Deployment Manifests for Office Solutions

A deployment manifest is an XML file that describes the deployment settings of an Office solution and identifies the current application version.

The Office development in Visual Studio uses the ClickOnce deployment manifest schema defined in the ClickOnce Deployment Manifest reference.

The deployment manifest file for Office solutions identifies the current version and other deployment settings. It references the application manifest, which describes the current version of the solution and all of the files that are contained in the solution.

The name of a deployment manifest file must end with the .vsto extension. Although it is a standard ClickOnce deployment manifest, the extension differs to enable the Visual Studio Tools for Office runtime to handle the file.

The following code example illustrates a deployment manifest for a Visual Studio Tools for Office solution.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<asmv1:assembly 
  xsi:schemaLocation=
    "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1 assembly.adaptive.xsd" 
  manifestVersion="1.0" 
  xmlns:asmv3="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3" 
  xmlns:dsig="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#" 
  xmlns:co.v1="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:clickonce.v1" 
  xmlns:co.v2="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:clickonce.v2" 
  xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v2" 
  xmlns:asmv1="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" 
  xmlns:asmv2="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v2" 
  xmlns:xrml="urn:mpeg:mpeg21:2003:01-REL-R-NS" 
  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
  <assemblyIdentity 
    name="ContosoOfficeSolutions.vsto" 
    version="1.0.0.0" 
    publicKeyToken="25d0f3ca94156f1f" 
    language="neutral" 
    processorArchitecture="msil" 
    xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" />
  <description 
    asmv2:publisher="Microsoft" 
    asmv2:product="ContosoOfficeSolutions" 
    xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" />
  <deployment install="false" mapFileExtensions="true" />
  <dependency>
    <dependentAssembly 
      dependencyType="install" 
      codebase="ContosoOfficeSolutions.dll.manifest" 
      size="13545">
      <assemblyIdentity 
        name="ContosoOfficeSolutions.dll" 
        version="1.0.0.0" 
        publicKeyToken="25d0f3ca94156f1f" 
        language="neutral" 
        processorArchitecture="msil" 
        type="win32" />
      <hash>
        <dsig:Transforms>
          <dsig:Transform Algorithm=
            "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:HashTransforms.Identity" />
        </dsig:Transforms>
        <dsig:DigestMethod Algorithm=
          "http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#sha1" />
        <dsig:DigestValue>PoY</dsig:DigestValue>
      </hash>
    </dependentAssembly>
  </dependency>
  <publisherIdentity name="name" issuerKeyHash="003" />
<Signature 
  Id="StrongNameSignature" 
  xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#">  
  <SignedInfo>
    <CanonicalizationMethod Algorithm=
      "http://www.w3.org/2001/10/xml-exc-c14n#" />
  <SignatureMethod Algorithm=
    "http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#rsa-sha1" />
    <Reference URI="">
      <Transforms>
        <Transform Algorithm=
          "http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#enveloped-signature" />
        <Transform Algorithm=
          "http://www.w3.org/2001/10/xml-exc-c14n#" />
      </Transforms>
      <DigestMethod Algorithm=
        "http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#sha1" />
      <DigestValue>5oz</DigestValue>
    </Reference>
  </SignedInfo>
  <SignatureValue>nNG</SignatureValue>
  <KeyInfo Id="StrongNameKeyInfo">
    <KeyValue>
      <RSAKeyValue>
        <Modulus>ufI</Modulus>
        <Exponent>AQAB</Exponent>
      </RSAKeyValue>
    </KeyValue>
    <msrel:RelData 
      xmlns:msrel=
        "http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/rel/2005/reldata">
      <r:license 
        xmlns:r="urn:mpeg:mpeg21:2003:01-REL-R-NS" 
        xmlns:as=
          "http://schemas.microsoft.com/windows/pki/2005/Authenticode">
        <r:grant>
          <as:ManifestInformation 
            Hash="099" 
            Description="" 
            Url="">
            <as:assemblyIdentity 
              name="ContosoOfficeSolutions.vsto" 
              version="1.0.0.0" 
              publicKeyToken="25d0f3ca94156f1f" 
              language="neutral" 
              processorArchitecture="msil" 
              xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" />
          </as:ManifestInformation>
          <as:SignedBy />
          <as:AuthenticodePublisher>
            <as:X509SubjectName>CN=DDNET\BAAdmin</as:X509SubjectName>
          </as:AuthenticodePublisher>
        </r:grant>
        <r:issuer>
          <Signature 
            Id="AuthenticodeSignature" 
            xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#">
            <SignedInfo>
              <CanonicalizationMethod 
                Algorithm="http://www.w3.org/2001/10/xml-exc-c14n#" />
              <SignatureMethod 
                Algorithm=
                  "http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#rsa-sha1" />
              <Reference URI="">
                <Transforms>
                  <Transform Algorithm=
                    "http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#enveloped-signature" />
                  <Transform Algorithm=
                    "http://www.w3.org/2001/10/xml-exc-c14n#" />
                </Transforms>
                <DigestMethod 
                  Algorithm="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#sha1" />
                <DigestValue>iAd</DigestValue>
              </Reference>
            </SignedInfo>
            <SignatureValue>HL9</SignatureValue>
            <KeyInfo>
              <KeyValue>
                <RSAKeyValue>
                  <Modulus>ufI</Modulus>
                  <Exponent>AQAB</Exponent>
                </RSAKeyValue>
              </KeyValue>
              <X509Data>
                <X509Certificate>MII</X509Certificate>
              </X509Data>
            </KeyInfo>
          </Signature>
        </r:issuer>
      </r:license>
    </msrel:RelData>
  </KeyInfo>
</Signature>
</asmv1:assembly>
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