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Building 64 bit applications using Visual Studio .NET 2003

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I have Visual Studio .NET 2003 installed on a x86 64 bit box running
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition with Service Pack 1 installed.
I am trying to compile my existing 32 bit code into a 64 bit application. How
can I do this? I tried to create a new configuration "Debug64", but I only
get Win32 as the only available platform. What I need is a configuration
which will also allow me to build Win64 application? How can I do this?

Please advise.

Jul 31 '06 #1
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"AbhijeetG" <Ab*******@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
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>I have Visual Studio .NET 2003 installed on a x86 64 bit box running
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition with Service Pack 1
installed.
I am trying to compile my existing 32 bit code into a 64 bit application.
How
can I do this? I tried to create a new configuration "Debug64", but I only
get Win32 as the only available platform. What I need is a configuration
which will also allow me to build Win64 application? How can I do this?

Please advise.
..NET apps are bilingual, they're 32bit apps on a 32bit OS and they're 64bit
apps on a 64bit OS. You don't have to do anything.

Now, if you're creating an installer, you have to have one for 32bits and
one for 64bits but, they'll both install the same .NET executables.
Aug 1 '06 #2

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=?Utf-8?B?QWJoaWplZXRH?= <Ab*******@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in
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I have Visual Studio .NET 2003 installed on a x86 64 bit box running
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition with Service Pack 1
installed. I am trying to compile my existing 32 bit code into a 64
bit application. How can I do this? I tried to create a new
configuration "Debug64", but I only get Win32 as the only available
platform. What I need is a configuration which will also allow me to
build Win64 application? How can I do this?

Please advise.
You have to install the 64 bit compiler. I don't believe that was an option
with VS2003 - it is with VS2005... (In addition to 'Win32', you get 'x64'
as a target platform)

Dave Connet
Entelos, Inc.
Aug 3 '06 #3

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I am very pleased to know that there is a mechanism in the development
environment that allowing 32bits host (workstation) to build and troubleshoot
64 bits applications (remotely) using Visual Studio 2005 Remote Debugging
methodology. That is going to take care of our transition. My question is,
if an application is to be run on an I64 based Intel machine(remote-which is
also our server), but the development machine (host/workstation) is going to
be a x64 AMD based machine, in this scenario, do I need to worry about using
remote debugging methodology in my development process, or are there other
things I need to be prepared so that my x64 applications could be
transferred, scheduled and executed in an I64 machine?
Thank you!
Martin
Aug 24 '06 #4

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