MakePRI.exe command options

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

This topic lists the command options for MakePRI.exe, a command line tool that you can use to create and dump Package Resource Index (PRI) files.

This topic is referenced in the Compiling resources (MakePRI.exe) section of the Resource Management System topic.

For info about changes to command options for Windows 8.1 and later, see What's new for MakePRI.exe command options.

The command options for MakePri.exe are listed here, with the usage help that is included with the tool.

createconfig

Usage:
------
    MakePri.exe createconfig /cf <config file destination> /dq
    <default qualifiers> [options]

Example:
--------
    MakePri.exe createconfig /cf C:\MyApp\priconfig.xml /dq en-US /o

Description:
------------
    MakePri.exe createconfig creates a PRI configuration file at
    [config file destination] with default qualifiers specified by
    [default qualifiers]. Multiple qualifiers are separated by underscores (_)

Required Parameters:
--------------------
    /ConfigXml(cf)    : <FILEPATH> Configuration file output location
    /Default(dq)      : <QUALIFIERS> The default qualifier set in the
                        configuration file. Some qualifiers are required
                        (i.e. language)

Options:
--------
    /Overwrite(o)     : Overwrite an existing output file of the same name
                        without prompting
    /Help(h, ?)       : Display the usage help text
    /ExtensionDll(ex) : <FILEPATH> Location of the MRT environment extension
                        DLL. This DLL must be signed by a Microsoft-issued
                        certificate. Default is an empty path (no DLL
                        will be used).


    FOLDERPATH       - is a valid path to a folder
    QUALIFIERS       - is a valid qualifier token
                  (i.e. lang-en-US_scale-100_contrast-high)

new

Usage:
------
    MakePri.exe new /pr <project root> /cf <config file> [options]

Example:
--------
    MakePri.exe new /pr C:\MyApp\src\ /cf C:\MyApp\priconfig.xml /mn
    C:\MyApp\AppXManifest.xml /of C:\MyApp\src\resources.pri /o

Description:
------------
    Creates a PRI file at [outputfile] by indexing all files in the
    [projectroot]and its subdirectories as directed by the [configxml]. The
    index will be assigned [indexname] to reference resources in the application


Required Parameters:
--------------------
    /ProjectRoot(pr)  : <FOLDERPATH> Root location of project files
    /ConfigXml(cf)    : <FILEPATH> Configuration file location. Use
                        'Makepri.exe createconfig' command to generate one

Options:
--------
    /OutputFile(of)   : <FILEPATH> Output location of PRI file, default is
                        [projectroot]\resources.pri
    /Manifest(mn)     : <FILEPATH> Location of the application or component's
                        manifest. This parameter is ignored if [indexname]
                        is given. Default is [projectroot]\AppXManifest.xml
    /IndexName(in)    : <STRING> Name for the generated index of resources.
                        Typically matches the app package name, class library
                        simple name, etc. May be supplied via the
                        [manifest] parameter.
    /VersionMajor(vma): <INTEGER> [Deprecated] Major version number for
                        index, default is 1
    /IndexLog(il)     : <FILEPATH> XML Log of indexed resources, no file
                        generated by default
    /AutoMerge(am)    : This flag is not recommended for normal use with AppX
                        packages. It causes Makepri.exe to set the auto
                        merge flag within the PRI file. Default is not set.
    /ReverseMap(rm)   : Generate a reverse mapping section in the PRI file
                        which can be used for debugging purposes.
    /MappingFile(mf)  : <MAPPINGFILETYPE> Generate a mapping file in the given
                        file format.
    /SchemaFile(sf)   : <FILEPATH> Output location of XML resource schema
                        description.
    /Overwrite(o)     : Overwrite an existing output file of the same name
                        without prompting
    /Verbose(v)       : Causes verbose messages to be output to the console
    /Help(h, ?)       : Display the usage help text
    /ExtensionDll(ex) : <FILEPATH> Location of the MRT environment extension
                        DLL. This DLL must be signed by a Microsoft-issued
                        certificate. Default is an empty path (no DLL
                        will be used).


    FOLDERPATH       - is a valid path to a folder
    FILEPATH         - is a path to a file, either relative to the current
                       directory or absolute
    MAPPINGFILETYPE  - Supported File type(s): 'AppX'

versioned

Usage:
------
    MakePri.exe versioned /pr <project root> /cf <config file> [options]

Example:
--------
    MakePri.exe versioned /o /if C:\MyApp\1.2\resources.pri /pr C:\MyApp\src
    /cf C:\MyApp\priconfig.xml /of C:\MyApp\src\resources.pri /o

Description:
------------
    MakePri.exe versioned creates a versioned PRI file at [outputfile] by
    indexing all files in the [projectroot] and its subdirectories based on
    [indexfile] and as directed by the [configxml].

Required Parameters:
--------------------
    /ProjectRoot(pr)  : <FOLDERPATH> Root location of project files
    /ConfigXml(cf)    : <FILEPATH> Configuration file location. Use
                        'Makepri.exe createconfig' command to generate one

Options:
--------
    /OutputFile(of)   : <FILEPATH> Output location of PRI file, default is
                        [projectroot]\resources.pri
    /IndexFile(if)    : <FILEPATH> Location of the base PRI or XML schema file.
                        Default is [projectroot]\resources.pri
    /IndexLog(il)     : <FILEPATH> XML Log of indexed resources, no file
                        generated by default
    /AutoMerge(am)    : This flag is not recommended for normal use with AppX
                        packages. It causes Makepri.exe to set the auto
                        merge flag within the PRI file. By default it is set
                        to same as the base PRI file.
    /ReverseMap(rm)   : Generate a reverse mapping section in the PRI file
                        which can be used for debugging purposes.
    /MappingFile(mf)  : <MAPPINGFILETYPE> Generate a mapping file in the given
                        file format.
    /SchemaFile(sf)   : <FILEPATH> Output location of XML resource schema
                        description.
    /Overwrite(o)     : Overwrite an existing output file of the same name
                        without prompting
    /Verbose(v)       : Causes verbose messages to be output to the console
    /Help(h, ?)       : Display the usage help text
    /ExtensionDll(ex) : <FILEPATH> Location of the MRT environment extension
                        DLL. This DLL must be signed by a Microsoft-issued
                        certificate. Default is an empty path (no DLL
                        will be used).


    FOLDERPATH       - is a valid path to a folder
    FILEPATH         - is a path to a file, either relative to the current
                       directory or absolute
    MAPPINGFILETYPE  - Supported File type(s): 'AppX'

resourcepack

Usage:
------
    MakePri.exe resourcepack /pr <project root> /cf <config file> [options]

Example:
--------
    MakePri.exe resourcepack /o /if C:\MyApp\1.2\resources.pri
    /pr C:\MyAppEs /cf C:\MyAppEs\priconfig.xml /of C:\MyAppEs\resources.pri

Description:
------------
    MakePri.exe resourcepack creates a PRI file at [outputfile] by indexing
    all files in the [projectroot] and its subdirectories as directed by the
    [configxml]. ResourcePack PRI files contain only additional variants of
    resources already specified in [indexfile].

Required Parameters:
--------------------
    /ProjectRoot(pr)  : <FOLDERPATH> Root location of project files
    /ConfigXml(cf)    : <FILEPATH> Configuration file location. Use
                        'Makepri.exe createconfig' command to generate one

Options:
--------
    /OutputFile(of)   : <FILEPATH> Output location of PRI file, default is
                        [projectroot]\resources.pri
    /IndexFile(if)    : <FILEPATH> Location of the base PRI or XML schema file.
                        Default is [projectroot]\resources.pri
    /IndexLog(il)     : <FILEPATH> XML Log of indexed resources, no file
                        generated by default
    /AutoMerge(am)    : This flag is not recommended for normal use with AppX
                        packages. It causes Makepri.exe to set the auto
                        merge flag within the PRI file. By default it is set
                        to same as the base PRI file.
    /ReverseMap(rm)   : Generate a reverse mapping section in the PRI file
                        which can be used for debugging purposes.
    /MappingFile(mf)  : <MAPPINGFILETYPE> Generate a mapping file in the given
                        file format.
    /SchemaFile(sf)   : <FILEPATH> Output location of XML resource schema
                        description.
    /Overwrite(o)     : Overwrite an existing output file of the same name
                        without prompting
    /Verbose(v)       : Causes verbose messages to be output to the console
    /Help(h, ?)       : Display the usage help text
    /ExtensionDll(ex) : <FILEPATH> Location of the MRT environment extension
                        DLL. This DLL must be signed by a Microsoft-issued
                        certificate. Default is an empty path (no DLL
                        will be used).


    FOLDERPATH       - is a valid path to a folder
    FILEPATH         - is a path to a file, either relative to the current
                       directory or absolute
    MAPPINGFILETYPE  - Supported File type(s): 'AppX'

dump

Usage:
------
    MakePri.exe dump [options]

Example:
--------
    MakePri.exe dump /if C:\MyApp\resources.pri
    /of C:\resources.pri.xml

Description:
------------
    MakePri.exe dump outputs a dumped xml file at [outputfile] containing a
    list of all resources in [indexfile].

Options:
--------
    /OutputFile(of)   : <FILEPATH> Output location of the dump file, default
                        is .\[indexfile].xml
    /IndexFile(if)    : <FILEPATH> Location of the PRI file to dump from,
                        default is .\resources.pri
    /DumpType(dt)     : <STRING> Format of the dumped file, default is
                        Basic
    /Overwrite(o)     : Overwrite an existing output file of the same name
                        without prompting
    /Verbose(v)       : Causes verbose messages to be output to the console
    /Help(h, ?)       : Display the usage help text
    /ExtensionDll(ex) : <FILEPATH> Location of the MRT environment extension
                        DLL. This DLL must be signed by a Microsoft-issued
                        certificate. Default is an empty path (no DLL
                        will be used).

Dump Type:
    Either 'Basic', 'Detailed' or 'Schema'


    FOLDERPATH       - is a valid path to a folder
    FILEPATH         - is a path to a file, either relative to the current
                       directory or absolute

Related topics

Resource Management System
Resource Management System, Compiling resources (MakePRI.exe)

 

 

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