VB - Run application as administrator automatically
In this tutorial you will learn how you can make your application launch in administrator mode automatically.
You will need:
*Visual Studio (or visual basic 2010).
Start by opening your solution file.
Double click the My project item in the solution explorer (at the right of visual basic/studio):
A new tab should open up:
Click the View Windows Settings button in order to change the application manifest file.
A new tab should open up with a bunch of codes in it.
Most of the code in it is irrelevant to this tutorial. There is only one line that we need (marked in blue):
To make our application run as administrator, there is only one word that we need to change, and that is the level of requestedExecutionLevel.
Change asInvoker to requireAdministrator:
Save your project, and rebuild your solution.
When you take a look at the icon of your executable you will notice a huge difference:
You will now only be able to open your executable if you run it in administrator mode. This opens up a window of new possibilities that you can do, now that your application has administrator rights.
If you have any more questions, please ask them in the comment section below !
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