Visual Studio 2010-any cpu/X86/x64 on Window7 64 bit RRS feed

  • Question

  • we are using Visual studio 2005(framework 2.0) on win XP machine.Our application is working perfectly in this environment.

    we want to migrate on Visual studio 2010(framework 4.0) using Window7(64 bit).Which complie option should I select for Window 7-64 bit environment in Visual studio 2010 : any cpu/X86/x64 ?

    Nitin Varshneya

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:36 AM


  • Hi,

    the compile option does not depend on your build system. It is important, what your projects contain and what target platform you want to support.

    My suggestion would be to use AnyCPU. And if you run into trouble with that setting you have to read further on the topic on how to solve it (or simply come back and we will help on your problems. The core is, that you might want to add some platform specific stuff inside your assemblies e.g. access to a 32Bit DLL which requires that you run your application as 32Bit!)

    With kind regards,


    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:54 AM