Dependencies (Windows 10)

Declares other packages that a package depends on to complete its software.

Element hierarchy

<Package>

    <Dependencies>

Syntax

<Dependencies>

  <!-- Child elements -->
  TargetDeviceFamily{1,128},
  PackageDependency{0,128},
  uap3:MainPackageDependency{0,1},
  uap5:DriverDependency{0,1000}
  uap7:OSPackageDependency{0,1000}
  uap10:HostRuntimeDependency{0,1000}

</Dependencies>

Key

{}   specific range of occurrences

Attributes and elements

Attributes

None.

Child elements

Child element Description
PackageDependency Declares a dependency on another package that is marked as a framework package.
TargetDeviceFamily Identifies the device family that your package targets. For more info about device families, see the Guide to UWP apps.
uap3:MainPackageDependency Specifies the main app package to which this supplemental package applies.
uap5:DriverDependency Contains the driver constraint information for a UWP app. If DriverDependency is used, the specified driver must be present for the app to load.
uap7:OSPackageDependency Defines a package dependency for a UWP app.
uap10:HostRuntimeDependency Defines a dependency on a host app package for the current app package.
win32dependencies:ExternalDependency Specifies an external dependency that is not included in the MSIX but will be chain installed as part of the app installation.

Parent elements

Parent element Description
Package Defines the root element of an app package manifest. The manifest describes the structure and capabilities of the software to the system.

Remarks

Dependencies must be explicitly defined. If a dependency cannot be resolved, deployment of the package fails. By default, a package cannot take a dependency on another package if the dependency package is not declared to be a framework or resource package. Set Framework to true to declare a framework package and ResourcePackage to true to declare a resource package.

Examples

<Dependencies>
  <PackageDependency Name="Microsoft.WinJS.1.0"
    Publisher="CN=Microsoft Corporation, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US"
    MinVersion="1.0.0.0"/>    
</Dependencies>

Requirements

Value
Namespace http://schemas.microsoft.com/appx/manifest/foundation/windows10