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AppFactory Dependencies

When you start an AppFactory build you may get the error message Error 'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0' provider is not registered on the local machine'. This is because the OLEDB driver is not installed by default on Windows 8 and is not included with Office 2013. To fix this problem:

  1. Download and install Connectivity Components
  2. Download and install Access Database Engine

How AppFactory Works

The Process page gives a good overview of how AppFactory works.
We recommend you read and understand this page before diving into individual components below.

Components of AppFactory

These links will take you to documentation on each component of AppFactory.
  • Custom Tasks - MSBuild tasks used by AppFactory to complete each build.
  • Application Data - Where AppFactory gets data about your applications and what to build.
  • Template - The project that forms the basis of each application.
  • Application Assets - Artwork, sounds and any other files that are unique to each application.
  • Front-End - The GUI tool that makes it easy to choose which applications to build.
  • AFProj File - A MSBuild script customized for the template and able to receive input from the Front-End.

Making AppFactory Work with Your Projects

See Customizing Projects for Use with AppFactory.

Last edited Apr 11, 2013 at 5:42 PM by jaredbienz, version 19


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