Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Installing WTL Helper in VS 2008

Last April my good friend Cristiano Severini managed to recompile Sergey Solozhentsev's WTL Helper for VS 2008. He wrote a few instructions about how to do it, but they are a bit incomplete. I have just reviewed the whole process with him and managed to successfully install his version of the WTL Helper DLL on a VS 2008 under Vista. Here's how to do it:
  • Install the original WTL Helper package;
  • Download WtlHelper9.dll ( and copy it to the same install directory;
  • Open a command line (use Admin rights under Vista), go to the install directory and run the regvsr32 WtlHelper9.dll command;
  • Start VS 2008 - the WTL helper must be there.