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EXE in 32bit and DLL compiled for anyCPU

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 10, 2011    Points: 0   Category :WPF

Our application is one EXE and multiple DLL's. Right now, we are compiling all of them for x86 so we are forcing 32bit because the running size of the application is a lot smaller (memory usage).

If we compile the EXE as x86 and the DLL's as anyCPU, on a 64bit machine will the DLL's be 32bit or 64bit?

the reason for my question is if i can compile the DLL's for anyCPU and then have two EXE's, one for 32bit and one for 64bit, then i have only one duplicate program for the 32 or 64 bit change, and if a user wants to run full 64bit they only need to run the 64bit EXE and everything is fine. But if a user is on a 64bit machine but wants to run in 32bit mode, they would run the 32bit EXE.

Let me know if this is true. i can't test this as i develop on a 32bit XP machine.



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