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<description> Element (ClickOnce Deployment)

Identifies application information used to create a shell presence and an Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.

<description 
   publisher 
   product 
   suiteName 
   supportUrl 
/>

The description element is required and is in the urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1 namespace. It contains no child elements and has the following attributes.

Attribute

Description

publisher

Required. Identifies the company name used for icon placement in the Windows Start menu and the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel, when the deployment is configured for install.

product

Required. Identifies the full product name. Used as the title for the icon installed in the Windows Start menu.

suiteName

Optional. Identifies a subfolder within the publisher folder in the Windows Start menu.

supportUrl

Optional. Specifies a support URL that is shown in the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel. A shortcut to this URL is also created for application support in the Windows Start menu, when the deployment is configured for installation.

The description element is required in all deployment configurations.

The following code example illustrates a description element in a ClickOnce deployment manifest. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the ClickOnce Deployment Manifest topic.

<description 
  asmv2:publisher="My Company Name"
  asmv2:product="My Application"
  xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" />
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