Should I target x86 or x64?

Should I target x86 or x64?

Since x86 apps run on both x64 and x86 systems, the most compatible choice is to build x86. If you MUST build a 64 bit solution, you’ll need to target x64 and use our x64 dlls.

What is $( MSBuildExtensionsPath?

$(MSBuildExtensionsPath) is the path for the MSBuild which is in the C:\Program Files (x86) or C:\Program Files depending on the application’s version(32bit or 64 bit).

Where is MSBuildExtensionsPath set?

This file is installed by Visual Studio to the standard $(MSBuildExtensionsPath) location (C:\Program Files\MSBuild).

What is MSBuildBinPath?

MSBuildBinPath. Reserved. The absolute path of the folder where the MSBuild binaries that are currently being used are located (for example, C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\). This property is useful if you have to refer to files in the MSBuild directory.

What is WOW64 mode?

WOW64 is the x86 emulator that allows 32-bit Windows-based applications to run seamlessly on 64-bit Windows. This allows for 32-bit (x86) Windows applications to run seamlessly in 64-bit (x64) Windows, as well as for 32-bit (x86) and 32-bit (ARM) Windows applications to run seamlessly in 64-bit (ARM64) Windows.

What is $( MSBuildToolsPath?

The $(MSBuildToolsPath) setting in the registry or the configuration file specifies the location of the core tasks and targets. $(MSBuildToolsPath) is a reserved property that is supplied by the MSBuildToolsPath property that is specified in the configuration file.

Can a 32-bit program call a 64-bit DLL?

On 64-bit Windows, a 64-bit process cannot load a 32-bit dynamic-link library (DLL). Additionally, a 32-bit process cannot load a 64-bit DLL.

Is Wow6432Node 64-bit or 32-bit?

The Wow6432Node registry entry indicates that you are running a 64-bit Windows version. The operating system uses this key to display a separate view of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE for 32-bit applications that run on 64-bit Windows versions.

Where does msbuildextensionspath point framework?

In the .NET Framework 3.5 and earlier, the default value of MSBuildExtensionsPath points to the path of the MSBuild subfolder under the \\Program Files\\ or \\Program Files (x86) folder, depending on the bitness of the current process. For example, for a 32-bit process on a 64-bit machine, this property points to the \\Program Files (x86) folder.

Where does MSBuild go in the Program Files folder?

The path of the MSBuild subfolder under the Program Files folder. For a 64-bit machine, this path always points to the Program Files folder. For a 32-bit machine, this path is blank.

What is the difference between x86 and x64?

What Does x86 and x64 Mean? In order to figure out what is the difference between 32 bit and 64 bit, you need to know what does x86 and x64 refer to. Initially, they refer to the type of your CPU and operating system on which Cantabile will run. According to the technical term, x86 refers to a family of instructions ending in 86.

Where does the MSBuild subfolder always point to?

The path of the MSBuild subfolder under the Program Files or Program Files (x86) folder. The path always points to the 32-bit Program Files (x86) folder on a 32-bit machine and Program Files on a 64-bit machine.”. See also MSBuildExtensionsPath and MSBuildExtensionsPath64. Do not include the final backslash on this property.

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