MakePri.exe error -1073740940 in Windows Runtime Component project with Mesh Content - by BrettWillis

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ID 775836 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 1
Opened 1/4/2013 1:50:18 PM
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A Windows Runtime Component project fails to compile if an FBX graphics file compiled with “Mesh Content Pipeline” is added to the project. The failure is caused by MakePri.exe as follows.

This error appears to only happen in the Windows Runtime Component project, because the same thing works fine in the  “Direct3D App” project template provided with Visual Studio.

Following is the output from the build:

1>------ Rebuild All started: Project: WindowsRuntimeComponent1, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------
1>  arrow.fbx
1>  pch.cpp
1>  Class1.cpp
1>     Creating library C:\Users\Brett\Desktop\Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit\C++\Debug\WindowsRuntimeComponent1\WindowsRuntimeComponent1.lib and object C:\Users\Brett\Desktop\Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit\C++\Debug\WindowsRuntimeComponent1\WindowsRuntimeComponent1.exp
1>  WindowsRuntimeComponent1.vcxproj -> C:\Users\Brett\Desktop\Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit\C++\Debug\WindowsRuntimeComponent1\WindowsRuntimeComponent1.dll
1>C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v11.0\AppxPackage\Microsoft.AppXPackage.Targets(520,9): error MSB6006: "MakePri.exe" exited with code -1073740940.
========== Rebuild All: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 skipped ==========

This can be worked around by doing the following:
1) Add the FBX file
2) Compiling (this fails with the above error)
3) Get the output from the MeshContentTask (the .cmo and .cso file) and copy them to the project folder and add as a resource (under the file’s properties set “Content” to “Yes”)
4) Delete the original FBX file

By doing this the compiled FBX file is added as a resource and the project builds successfully.
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Posted by BrettWillis on 2/1/2013 at 6:30 PM
I have updated to Visual Studio Update 2 CTP 2, and the project now builds successfully. However the texture and shader files which are by-products of the Mesh Content Pipeline build task are NOT copied to the app’s resources directory. Only the mesh “.cmo” file itself is copied. I have created another bug report for this issue ( Thanks for your help.
Posted by Microsoft on 1/30/2013 at 1:15 PM
Thanks for your feedback. This bug fix has been released as a preview on Visual Studio Update 2 CTP 2 (
Posted by BrettWillis on 1/30/2013 at 12:00 AM
Can you provide any indication of when the next release of VS Update might be released? Could it be in the order of weeks? Or months? Thanks for your help.
Posted by Microsoft on 1/21/2013 at 12:21 PM
Thank you for your feedback. This is a bug we'll be fixing via the next release of VS Update.
Posted by Microsoft on 1/6/2013 at 9:21 PM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by Microsoft on 1/4/2013 at 2:50 PM
Thank you for your feedback, we are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(