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32bit and 64bit devellop

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(I'm using Visual Studio 2008)

I want my new develloper pc to be Vista 64bit, but all my clients are so
far 32bit (XP), so my questions are:

1) Is it possible for me to tell VS2008 that the output should be 32bit?
That is devellop dotnet on a 64bit machine and output 32bit program?

2) When later this year, all my clients are updgraded to Vista 64bit,
can I then tell VS2008 easialy to change my solution from 32bit to 64bit?
Thanks!

M O J O
Nov 22 '07 #1
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"M O J O" <mo**@nospam.nospamwrote in message
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(I'm using Visual Studio 2008)

I want my new develloper pc to be Vista 64bit, but all my clients are so
far 32bit (XP), so my questions are:

1) Is it possible for me to tell VS2008 that the output should be 32bit?
That is devellop dotnet on a 64bit machine and output 32bit program?

2) When later this year, all my clients are updgraded to Vista 64bit, can
I then tell VS2008 easialy to change my solution from 32bit to 64bit?
Thanks!

M O J O
As long as you are using managed code, you don't need to do anything
special. The numeric sizes in .NET are specified in that an Integer is 32
bits regardless of the machine. The framework will handle the differences
for you.

That said, you might want to get a 32-bit version of Vista and test with it
so your clients are comfortable with you developing on a 64 bit system.

Mike Ober.
Nov 22 '07 #2

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Hi Mike,

Thank you for your answer!

M O J O

Michael D. Ober skrev:
"M O J O" <mo**@nospam.nospamwrote in message
news:uQ**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>(I'm using Visual Studio 2008)

I want my new develloper pc to be Vista 64bit, but all my clients are
so far 32bit (XP), so my questions are:

1) Is it possible for me to tell VS2008 that the output should be
32bit? That is devellop dotnet on a 64bit machine and output 32bit
program?

2) When later this year, all my clients are updgraded to Vista 64bit,
can I then tell VS2008 easialy to change my solution from 32bit to 64bit?
Thanks!

M O J O

As long as you are using managed code, you don't need to do anything
special. The numeric sizes in .NET are specified in that an Integer is
32 bits regardless of the machine. The framework will handle the
differences for you.

That said, you might want to get a 32-bit version of Vista and test with
it so your clients are comfortable with you developing on a 64 bit system.

Mike Ober.

Nov 22 '07 #3

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