July 15, 2014 | Posted in: .Net

Are you running Visual Studio as “Administrator”? This could very well be your problem.

On windows Vista and later, windows explorer runs with medium integrity. If you run Visual Studio as “Administrator” it runs with high integrity which means the OS will disable DragDrop operatins based on a WIM, literally (Windows Integration Mechanism).

For some light reading, head over to the following URL..

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb625957.aspx

“The Windows integrity mechanism is a core component of the Windows security architecture that restricts the access permissions of applications that are running under the same user account and that are less trustworthy..”

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