mkl552552

Hi all,

I am currently investigating if our software application will run on Vista. The application is very old, stable, and reliable. It was developed using Visual Studio 6.0 sp5. It is also dependent on many older 3rd party components that are no longer supported.

Someone has said that Vista has the ability to run an application as if it were running on XP. Is that true If so, how

Thanks in advance.



Re: General Windows Vista Development Issues Can Vista support legacy applications?

NathCorp

Right click on your application icon and choose property.

Click on Compatibility tab.

The options for running in compatibility mode is in that property page - right from Win95 to XP.

Also if your application is really old you may want to check the box in the Privilege Level to run the program as an Administrator.

Note - just becasue you run the app in XP compatibility mode is not a guarantee that the application will run as it did on Windows XP. The compatibility mode is still a simulated environment. You still need to test the application under Vista even if you are planning to run it in compatibility mode.






Re: General Windows Vista Development Issues Can Vista support legacy applications?

AndyCadley

NathCorp wrote:

Also if your application is really old you may want to check the box in the Privilege Level to run the program as an Administrator.

I'd avoid doing that unless you really have to. For the most part Vista's File and Registry virtualisation can take care or Standard User issues.