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"The package is missing a "resources.pri" file." on confirming my Windows Phone 8.1 app on Windows Phone Store

  • Hello every one, I have developed Qt application for quite a while. Now I am going to upload my Qt application onto Windows Phone store.

    But to make me mad is that after many trials and errors, I get stuck at "The package is missing a 'resources.pri' file." on confirming step. Due to Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 new policy, an application must contain at least a "resources.pri" file ( this file is quite different from that of Qt, it is binary compiled file ). However the latest Qt 5.4 neither generates "resources.pri" file or something that ends with ".pri" nor bundle the file into .appx package. I am not quite well with Windows Phone development, does anyone that successfully uploaded your app to Windows Phone store? Thanks in advance and merry Christmas.

    the error message can be found at "http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/dn629257.aspx#appmanifest", and the comment indicates that a Windows Phone 8.1 app does need a valid "resources.pri" file.

  • Hi,

    indeed this seems to be something recently been added to the requirements. Please have a look at: https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-43680 to follow the status of this issue.

  • Actually as also indicated in the bug report, you can create a package including a recources.pri and that is via Visual Studio.

    Visual Studio usually takes also other steps when you are uploading a package to the store and you need to use it in any case.

    So my proposal is to let VS create the final package for you to have all requirements set.

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