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  • Ravikumar

    I tried above implementation on my Vista mahcine with Visual Studio 2005 dotnet 2.0. I didn’t get UAC dialog. Can you give me some clue, what more I need to check or do I need to follow any other things.

  • Ravikumar

    I tried above implementation on my Vista mahcine with Visual Studio 2005 dotnet 2.0. I didn’t get UAC dialog. Can you give me some clue, what more I need to check or do I need to follow any other things.

  • http://www.aneef.net/ Aneef Fashir

    Hi Ravikumar,

    have you embed the manifest correctly ? if possible mail me your code, i will check it for you.

    thanks.

  • http://www.aneef.net Aneef Fashir

    Hi Ravikumar,

    have you embed the manifest correctly ? if possible mail me your code, i will check it for you.

    thanks.

  • Ravikumar

    Hi Aneef,

    I was working for me now. The issue was UAC disabled in my system.
    I have one more query.
    Is it possible to get the UAC dialog by modifying the appln.config file.
    If so, let me know the steps to follow.

    Thanks in Advance.

  • Ravikumar

    Hi Aneef,

    I was working for me now. The issue was UAC disabled in my system.
    I have one more query.
    Is it possible to get the UAC dialog by modifying the appln.config file.
    If so, let me know the steps to follow.

    Thanks in Advance.

  • Ravikumar

    Hi Aneef,

    If UAC is disabled in System (via Control Panel), then while running application, Does the UAC dialog would appear?

    If not how can we elevate the UAC dialog when it is in disabled mode.

  • Ravikumar

    Hi Aneef,

    If UAC is disabled in System (via Control Panel), then while running application, Does the UAC dialog would appear?

    If not how can we elevate the UAC dialog when it is in disabled mode.

  • http://www.aneef.net/ Aneef

    Hi Ravikumar,

    you need to embed the manifest to get the UAC work. you cant do with app.config i guess.

    If you disable UAC in control panel,it wouldn’t prompt for UAC. that’s how all applications work, for example when you access your registry when UAC disabled, you don’t get the UAC prompt right ?

    hope it helps

  • http://www.aneef.net Aneef

    Hi Ravikumar,

    you need to embed the manifest to get the UAC work. you cant do with app.config i guess.

    If you disable UAC in control panel,it wouldn’t prompt for UAC. that’s how all applications work, for example when you access your registry when UAC disabled, you don’t get the UAC prompt right ?

    hope it helps

  • http://www.callistosoftware.com Catox

    thanks a lot, this solved the problem for me

  • Marius Filip

    Good to know. Is there a way to do this directly from within Visual Studio (but not via the mt.exe utility and a post-build event)?

  • Nico Pretorius

    Thank you so much. Really helpful. Very easy tutorial on making application UAC compliant.

    Regards,

  • Craig

    This is even easier in Visual Studio 2010. go to Project->Add New Item. Select “Application Manifest File”. When the new file opens, there’s already comments in it as to how to ask for admin elevation, and it automatically gets embedded when tou build too.

  • Vasista84

    sooooper…

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  • Jitterjames

    this is very nice, thanks!  I have a bit of a variation that I’m not sure how to deal with.  I have a portable application.  It runs fine most of the time, but if the user decides to install it to c:program filessomesubfolder it will require UAC, because it writes to folders that are subfolders of the application.  I would like to require UAC elevation only if it is needed.

    The very first block of code that you showed on your tutorial using System.Security.Principal;  is great in that it allows me to at least check if there will be an issue when the user launches.  Hopefully I can check the application path, and if they are considered administrator.  If they are not admin and they are running in program files, then at least I can offer a warning before the program crashes.

    Of course the ideal would be to only ask for UAC only if they are running in a restricted area.  If I make UAC a requirement for everyone, people will complain and ask “why?”… and “can you make it run without elevation?”  I suppose I could create a launcher app that calls different .exes depending on the folder but that seems much less elegant, and a bit of a pita for everyone.

  • Guido

    Excellent!!! Thanks!

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