Side-by-Side Manifest Maker

Make programs play nice with each other

cat and dog Say good bye to DLL hell
Leverage Windows XP/Vista/7 and Windows 2003/2008 Server side-by-side technology
Run applications registration free
Run multiple web applications on IIS6/7 without COM conflicts
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What Is Side-by-Side Manifest Maker News

With Windows XP Microsoft introduced side-by-side. The goal of this technology is to allow conflict-free concurrent execution of multiple programs using different, possibly conflicting, versions of the same COM components.

COM registration is no longer necessary. All you need is a manifest - an XML file describing your COM components. The rest is done by the operating system.

With Manifest Maker it is now possible to build manifests quickly and reliably. It is now possible to isolate (run using side-by-side) most applications using typical off-the-shelf and built in-house COM components.  Read more...

Fixed broken help links for Visual Studio 2015. more...
Version 5.0 of Manifest Maker supports Visual Studio 2015 and Windows 10. more...
Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows 8.1. more from Microsoft...
Version 4.4.5012 adds comInterfaceExternalProxyStub for .Net classes. more...
Windows 2008 Server R2 breaks side-by-side in IIS, hotfix available. more...
Manifest Maker Links

Click here for the introduction to side-by-side technology.

Manifest Maker help is available online.

How to build manifests with Visual Studio 2012.

Planning corporate deployment using side-by-side? Read this quick guide.

Isolating web applications? ASP .Net 2.0? ASP .Net 4? .Net web services?

Generate manifest reports.

Buy your license online. Check Manifest Maker pricing.

Request your free evaluation license online.

Download the latest version.

Download Manifest Maker MSBuild task beta

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