Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Installing WTL Helper in VS 2008

Last April my good friend Cristiano Severini managed to recompile Sergey Solozhentsev's WTL Helper for VS 2008. He wrote a few instructions about how to do it, but they are a bit incomplete. I have just reviewed the whole process with him and managed to successfully install his version of the WTL Helper DLL on a VS 2008 under Vista. Here's how to do it:
  • Install the original WTL Helper package;
  • Download WtlHelper9.dll and copy it to the same install directory;
  • Download WtlHelper9.reg and import it into your own registry using Regedit (you may have to edit the path);
  • Open a command line (use Admin rights under Vista), go to the install directory and run the regsvr32 WtlHelper9.dll command;
  • Start VS 2008 - the WTL helper must be there.


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