mt.exe : general error c101008a: Failed to save the updated manifest to the file

If you are started developing Windows Touch application, most probably the first error (if you successfully install the Windows Touch SDK, drivers, Visual Studio, … check it out from here) that you can encounter is the mt.exe error in Visual Studio.

If you are using Visual Studio 2010 and trying to compile Microsoft’s hand on labs from PDC available on MSDN Code Gallery you will see this error, because Visual Studio 2010 requires these codes to be converted to the appropriate version for 2010, therefore, while converting there might be some errors that we can’t track easily.

Hence if you see this error, I will write couple of solutions;

  • Before debugging, just clean the solution first =) Build>Clean, Build>Rebuild
  • Solve it by setting “MSBuild project build output verbosity” from “Minimal” to “Diagnostic”    (Tools->Options…->Projects and Solutions->Build and Run)

I hope these will help to you.


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