Monday, April 23, 2012 8:56 AM
I use windows 7and I'm having always a huge problem when Delivring gadget to the client, telling me that there is something wrong because he is using win. vista..Is there a solution to test the gadget fonctionalty behavior in vista ?
Monday, April 23, 2012 3:08 PM
It may be more likely the problem is which version of IE they have installed - IE8 or IE9.
I guess I am lucky enough to be able to test on both Vista and Win7. I tend to make them on Vista. It seems to be pretty rare that the gadget then has problems on Win7.
Anyway, have you tried using Windows Virtual PC ?
(Try the one without XP mode - ie - click on "Don’t need XP Mode and want VPC only? Download Windows Virtual PC without Windows XP Mode")
You can download a vista vhd here.
- Marked As Answer by khouaja.marwen Monday, April 23, 2012 7:18 PM
Monday, April 23, 2012 7:18 PM
thank you..I'm downloading vista virtual machine, I'll take your advice and I will always make them on Vista :)
Monday, April 23, 2012 10:19 PM
It's a pretty poor answer I'm afraid.
I've been making my own vista vhd and for one thing it's annoyingly slow especially since I've only given it 512MB RAM which may not be enough.
On the plus side, the gadgets do install. But you would probably be better off continuing to make them in Win7 and being content with being able to see them working in the vista virtual machine.
As mentioned above, try to ascertain which version of IE your clients use as imho, this will have a far greater impact on their ability to use your scripts as opposed to whether they are using vista/seven.
I've been trying to think of the differences between vista and seven that might cause you grief and apart from the obvious ones, they are hard to think of.
But with IE8/IE9 I can think of a lot quite easily.
- Edited by mystifeid Monday, April 23, 2012 11:06 PM
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 4:15 AM
My client use IE7 and windows vista.
what was weird that he always report bugs in the gadget that I can't see..lately, I have descavered that the gadget comportement maight be different with vista..Any way, with VHD idea, I will be able to test all my gadgets in vista before delivering it !!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 5:39 AM
Has your client installed SP 2 ? Or at least SP 1 ?
Without at least service pack 1 they will have difficulties.
The vhd you are downloading will probably be vista SP 2.
Also, if you can convince them to upgrade to IE9 , a lot of your problems will disappear.
Please note too, that the sidebar does not start up by default with vista in my virtual machine - I need to click
Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Windows Sidebar
Once it is running I can right click the task bar icon and select Properties. And from the Properties window choose "Start sidebar when Windows starts."
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 8:22 PM
So the problem, is with the version with IE, not with vista??!!!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 10:48 PM
Which version do you have on your Win7 machine ?
- Edited by mystifeid Tuesday, April 24, 2012 10:50 PM
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 4:03 AMI'm having IE 9 and my client work with IE7..he don't wanna to migrate for IE9 !!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:30 AM
That's a pity.
At least the Vista VHD has IE7 installed so you will be able to see any problems.
Also, every now and then it may well be a Vista/Seven difference that is the problem.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:58 AM
I really appreciate your help
the forum is active due to your efforts.
I'll work on vista VHD with IE7 to see all problems.
It's not the first time, you save me, so thanksssssss