I'm new, hoping you can help. I develop AutoCAD using .NET, I use the Edit and Continue feature in Visual Studio 2008 while debugging and testing what I wrote. I recently got a new machine and now my Edit and Continue doesn't seem to work anymore. Any ideas why not?
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Many tx for all the information.
Sorry but I didn't read anything that I wanted to run with, however, further investigation using some of the keywords on this thread unearthed a 'longbow' solution which has now solved my problem. I am now running 32bit 2010, 2013 and 2014 on my 64bit machine (no 64bit versions of AutoCAD at all), with Edit and Continue working fine, and I'm back up and working as before.
I had this problem for months and months on my 64 bt machines. A lot of people say you can use edit and continue on 64 bit but I'm not convinced. Switch back to 32 bit and problem solved.
Thanks for the help. It definitely doesn't work, I've been trying for days. I can't go back to 32bit, the money I paid for my new computer would be a total waste!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any other people had this problem and have it solved?
I feel your pain. When I upgraded our office equipment we got 64 bit everything. i spent weeks installing Win 7; 64 but. + All related software, then BANG. No edit and continue. It destroyed our workflow in the office. We tried every single option from every blog known to man for a full week. Then we tried to accept the fact that it was gone. In the end I had to spend another 2 weeks re-installing 32 bit and all software's.
What do you actually lose going back to 32 bit: Your ram if it's above 4gb is null. But you gain Edit & continue and the ability to step through code and hit break points. I don't know about anybody else but I couldn't do my job without this feature.
Sorry to be the bringer of bad news but I bet you end up switching back.
Good luck .
>> but I bet you end up switching back
Or use VmWare or any other type of virtual pc with a 32bit Windows. So you can develop in that mode (having then edit&continue enabled) and you can test (and work) in 64bit mode on your master Windows.
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>> Is there any speed loss?
I would not work on AutoCAD (using 3D or big drawings) as the display is not that fast within the VmWare emulation.
But for developement ... I guess you won't fill the keyboard-buffer more fast than VmWare can catch it
Sometimes, if you do some optimization you can work within a virtual pc faster than on your host system, because you only install what you need for development, so no apps, no office, no antivirus-software, no firewall (depending on allowing the VmWare to connect to internet or not) and so on.
E.g. my Win7x64 on the host-system (including database server) needs about 2GB to have the os loaded. My VmWare os needs just 300MB
- alfred -
An expensive alternative is to work in a 32 bit Windows Server OS (I'm stuck in 2008 Server R1), but it's not supported, and 2014 refused to install in it, but 2008 Server has no 4GB memory limitation so it's a better platform for up to AutoCAD 2013.