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:
  1. Right click devenv.exe and select "troubleshoot compatibility"
  2. Click "Troubleshoot Program"
  3. Select "The program requires additional permissions"
  4. Click "Next" then Test the Program
  5. Click Next
  6. Save the Settings
  7. Click "Close"


Windows 7:

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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