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 PostPost subject: Whistler beta 1: Application binding information        Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:42 am 
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Many applications will fail with the following message when you try to run them on Whistler beta 1 (2296):

Windows was not able to process the application binding information.

The reason for this is that the manifest format has changed between earlier whistler betas and the final release version of XP. If you want to run such an application, you have to override the manifest which is embedded as a resource inside the executable file.

Let's say the executable file is called myprog.exe

In the same directory, create a text file called myprog.exe.manifest and put the following code inside:

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<assembly manifestversion="1.0">
</assembly>


This is the shortest possible old-style manifest that is valid for Whistler beta 1. It will make the application use the "classic theme" for its common controls.
If you want to enable the new (watercolor) common controls, change the manifest to the following:

Code:
<assembly manifestversion="1.0">
<dependency assemblyname="comctl32" version="6.0.0.0" />
</assembly>


If your application crashes when you have watercolor enabled, but runs OK when the classic theme is globally enabled - this is what happens with Firefox for example - you can try to remove references to uxtheme.dll as described here: Running Firefox on Whistler


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Thanks for the info... I had some problems with that lately with Whistler Build 2250, but thought there was no fix. Thanks again.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Whistler beta 1: Application binding information        Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:02 pm 
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Sorry for the late post but I need your help.
Your Guide (Both, the classic and the watercolor manifest) dont work in Build 2257, tried evrything.
Is there something I must pay attention of ?
Must I add something more to the manifest file.

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