What is the difference of "Package Name" and "MainPackageIdentityName"? RRS feed

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  • Hello,
    I am developing an app and submitted it to the store and got a file named: "Package.StoreAssociation.xml".

    I noticed that after the association the "Package name" in Package.appxmanifest changed to be the same as the "MainPackageIdentityName" in the Package.StoreAssociation.xml file, my questions are:

    What are the differences ?


    If i change the Package Name, and submit the ".appxupload" with a different package name than before, which was the same as the MainPackageIdentityName, when i download or update the app from the store, will the app use the new package name for files etc. or it will keep using the package name given in MainPackageIdentityName ?

    • Edited by panoukos41 Monday, October 23, 2017 9:56 PM
    Monday, October 23, 2017 9:56 PM


  • panoukos41,

    Sorry but your question doesn't appear to have anything to do with Microsoft Project, a project management application, but that is the sole focus of this forum. Not knowing what application you are using the best I can do is to direct you to the following forum:


    Monday, October 23, 2017 10:01 PM