Validating the app for Office manifest

apps for Office

This article describes how to validate the apps for Office manifest.

Last modified: February 04, 2015

Applies to: Access app for SharePoint | Access apps for SharePoint | apps for Office | Excel | Outlook | PowerPoint | Project | Word

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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 an apps for Office developer, you'll 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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