C# - Run Application as Administrator Automatically

In this tutorial, you will learn how you can run your application as an administrator automatically using Visual C#2012.

Start by opening your C# Windows forms application.

Right click on your project name in the solution explorer and add a new item...

Select an application manifest file:


Click add.

A new tab should open up, most of the codes in it are not important to us.
There is one line however that we need to change:

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

Change asInvoker to requireAdministrator as follows:

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

Save your application and rebuild it.

You can only open your executable when using Administrator rights.

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