64 bit version MadCap.HelpViewerEmbeddedClient.dll

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64 bit version MadCap.HelpViewerEmbeddedClient.dll

Postby zap on Wed May 25, 2011 1:59 am

Hi,
we are building our application as a 64 bit application and need a 64 bit version of the embedded help viewer client. is there one available? would it be possible for you to make one?

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Re: 64 bit version MadCap.HelpViewerEmbeddedClient.dll

Postby RamonS on Wed May 25, 2011 5:41 am

Just out of curiosity, why limit to 64 bit?
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Re: 64 bit version MadCap.HelpViewerEmbeddedClient.dll

Postby LTinker68 on Wed May 25, 2011 8:33 am

zap wrote: would it be possible for you to make one?

First, this is a peer-to-peer forum, so it's for other users. MadCap Support occasionally drops by, but the formal way to submit a feature request is to do so from http://www.madcapsoftware.com/bugs/submit.aspx.

Second, I thought 32-bit apps could run in a 64-bit environment, but not the other way around. Is the help viewer not running correctly? Or is it ok but you'd prefer a 64-bit version be available?
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Re: 64 bit version MadCap.HelpViewerEmbeddedClient.dll

Postby RamonS on Wed May 25, 2011 10:24 am

LTinker68 wrote:Second, I thought 32-bit apps could run in a 64-bit environment, but not the other way around. Is the help viewer not running correctly? Or is it ok but you'd prefer a 64-bit version be available?


zap is asking about the DLL for embedded help. So if the app is to be 64 bit only the DLL it uses needs to be as well. It would be different if zap wants to use the stand-alone viewer, because that is its own application. The embedded help is not. But as posted before, I'm curious as to why the app must be limited to 64 bit.

zap, Lisa is right, you should contact MadCap and have them compile the DLL for 64 bit.
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Re: 64 bit version MadCap.HelpViewerEmbeddedClient.dll

Postby samjones6 on Wed May 25, 2011 10:42 am

zap wrote:we are building our application as a 64 bit application and need a 64 bit version of the embedded help viewer client. is there one available? would it be possible for you to make one?


If Flare / Madcap does not distro the source to the .net help viewer, then you should dump .net help.

In the .net world, if you lack full sources, you are effectively tied to compiling x86 (32 bit), as many modules have cascading dependencies (so you get a dll that is universal, but it consumes a 32 bit something, so your whole app ends up being 32 bit because of a 5th level dependency...).


That said, 32 bit is fine for almost all apps anyway!
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