Running NT-built app on windows 95

Posted on 1999-07-05
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Last Modified: 2013-11-20
Hi experts,

Sorry for the repost, but I really need an answer.
I just created an application in VC++ 6.0 on NT 4.0. When I run the app on windows 95, some things don't work, like reading bitmaps onto a static control (bitmap does not show)and setting values in the statusbar. These things should be available to win 95 too, so I guess it has something to do with the App not finding its resources or something.

Can anybody tell me how I can run the app on 95? Do I have to use certain project or build settings?
Thanx in advance!
Question by:MelissaC
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Are you using UNICODE in your application?
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Good point jhance, but using UNICODE would lead to 'entry point not found...' errors. We also 'noticed' a 'few' problems 'porting' (yes, it indeed is porting) our applications from NT to Win9x - problems are mostly caused the message processing order (both ordinary windows messages as MFC cmd ui messages)...
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You may also need to upgrade the common controls DLL (comctl32.dll) in the win95 box...



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and of course, some functions aren't really implemented in 9x.

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Rebuild app on VC++ 6.0 installed on a Win 95 machine and see what happens.
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>>Rebuild app on VC++ 6.0 installed on a Win 95 machine and
>>see what happens

No difference - the problems are caused by the program's control flow, and not by the build environment...

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