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Microsoft Windows Visual Studio elevate application to admin - two methods

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by Mountain Computers Inc., Publication Date: Monday, March 28, 2022

View Count: 658, Keywords: Visual Studio, Application, Administrator Permissions, Hashtags: #VisualStudio #Application #AdministratorPermissions

one can do it one of two ways depending on your compile/build.
my first way was; include "setup" or "install" in the name the EXE or MSI filename. The MSI is tricky if the user does not have access to the %temp% or c:\windows\temp folder. There are posts I have written about this - the 2503 MSI installer error for Libre Office. In this case I have used both solutions below in my applications to force the elevation to admin, for example:
mysetup.msi ,setupMyApp.msi ,installMyApp.msi ,myApplicationSetup.exe ,SetupMyApp.exe, installMyProgram.exe
my second way which I don't use too much is ; in Visual Studio | Project | Application | View Windows Settings option to elevate the application and take this part out and swap with the existing askInvoker line of code
to elevate an application either as an EXE or MSI, just swap the lines of code from the commented section to be
requestedExecutionLevel level='asInvoker' ... with requestedExecutionLevel level='requireAdministrator' ...
swap the lines of code from the commented section of asInvoker to requireAdministrator, keep the lines of code in case you need to switch them back...

REF:  https://www.reddit.com/r/VisualStudio/comments/tpy7ph/visual_studio_setup_project_prompt_for_admin/
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