How to set up WinUI3 applications to run as administrators

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2024-06-07T08:35:00.8433333+00:00

I'm begging to write WinUI3 application. Administrator privileges are required for certain functions. In the Win-form program, simply configure the following in the app. manifest

<requestedExecutionLevel level="requestAdministrator" uiAccess="false"/>

However, how to configure in WinUI3, including both packaged and unpackaged.

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  1. Castorix31 82,406 Reputation points
    2024-06-09T07:00:55.65+00:00

    On my 1.4.2 version on Windows 10, it is the same way for unpackaged app (with requireAdministrator , not requestAdministrator...)

    For packaged, it seems to work with

      <Capabilities>
        <rescap:Capability Name="runFullTrust" />	
    	  <rescap:Capability Name="allowElevation" />
      </Capabilities>
    
    

    in Package.appxmanifest (I checked with Task Manager or Process Explorer) but debugging does not work.


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