ATL smart device development with IE7


If you have tried to write ATL based smart device applications under Visual Studio 2005 on a computer running IE7 you may have seen this error message. This error is due to changes in IE7. Apparently the upcoming service pack for Visual Studio 2005 (scheduled for Q3 2006) will fix this issue but until that happens, this is how to do it.

Run regedit.exe and add an empty key under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Ext \ PreApproved. Name the new key “{D245F352-3F45-4516-B1E6-04608DA126CC}”. Then restart Visual Studio.

You may also use the attached file.