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Provide manifest file for GMFBridge.DLL

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Aug 24, 2015
Archive Agent wrote
.NET provides a mechanism for easy registration of native COM DLLs, called "Registration-Free Activation of COM Components" - which does away with registration using regsvr32.exe for these DLLs.

GMFBridge.DLL requires registration before it can be used with C# or VB.NET code.

The manifest (XML file) for GMFBridge.DLL can be used by any developer, but the developers' application that is the "client" of GMFBridge must also have a manifest (which the developer must prepare).

The OLD and inconvenient way of registering a DLL for use in an application - using regsvr32.exe - is difficult with Windows versions after Windows XP.

With Windows Vista onwards, use of regsvr32.exe requires Administrator permissions. Also, there are TWO regsvr32.exe files available on 64-bit Windows systems. This makes it hard for a developer to create an installer for non-expert customers, when this type of COM registration of DLLs is essential (ie, to use GMFBridge).

G Lists on October 13, 2012 18:06
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Aug 24, 2015
Archive Agent agent wrote
Marco Blum

Why declined? Registration of DLLs is a pain in the ***

on March 12, 2014 17:58