App will run through visual studio but not via exe

Phunction 201 Reputation points
2024-03-03T22:43:14.8333333+00:00

I am developing a maui app in VS 2022, Debug and Release will run fine when launched via VS.

However, when I go to the apps bin folder, it will not launch, I click on the .exe and nothing happens.

I tried copying the bin/release and debug folders to another Win10 machine, same issue. I published a msix and tried that route and it will not run.

How do I make it run without VS?

Event viewer gives me this error:

Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
Exception Info: System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for '<Module>' threw an exception.
 ---> System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'WinRT.ActivationFactory`1' threw an exception.
 ---> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80040154): Class not registered (0x80040154 (REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG))

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  1. Peter Ritchie 76 Reputation points
    2024-03-04T19:29:31.14+00:00

    This seems related: https://github.com/microsoft/WindowsAppSDK/issues/3228

    Is it possible that Visual Studio is running with elevated permissions? When executing the application outside of Visual Studio, try running it As Administrator.


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