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C# Setup Project - The "GenerateApplicationManifest" task failed unexpectedly

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Hi guys 'n gals,

I have finished making my first C# application, and added a Setup Project to the main Workspace, selected what I want to be included in the setup, and now when I try to compile the Setup I get the following error:


Error      1      The "GenerateApplicationManifest" task failed unexpectedly.
System.IO.PathTooLongException: The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters.
   at System.IO.Path.NormalizePathFast(String path, Boolean fullCheck)
   at System.IO.Path.GetFullPathInternal(String path)
   at System.IO.Path.GetFullPath(String path)
   at Microsoft.Build.Tasks.Deployment.ManifestUtilities.Manifest.ResolvePath(String path, String[] searchPaths)
   at Microsoft.Build.Tasks.Deployment.ManifestUtilities.Manifest.ResolveAssembly(AssemblyReference a, String[] searchPaths)
   at Microsoft.Build.Tasks.Deployment.ManifestUtilities.Manifest.ResolveFiles_1(String[] searchPaths)
   at Microsoft.Build.Tasks.GenerateManifestBase.ResolveFiles()
   at Microsoft.Build.Tasks.GenerateManifestBase.BuildManifest()
   at Microsoft.Build.Tasks.GenerateManifestBase.Execute()
   at Microsoft.Build.BuildEngine.TaskEngine.ExecuteTask(ExecutionMode howToExecuteTask, Hashtable projectItemsAvailableToTask, BuildPropertyGroup projectPropertiesAvailableToTask, Boolean& taskClassWasFound)      Vehicle Maintenance Manager



My regular project compiled without any errors, it is just my Setup project which is failing... Any ideas on what this could be, and how to fix it?

Cheers guys 'n gals!
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