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Is Your App Running As Administrator?

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You can also add an application manifest file. If you're using VS 2010, there's an option for one in the "Add New Item" dialog (right click on the project, click "Add" then click "New Item") and edit the generated file to uncomment the line that says:
<requestedExecutionLevel  level="requireAdministrator" uiAccess="false" />
This not only forces the UAC dialog to open when you run the application, it also puts a little shield over your icon (well, in Windows 7 anyway).
There's a little more information on MSDN here.


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GeneralMy vote of 1 Pinmembervijayksingh19-Feb-13 17:58 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 good to know Pinmemberjohannesnestler2-Mar-12 1:36 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Good alternative... PinmemberPravin Patil, Mumbai1-Nov-11 18:52 
GeneralMaybe both approaches are valid. If the windows can't unders... Pinmemberdanlobo18-Oct-11 2:42 
GeneralYeah, I knew about this, but I don't want the UAC to pop up.... PinmvpJohn Simmons / outlaw programmer24-Jan-11 23:46 
GeneralRe: Fair point, both methods ultimately lead to the same result ... PinmemberSam Cragg25-Jan-11 2:30 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 because I learned new way about chec... PinmvpRaviRanjankr22-Jan-11 6:42 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Very much needed thing... PinmemberPravin Patil, Mumbai20-Jan-11 21:52 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Good to learn about something I can ... PinmemberChris Trelawny-Ross20-Jan-11 7:05 

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