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03 Sep

Visual C++ 8.0 Manifests

VC8 added a new feature: the CRT will not load unless it’s (a) staged in a specific location and (b) the caller binary includes a manifest resource. Details can be found here.

This is part of Microsoft’s Side-by-Side (SxS) suport, but lordy is it a PITA. Starting with the well-but-obscurely documented process to make this work, not to mention the different resource value (1 vs 2) for DLLs vs. EXEs.

The Marquis de Sade is apparently alive and well, and gainfully employed in Redmond…

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