I am having a very hard time getting my UWP app to deploy in debug mode after upgrading to VS 2015 Update 3.
2>Checking whether required frameworks are installed... 2>Framework: Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00.Debug/x86, app package version 14.0.24210.0 is not currently installed. 2>Framework: Microsoft.NET.CoreRuntime.1.0/x86, app package version 1.0.23819.0 is not currently installed. 2>Framework: Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00.Debug/x86, app package version 14.0.24210.0 is not currently installed. 2>Installing missing frameworks... 2>DEP0800 : The required framework "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Kits\10\ExtensionSDKs\Microsoft.VCLibs\14.0\.\AppX\Debug\x86\Microsoft.VCLibs.x86.Debug.14.00.appx" failed to install. 2>error 0x80070003: Windows cannot create the AppContainer profile for the Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00.Debug_14.0.24210.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe package.
This path doesn't exist because of the '.\' inbetween; as a result I updated the SDKManifest.xml file in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Kits\10\ExtensionSDKs\Microsoft.VCLibs\14.0\' folder to remove the '.\'; but am still unable to deploy the app.
I've already tried reinstalling and then reparing VS, but to no avail (and I really don't want to reinstall my OS -_-)
Any ideas as to what might be wrong and how I could fix it?
I had a similar problem and fixed it by installing the missing appx through Powershell as admin.
Add-AppxPackage "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Kits\10\ExtensionSDKs\Microsoft.VCLibs\14.0\Appx\Debug\x86\Microsoft.VCLibs.x86.Debug.14.00.appx"
I had some issues after the SP3 upgrade also. For me, making sure that the configuration manager was building all my projects and deploying what I expected it to deploy for the build and target I expected fixed my issues.
You can check this by Right clicking on Solution -> Properties -> Configuration
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