nephilim (8th June 2011)
OK, some sage advice (I've done truckloads of multi-platform Windows stuff) that is intended to be constructive, alternatively might be patronising but I can't judge that:I am unfortunately going by the server 2008r2 command paths.
1) Ensure you compile your dotNet code for "Any CPU"
2) As Arthur suggested a while back you can run nearly all the native utilities from dotNet code without caring about where they live i.e. just with "gpresult.exe" rather than "c:\windows\system32\gpresult.exe". The process class works for everything I've ever wanted to run and that is a lot, the only issues I've had are the waiting for apps that in turn spawn other apps then terminate variety i.e. inherently more complex.
3) If you must have paths because whatever you're using insists, then everything important tends to be in exactly the same folder on both platforms e.g. "c:\windows\system32\gpresult.exe" gets you to that util on both 32-bit and 64-bit. [On 64-bit, the "system32" folder is where all the native 64-bit utilities and DLLs live]
4) If you do have references to a path beginning "c:\windows" then don't - get hold of the %windir% environment variable to get the actual windows folder path and then append "\system32" or whatever to that.
5) If you have to reference the same full path like "c:\windows\system32" in a lot of places and one basic form class, then have a class-global e.g. systemPath, assign it during initialisation (remembering the %windir" point) and use that everywhere else in your code. If you're Being Very Good[tm] you can have a separate class for this instead of a global, but I wouldn't bother unless I had lots of globals that need to be referenced from several classes.
6) Don't compile for dotNet 4 unless you have a serious requirement for some dotNet 4 feature - I always use the oldest I can get away with because it's bound to be more prevalent (dotNet2 is my minimum and what I mostly target).
Last edited by PiqueABoo; 8th June 2011 at 10:01 PM.
nephilim (8th June 2011)
Version 1.5 is out
Rewrote the entire application in C#.
Removed proxy settings (in the end I simply could not justify adding in 50 different proxies, and I removed all references for them, including removal of the custom proxy)
Removed the about section (will add in a readme at a further point covering all licenses)
Installation package now adds a "help desk support" feature which links to this page (webaddress to change when the app gets its own forum @ZeroHour reminder :P ) lol
Removal of Edugeek Logo
Entire application is in AeroGlass mode (for vista and 7)
Bug fixed 99% of the 64bit issues, should be none but cannot guarantee this
This application is in debug mode only, so please let me know of any errors!
any issues yet people?
I am guessing all is good with the application so far then?
NOW AVAILABLE AS STANDALONE EXE!!
Anything anyone wants me to add in?
Tool Tips added.
About section added (telling you to read the readme file )
Standalone EXE (portable) and MSI (network bulk install) format now available
Cant see anything wrong with it so far.
(on Win 7 SP1 32bit) Does anyone know if it will work on XP?
Hi If I click on system info, then the program stops working. This is on 7 64 bit pro.
ahh ok, thanks Salan....
Any other bits not working?
Well netstat works but then the window closes before you can read it all.
mind making a list for me?
Sure np. I have only just come to this thread today and d/l'd it. It looks great thanks.
I will go throught he lot and list anything else I find for you.
Ta very muchly
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