VS2008 Update?

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VS2008 Update?

Postby Ryan_McNeil » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:19 am


will there be an update for VS2008?

And also some new features that would be great:

. an offline version as it seems that it is not possible to get any prototype when disconnected from the web

. a wonderful enhancement : provide a system based on Reflection for proprietary dlls

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Postby Brian Donahue » Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:37 am

Hi Ryan,

Sorry I forgot to mention this -- pInvoke is compatible with VS2008, it's just a matter of making a small change to the addin file as described here. We shall look at making this change in a future version and release it once it's been officially tested against 2008.
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Postby Robert » Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:00 pm

Hi Ryan,

With reference to your suggestions (thanks!):
- an offline version is something we have considered in the past, but most people now have "always-on" interenet connections, and the benefit of the site as a community edited wiki means that having the latest version really is valuable :-)
- Unfortunately unmanaged DLLs don't, as a general rule, contain enough information to automatically generate the p/invoke signatures - I agree it'd be a useful thing to do, but there just isn't the information there to construct them - which I guess is why .NET doesn't do it for you itself!

Thanks for the comments though - always much appreciated.

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