Manifest and GetVersionEx

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I have currently experimenting adding a example.manifest file next to my example.exe program, so GetVersionEx returns correct information.

However - it seems to not have made any difference at all - I still only get 6.2

Here is my manifest file I intend to use for all my 32/64 bit Windows executables

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?> <assembly manifestVersion="1.0" xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" xmlns:asmv3="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3">   <dependency>     <dependentAssembly>       <assemblyIdentity         type="win32"         name="Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls"         version=""         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 10 -->       <supportedOS Id="{8e0f7a12-bfb3-4fe8-b9a5-48fd50a15a9a}"/>       <!-- Windows 8.1 -->       <supportedOS Id="{1f676c76-80e1-4239-95bb-83d0f6d0da78}"/>       <!-- 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}"/>     </application>   </compatibility> </assembly> 


The file should be named example.exe.manifest rather than example.manifest.

But even then, IIRC, the supportedOS settings are ignored for an external manifest. So you will have to embed the manifest as a resource instead. This is a much more robust approach in any case.


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