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Upgrading Project Integration for Assembly Merging in Windows 8 Store Apps

Article ID: KB100029Published: November 17, 2013


Assembly merging requires a tighter integration with a project build process in order to create correct AppX packages for Windows 8 Store apps. Eazfuscator.NET prior to version 4.1 did not apply such integration and there was a risk of unintended inclusion of a merged assembly into AppX package. That is why the projects protected by earlier Eazfuscator.NET versions need an upgrade; otherwise the following error message is produced during obfuscation:

Assembly merging during obfuscation requires the project integration to be upgraded.
Please follow instructions at

The link in the above error message points to this article.


Project upgrade is an easy task. Just follow the instructions below:

  1. Upgrade Eazfuscator.NET integration with the project


This article applies to:

  • Windows 8 Store app projects protected by Eazfuscator.NET versions prior to 4.1
  • Eazfuscator.NET 4.1 or higher