Visual Studio "Layout Folder Path" not created during build

oregonduckman 6 Reputation points
2022-04-11T16:33:26.3+00:00

I created a simple UWP app using VS 2022 and I noticed that the Appx directory specified in the project Debug properties is not created at build time. It seems like Appx is needed for debugging locally and the real AppX would be created with the distribution package> In fact I want to copy files to the Appx\Assets directory for use in my project. The "Layout folder path:" in my test app is specified as "C:\Users\SomeUser\source\repos\LayoutFolderPath\LayoutFolderPath\bin\x64\Debug\AppX". What is the expected behavior? Note that this can easily be replicated in VS 2022 by using the Blank UWP template.

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