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Windows 7 Issue 32 Bit and 64 Bit

Posted on 2011-09-21
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Platform : VS 2008 .NET 3.5 C# on Windows 7

I`m developing a widows application on a computer which runs Windows 7 32 bit Version. I tried running the software on a test machine which runs a 64 bit version and the controls look completely different. For example the DataGridView is painted half the size, this throws out all my layout. The fonts are different too.

Is this because the application was developed on a 32 Bit? Could this be due to some issue with the .NET Framework? Windows 7 already comes pre installed with .NET 3.5, so my reasoning rules this out. Although I tried to do a fresh install of .NET 3.5 but Windows 7 didn`t allow me to it.

What could be the issue. I also changed the platform from "Any" to "x64" and I still have layout issues.

Any help getting this sorted out would be greatly appreciated.

How do I get consistency between the platforms?
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by:Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)
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I develop my training material in the same environment as you do, but most classrooms where I give my courses are now equipped with Win 7 64 bits. I did not encounter the issue you have with the DataGridView, but we do a very simple use of it in my training.

I've had other issues however, such as trying to open an Access database (Jet 4.0 is not recognized in 64-bits). Compiling for 32-bits (x86) solved them all.

Since you are testing your application in a 32-bits environment, it would also make sense to compile it in 32-bits in order to improve the chances that you users experience will be the same as the one you tested.

Instead of changing from Any to x64, why don't you also try x86.
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DPI - I had to set it to 96 pixels per inch. The laptop I was having trouble with had 120. Glad I got it figured out before I had ulcer.
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by:San24
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Figured out. Had nothing to do with the OS.
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