VS2008 integration with UAC

Wed, June 20, 2007, 02:52 PM under Orcas | VisualStudio | UAC
You know that when you run VS2005 on Vista (even with SP1 and the SP1 update) you get advised to run elevated. You also know that VS2008 has better indication when you run it elevated.

What I haven't explicitly stated before is that VS2008 does not require you to run it elevated from the start. Instead it is a good Vista client and plays nicely with UAC by only prompting you to restart the IDE when you truly need to. For some type of projects this will equate to always run elevated of course, but it is good that it doesn't force this behaviour on all of us and that it offers to do it for you as needed.

Recently I discovered one scenario where it plays nicely. I double clicked on a solution file in explorer and because it was in a place requiring admin rights, I got the following dialog from VS2008

This is cool (even though I suspect the final text will be slightly different as there are a couple of errors there e.g. UAC = User Account Control).­­­­­­­­­­­­­