An automated build system can depend on a ClickOnce-configured
*.csproj file—often it expects to see one ClickOnce project by convention. When it fails to see this convention there might be an error like this:
08:30:46,569 INFO - C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Microsoft.Common.targets(4426,5): error MSB3030: Could not copy the file "bin\Release\Desktop.exe.manifest" because it was not found. [Desktop.csproj] 08:30:46,569 INFO - 08:30:46,569 INFO - 0 Warning(s) 08:30:46,569 INFO - 1 Error(s) 08:30:46,569 INFO - 08:30:46,569 INFO - Time Elapsed 00:00:24.44 08:30:46,577 ERROR - ERR: BUILD FAILED. Please refer to compiler log for debug info...Exiting.
A secondary EXE project is causing the error. In Visual Studio its
*.csproj file must be configured to disable ClickOnce:
Under Project Properties:
- Select Application > Icon and manifest > Manifest: Create application without a manifest
- Select Publish > Install Mode and Settings > The application is available online only
- Deselect Publish > Options… > Deployment > Open deployment web page after publish
- Deselect Publish > Options… > Deployment > Use ".deploy" file extension
Disable any other Deployment Publish Options.