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Event Log Category Showing as number instead of text value

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created question on stack overflow

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/30700681/event-log-category-showing-as-number-instead-of-text-value

I am building an application that logs an event into the application log and the category is supposed to have a user friendly value instead of number.

I have built a native dll application in WIN32 DLL and used the MC.EXE File and I am scratching my head on this one.

I have configured Visual Studio to allow me to pick the encoding to use so I can prevent the invalid characters from being inserted.

The encoding that I am is using is unicode(UTF8 without signing) or US-ASCII

I place the dll that is compiled into the root directory of the unit tests, and main application and I have a setup mode that links the event log with the category message. That code can be found here.

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