Building Visual J# applications for 64-bit platforms using MSBuild

MSBuild is a build platform for Microsoft and Visual Studio. Details about MSBuild tasks are documented here. Microsoft Visual J# 2.0 Redistributable Package – Second Edition comes with MSBuild support enabled (including cross compilation) from the command-line. This enables you to build Visual J# projects (.vjsproj) and solution (.sln) files that are created with Visual…

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Visual J# 2.0 Redistributable – Second Edition: Compiler Changes

The Visual J# compilers (both 32-bit and 64-bit) shipped with J# Redist 2.0-SE now support a new command-line switch “/platform” with the following available options for cross-compilation: x86: for use when target platform is x86. x64: for use when target platform is AMD64 (or x64). itanium: for use when target platform is IA64. anycpu: for…

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Visual J# 2.0 Redistributable – Second Edition: Leveraging Existing 32-bit Visual J# Code

The 64-bit editions (x64 and IA64) of Microsoft Visual J# 2.0 Redistributable Package – Second Edition enable users to take full advantage of the 64-bit .NET Framework (v2.0 and v3.0) and the underlying 64-bit hardware platform without having to deal with differences between the 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms. To know more about the differences…

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Visual J# 2.0 Redistributable–Second Edition: Released To Web

The ENU Visual J# 2.0 Redistributable Package – Second Edition for x86, x64 and IA64 platforms is released to the web (download locations below). This release enables all Visual J# users to execute the Visual J# applications natively on the 64-bit platforms, thus leveraging the existing Windows and .NET Framework investments on 64-bit platforms. Apart…

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.NET Vs J2EE: How do we compare

A customer recently wrote the following to us-   My organization is currently considering either .NET or Java (J2EE) as our enterprise application development platform.   I am sold on .NET as I believe that:- ·         There are cheaper resources (per hour rate) and large vendor/contractor providers ·         It quicker to develop applications with .NETusing either Visual Studio…

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Back to the world of Blogging

I know I have kept away from blogging for quite some time now. There were pleasant changes in life that I was adapting to and kept me busy for a while. Beyond that, I would say it was some procrastination which kept me away. Well, so here I am, kicking the procrastination off … !!!…

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How does WoW64 work?

In one of my previous posts I discussed a little bit about WoW/WoW64 in 64-bit computing. While I was trying to write more about the same, I came across this blog from Craig McMurtry – http://blogs.msdn.com/craigmcmurtry/archive/2004/12/14/301155.aspx. After reading the same, I felt that this post is very comprehensive and there is not much left to…

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MSDN webcasts on 64-bit platform computing

Here are some really cool MSDN webcasts related to 64-bit computing. If you are getting started with 64-bit platforms or want to know a lot more about them, I am sure you would find these to be useful.   ·         MSDN Webcast: Welcome to 64-bit Windows Computing: Introduction, Architecture, Roadmap and 32-bit Application Compatibility (Level…

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What is WoW, Windows on Windows, WoW64, WoWx86 emulator … in 64-bit computing platform

Before we discuss this, it is important for the users to understand a few facts about 64-bit platform offerings.   64-bit computing (from a Microsoft perspective) comes in two variants ·         x64 (EM64T/AMD64) ·         Itanium (EPIC)   Both, Windows Server 2003 SP1 64-bit and Windows XP 64-bit, support the above two mainstream 64-bit processor architectures….

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