Making App Packages For Submitting Apps to the Windows 8 Store

Here, we will see how to make packages for submitting our application to the Windows 8 store.

How to make App packages for submitting apps to the Windows 8 Store (for a Grid App)

Now, we will see how to make packages for submitting our application to the Windows 8 store. What we have to do is to just follow this basic procedure.

Step 1

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Just change the mode from Debug mode to release mode.
 
Step 2

Open package.appxmanifest in Solution Explorer. Go to "capabilities" and unmark the "internet" option if your app doesn't make use of the internet (there is no use of the internet in the case of a grid app).

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Step 3

Now, just go to the store option in the project option in the menu bar.

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Click on the "create app package" option in the "store" option. Now it will ask two options. click on "No".

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Now click on "Next".
 
Finally we have to click on "Create". 
Our app package will be created.

After that a box will open saying "package creation completed". Now we have to select "ok". Our app package is finally created and we can locate it in:

 "C:\Users\Shashank\Documents\Visual Studio 2012\Projects\my first data app\my first data app\AppPackages". 

The app package will be in the form of an APPXUPLOAD file. So now, we are done with the creation of packages for uploading to the Windows Store. Now what we need is a Store Developer Account from where we can upload our apps.

Now create your account.