1.5. The Application Manifest
When you publish your application, a folder and four files are automatically generated in the publishing directory (see Figure 1-5). They are:
The application manifest MyApp.application is an XML file that contains detailed information about the current application as well as its version number. It lets users know if they need to update application.
When you re-publish your application, the contents of MyApp.application, publish.htm, and setup.exe will be modified, while one new version-specific application manifest (for example, MyApp_1_0_0_1.application) and a new folder (for example, MyApp_1_0_0_1) containing the new versions of deployment files will be created.