<description> Element (ClickOnce Deployment)

 

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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.

AttributeDescription
publisherRequired. 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.
productRequired. Identifies the full product name. Used as the title for the icon installed in the Windows Start menu.
suiteNameOptional. Identifies a subfolder within the publisher folder in the Windows Start menu.
supportUrlOptional. 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" />  

ClickOnce Deployment Manifest

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