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PowerApps Staff sgpchenchang
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Re: Updated PCF Tooling version is now available (August 2019)!

Hi @cakhaing ,

In addition to what @devendramsft  suggests, can you also try to located the following log file? .\WhereYouInstallPac\pac\CLI\logs\pac-log.txt


If so can you please attach the log? Thanks!

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Re: Updated PCF Tooling version is now available (August 2019)!



2019-09-06 00:18:30.3374|INFO|bolt.cli.Worker|StartExecutingVerb
2019-09-06 00:18:30.3846|INFO|bolt.cli.Worker|Verbs: ["pcf","push"]
2019-09-06 00:18:30.3846|INFO|bolt.cli.Worker|ProductVersion: 0.4.3
2019-09-06 00:18:30.5704|INFO|bolt.module.auth.profiles.AuthProfilesManager|GetCurrent(): For Kind 'CDS'.
2019-09-06 00:18:30.7085|INFO||AcquireTokenSilentAsync(): Acquiring token for
2019-09-06 00:18:32.9663|INFO||AcquireTokenSilentAsync(): Successfully acquired a token
2019-09-06 00:18:34.3419|INFO|bolt.module.cds.client.CdsClient|Connected to CDS Org
2019-09-06 00:18:34.3419|INFO|bolt.cli.Verb|Executing solution init --pn PowerAppsToolsPublisher_dyco --pp dyco.
2019-09-06 00:18:34.8762|INFO|bolt.cli.Worker|StartExecutingVerb
2019-09-06 00:18:34.9072|INFO|bolt.cli.Worker|Verbs: ["solution","init"]
2019-09-06 00:18:34.9072|INFO|bolt.cli.Worker|ProductVersion: 0.4.3
2019-09-06 00:18:34.9605|INFO|bolt.cli.Verb|CDS solution project with name 'PowerAppsTools_dyco' created successfully in current directory.
2019-09-06 00:18:34.9765|INFO|bolt.cli.Verb|CDS solution files were successfully created for this project in the sub-directory Other, using solution name PowerAppsTools_dyco, publisher name PowerAppsToolsPublisher_dyco, and customization prefix dyco.
2019-09-06 00:18:34.9765|INFO|bolt.cli.Verb|Please verify the publisher information and solution name found in the Solution.xml file.
2019-09-06 00:18:34.9919|INFO|bolt.cli.Worker|EndExecutingVerb
2019-09-06 00:18:34.9919|INFO|bolt.cli.Worker|Success: True
2019-09-06 00:18:35.0078|INFO|bolt.cli.Worker|Execution Time(ms): 60
2019-09-06 00:18:35.2303|INFO|bolt.cli.Verb|Executing solution add-reference --path C:\Tools\CustomControl\PCF-ReactDemo.
2019-09-06 00:18:35.7521|INFO|bolt.cli.Worker|StartExecutingVerb
2019-09-06 00:18:35.7830|INFO|bolt.cli.Worker|Verbs: ["solution","add-reference"]
2019-09-06 00:18:35.7997|INFO|bolt.cli.Worker|ProductVersion: 0.4.3
2019-09-06 00:18:35.8368|INFO|bolt.cli.Verb|Project reference successfully added to CDS solution project.
2019-09-06 00:18:35.8534|INFO|bolt.cli.Worker|EndExecutingVerb
2019-09-06 00:18:35.8534|INFO|bolt.cli.Worker|Success: True
2019-09-06 00:18:35.8534|INFO|bolt.cli.Worker|Execution Time(ms): 41
2019-09-06 00:18:35.9691|INFO|bolt.cli.Verb|Temporary solution wrapper created at C:\Tools\CustomControl\PCF-ReactDemo\obj\PowerAppsTools_dyco
2019-09-06 00:18:35.9837|INFO|bolt.cli.Verb|File dotnet.exe not found.; looking for msbuild.exe
2019-09-06 00:18:35.9837|INFO|bolt.cli.Verb|Found msbuild.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\BuildTools\MSBuild\Current\Bin\MSBuild.exe; building solution using msbuild.exe.


Here is my screen recording.

Please skip from 2:00 to 2:40 where I restarted my VM.


Can you please check whether you have v4.0 folder under C:\Program Files (x86)\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\Framework\.NETFramework. If you have it, can you please rename it to something else and re-run 'pac pcf push' command?


If it is still working, can you please check line 57 in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\BuildTools\MSBuild\Current\Bin\Microsoft.Common.CurrentVersion.targets whether it is referencing to v4.6.2?


In my case, I temporarily solve the issue either

1. by cloning v4.6.2 folder under C:\Program Files (x86)\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\Framework\.NETFramework to v4.0


2. by changing TargerFrameworkVersion from v4.0 to v4.6.2 in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\BuildTools\MSBuild\Current\Bin\Microsoft.Common.CurrentVersion.targets


As you can see in my screen recording, I can successfully build using 'msbuild' only with .net v4.6.2.

Shouldn't 'pac pcf push' work with v4.6.2 as well?

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Re: Updated PCF Tooling version is now available (August 2019)!

Love the push feature great time saver and been using since a week, only issue(feedback)  I am facing is that after one solution push I have wait few minutes for next push, It gives error :

"The process cannot access the file '.path\obj\PowerAppsTools_ikl' because it is being used by another process. "

PowerApps Staff sgpchenchang
PowerApps Staff

Re: Updated PCF Tooling version is now available (August 2019)!

@Sheb , We are aware of this issue and it has been fixed. Unfortunately you will have to wait until the next update which will take place at the end of September. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Re: Updated PCF Tooling version is now available (August 2019)!

New issue:

I built a PCF and packaged with both solution types ( and 

Import the unmanaged into a DEV instance, then exported as managed solution ( to get ready to import into downstream instances (QA/UAT/PRD). 

When I unpack the and, I expect them to be similar, and both should be able to be imported into new environments. 

However that's not the case. It looks like the PCF build produced zip added publisher prefix (which is new in Aug tooling) to the component name, but the export one does not, causing import mismatch and fail. Please see the file compare between the two solution.xml. 

So will the tooling stop adding prefix, or the CRM export will add prefix in the future?




PowerApps Staff peterv333
PowerApps Staff

Re: Updated PCF Tooling version is now available (August 2019)!

We appologize for the issue you are experiencing! We are aware of this behavior and are working on a fix that will address the export issue. The prefix is there to ensure uniqueness of each component thus its essential that it is added.

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Re: Updated PCF Tooling version is now available (August 2019)!

@peterv333 Thanks. So we'll just use the built solution file for now, until the export process can add prefix. 

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