Thread: What C++ GUI Toolkit to convert an RS232 MFC application into?

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    What C++ GUI Toolkit to convert an RS232 MFC application into?

    I have an RS232 (Serial file transfer program) written in MS C++ with Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC).

    I want to remove the requirement for the program user having to have admin rights to run the program. I am guessing that MFC programs that use the serial port requires admin access to run.

    I am also guessing other Windows GUI programs do not require admin access to run serial port programs.

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    Hardware ownership tends to be a more fundamental property of the OS than any particular glossy UI you put in front of the user.

    Try this program.
    Configuring a Communications Resource - Win32 apps | Microsoft Docs
    If that needs admin rights, you're stuck.

    Is this your home machine, or some corporate environment which has policies concerning sticking anything into a machine that could be used to exfiltrate information?

    Is this a really old (like Win9x series) program which modern windows knows little about, so it assumes the worst.
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    To Salem: Thank you for the reply. I will try the linked code and see if it requires Admin to run.
    The MSVC project is very old likely written for WindowsXP or Windows 2000 it is now being built and ran under Windows 7 32 bit.
    The final users could be using many versions of Windows likely mainly 7/8/10 both 32 bit and 64 bit.

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