Author Topic: V16 - Indication on the App that we are using 64-bit or 32-bit  (Read 7139 times)

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Re: V16 - Indication on the App that we are using 64-bit or 32-bit
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2022, 01:17:09 pm »
We knew that, but it is interesting how that same concept is not consistently applied by the Visual Workspace management process.  We have to move our Visual Workspace definitions manually for each version.
That's because the Workspaces are incompatible between versions. If you haven't had issues from that practice it's because you've been lucky. The workspace key is intentionally changed by us when we change something that we know causes issues if you copy an old Workspace.

Now, which of the two self-inconsistent mechanisms is used here?
When EA sees the /regkey:<value> first time, does it copy the existing keys into the new key and thereafter allow you to change the values for that specific version?  (a, perhaps, rational design)
Or do we have to guess which keys we need to copy (since the Help doesn't specify) and manage the registry ourselves? (what q might expect to be the case)  ;)
I'd argue it's completely consistent. It copies NOTHING. It will behave the same as installing the 64 bit version after having used the 32 bit version previously. If you want to copy (or synchronize) different settings that's not related to what's available.

It's probably not what you want. What you want is probably just to set the VISUAL_STYLE registry values and keep everything else the same. Maybe you just want to open EA using a batch script that uses reg add to set those values before starting EA.