Compile Schema-Manifest For EXE

You can include it as resource 24, either by replacing your existing resource 24, or downloading the following res-file, that includes the minified version above.

Download manifest_compiled.res   (1.80KB)


If you need to modify the text-content above,
you would probably need to compile it to binary res-file,
it is usually done by a program named RC.exe,
provided by Microsoft, as part of the Visual-Studio package,

But, if you are having problems using your RC.EXE
for any reason (mostly old versions of rc/ schema versions/ encoding and such..)

You can try a simple workaround using ResHack:
copy the calc.exe (from C:\Windows\System32\calc.exe),
open it with ResHack, and modify the resource 24, hit compile button above,
and run the following command from CMD in the same folder:
ResHacker.exe -extract "calc.exe,manifest_compiled.res,24,1,1033"
in the same folder you’ll have manifest_compiled.res, probably with Unicode support too :]

The alternative is getting the most recent pre-release/beta/community Visual-Studio,
which you can install on a VM to keep your own system clean, search for the RC.EXE,
and simply run rc.exe YOUR_TEXT_MANIFEST_FILE.rc, it will convert the text file into .res file.

The workaround is shorter.


June 25th, 2017 addition-
– Here is a plain/basic one.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0" xmlns:asmv3="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3">
    <assemblyIdentity
        processorArchitecture="*"
        type="win32"
        name="WinSCP"
        version="5.0.0.0"
    />
    <description>
        WinSCP
    </description>
    <dependency>
        <dependentAssembly>
            <assemblyIdentity
                type="win32"
                name="Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls"
                version="6.0.0.0"
                publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df"
                language="*"
                processorArchitecture="*"
            />
        </dependentAssembly>
    </dependency>
    <trustInfo xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3">
        <security>
            <requestedPrivileges>
                <requestedExecutionLevel
                    level="asInvoker"
                    uiAccess="false"/>
            </requestedPrivileges>
        </security>
    </trustInfo>
    <compatibility xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:compatibility.v1">
        <application>
            <!-- Windows Vista -->
            <supportedOS Id="{e2011457-1546-43c5-a5fe-008deee3d3f0}"/>
            <!-- Windows 7 -->
            <supportedOS Id="{35138b9a-5d96-4fbd-8e2d-a2440225f93a}"/>
            <!-- Windows 8 -->
            <supportedOS Id="{4a2f28e3-53b9-4441-ba9c-d69d4a4a6e38}"/>
            <!-- Windows 8.1 -->
            <supportedOS Id="{1f676c76-80e1-4239-95bb-83d0f6d0da78}"/>
            <!-- Windows 10 -->
            <supportedOS Id="{8e0f7a12-bfb3-4fe8-b9a5-48fd50a15a9a}"/>
        </application>
    </compatibility>
    <asmv3:application>
        <asmv3:windowsSettings xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/SMI/2005/WindowsSettings">
            <dpiAware>True/PM</dpiAware>
            <dpiAwareness xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/SMI/2016/WindowsSettings">PerMonitorV2,PerMonitor</dpiAwareness>
        </asmv3:windowsSettings>
    </asmv3:application>
</assembly>