Validating the app for Office manifest

apps for Office

This topic describes ways to validate the apps for Office manifest.

Last modified: November 03, 2014

Applies to: Access app for SharePoint | Excel 2013 | Excel 2013 RT | Excel 2013 SP1 | Excel Online | Outlook 2013 | Outlook 2013 RT | Outlook 2013 SP1 | Outlook for Mac for Office 365 | Outlook Web App | OWA for Devices | PowerPoint 2013 | PowerPoint 2013 RT | PowerPoint 2013 SP1 | PowerPoint Online | Project 2013 | Project 2013 SP1 | Word 2013 | Word 2013 RT | Word 2013 SP1

   Apps for Office manifests schema: v1.0, v1.1

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Validate the app manifest with an XML Schema validation tool
Validate the app manifest with Visual Studio
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As a developer for apps for Office, you want to make sure that the manifest file that describes your app for Office is correct and complete. You do that by validating the manifest against the XML Schema Definition (XSD) file.

The Schema reference for apps for Office manifests includes the XSD and details of the elements and types of that schema. Make sure you validate your manifest against the schema as part of the app development and testing process. For information about validating a manifest against a schema, see XML Schema (XSD) validation tool.

If you develop your app with Visual Studio 2013 or Visual Studio 2012 (and Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012), edits and additions to your app's manifest are automatically validated against a local copy of the apps for Office manifest XSD file (offappmanifest.xsd or offappmaniftest-1.1.xsd). By default, the XSD files are located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Xml\Schemas\1033.

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