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NAME ^

Win32::Exe::Manifest - MSWin Application and Assembly manifest handling

VERSION ^

This document describes version 0.15 of Win32::Exe::Manifest, released November 30, 2010.

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Win32::Exe
    my $exe = Win32:::Exe->new('somefilepath');
    
    my $manifest = $exe->get_manifest if $exe->has_manifest;
    
    # Get themed controls
    $manifest->add_common_controls;
    
    # Change name
    $manifest->set_assembly_name('My.App.Name');
    
    # Require Admin permissions
    $manifest->set_execution_level('requireAdministrator');
    
    # write it out
    $exe->set_manifest($manifest);
    $exe->write;
    
    #roll your own
    use Win32::Exe::Manifest
    my $xml = $handmademanifest;
    ......
    my $manifest = Win32::Exe::Manifest->new($xml, 'application');
    $exe->set_manifest($manifest);
    $exe->write;
    
    #get formated $xml
    my $xml = $manifest->output;
    
    #try merge (experimental)
    
    my $mfest1 = $exe->get_manifest;
    my $mfest2 = Win32::Exe::Manifest->new($xml, 'application');
    
    $mfest1->merge_manifest($mfest2);
    
    $exe->set_manifest($mfest1);
    $exe->write;
    
    #add a dependency
    my $info =
    { type     => 'win32',
      name     => 'Dependency.Prog.Id',
      version  => 1.0.0.0,
      language => '*',
      processorArchitecture => '*',
      publicKeyToken => 'hjdajhahdsa7sadhaskl',
    };
    
    $manifest->add_dependency($info);
    $exe->set_manifest($manifest);
    $exe->write;

DESCRIPTION ^

This module parses and manipulates application and assembly manifests used in MS Windows executables and DLLs. It is part of the Win32::Exe distribution.

METHODS ^

Constructors

new

    Win32::Exe::Manifest->new($xml, $type);

Create a new manifest instance from the manifest xml in $xml. The $type param is optional and may contain 'application' (the default), or 'assembly'.

Manifest objects can also be created using Win32::Exe

    my $exe = Win32:::Exe->new('somefilepath');
    my $manifest = $exe->get_manifest if $exe->has_manifest;

Output

output

    my $xml = $manifest->output;

Returns a formated $xml string containing all edits and changes made using Win32::Exe::Manifest

Application Identity

set_assembly_name

    $manifest->set_assembly_name('My.Application.Name');

Set the application or assembly name. The name should take the form of a progid and should not include any spaces.

get_assembly_name

    my $appname = $manifest->get_assembly_name;

Return the assembly or application name from the manifest.

set_assembly_description

    $manifest->set_assembly_description('My Application Description');

Set the application description. The description is an informative string.

get_assembly_decription

    my $desc = $manifest->get_assembly_description;

Return the assembly description from the manifest.

set_assembly_version

    $manifest->set_assembly_version('1.7.8.34456');

Set the application or assembly version. The version should take the form of 'n.n.n.n' where each n is a number between 0-65535 inclusive.

get_assembly_version

    my $version = $manifest->get_assembly_version;

Return the assembly or application version from the manifest.

set_assembly_language

    $manifest->set_assembly_language($langid);

Set the application or assembly language. The language id is the DHTML language code. If you want to set 'language neutral' then pass '*' for the value.

see : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms533052(VS.85).aspx

get_assembly_language

    my $langid = $manifest->get_assembly_language;

Return the assembly or application language from the manifest. If there is no language id in the manifest, the method will return '*'

set_assembly_architecture

    $manifest->set_assembly_architecture($arch);

Set the application or assembly architecture. Accepted values are : x86 msil ia64 amd64 *. Note the lowercase format. If you want your manifest to be architecture neutral, set architecture to '*'.

get_assembly_architecture

    my $arch = $manifest->get_assembly_architecture;

Return the assembly or application architecture from the manifest.

Trust and Security

set_execution_level

    $manifest->set_execution_level($level);

Set the application execution level. Accepted values are : asInvoker, highestAvailable, requireAdministrator, none. If you pass the value 'none', any trustInfo section will be removed from the manifest.

See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb756929.aspx

get_execution_level

    my $level = $manifest->get_execution_level;

Return the application execution level.

set_uiaccess

    $manifest->set_uiaccess($needed);

Set the application uiAccess requirement in the trustInfo manifest section. Accepted values are 'true', 'false'. If no trustInfo section exists, one is created with the execution level set to 'asInvoker'.

See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb756929.aspx

get_uiaccess

    my $accessneeded = $manifest->get_uiaccess;

Return the uiAccess setting from the trustInfo structure. If no trustInfo structure exists, method returns undef.

Application Dependencies

set_resource_id

    $manifest->set_resource_id($id);

Set the resource Id for the manifest. Valid id's are 1, 2 and 3. The default is 1. Don't set this unless you are fully aware of the effects.

See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa376607(VS.85).aspx

get_resource_id

    my $id = $manifest->get_resource_id();

Return the resource Id for the manifest.

add_common_controls

    $manifest->add_common_controls();

Add a dependency on minimum version 6.0.0.0 of the Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls shared library. This is normally done with GUI applications to use themed controls on Windows XP and above.

add_dependency

    $manifest->add_dependency($info);

Add a dependency on the assembly detailed in the $info hash reference. The contents of $info should be of the form:

    my $info = { type     => 'win32',
                 name     => 'Dependency.Prog.Id',
                 version  => 1.0.0.0,
                 language => '*',
                 processorArchitecture => '*',
                 publicKeyToken => 'hjdajhahdsa7sadhaskl',
    };

Note that the version should be the least specific that your application requires. For example, a version of '2.0.0.0' would mean the system loads the first matching assembly it finds with a version of at least '2.0.0.0'.

See: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa374219(v=VS.85).aspx

remove_dependency

    $manifest->remove_dependency($progid);

Remove a dependency with the $progid. For example, passing a $progid of 'Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls' will remove the dependency added via 'add_common_controls' from the manifest.

get_dependency

    my $info = $manifest->get_dependency($progid);

Return a dependency info hash for a dependency in the manifest with the 'name' $progid. The info hash is a reference to a hash with the format:

    { type     => 'win32',
      name     => 'Dependency.Prog.Id',
      version  => 1.0.0.0,
      language => '*',
      processorArchitecture => '*',
      publicKeyToken => 'hjdajhahdsa7sadhaskl',
    };

If there is no dependency with the name $progid, returns undef.

get_dependencies

    my @deps = $manifest->get_dependencies($progid);

Return an array of hash references, one for each dependency in the manifest. Each member is a reference to a hash with the format:

    { type     => 'win32',
      name     => 'Dependency.Prog.Id',
      version  => 1.0.0.0,
      language => '*',
      processorArchitecture => '*',
      publicKeyToken => 'hjdajhahdsa7sadhaskl',
    };

If there are no dependencies, returns an empty array.

Compatibility Settings

set_compatibility

    $manifest->set_compatibility( ('Windows Vista') );

Set the operating system feature compatibility flags. Parameter is a list of operating systems that the application targets. In addition to the opertating system identifier keys, this method also accepts the shorthand strings 'Windows Vista' and 'Windows 7'.

See : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd371711(VS.85).aspx

get_compatibility

    my @osids = $manifest->get_compatibility();

Returns a list of operating system identifier keys that the manifest notes as targetted operating systems. You can convert these os ids to the shorthand strings 'Windows Vista' and 'Windows 7' using the method

    my $shortstring = $manifest->get_osname_from_osid($osid);

There is a reverse method

    my $osid = $manifest->get_osid_from_osname($shortstring);

NOTE: Don't set this unless you fully understand the effects.

See : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd371711(VS.85).aspx

set_dpiaware

    $manifest->set_dpdaware( 'true' );

Set section in the manifest if the application is dpi aware. Accepts values true, false, and none. If the value 'none' is passed, the application\windowsSettings section is removed from the manifest entirely.

See : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee308410(VS.85).aspx

get_dpiaware

    $manifest->set_dpdaware( 'true' );

Return the dpiAware setting from the manifest, if any. If there is no setting, the method returns undef.

See : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee308410(VS.85).aspx

Manifest Information

get_manifest_type

    my $type = $manifest->get_manifest_type;

Returns the manifest type ( 'application' or 'assembly' );

SEE ALSO ^

Modules that use Win32::Exe::Manifest

Win32::Exe

AUTHORS ^

Mark Dootson <mdootson@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE ^

Copyright 2010 by Mark Dootson <mdootson@cpan.org>

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

See http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html

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