Embedding a Manifest File Using Visual Studio

Since writing my last post, I thought it would be good to have some more information about how to actually embed a manifest as part of the build process in Visual Studio. Unmanaged Projects  Embedding a manifest file for an unmanaged project: simply add the manifest in the project and Visual Studio will recognize it automatically….

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A solution and workaround to the change in manifest preference behaviour in Windows 2003 SP1 and Windows Vista

Problem Since upgrading to Windows 2003 SP1 or Windows Vista, applications that depend on the components in external manifest files, stop working. For example SxS Registration Free COM. Reason Windows 2003 Server and later Operating Systems including Windows Vista, have a change in the manifest reading behaviour. Previously, in Windows XP the external manifest took…

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A solution and workaround to the change in manifest preference behaviour in Windows 2003 SP1 and Windows Vista

Problem Since upgrading to Windows 2003 SP1 or Windows Vista, applications that depend on the components in external manifest files, stop working. For example SxS Registration Free COM. Reason Windows 2003 Server and later Operating Systems including Windows Vista, have a change in the manifest reading behaviour. Previously, in Windows XP the external manifest took…