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MSDN TV: 64-bit Common Language Runtime and the .NET Framework
The .NET Framework 2.0 includes 32- and 64-bit native support. Christopher Brown discusses how developers writing managed code today will be able to easily port and, often, copy existing applications to this new environment.
Managed Code on 64-Bit Windows Platforms
Read the transcript from an MSDN Webcast with Larry Sullivan, Software Development Lead for the 64-bit .NET Framework. Follow along, as Larry discusses Visual Studio® 2005 and the .NET Framework, which will include support for 64-bit processors. Learn about the powerful 64-bit .NET Framework, when to use it to write managed applications, how to call unmanaged code from managed code, and how to maximize compatibility with 32-bit managed applications.
Visual Studio 2005 Remote Debugging
The 64-Bit .NET Framework only supports remote debugging. This document provides step-by-step instructions on how to configure Visual Studio 2005 remote debugging.
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Hands On Lab 501

This step-by-step hands on lab demonstrates how to develop 64-bit .NET Framework applications using Visual Studio 2005 (Whidbey). The lab includes exercises that reflect typical application migration scenarios:

  • Migrating a 32-bit managed Windows Forms application written in C#
  • Migrating a 32-bit managed application w/a dependency on a native C++ DLL
  • Migrating a 32-bit managed application w/a dependency on a native DLL using unsafe code
  • Migrating a 32-bit managed application w/a dependency on a COM component
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