API: Task Development Utility

Document created by Robin Richter on Feb 10, 2010Last modified by Robin Richter on Jul 3, 2013
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The attached utility shows how to use the Win32 API to replace a deployed task with a symbolic link.  This link points to the dll that you are actually modifying.  Once the link is created, you won't have to re-deploy the add-in for code changes.


This tool is for development purposes and should not be used once the task is ready for release.


If link creation fails, it may be because the add-in is locked by another process.  Close any process that may be using your task and try again.


The list of add-ins is found in the registry.  These values aren't available until the addin is fully deployed, and you do something in the vault that forces the add-in to load.  For example, viewing a data card for a file.


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