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Project Build Time Error: unable to find manifest signing certificate in the certificate store in Visual Studio

This is a very common error while you are working with the project having a certificate created from the Visual Studio. When you move your project from one system to another, the certificate generated from Visual Studio is not present at another system and that is lead to “unable to find manifest signing certificate in the certificate store” error while building the project.

How to solve “unable to find manifest signing certificate in the certificate store” Error?

Here is the solution.
Within your Solution Explorer:

  1. right click on your project
  2. click on properties
  3. usually on the left-hand side, select the “Signing” tab
  4. check off the Sign the ClickOnce manifests
  5. click on the save button.

Another Solution.
If you already created a Certificate from another system for the same project, then you need to create a certificate for this new system as well.

To create a certificate follow the following steps.
Within your Solution Explorer:

  1. right click on your project
  2. click on properties
  3. usually on the left-hand side, select the “Signing” tab
  4. check on the Sign the ClickOnce manifests
  5. Click on the Test Certificate and Ok

You can work with any of the solution provided above and try to rebuild your project.

 

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