Karl Gjertsen

Architect, Developer, Speaker, Bad Golfer,
Raygun brand ambassador and creator of Infiniforms

Visual Studio cannot find ‘SignTool.exe’

I had installed Visual Studio 2015 onto a laptop and tried to run an application the I had downloaded from TFS. When I pressed F5, I got the error message:

Visual Studio cannot find 'SignTool.exe'

After a little investigation, I found this is part of the ClickOnce Publishing Tools. The Visual Studio installation was run as a default installation and the ClickOnce tools are not included by default!

To install these, I had to :

  • Open Programs and Features
  • Select Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Click on the Change button
  • Go into the set up and select the ClickOnce Publishing Tools

Once these tools were installed, the build was successful.

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