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General, Manifest Tool, Configuration Properties, <Projectname> Property Pages Dialog Box 

Use this dialog box to specify general options for Mt.exe.

To access this property page dialog box, open the property pages for your project or your property sheet. Expand the Manifest Tool node under Configuration Properties, and then select General.

Suppress Startup Banner

Yes (/nologo) specifies that standard Microsoft copyright data will be concealed when the manifest tool is started. Use this option to suppress unwanted output in log files, when you run mt.exe as part of a build process or from a build environment.

Verbose Output

Yes (/verbose) specifies that additional build information will be displayed during manifest generation.

Merge Rules File

Uses the /mergerules option to specify the XML file that contains merge rules and a list of namespaces. This option is required when there are multiple manifest snippets that are generated by the manifest tool and that need to be merged into a single manifest.

Assembly Identity

Uses the /identity option to specify an identity string, which comprises the attributes for the <assemblyIdentity> Element (ClickOnce Reference). An identity string begins with the value for the name attribute, and is followed by attribute = value pairs. The attributes in an identity string are delimited by a comma.

The following is an example identity string:

Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls, processorArchitecture=x86, version=, type=win32, publicKeyToken=6595b64144ccf1df

Use UNICODE Response Files

Yes specifies that the project system will generate Unicode response files when it runs the manifest tool. Set this option to Yes when files in your project have paths defined in Unicode.

Use FAT32 Work-around

FAT and FAT32 file systems have up to a two second latency between the time that a file is changed and the time that the file's time stamp is updated. This latency prevents the build process from determining whether or not relevant files are up-to-date.

Yes introduces a two second delay to allow the manifest tool (Mt.exe) to properly embed the manifest on FAT and FAT32 file systems. If you are building a project on a FAT or FAT32 file system, select Yes.

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