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    XP->Vista - What are the odds?

    Not long ago I wrote an app to use in scheduling and running some music events. Now a friend of mine wants to use it for an event that she's running.

    She's a dear friend and I don't want to inconvenience her or make her a guinea pig or a beta tester, but she doesn't live near me and she's the only person I know who uses Vista!

    My app is a pretty simple .NET desktop app written in C# in Visual Studio 2005. It has the usual set of UI controls - buttons, listviews, text boxes, a tabcontrol, etc, some owner-drawn. It does file I-O both to persist data through serialization, and to import data from other sources (.CSV files). It also prints stuff.

    How can I guess the odds this will work properly in Vista, given that it works well in XP Pro, SP2 and above?

    Thanks in advance.

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    If you don't do anything inside of Program Files, but use Program Data instead, it should work. Vista comes with Net 2.0 Framework already, so she might be up to a later version.

    Why don't you download Virtual PC 2007, and install Vista INSIDE of XP, to test it out?

    I have a VHD image of DOS 6.2, W2K, WXP, MediaCenter, and Windows 7 (all running inside of Vista 64 Bit w/4gb of RAM)

    You need enough RAM to give a Virtual Machine over 256MB (Win7 has 1gb)
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    Re: XP->Vista - What are the odds?

    Quote Originally Posted by dglienna View Post
    If you don't do anything inside of Program Files, but use Program Data instead, it should work. Vista comes with Net 2.0 Framework already, so she might be up to a later version.

    Why don't you download Virtual PC 2007, and install Vista INSIDE of XP, to test it out?
    Because I don't own a copy of Vista.

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