Visual studio the project needs to be deployed before it can be started


When starting to test the application on Windows Phone (even a blank app) on emulator or device, this error is poping out "The project needs to be deployed before it can be started". "verify the project is selected to be deployed in the solution configuration manager, or depoly it explicitly by clicking one of the deploy commands in the Build menu" The emulator will be started & run successfully, still no luck in deploying app on emulator.

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1 Answer


Probably the reason for this is that your Build and Deploy configurations aren't enabled. To enable these configurations. Do these steps:

Step 1: Open the Configuration Manager by clicking the active solution configuration. The default is <Debug>:

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Step 2: Enable the Build and Deploy configurations by checking the boxes for Any CPU. enter image description here

After this, you can try running you app. It should be working properly.

Hope this helps!

answered on Stack Overflow Feb 3, 2017 by mindOfAi

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