Just 2 quick tips, basic knowledge for coding applications in Visual Studio that are particularly useful when making external hacks that use OpenProcess and require administrator access.
GH Quick Tips: How to run Visual Studio as an administrator everytime and how to compile your applications to run as admin when executed by your end users. By using a manifest file which is basically a resource built into the binary, it will prompt User Account Control to elevate the process to administrator mode.
Run Visual Studio as Administrator
Windows 8 & 10:
- Right click devenv.exe and select "troubleshoot compatibility"
- Click "Troubleshoot Program"
- Select "The program requires additional permissions"
- Click "Next" then Test the Program
- Click Next
- Save the Settings
- Click "Close"
Right Click the .exe -> Properties -> Check run as admin
Force Application to Run as Admin using Manifest File:
Project Properties -> Linker -> Manifest File -> UAC Execution Level -> Run as Administrator
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