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Adding or Replacing Embedded Application Manifest XML Files

If you have problems with automatically injected manifest resources in your programs or installers, and would like to get rid of this problem once and for all, Resource Tuner Console is the solution.

ManifestIf you are disappointed by older applications using the outdated "chiseled 3D" look rather than the new XP look, or you need to express the application's requested privileges and tell Vista to run the application elevated, you normally have to place a specially-named file in the same directory as the executable.

Resource Tuner Console offers a better solution by enabling you to inject the needed resource directly into the EXE file at the post-build stage.

Resource Tuner Console provides many ways of editing Application Manifest entries for EXE, DLL and CPL (Control Panel Applets) files. You can specify whether to add a new Manifest resource, or replace an existing Manifest resource with a manifest from an external .xml file.

For example, you have a Wise InstallBuilder installer that you want to add a manifest to for Vista User Access Control. Once you have prepared a script for adding the manifest, you can reuse it over and over again every time you build your installation package.

For greater detail, see the Edit Manifest sample script. It may be helpful to use this example as a template for your own scripts.

A description of the RTC script format and sample scripts can be found in the RTC Scripting Language Reference within the Resource Tuner Console package.

See also:   Resource Tuner GUI: Application Manifest Wizard


Resource Tuner Console comes with the examples that explain basic functionality and demonstrate many of the features available in Resource Tuner Console. Once installed Resorce Tuner Console, you will find the Demo folder in the directory where RTC has been installed. Within this Demo folder, there are 11 subdirectories that contain sample scripts and sample executable files.

All sample scripts are ready to run. Select one of the .BAT files located in the Demo folders to execute the sample script. The script will make changes in the test EXE file. The resulting file will be created in the directory named "Release" under the directory containing the script.

Check out the samples to get an idea what Resource Tuner Console can do for you.

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Resource Tuner Console runs on all versions of Windows from 2000 through Vista, 7, 8, 10 and 11.

Minimum hardware requirements:
Intel Pentium® processor with 166 MHz, 16 MB RAM