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19 Jan 2011CPOL 27.6K   19   10
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 ...
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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Singh Vijay Kumar19-Feb-13 17:58
professionalSingh Vijay Kumar19-Feb-13 17:58 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 good to know Pin
johannesnestler2-Mar-12 1:36
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GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Good alternative... Pin
Pravin Patil, Mumbai1-Nov-11 18:52
Pravin Patil, Mumbai1-Nov-11 18:52 
GeneralMaybe both approaches are valid. If the windows can't unders... Pin
danlobo18-Oct-11 2:42
danlobo18-Oct-11 2:42 
GeneralYeah, I knew about this, but I don't want the UAC to pop up.... Pin
#realJSOP24-Jan-11 23:46
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Samuel Cragg25-Jan-11 2:30
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GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Very much needed thing... Pin
Pravin Patil, Mumbai20-Jan-11 21:52
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