture below shows the web access to a Raspberry Pi running
Windows 10 IoT Core. The highlighted item is the app that we will fix by giving
it a human readable name.
In Visual Studio, the Build output window shows:
1>Deployment complete (13982ms). Full package name:
You can edit the Package Manifest file, Package.appxmanifest, to change the
Modified to be human readable
But really it is better to change the manifest in the project Properties
Application tab. There click on the Package Manifest… button. In the Package
Manifest go to the Packaging tab, where you will see something like:
if we now change the Package name from the highlighted GUID to
MyExcellentApplication, and rebuild, the problem is solved.
First we see the Build Output change to:
2>Deployment complete (10689ms). Full package name: "MyExcellentApplication_220.127.116.11_arm__j932756y98c8a"
And we see the human readable name in the web interface:
But hold on, the old package name with the GUID is still there. To fix that
use the web interface to uninstall the old one. Select the old one, then click
on the Uninstall button.
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