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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-25 10:21:08

"Reece Dunn" <msclrhd_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Victor A. Wagner Jr. wrote:
>> I don't see any change, and I don't understand this "manifest" stuff
>> either.
>> it almost looks like the test framework is attempting to invoke the
>> ........manifest file directly
> The VC8 compiler generates a .manifest file by default.

Not according to MS. They told me the manifest gets extracted from
the DLL.

> This is an XML file that locates the correct version of a DLL on
> Windows XP. The XP theming support is done by comctl32.dll version 6
> that can only be identified through a manifest. VC8 adds manifest
> support for the Debug/Release versions of the standard library, ATL
> and MFC DLLs.
> I can only assume that there is a conflict somewhere when generating these
> manifest files.

Hyah, I'd say so.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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