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Quick start guide:

The following text assumes that you have already installed Manifest Maker. If you have not yet done so, please do it now and then come back to this guide.

If you have not read the introduction, we suggest you read it now.

Step-by-step guide to creating your first manifest.

We create a manifest for Windows Notepad. The objective is to go through the steps of creating a very simple manifest.

What is inside a manifest.

We take a quick peek inside the manifest created above to introduce basic manifest terminology.

Step-by-step guide to creating your first complete project.

Example of a project for a very common scenario of an application with some COM DLLs. A large fraction of in-house business applications and many shrink-wrapped programs fall into this category.

More details about a manifest anatomy.

This manifest contains all pieces that you will encounter in manifests built with Manifest Maker. This chapter examines the manifest contents in more detail and introduces some very important concepts associated with manifests.

Required files from Microsoft Software Development Kits.

You need Windows SDK installed or, at least, selected tools available to Manifest Maker.