CADLIB + VISTA

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sajit
4/2/2007 9:18 AM

Dear Wout,

Do u foresee any compatibility issues with VISTA and .net framework 3.

regards,
SAjit

Wout
4/2/2007 4:25 PM

Hi Sajit,

Yes, that should be a mere recompilation against the new framework. The langugage and clr haven't changed (so they are still version 2.0). I'll have a look at it this week, how big is your need?

Wout

sajit
4/3/2007 4:38 AM

Wout,

I am looking at the basic edition as this suits our current needs i.e to generate DXFs. However, with all new PCs shipping with VISTA and the development environemnt inevitably shifting to .net FX or .net3, i believe we need to produce tools that are compliant. I have tried the sample in the latest eval copy VB code in VISTA on the write example seems to work.

would appreciate some data on this front.

SAjit

Wout
4/3/2007 6:50 AM

Hi Sajit,

I will compile a .NET 3.0 version somewhere this week and let you know about it.

Thanks,

Wout

Wout
4/4/2007 4:57 AM

Sajit,

The .NET framework assemblies used by CadLib have not changed in .NET framework 3.0. They are still at version 2.0, so as far as I can see the current CadLib version should work fine on Vista. I haven't tested on Vista yet, I'll have to do that somewhere this week.

If you have ran any tests on vista in the mean time, let me know how they went!

Thanks,

Wout

sajit
4/4/2007 5:29 AM

Hi wout,

I have indeed tested on VISTA. It seems to be fine as of now. I am just about getting to know my way around CadLib and my test must be cursory. I am planing to build a small application this week and will let u know if i face any difficulties.

Couple of other queries
1. Can we define entity colors as AtuoCAD does with numbers (1-256).
2. When i finally distribute software with CADLIB in it what all files will i have to distribute with it.
3. Do i always have to import all the classes in each module i create


SAjit

Wout
4/4/2007 5:34 AM

Hi Sajit,

1. Yes, see WW.Cad.Base.DxfColor.Color
2. WW.Cad, WW.Math and WW.License are the least. Optional: WW.OpenGL and ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll. ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll is only used for unzipping compressed DXF files and for creating PDF files, which use zip internally.
3. Not sure if I understand your question, but if I understand it correctly the answer is no.

Wout

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